Toshiko Harada

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We report two cases of pressure ulcers in liver cirrhosis patients. In case 1, a 64-year-old Japanese woman had suffered from liver cirrhosis caused by hepatitis C virus and developed a pressure ulcer on her sacral and coccygeal area due to long-term bedrest. After she received a living donor liver transplantation from her child, the ulcer healed(More)
A 56-year-old Japanese man hospitalized for schizophrenia and depression developed pressure ulcer on his greater trochanter due to a long-term bed rest. In spite of applying 0.003% alprostadil alfadex ointment for two months, the ulcer was not improved. Because there was some purulent discharge, we examined semi-quantitative swab bacterial culture from the(More)
We propose a probative approach for noninvasive evaluation of airway hyperresponsiveness (AHR) and remodeling to investigate their outcome in adult asthmatics treated according to the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) guideline. Pulmonary function and AHR to methacholine were measured twice with an interval of 24.3 ± 3.4 months in 18 adult asthmatics(More)
A 23-year-old woman with heart failure developed pressure ulcer on her sacral area due to a long-term bed rest and impaired hemodynamics. The ulcer improved only slightly after 2 months with povidone-iodine sugar ointment because of severe nausea and anorexia. Then, the nutrition support team (NST) started intervention and estimated the patient's(More)
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