Takuya Tsutsumi

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Although the assessment of right ventricular (RV) function is important in the clinical management of children with congenital heart disease, available imaging techniques have been limited because of the complex geometry of the right ventricle. A new Doppler index combining systolic and diastolic time intervals (the Tei index) has been reported to be useful(More)
Background SM-11355 is a platinum complex developed to treat hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) via administration into the hepatic artery as a sustained-release suspension in iodized oil. We conducted a multicenter phase II trial in patients with HCC to evaluate the efficacy and safety of SM-11355, using a Zinostatin stimalamer suspension in iodized oil as a(More)
The CSF pressure was measured continuously at the lumbar level during nocturnal sleep in 3 patients with sleep apnea hypersomnia syndrome. Nocturnal sleep was very unstable with frequent episodes of obstructive sleep apnea. When the patients were awake and relaxed in the supine position, their CSF pressure was stable and within the normal range. Episodic(More)
Sirs: Patients with CreutzfeldtJakob disease (CJD) may be associated with iatrogenic transmission including brain or eye surgery, cadaveric pituitary extracts for growth hormone or gonadotropin therapy, and implantation of cadaveric dura mater grafts during neurosurgical procedures [2]. In recent years dural graft-associated cases have been increasing in(More)
α-fetoprotein (AFP) is a tumor marker of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and has also been reported to reflect the effectiveness of long-term low-dose interferon (IFN) therapy in hepatitis C virus (HCV)-infected patients with chronic liver disease. The correlation between AFP levels and the incidence of HCC has been discussed over a long period. We(More)
Background. HCV infection is associated with lipid disorders because this virus utilizes the host lipid metabolism to sustain its life cycle. Several studies have indicated that higher concentrations of serum cholesterol and LDL before treatment are important predictors of higher rates of sustained virological response (SVR). However, most of these studies(More)
We studied 40 anaesthetised and paralysed patients, in a randomised manner, to compare the ease of tracheal intubation either using a Macintosh laryngoscope and gum elastic bougie (group C) with the ease of tracheal intubation through the intubating laryngeal mask using a fibreoptic bronchoscope (group L), during manual in-line stabilisation of the(More)
BACKGROUND The incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) continues to increase in Japan, but the clinical characteristics of Japanese patients with HCC have not been well described. The aim of this study was to determine the frequencies and utilities of elevated a-fetoprotein (AFP) and des-gamma-carboxy prothrombin (DCP) levels as biomarkers in(More)
A 70-year-old man was given a diagnosis of advanced type 3 gastric cancer and underwent surgery. In addition to total gastrectomy and D2 lymph node resection, partial liver resection was performed due to detection of a solitary liver metastasis which was initially overlooked on preoperative CT. Histopathologically, the tumor was diagnosed as gastric(More)
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