Takashi Yamana

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PURPOSE The aims of this study were to correlate postoperative defecatory function after low anterior resection with clinical factors and physiologic parameters and to explore the possibility of predicting early postoperative defecatory function after low anterior resection. METHODS Thirty-two patients who underwent low anterior resection for rectal(More)
InterSpace is a revolutionary communication environment that allows users the flexibility of multi-modal interaction. People in InterSpace communicate using audio as well as video interaction in a three dimensional world. Remote terimals are connected to a central server via networks. Facial image, audio, and proximity, are processed and sent out to the(More)
Published data has suggested that low body weight is risk factor for surgical intervention in congenital heart disease. We report a case of a low birth weight infant with ventricular septal defect (VSD) and pulmonary hypertension (PH). A female infant was born at 31 weeks' gestation. The birth weight was 904 g. At birth she was suffering from congestive(More)
Here we describe a case of an 18-year-old boy who exhibited abnormal pulmonary parenchyma supplied by an aberrant artery from the descending aorta in the right lower lobe of the lung and a cystic tumor measuring 34×26×54 mm in the right upper mediastinum. Video-assisted thoracic surgery for resection of the 2 lesions showed that they were independent of(More)
Noonan syndrome is one of the most common nonchromosomal syndromes seen in children with congenital heart disease. The major cause of death is congestive heart failure. We report a case of Noonan syndrome with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and arterial septal defect (ASD). Since 10 years old he had been suffering from congestive heart failure. ASD patch(More)
We report a case of ventricular septal defect (VSD) associated with infective endocarditis complication of aortic and pulmonary valvular regurgitation. He received treatment for pyelonephritis and after 2 months he was suffering from congestive heart failure. Echocardiography showed vegetation on the aortic valve and the anterior semilunar cusp of the(More)
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