Kunihiro Iwahara

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Electromyographic activity was evaluated in 20 patients (10 girls and 10 boys, mean age 10 years) with Class III malocclusion who were treated with a chin cup appliance. The posttreatment data were obtained at the end of phase 1 chin cup treatment when the anterior crossbite had been corrected. EMG activity of the masseter and temporal muscles for each(More)
PURPOSE Neither serum creatinine concentration nor creatinine clearance assess renal function accurately. Serum creatinine concentration is affected by muscle mass, and the creatinine clearance overestimates the glomerular filtration rate because of tubular secretion of creatinine. The present study was designed to determine whether serum concentrations of(More)
A simple and rapid hemoagglutination inhibition reaction system for the estimation of estrogens in pregnancy urine is described. Results obtained by this method showed a good correlation with those measure by a conventional radioimmunoassay method and Brown's colorimetric method. Ninety-seven pregnancy urine samples from various gestational weeks were(More)
The syndrome of inappropriate secretion of thyrotropin (SITSH) is defined as the inappropriate non-suppression of serum TSH in the presence of elevated free thyroid hormone; TSH-secreting pituitary adenomas and the syndrome of resistance to thyroid hormone are the main etiologies of SITSH. In addition, erroneous thyroid function testing may result in the(More)
Low lactate dehydrogenase (LD; EC activity and an abnormal LD pattern in electrophoretograms of LD isoenzymes in the sera of two patients were caused by inhibition of LD by immunoglobulin G. One of these showed inhibitor activity in the serum upon direct analysis, while the other showed activity only after the immunoglobulin was stripped from the(More)
Background: Creatine kinase isoenzyme MB (CK-MB) activity using the immunoinhibition method has been measured in clinical laboratories. However, the presence of mitochondrial CK (MtCK) abnormally increases CK-MB activity when measured using the conventional method, which can lead to misdiagnosis of acute myocardial infarction (AMI). A new CK-MB activity(More)
A substance that exhibited a tryptophan-like fluorescence peak at 354 nm on excitation at 295 nm at neutral pH was isolated from human urine. This compound was determined by visible-light absorption spectroscopy, fluorescence spectroscopy, 1H and 13C NMR spectroscopies, and FAB-MS to be 1-(1',2',3',4',5'-pentahydroxypentyl)-1,2,3,4-tetrahydro-2-carboli(More)
We compared the ECLusys HIV combi assay (ECL HIV Ag/Ab) to the Lumipulse Forte (LPf HIV 1/2 Ab) and HISCL (HIS HIV 1/2 Ab) assays. In a dilution sensitivity test using dilution panels of WHO HIV antibody international reference panel (HIV-1 Subtype A, B, C, E, HIV-1 Group O, HIV-2) and HIV-1/2 Ab CE marked material(HIV-1, HIV-2) parent specimens, the ECL(More)