Masako Yasui

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Introduction:The presence of microorganisms in gastric fluid in neonates at birth is postulated to reflect antenatal infection and also to be associated with the development of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD).Results:A logistic regression analysis, after controlling for other risk factors, indicated that Ureaplasma–positive infants were not at increased(More)
We report a neonatal infection with Streptococcus dysgalactiae subsp. equisimilis occurring through maternal transmission and presenting as streptococcal toxic shock syndrome 12 hours after birth. Pediatricians and obstetricians should be aware of the possibility of this infectious disease when examining newborns with fever. These observations suggest that(More)
Circulating KL-6 is a specific indicator of pulmonary injury affecting the alveolar epithelium and interstitium. Our preliminary study suggested the usefulness of plasma KL-6 as a marker of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). To confirm the diagnostic value of KL-6 for BPD as well as to determine the reference range, we conducted a larger prospective study in(More)
It is suitable to examine the utilization of carbohydrates and fats using stable isotope-labelled substrates in neonates because of their non-radioactivity. Administering medium-chain triglycerides (MCT) and oligosaccharides is of use in enteral nutrition for a patient with a limited water intake such as a neonate. In this study, the oxidation of MCT and(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to investigate colonisation by periodontopathic bacteria and the sites of colonisation in elderly upper and lower complete denture wearers. We also investigated the relationship between level of oral hygiene and colonisation by periodontopathic bacteria. MATERIALS AND METHODS Forty edentulous and 37 dentate(More)
An autopsy case of interruption of the aortic arch with distal type of aorticopulmonary septal defect which is located between the left posterolateral wall of the ascending aorta and the junctional portion between the right pulmonary artery and the pulmonary trunk was reported.
A 19-year-old male with pernicious anemia and hypogammaglobulinemia (common variable immunodeficiency: CVID) is reported in comparison with classical pernicious anemia. This case was characterized by an earlier onset of anemia, the absence of autoantibodies to intrinsic factor or gastric parietal cells and involvement of the pyloric antrum as well as the(More)
The purpose of this study was to clarify which oral environmental factors affected number of microbes in saliva in an edentulous environment. We enrolled 68 edentulous subjects in the study. Numbers of total anaerobic bacteria and Candida species in saliva were determined. Age, sex, un-stimulated salivary flow rate, pH and viscosity of saliva, histatin(More)
There has been no detailed study of cough sensitivity during acute lower respiratory infection. The aim of this study was to clarify cough sensitivity in Mycoplasma pneumonia, which is a well known acute lower respiratory infection with persistent nonproductive cough. We examined cough sensitivity to inhaled capsaicin and tartaric acid in both the acute and(More)
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