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BACKGROUND Myocarditis (MC) is an important cause of cardiac dysfunction in children. Fulminant MC is sometimes fatal, and sequelae may develop during follow-up. We conducted a nationwide survey to determine the clinico-epidemiological features of MC in Japanese children and adolescents. METHODS AND RESULTS Survey questionnaires were mailed to 627(More)
Cardiac anomaly is one of the hallmarks of DiGeorge syndrome (DGS), observed in approximately 80% of patients. It often shows a characteristic morphology, termed as conotruncal heart defects. In many cases showing only the conotruncal heart defect, deletion of 22q11.2 region cannot be detected by fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH), which is used to(More)
Several combination therapies have been tried for treating of type 2 diabetes to control more effectively fasting hyperglycemia and postprandial hyperglycemia. In this study, we have examined the effects of combining a novel, selective, and competitive dipeptidyl peptidase IV (DPP-IV) inhibitor,(More)
Nanoparticles have been used in diverse areas, and even broader applications are expected in the future. Since surface modification can influence the configuration and toxicity of nanoparticles, a rapid screening method is important to ensure nanoparticle quality. We examined the effect of the nanoparticle surface morphology on the HPLC elution profile(More)
Phosphodiesterase (PDE) 4 inhibition is a well-known anti-inflammatory mechanism, but the development of PDE4 inhibitors has been hampered by side effects such as nausea and emesis. Local delivery of a PDE4 inhibitor to the site of inflammation may overcome these issues. The purpose of this study was to assess the therapeutic potential of E6005 (methyl(More)
Phosphodiesterase (PDE) 4 inhibition is a well-known anti-inflam-matory mechanism, but the development of PDE4 inhibitors has been hampered by side effects such as nausea and emesis. Local delivery of a PDE4 inhibitor to the site of inflammation may overcome these issues. The purpose of this study was to assess the therapeutic potential of E6005 (methyl
Plant pathogens of the oomycete lineage share common susceptibilities to many biotic and abiotic stresses. We are investigating the potential of antagonistic bacteria, isothiocyanates, and mycophagous amoebae to control diseases caused by Phytophthora spp., including the etiologic agent of sudden oak death, Phytophthora ramorum (Rizzo and others 2005), and(More)
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