Aya Koyanagi

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Studies on the serum concentrations of micronutrients in tuberculosis (TB), and their relationship to the acute-phase response (APR), are scarce. The serum concentrations of zinc, copper, selenium and vitamins A and E in 46 smear-positive cases of pulmonary TB (PTB) from Ecuador were therefore compared with those in 10 healthy Ecuadorian volunteers, and the(More)
We assessed placental perfusion based on placental vascular sonobiopsy (PVS) at 18–22 weeks of gestation in a low-risk population to predict fetal growth restriction (FGR) or pregnancy-induced hypertension [PIH; gestational hypertension (GH) and preeclampsia (PE)]. PVS using three-dimensional (3D) power Doppler ultrasound with the VOCAL imaging analysis(More)
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