Kiyohiko Negishi

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Both IDDM and autoimmune thyroid disease (AITD; Graves' disease or Hashimoto's thyroiditis) are believed to develop through a T-cell-mediated autoimmune process, and genetic factors clearly play an important role in this process. To date, studies have shown that the development of IDDM is controlled by multiple susceptibility genes, including HLA class II(More)
There is interest in adapting the American Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) for transthoracic echocardiography to Australian practice. We matched 90 of 98 AUC with the guidelines (53 appropriate, 12 sometimes appropriate, 25 rarely appropriate), but eight lacked any match. Among the matched criteria, 76 (82%) indications were concordant with the guidelines. A(More)
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