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In order to study the frequency of secondary infections of AIDS autopsy cases in Japan, especially the frequency of Mycobacterium aviumintracellulare complex (MAC) infection, retrospective autopsy study was conducted between 1986 and 1997 at the affiliated hospital of Institute of Medical Sciences, University of Tokyo. Secondary infections of various organs(More)
Mood stabilizers such as lithium (Li) or valproic acid (VPA) are used in the therapy of bipolar disorders, but the mechanisms by which these medicines work is unclear. Recently, neuroprotection has attracted attention as a potential action for VPA and Li. The close spatial relationship of the pre- and post-synapse with an astrocyte process within a(More)
OBJECTIVE To report 3 cases of severe behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) in Alzheimer's disease (AD) with fluvoxamine treatment and to discuss the treatment implications for use of the drug. CASE SUMMARY An 83-year-old woman was diagnosed with AD. Before treatment, she showed sudden irritation and excitement. Her BEHAVE-AD score was(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of mandibular residual ridge shape on masticatory efficiency in complete denture wearers. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty-eight complete denture wearers (mean age 75.6 years, SD 4.8) who received their complete denture treatment by one of the authors and had no troubles in daily use were(More)
PURPOSE Second clinical infection case of Mycobacterium shinshuense was presented, we tried the identification of M. shinshuense that is isolated from skin. OBJECT Mycobacteria species isolated from cutaneous ulcer lesion of right lower extremity in a 37-year-old woman. METHOD Identification by DNA-DNA Hybridization, 16S rRNA and rpoB method as genomic(More)
No systematic investigation considering BDNF and its receptor TrkB has been conducted on the effects of mood-stabilizing drugs. We therefore decided to quantify BDNF production and the expression of TrkB-T1 receptor and PLCγ in astrocytoma. 1321N human astrocytoma cells were grown to a sufficient quantity in 5% fetal calf serum (FCS). The mood-stabilizing(More)
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