Yasuko Morimoto

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The patient was an 11-month-old boy who developed encephalopathy associated with respiratory syncytial virus bronchiolitis. Right hemispheric encephalopathy was indicated by left hemiparesis and a diffuse right hemispheric lesion detected with magnetic resonance imaging. Elevated levels of interleukin-6 in the cerebrospinal fluid during the acute phase(More)
Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEI’s) are an important medication in the treatment of congestive heart failure. However, ACEIs may cause harmful side effects, such as the syndrome of inappropriate secretion of antidiuretic hormone (SIADH), which is a rare but important side effect. We describe here a case of SIADH associated with ACEI(More)
OBJECTIVES Recently, a real-time three-dimensional echocardiography (RT3DE) volume scanning technique was developed and used clinically. For precise ventricular volumetry, independent of mathematical assumptions, imaging techniques such as three-dimensional echocardiography are required in children with heart disease. This study evaluated whether RT3DE is(More)
A new method of visualizing characteristics of head-related transfer function (HRTF) is proposed. The proposed visualization method can illustrate the HRTFs and other factors such as the reverberations separately. The HRTF is an acoustic transfer function between a sound source and the ear canal entrance, and it is defined as a function on time and(More)
The usefulness as one of the tools for self-medication of oral rehydration therapy (ORT), recommended as a safe and effective therapy for mild to moderate dehydration, was surveyed by questionnaire for pharmacists in community pharmacies. ORT products were sold in 112 pharmacies (61%), and the common product was OS-1(®). Approximately 50% of sellers(More)
 Tazobactam/piperacillin (TAZ/PIPC) is a combination antibiotic frequently used to treat pneumonia. It has recently been reported that TAZ/PIPC worsens renal function in patients with existing renal impairment. Creatinine clearance is generally between 10 and 40 mL/min in Japanese patients, so TAZ/PIPC is given at a dose of 2.25 g three times daily or 4.5 g(More)
OBJECTIVE The left superior vena cava (LSVC) is often complicated with congenital heart defect. Although we simply clamp LSVC during cardio-pulmonary bypass (CPB), appropriateness of this technique has not been clarified. We noninvasively evaluate cerebral tissue oxygenation while the clamping of LSVC under CPB by near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS). (More)
OBJECTIVES A non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has high prevalence and now important issue of public health. In general, there exists strong interaction between NAFLD and diabetes, but the detailed mechanism is unclear. In this study, we determined the effects of hyperglycemia on progression in the early phase of NAFLD in mice. METHODS Male ddY(More)
We represent a head-related transfer function (HRTF) in the spatio-temporal frequency domain. Since an HRTF is defined as an acoustic function of time and location of sound source, the spatio-temporal frequency characteristics of HRTFs can be visualized and analyzed by multi-dimensional Fourier transform in time and space. In our experiments, we investigate(More)
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