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The patient was a 22 year-old male. Hereditary chronic pancreatitis was suspected as a diagnosis since his mother's uncle had been operated on for chronic pancreatitis 14 years previously at the age of 64 years and his mother had been operated on for chronic pancreatitis with calculi 5 years previously at the age of 40 years. Surgery was needed, since: 1)(More)
  • K Hoshina
  • 1997
To study preventive strategies, it is essential to screen pregnant women having group B Streptococcus (GBS) infection in the birth canal. For the purpose of studying preventive measures against this infection, nationwide multicenter research was performed in GBS-carrying pregnant women. Of a total of 10,267 pregnant women, 1860 cases (18.1%) had GBS. The(More)
Group B streptococcal (GBS) infections in neonates have been a leading cause of bacterial infections. In many cases the infected neonates and young infants died or sequelae remained. The trend of cases, risk factors and prognosis of this disease have been the subjects of questionnaires for the past 5 years in Japan. The number of cases has increased year by(More)
BACKGROUND The survey was designed to determine the trend of group B streptococcal (GBS) infection during the last 15 years, as well as update the reality of this disease. METHODS Questionnaires were administered every 5 years towards neonatal intensive care unit-equipped hospitals. The first survey was made from 1983 to 1987, the second one from 1988 to(More)
OBJECTIVES To clarify the incidence and prognosis of early-onset (EOD) and late-onset (LOD) GBS disease in Japan. To evaluate the influence of national guidelines issued in 2008 on the epidemiology of GBS disease. METHODS Retrospective nationwide questionnaire surveillance on culture-confirmed GBS infections between 2004 and 2010. RESULTS Eighty-eight(More)
Levels of antibody against GBS type III in pregnant women have been determined using ELISA assay method that we originally deviced. Toyo Jozo Co. have also introduced an assay system (the Toyo kit) that resembles ours. The present study was performed to compare our system with the Toyo kit. Correctivity between the two systems was good, giving a regression(More)
Intracranial calcification can now be detected easily and precisely with the advent of computerized tomography. A familial case of striopallidal calcification with a rare hereditary pattern of autosomal dominancy is presented. None of the family members, aged from 8 to 62, displayed any neurological abnormality. All female family members had, bilaterally,(More)