Kohji Murakami

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BACKGROUND Sentinel node biopsy predicts accurate pathological nodal staging. The survival of node-negative breast cancer patients should be evaluated between the patients treated with sentinel node biopsy alone and those treated with axillary lymph node dissection. METHODS Ninety-seven patients with negative axillary nodes underwent sentinel node biopsy(More)
AIM The present study investigated the risk factors for dysphagia among older adults who require long-term care, and also examined their systemic decrease in skeletal muscle mass. METHODS We evaluated 399 people who required long-term care and who were residing in Omori town, Yokote city, Akita prefecture, Japan. We then analyzed data from 255(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to examine relevant factors for subjective and objective assessment of masticatory functions and elucidate any differences between the two methods. BACKGROUND Previous studies have reported that the results of subjective and objective assessment of masticatory function in older people do not necessarily agree. MATERIALS AND(More)
AIM The present study verified the hypothesis that decreased skeletal muscle in older adults with Alzheimer's disease is related to Alzheimer's disease progression and decreased oral or swallowing function. METHODS We investigated 232 patients with Alzheimer's disease (31 men, 201 women, average age 85.4 ± 5.9 years) in two regions in Japan. The patients(More)
The oral microbiota influences health and disease states. Some gram-negative anaerobic bacteria play important roles in tissue destruction associated with periodontal disease. Lactoferrin (LF) and lactoperoxidase (LPO) are antimicrobial proteins found in saliva; however, their influence on the whole oral microbiota currently remains unknown. In this(More)
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