Hiroyuki Furuya

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Macrophages play an important role in regulating inflammatory responses and tissue regeneration. In the present study, their effect on bone remodeling is investigated by the simultaneous application of a macrophage recruiting agent, SEW2871 of a sphingosine-1 phosphate agonist, and platelet-rich plasma (PRP). The non-water soluble SEW2871 was solubilized in(More)
The objective of this study is to evaluate the activity of gelatin hydrogels incorporating combined stromal cell-derived factor-1 (SDF-1) and bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP-2) on the in vivo bone regeneration at an ulna critical-sized defect and subcutaneous site of rats, and compared with that of those incorporating either SDF-1 or BMP-2. The similar(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the relationship between alcohol intake and mortality in a cohort of women aged 70 and older and to explore the relationship between level of alcohol use and changes in physical and mental health-related quality of life. DESIGN National longitudinal surveys from 1996 to 2002. SETTING Community based. PARTICIPANTS A national random(More)
The objective of this study is to investigate the effect of local inflammation suppression on the bone regeneration. Gelatin hydrogels incorporating mixed immunosuppressive triptolide-micelles and bone morphogenic protein-2 (BMP-2) were prepared. The controlled release of both the triptolide and BMP-2 from the hydrogels was observed under in vitro and in(More)
OBJECTIVE In metropolitan areas in Japan, train commute is very popular that trains are over-crowded with passengers during rush hour. The purpose of this study is to quantify public health risk related to the inhalation of airborne infectious agents in public vehicles during transportation based on a mathematical model. METHODS The reproduction number(More)
Recent studies indicate that some patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver have ongoing liver injury that may progress from steatosis to steatohepatitis or fibrosis. The present study was designed to clarify the clinical features of liver dysfunction observed in the course of workplace physical check-ups in relation to multiple risk factor syndrome including(More)
A clinical picture of patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) induced by highly pathogenic avian influenza A (H5N1) has been reported. We reviewed 37 sets of clinical data for pediatric patients with ARDS at the National Hospital of Pediatrics (Hanoi, Vietnam); 12 patients with H5N1-positive and 25 with H5N1-negative ARDS were enrolled. The(More)
BACKGROUND Current approaches in the control of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in the large tertiary referral hospital have not been universally successful. METHODS The trend of MRSA rates and their relationship with stepwise implementation of preventive strategies in Tokai University Hospital during a 76-month period from September(More)
RATIONALE Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) induces not only infantile recurrent wheezing but also potentially atopic asthma. OBJECTIVES To test the effect of RSV infection on development of subsequent atopic asthma, we evaluated whether palivizumab, an anti-RSV monoclonal antibody, by preventing severe RSV disease in the first year of life, could impact(More)
OBJECTIVE People who live under fragile living conditions may stay overnight in Internet cafés in urban areas. An outbreak of tuberculosis (TB), the routes of which were possibly related to such a facility, has been reported. The purpose of this study was to use a mathematical model to quantify the public health risk of TB infection in such a facility. (More)