Hiroaki Nagase

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In the rat kidney, aquaporin (AQP) 6 is localized in the intracellular vesicle membranes of type-A intercalated cells of the collecting duct; mouse AQP6 (mAQP6) has not been characterized. Although mAQP6 was originally cloned from cDNA in a mouse cerebellum library (GenBank NM 175087), we have independently cloned a cDNA encoding mAQP6 from an adult kidney(More)
BACKGROUND This study aims to determine the effect of differently positioned infant car seats on cardio-respiratory parameters in healthy full-term newborns. METHODS We examined 15 healthy term newborns for respiratory compromise due to normal restraint in a recommended infant car seat. There are currently two types of car seats available in Japan: a(More)
Pyrrole-imidazole (PI) polyamides are small synthetic molecules that recognize and attach to the minor groove of DNA, thereby inhibiting gene transcription by blocking transcription factor binding. These derivatives can act as gene silencers inhibiting target gene expression under stimulatory conditions such as disease. To evaluate PI polyamides as(More)
BACKGROUND INFORMATION Aquaporins (AQPs) are a family of channels permeable to water and some small solutes. In mammals, 13 members (AQP0-AQP12) have been found. AQP8 is widely distributed in many tissues and organs. Previous studies in frog oocytes suggested that AQP8 was permeable to water, urea and ammonium, but no direct characterization had yet been(More)
BACKGROUND Acute encephalopathy is a leading cause of mortality and neurological sequelae in children. Although many strategies have been proposed, effective therapies have not yet been established. The objective of this retrospective study was to assess the effectiveness of targeted temperature management in children with acute encephalopathy. METHODS We(More)
BACKGROUND We conducted a retrospective study to compare the outcome of intravenous midazolam infusion without electroencephalography or targeted temperature management and barbiturate coma therapy with electroencephalography and targeted temperature management for treating convulsive refractory febrile status epilepticus. PATIENTS Of 49 consecutive(More)
Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) infection is associated with upper and lower respiratory tract symptoms such as fever, cough, and wheezing. Pediatric patients with EV-D68 infection easily develop more severe respiratory complications compared to patients infected with other species of enterovirus, and consequently, have a higher rate of hospitalization and(More)
BACKGROUND Convulsive status epilepticus with fever is common and may be related to neurological sequela in children. However, there are limited data on the demographics and risk factors of this phenomenon. Thus, we aimed to describe the demographics and risk factors of neurological sequela among children with convulsive status epilepticus with fever. (More)
In Japan, approximately 12,000,000 cellular phones with a videophone function have been distributed and are becoming an important part of the telemedicine infrastructure. By eye movement analysis, we investigated the effectiveness of eye contact using cellular videophones during medical interviews. Three male volunteers acted as first-time patients and were(More)
Gestational age (GA) is thought to affect height growth in small-for-gestational age (SGA) children. However, the GA-specific trajectories in body mass index (BMI) and early appearances of adiposity rebound (AR) have not been fully investigated in a cohort of Japanese SGA children. A longitudinal cohort study was conducted with 1063 SGA children born in(More)