Tabito Ishihara

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The progression of muscle damage was studied in the lower extremity and trunk muscles of patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) with a new quantitative computed tomography (CT) method. The degree of muscle fiber loss and fat tissue replacement was quantified using the indices of percent cross-sectional area (%CSA) of muscle and fat, or the(More)
A serum lipoprotein(a) (Lp(a)) is an independent risk factor for cardiac events. It is well known that the patients with chronic renal failure (CRF) have a high concentration of serum Lp(a). The purpose of this study was to indicate the relationship between serum Lp(a) concentration and apoprotein(a) (apo(a)) isoforms under the condition of renal(More)
A recent long-term multicenter trial has shown that pimobendan is more effective when administered in low doses. However, no data are available concerning the effect of a low dose of pimobendan on the systolic and diastolic pressure-volume relations in patients with heart failure. Therefore we examined the effects of a single low dose of oral pimobendan, a(More)
Video assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) was applied in 3 cases of pneumothorax combined with pathologic changes in the diaphragm (two cases of catamenial pneumothorax and one case of suspected catamenial pneumothorax). Case 1, 39-year-old woman, was preoperatively diagnosed as catamenial pneumothorax in the right lung. Thoracoscope was inserted through the(More)