Yoshihiro Kitano

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After more than 2 decades of experimental and clinical work, fetal surgery is an accepted treatment option for highly selected fetuses with life-threatening anomalies. Fetal lung masses associated with hydrops are nearly 100% fatal. These lesions can be resected in utero if they are predominantly solid or multicystic. Thoracoamniotic shunt placement may be(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate whether an actigraph can be a tool for measuring fetal movements in sheep. Actiwatches were placed on a fetal forelimb and the maternal uterine wall in near-term pregnant sheep. No significant correlation was found between fetal and maternal activity counts for periods of 1 min. The patterns of fetal activity(More)
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