Nobuhiro Kawakami

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BACKGROUND The coronary assessments in Kawasaki disease are mainly based on the Japanese Ministry of Health and Welfare criteria, which is simply classified according to the patient's age, over 5 years and less than 4-years-old. METHODS We obtained normal values of coronary diameters adjusted for the body surface area and for the coronary anatomical site(More)
Few reports have focused on vascular endothelial function in children with Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP). The purpose of the present study was to assess endothelial function and to follow serial changes from the acute to convalescent phases in children with HSP. Forearm flow-mediated vasodilation was evaluated in 21 patients with HSP, aged 4.0–10.3 years(More)
BACKGROUND It has been reported that serum KL-6 increases in babies with progressing chronic lung disease (CLD). However, there have been few reports assessing KL-6 in meconium aspiration syndrome (MAS). KL-6 was measured in neonates with respiratory diseases including MAS. METHODS Thirty-eight neonates with respiratory disease were enrolled in the study.(More)
Streptococcus intermedius is known to cause periodontitis and pyogenic infections in the brain and liver. Here we report the complete genome sequence of strain TYG1620 (genome size, 2,006,877 bp; GC content, 37.6%; 2,020 predicted open reading frames [ORFs]) isolated from a brain abscess in an infant. Comparative analysis of S. intermedius genome sequences(More)
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