Tomizo Nishiguchi

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PURPOSE To clarify the electroclinical manifestation of epileptic seizures and the evolution of epilepsy in patients with peroxisomal diseases. METHODS Retrospective review of the medical records and EEGs of 14 patients with peroxisomal diseases: seven with Zellweger syndrome (ZS), two with neonatal adrenoleukodystrophy (NALD), two with acyl-CoA oxidase(More)
Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is characterized by a combination of clinical features consisted of thrombotic or pregnancy-related events and autoimmune antiphospholipid antibodies. In the 1998 International Consensus Preliminary Criteria, APS is defined by the concomitant presence of these clinical features and laboratory tests, including solid(More)
BACKGROUND In 1980, the first nationwide survey on late vitamin K deficiency bleeding (VKDB) in infants was conducted in Japan, and it was followed by the second, third and fourth nationwide surveys in 1985, 1988 and 1991, respectively. The fifth nationwide survey was designed to ascertain the epidemiology of late VKDB between January 1999 and December(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare three methods of vitamin K prophylaxis for neonatal vitamin K deficient intracranial haemorrhage. DESIGN We designed three strategies for vitamin K prophylaxis: 1. therapeutic administration of vitamin K in a mass screening system using the hepaplastin test; 2. routine oral administration of vitamin K to newborn infants; and 3.(More)
We investigated coagulation/fibrinolysis parameters in 50 patients with severe preeclampsia. The coagulation and clinical indices in patients with severe preeclampsia were 1.595 and 1.414, respectively. These indices show a strong correlation between the clinical status and coagulation/fibrinolysis abnormalities. Among patients with severe preeclampsia, a(More)
The purpose of this study was to establish a new coagulation index to distinguish severe preeclampsia from normal pregnancy using optimal coagulation parameters. The difference between platelet counts in early gestation and before delivery (DeltaPlt = [platelet counts before delivery] - [platelet counts in early gestation]) was calculated as an index of(More)
We report a case of chorioangioma of the placenta, in which MR findings were useful in establishing the antenatal diagnosis. Polyhydramnios and a placental tumor that was 5 cm in size were visualized. The tumor had relatively high signal intensities on proton density imaging and T2-weighted imaging and showed partially high intensity signal rims on(More)
Glassy cell carcinoma (GCC) of the uterine cervix is a highly malignant tumor and has a poor prognosis. As yet, no effective systemic chemotherapy to this tumor has been reported. Here we describe a case of recurrent GCC that responded to paclitaxel and carboplatin combination treatment. The patient, a 32-year-old woman, with clinical staging FIGO IB1(More)
The status of vitamin K in pregnant women was investigated using the highly sensitive method for des-gamma-carboxyprothrombin (protein induced by vitamin K absence [PIVKA-II]), electrochemiluminescence immunoassay. A gradual elevation of PIVKA-II related to gestational weeks was observed in healthy pregnant women, suggesting that a modest vitamin K(More)