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A three-year-old girl injured her right eyelid with a toothbrush. The wound was sutured. Swelling of the eyelid, high fever and vomiting developed in spite of oral antibiotics for seven days. The findings of the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) were white blood cells (WBC) 26,368/mm3 (90% polymorphs), protein 127 mg/dl, and sugar 0 mg/dl. Although Gram negative(More)
To investigate the carnitine deficiency induced by pivalate, rats had free access to drinking water with or without pivalate. Consumption of 20 mmol/L pivalate for 1 wk decreased the levels of both free and total carnitine in plasma to approximately 20% of levels before treatment. After 4 wk, the concentrations of free carnitine in the liver, heart and(More)
Transmission electron microscopy revealed the presence of ciliated cells containing many mucous secretory granules in the nasal surface epithelium of a 13-year-old patient suffering from Kartagener's syndrome. In these cells, mucous secretory granules were accumulated in the apical cytoplasm, and the Golgi apparatus was well developed in the supranuclear(More)
We report a boy with some clinical symptoms compatible with a diagnosis of incomplete DiGeorge syndrome. He had a dismorphic face, micrognathia, cleft palate, and heart anomalies similar to DiGeorge syndrome, but lacked aplasia of the thymus or hypoparathyroidism typical of the syndrome. High-resolution banding analysis revealed that his karyotype was(More)
OBJECT Intensive Naikan therapy (INT) is used to treat irrational recognition, and to develop awareness of others and self-reflection. Several reports have also shown that INT is effective for treating anxiety disorders. The purpose of the present systematic study was to investigate the factors contributing to the efficacy and clinical outcomes of INT by(More)
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