Hiroko Tsuda

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There is no consensus in the literature about the impact of complete denture wear on obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The goal of this randomized clinical study was to assess if complete denture wear during sleep interferes with the quality of sleep. Elderly edentulous OSA patients from a complete denture clinic were enrolled and received new complete(More)
OBJECTIVES Coagulation factor V Leiden has not been detected in Japanese patients suffering from thrombosis. Hitherto, the constitutional background of Japanese thrombotic patients has never been systematically examined. We have performed a systematic investigation to determine pathogenesis for deep vein thrombosis in a Japanese population. DESIGN AND(More)
Oral appliances (OA) have emerged as an alternative to continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) treatment. The most commonly used OA reduces upper airway collapse by advancing the mandible (OAm). There is a strong evidence base demonstrating OAm improve OSA in the majority of patients, including some with more severe(More)
Protein S is a vitamin-K-dependent plasma glycoprotein that serves as a cofactor for activated protein C in the protein C anticoagulation pathway, which regulates blood coagulation by inactivating factors Va and VIIIa. Mechanisms regulating the expression of the protein S gene remain unknown to date. The aim of this study was to characterize the cis-acting(More)
Thrombophilia that is common among Caucasians is caused by genetic polymorphisms of coagulation factor V Leiden (R506Q) and prothrombin G20210A. Unlike that in Caucasians, thrombophilia that is common in the Japanese and Chinese involve dysfunction of the activated protein C (APC) anticoagulant system caused by abnormal protein S and protein C molecules.(More)
Four missense mutations, G54R, T589I, K155E, and Y595C, were identified in the protein S (PS) gene of the patients with PS deficiency and venous thrombosis. Three patients were heterozygous for the novel mutations, G54R, T589I, and Y595C, while a remaining one patient was homozygous for the K155E mutation, which is known to be a polymorphism in the Japanese(More)
The aim of this study was to assess children in an orthodontic teaching clinic to determine the relationship between sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) symptoms and craniofacial morphology. All parents were asked to complete a SDB questionnaire at the commencement of orthodontic therapy. A cephalometric analysis included face heights, hyoid position, soft(More)
Protein S in circulation is in a dynamic equilibrium with C4b binding protein (C4bBP), thus affecting the measurement of free protein S antigen. We addressed the issue of overestimation of the free protein S concentration with current immunoassays due to the dynamic equilibrium and propose a new method for its accurate determination. Our assay system was(More)
The aim of this study is to better understand patients’ perspectives and preferences about treatment with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) and oral appliance (OA) devices for obstructive sleep apnea. The current study used qualitative analysis of four focus group sessions with current CPAP and OA users. Twenty-two participants with OSA who(More)