Yuji Shigematsu

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A 74-year-old woman was admitted for evaluation of chest pain. She had fallen and hit her head 4 days before her admission and had lost consciousness. Her chest pain had begun immediately after this event. An ECG on admission revealed abnormal Q waves and ST-segment elevation (Figure 1A). Her plasma creatine phos-phokinase level was significantly elevated(More)
We recorded the auditory brainstem responses of rats fed a thiamin-deficient diet. The interpeak latencies between waves I and III, as well as those between waves I and IV, were significantly prolonged from day 24, while the latency of wave I was prolonged on day 26 of the thiamin-deficient diet. These delayed responses were corrected in 2 to 4 days after(More)
Familial primary pulmonary hypertension was found in two siblings (sister and brother). The woman noted exertional dyspnea at the age of 28 yr. The younger brother noticed exertional dyspnea, cough with bloody sputum and pretibial edema at the age of 38 yr. We diagnosed them as primary pulmonary hypertension as based on hemodynamic and histopathological(More)
An 8-year-old girl with progressive ataxia and bulbar palsy showed diffuse white-matter lesions in the occipital to parietal lobes on magnetic resonance imaging. Since she had slightly elevated lactate in the cerebrospinal fluid, a muscle biopsy was done which revealed scattered ragged-red fibres and focal cytochrome c oxidase deficiency. Southern blot and(More)
A 21-month-old boy with septo-optic dysplasia and infantile spasms is reported. Eighteen hours after birth he had generalized convulsions, dyspnea, and hypoglycemia which were followed by recurrent clonic seizures despite administration of phenobarbital and valproic acid. At 16 months of age he had hypoglycemia and apnea attacks during varicella infection.(More)
A case of occlusion of basilar artery in a boy aged 7 years was reported. Compared with CT, MR imaging was more valuable for the early diagnosis of this disease. SPECT with IMP was thought to be useful in evaluating cerebellar circulation. ABR revealed brain stem abnormalities that could not be detected by neuroradiological techniques.
A patient with Zellweger syndrome, who manifested marked dilatation of the lateral ventricles, observed at 34 weeks gestation by fetal ultrasonography, is reported. Postnatal magnetic resonance imaging revealed marked colpocephaly and hypogenesis of the posterior part of the corpus callosum. However, pachygyria was limited to the perisylvian regions.(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVES Of the hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathies, midventricular obstruction (MVO) often has been overlooked. In this study, hemodynamic parameters in patients with MVO were compared with patients with idiopathic hypertrophic subaortic stenosis (IHSS), following which the specific markers for diagnosis of MVO were examined. PATIENTS AND(More)
To evaluate the difference in myocardial damage between primary aldosteronism and untreated essential hyper-tension, we performed thallium-201 myocardial single-photon emission computed tomography in 10 patients with primary aldosteronism and 10 patients with essential hypertension who were matched for age, sex, blood pressure, and the severity of left(More)
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