Genyuki Yamane

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BACKGROUNDS Numerous reports have demonstrated that periodontal bacteria are present in plaques from atherosclerotic arteries. Although periodontitis has recently been recognized as a risk factor for coronary artery disease, the direct relationship between periodontal bacteria and coronary artery disease has not yet been clarified. It has been suggested(More)
Radiation-induced xerostomia is a frequent consequence of radiotherapy for head and neck cancer, but its mechanisms remain unclear. Osteopontin (OPN), a highly phosphorylated glycoprotein, has been shown to be involved in the modulation of inflammatory and tissue repair processes and to be expressed in the salivary gland. In this study, using a murine model(More)
It has been reported that swallowing is a rhythmic movement, in which the onset of the oro-pharyngeal stage of swallowing starts from the mylohyoid muscle, followed by movement of the oral and pharyngeal muscles, and reaching the superior esophageal sphincter muscle. This is defined as the oro-pharyngeal stage of swallowing. It has also been reported that(More)
AIM It is important to understand dysphagia in patients with dementia, as it is associated with malnutrition and aspiration pneumonia. Particularly in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD), mortality from pneumonia is high and accounts for 70% of the causes of death. However, the standard swallowing tests are often difficult to use for patients with(More)
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