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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE MR spectroscopy allows the noninvasive evaluation of in vivo brain metabolites. Our purpose was to use this technique to assess metabolic alterations in the human cerebrum during growth, maturation, and aging. METHODS Ninety normal human brains in subjects aged 4 to 88 years were examined with multivoxel proton MR spectroscopy.(More)
BACKGROUND The etiology of Kawasaki disease (KD) is unknown. Reportedly, there is an association between KD and Yersinia pseudotuberculosis (YPT). Steroid therapy for KD patients with high risk of cardiac sequelae (CS) has been reported; however, the number of reports is limited. METHODS We conducted a prospective study of 108 patients with newly(More)
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