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OBJECTIVE To compare the effectiveness of zanamivir with oseltamivir for influenza A and B. METHODS 1113 patients with influenza A or B were enrolled in the 2006-2007 influenza season. The duration of fever (temperature, >or=37.5 degrees C) and the percentage of patients afebrile at 24 and 48 h after the first dose of zanamivir or oseltamivir were(More)
Determination was made of step length, stride width, time factors and deviation in the center of pressure during up- and downslope walking in 17 healthy men between the ages of 19 and 34 using a force plate. Slope inclinations were set at 3, 6, 9 and 12 degrees. At 12 degrees, walking speed, the product of step length and cadence, decreased significantly (p(More)
A retrospective study of the 2003-2004, 2004-2005, and 2005-2006 influenza seasons was done to investigate the effectiveness of amantadine and oseltamivir for treating influenza A. Commercial antigen detection kits were used for diagnosis and data were collected from 44 clinics throughout Japan, using an Internet-based system. Oseltamivir was administered(More)
BACKGROUND Influenza A virus subtype H1N1 with the H274Y mutation emerged and spread worldwide. However, the clinical effectiveness of the neuraminidase inhibitors, oseltamivir and zanamivir, has not been adequately reevaluated. METHODS Data from 164 patients with H1N1 virus infection and 59 patients with H3N2 virus infection during the 2008-2009(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to use transabdominal sonography to investigate the incidence of midline prostatic cysts in healthy men. CONCLUSION Midline prostatic cysts represent a common variant in asymptomatic men. In a patient with urologic symptoms, detection of a midline prostatic cyst requires a focused examination to determine whether(More)
A cross-sectional survey was done to clarify the incidence of pressure sores in 218 self-supported Japanese paraplegic patients and to determine effective measures for prevention. The majority of patients (85.7%) had previous pressure sores, and 46.3% had undergone multiple surgeries. Some patients (17.9%) were still suffering from persistent sores which(More)
Raman imaging is one of the very informative methods for the characterization of chemically and structurally heterogeneous materials without employing specific molecular labels. Multifocus Raman imaging is one of the fast-imaging alternatives to the conventional single point mapping technique. Since multiple focal points probe the sample simultaneously,(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to investigate effects of specially-fabricated futons (beds) with anti-mite treatments on reductions of mite allergens (Der p.1 and Der f.1) and serum IgE antibodies against Dp (Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus), Df (Dermatophagoides farinae) and house dust1. METHODS The futons made by microfibers (Madoromi: M) and(More)