Yukishige Yanagawa

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The present study addresses the effects of moderate posttraumatic hypothermia (32 degrees C) on the temporal and regional profile of polymorphonuclear leukocyte (PMNL) accumulation after traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI). We hypothesized that posttraumatic hypothermia would reduce the degree of inflammation by reducing PMNL infiltration. Rats underwent(More)
Carrier detection for 12 women and prenatal diagnosis for six fetuses in Japanese families with a patient with Menkes disease (MNK) were performed by gene analysis and/or measurement of the copper concentration in cultured cells. Six out of eight mothers of MNK patients were carriers while two (25%) were not carriers. Two unrelated patients showed the same(More)
Pulmonary dysfunction leading to secondary hypoxia is a common complication of spinal cord injury (SCI). The purpose of this study was to clarify the behavioral and histopathological consequences of posttraumatic hypoxia in an established model of traumatic SCI. Forty-five female Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly assigned to one of four groups, including(More)
This trial sought to evaluate our experience using the antimigraine prophylactic drug, use of valproate for the prophylactic management of cyclic vomiting syndrome (CVS) in children. Thirteen children diagnosed with severe CVS were enrolled. Prophylactic therapy consisted of valproate administered at a dose of 10-40 mg/kg/day. Upon enrollment in the study,(More)
BACKGROUND 11β-Hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase Type 1 (11βHSD-1) amplifies intracellular levels of active glucocorticoids which possess protective effects against organ ischaemia and reperfusion (I/R). However, the mechanisms by which 11βHSD-1 is modified after a renal I/R challenge remain unclear. This study investigated the effect of β(2)-adrenoceptor(More)
We assessed the joint attention skill of infants by a novel method. One hundred eighty infants who were discharged from the NICU of Teikyo University Hospital and subsequently brought to the outpatient clinic for follow-up examinations between 6 and 12 months of corrected age (297 examinations in total) were entered into the study. Infant were sitting on(More)
Cyclic vomiting syndrome (CVS) is a disorder characterized by recurrent, stereotypic episodes of incapacitating nausea, vomiting, and other symptoms, separated by intervals of comparative wellness. Associated symptoms include nausea, abdominal pain, headache, and motion sickness. Recently, CVS was categorized as a migraine. Case 1 was a girl aged 4 years(More)
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