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Verification of risk scores to predict i.v. immunoglobulin resistance in incomplete Kawasaki disease
A recent study indicated the efficacy of the addition of prednisolone to i.v. immunoglobulin (IVIG) as initial treatment in patients with higher risk of IVIG resistance. Several different risk scoresExpand
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Role of Class III phosphoinositide 3‐kinase in the brain development: possible involvement in specific learning disorders
Class III phosphoinositide 3‐kinase (PIK3C3 or mammalian vacuolar protein sorting 34 homolog, Vps34) regulates vesicular trafficking, autophagy, and nutrient sensing. Recently, we reported thatExpand
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Survival and Neurodevelopmental Outcomes of Very Low Birth Weight Infants in a Regional Core Hospital in Kochi, Japan.
We sought to clarify the survival and neurodevelopmental outcomes of very low birth weight infants (VLBWIs) and to identify risk factors for death or neurodevelopmental impairment (NDI) in VLBWIs atExpand
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Importance of Milk Expression for Preterm Infants.
Mothers of preterm infants may find it difficult to express breast milk. There is a low breast milk rate among preterm infants at discharge at our hospital, and here we tested the hypothesis thatExpand
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Ventriculoperitoneal shunt outcomes among infants.
Ventriculoperitoneal shunts (VPSs) are used for the treatment of hydrocephalus. Here we analyzed the outcomes of VPS placements in 24 infants to determine the risk factors for shunt failure. TheExpand
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Reliability of a rapid test for the clinical diagnosis of influenza A/H1N1 2009
Abstract Background: The rapid diagnosis of a pandemic influenza A/H1N1 2009 (H1N1pdm) virus infection is required in ambulatory care settings, since early identification can prevent furtherExpand
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Minimally Conjoined Omphalopagus Twins with a Body Stalk Anomaly
Introduction This report will discuss a case of minimally conjoined omphalopagus twins (MCOTs) with a body stalk anomaly (BSA). Case Report We experienced monochorionic diamniotic (MD) twins born atExpand
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Positive Minimal Residual Disease of FLT3-ITD before Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Resulted in a Poor Prognosis of an Acute Myeloid Leukemia.
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients with fms-related tyrosine kinase 3 (FLT3)-internal tandem duplication (ITD) often have a poor prognosis, even after hematopoietic stem cell transplantationExpand
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Changes in the features of invasive pneumococcal disease after introduction of the seven-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in a regional core hospital of Kochi, Japan.
Since the introduction of the seven-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV7) in 2007, invasive pneumococcal disease has declined, but the incidence of Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 19A hasExpand
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Erythroblastosis of the Donor Twin of Twin Anemia-Polycythemia Sequence.
Twin anemia-polycythemia sequence (TAPS) is a group of disorders in monochorionic twins characterized by a large intertwin hemoglobin difference without amniotic fluid discordance. Reticulocyte countExpand