Tomohiro Koshida

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A patient having an anti-acetylcholine receptor (AChR) antibody without myasthenia gravis was scheduled for thymectomy. Neuromuscular blockade monitoring showed a normal response to vecuronium in the patient. This finding suggests that sensitivities to neuromuscular blocking agents in the patients depend not on the titers of the antibody but also on the(More)
The reduction of insulin levels in hippocampal areas is associated with Alzheimer's disease. The present study using rat brain explores the mechanisms of insulin synthesis and secretion, as well as amyloid-β1-42 (Aβ(1-42))-induced reduction of proinsulin expression. After confirming the expression of insulin mRNA and proinsulin in rat brain, we visualized(More)
A 5-year-old girl was admitted to our hospital after resuscitation from cardiac arrest due to near-drowning accident in a river. On admission, Glasgow Coma Scale score was 7; arterial blood pressure was 113/73 mm Hg; heart rate was 157 beats x min(-1), and percutaneous oxygen saturation was 99% on 10 l x min(-1) of oxygen. The patient was intubated with a(More)
Yokkaichi asthma was one of the most common environmental pollution diseases in Japan in the 1960s and 1970s. The problem of air pollution in Yokkaichi was solved in the 1970s. However, mortality and life expectancy were still affected by the late effects of air pollution in patients with Yokkaichi asthma even in the 2000s. In this case report, we described(More)
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