Masahiko Funato

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Upshaw-Schulman syndrome (USS) is a congenital bleeding disorder characterized by repeated episodes of thrombocytopenia and microangiopathic hemolytic anemia that respond to infusions of fresh frozen plasma. Inheritance of USS has been thought to be autosomal recessive, because 2 siblings in the same family are often affected but their parents are(More)
To examine osteopenia in very low birth weight (VLBW) infants we used repeated dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry in a prospective study of lumbar spinal bone mineral density (BMD) in Japanese VLBW infants (birthweight 426–1498 g; n = 61, group 1) aged 40 weeks postconception to 3 years of age. Control subjects were Japanese infants with birthweight 1500–1999(More)
PURPOSE Treatment with an occlusal splint is used for temporomandibular disorders, bruxism, and occlusal disturbance to relieve orofacial symptoms such as myofascial pain and jaw movement restriction. However, the effects of various types of occlusal splints have not been elucidated. We investigated the effects of jaw clenching with soft and hard occlusal(More)
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