Takeo Nonoda

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Forty-six children with steroid-responsive nephrotic syndrome were randomly allocated to receive two different prednisolone regimens for initial therapy. Twenty-nine children (group 1) received an intermittent regimen (60 mg/m2/day for 4 weeks, followed by 40/mg/m2/day on 3 days a week for 4 weeks); 17 children (group 2) had a long-term regimen (60(More)
In infancy, the kidney by itself is immature and the body fluid composition is extremely different from that in adults. Further more, there are various renal diseases in children with characteristics different from those in adults. Thus in childhood, consideration for aging is critical for evaluation of renal function, and diagnosis of the disease.(More)
The effect of dipyridamole on proteinuria was studied in 60 children with various renal diseases. A significant decrease in 24-hour urine protein excretion was observed within a few months after treatment in 32 (53%) of the patients with minimal or moderate mesangial proliferation. The effect was reproducible and parallelled by a reduction in plasma levels(More)
Patients with tetanus complaining of common signs such as lockjaw, voice disturbance, and difficulty in swallowing, etc, should never be forgotten. A 71-year old woman complained of dyspnea and difficulty in swallowing. She had lockjaw with tongue bite soon after a tracheostomy, and she was diagnosed as having tetanus. She showed the redundant gag reflex(More)
Piperacillin sodium (PIPC) is a semisynthetic penicillin displaying high antibacterial activities against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria including Pseudomonas sp., Proteus sp., etc. It acts bactericidally and is stable against beta-lactamases. The usefulness of PIPC in the treatment of infections in mature and premature neonates was investigated(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe a new high-pressure water jet (HPWJ) treatment to remove intractable diseased mucosa persisting in the maxillary sinus several months after endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) while preserving the periosteum. DESIGN A retrospective review of HPWJ treatment in 45 consecutive patients with at least 12 months follow-up. SETTING A private(More)
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