Sota Iwatani

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BACKGROUND Few studies have targeted psychomotor development and associated perinatal risk factors in Japanese very low birth weight (VLBW) infants who are severely small for gestational age (SGA). DESIGN/SUBJECTS A single-center study was conducted in 104 Japanese VLBW infants who were born preterm, due to maternal, umbilical cord, or placental(More)
Twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) affects 15% of monochorionic diamniotic (MD) twin pregnancies, and is associated with adverse perinatal outcome. Recently, fetoscopic laser photocoagulation (FLP) has been widely accepted as the most definitive therapy to treat TTTS. N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) is a powerful diagnostic marker(More)
BACKGROUND Newborn screening for urinary cytomegalovirus (CMV) and early introduction of antiviral treatment are expected to improve neurological outcomes in symptomatic congenital CMV-infected infants. This cohort study prospectively evaluated neurological outcomes in symptomatic congenital CMV-infected infants following the introduction of hospital-based(More)
BACKGROUND Elevated cytokine concentrations were observed in tracheal aspirate fluid (TAF) of infants on mechanical ventilation who subsequently developed bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). However, there are few reports that systematically evaluate the amount of TAF as an indicator of BPD development. AIM To clarify whether TAF volume during the first(More)
BACKGROUND To treat children born small for gestational age (SGA) with severe short stature, treatment with growth hormone (GH) has been approved in the USA, Europe, and Japan, but no population-based studies have reported their prevalence. The aims of this study were to investigate the prevalence of SGA and short stature in children born SGA who qualify(More)
Chorioamnionitis due to Candida species is relatively rare, despite the high prevalence (20-25%) of Candida vulvovaginitis during pregnancy. We describe a case of neonatal leukemoid reaction (NLR) associated with Candida albicans chorioamnionitis. A male infant was born at 31 weeks' gestation and weighed 1864 g. Laboratory tests at birth indicated marked(More)
Congenital candidiasis, which presents with a variety of clinical symptoms, is very rare in both term and preterm infants, and less than 100 neonatal cases have been reported in the medical literature. We describe the case of an extremely premature infant with congenital candidiasis, who was successfully treated and survived without major sequelae. A male(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare serum N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide levels at birth between monochorionic diamniotic twins with and without selective intrauterine growth restriction. STUDY DESIGN Blood samples were collected from 73 monochorionic diamniotic twins without twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome. Two groups were studied on the basis of fetal(More)
Bilirubin-induced neurologic dysfunction (BIND) is a syndrome of subtle bilirubin neurotoxic disorders. The risk for developing BIND in newborns usually increases with elevated serum/plasma concentrations of unconjugated bilirubin. This risk is further increased by disorders of bilirubin binding to albumin, which includes a reduction in serum albumin(More)