Yuichi Nomura

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OBJECTIVES This study was conducted to assess the usefulness of a screening system for cardiovascular disease in Kagoshima, Japan, and to compare its cost-effectiveness with that of a similar system reported in the United States. BACKGROUND Preparticipation screening of young athletes has been implemented in many countries to prevent sudden death, but(More)
BACKGROUND Evidence indicates that corticosteroid therapy might be beneficial for the primary treatment of severe Kawasaki disease. We assessed whether addition of prednisolone to intravenous immunoglobulin with aspirin would reduce the incidence of coronary artery abnormalities in patients with severe Kawasaki disease. METHODS We did a multicentre,(More)
The aim of this study is to assess the different metabolic activities characteristic of glioma recurrence and radiation necrosis (RN) and to explore the diagnostic accuracy for differentiation of the two conditions using (11)C-methionine (MET), (11)C-choline (CHO), and (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG)-positron emission tomography (PET). Fifty patients with(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to assess the sequential follow-up results of catheter intervention in Kawasaki disease by use of quantitative coronary angiography (QCA) and intravascular ultrasound imaging. METHODS AND RESULTS Catheter intervention was performed on 23 stenotic lesions in 22 patients (aged 2 to 24 years). Percutaneous balloon(More)
BACKGROUND Myocarditis frequently occurs in the acute phase of Kawasaki syndrome (KS), and a few severe cases have been reported. Four cases of myocarditis in KS required additional catecholamine treatment because of severe left ventricular dysfunction (LVD). CASE REPORTS Three cases were relatively older children and 2 cases were complicated with(More)
A 2-year-old Japanese girl had transient left ventricular apical ballooning on echocardiography and ST-segment elevation and T-wave inversion on electrocardiogram after withdrawal of bupirenorphine and midazolam. The findings improved within 2 weeks. There are many case reports of adults with takotsubo cardiomyopathy but none in children. Takotsubo(More)
The change in QT interval with age during childhood of normal children and children with long QT syndrome (LQTS) and the effects of body mass index on the QT interval have not been studied in detail. The prevalence of LQTS in children is not well known. We measured 3 consecutive QT and RR intervals in 4,655 children. Their electrocardiograms along with(More)
The symptoms of Kawasaki syndrome (KS) suggest a possible relationship between KS and superantigen(s). The infrequent occurrence of KS among young infants may be due to a passive maternal antibody. We investigated the antibody titers for superantigens (toxic shock syndrome toxin [TSST]-1, staphylococcal exotoxin B, and streptococcal pyrogenic exotoxins C(More)
Successive measurements of cardiac myosin light chain I (MLC), creatine kinase isoenzyme MB (CKMB), and the titer of antimyosin antibody (AMA) were performed prospectively in 19 patients following open heart surgery. Seven of these patients showed the postpericardiotomy syndrome (PPS). No differences in serum concentrations of MLC or CKMB were observed(More)