Noriko Tsunematsu

Learn More
Adults with Down syndrome (n = 160) and their aging mothers were compared with adults who have mental retardation due to other causes (n = 253) and their mothers in order to determine the nature and direction of diagnostic group differences at the middle and later stages of the family life course. Consistent with research on young families with a child who(More)
Neutrophil accumulation plays an important role in Helicobacter pylori-associated gastric mucosal injury. In this study, the mucosal content of myeloperoxidase (MPO), which is a measure of neutrophil accumulation and interleukin-8 (IL-8) was assayed and changes in MPO and IL-8 content were determined before and after H. pylori eradication therapy.(More)
AIM To investigate the prevalence and geographical variation of high arterial stiffness in groups from the Amami islands (Amami) and Kagoshima mainland (mainland), Japan, using the cardio-ankle vascular index (CAVI) as a surrogate marker of arterial stiffness. METHODS We recruited 4,523 health checkup examinees from Amami and 440 examinees from the(More)
OBJECTIVES Comparison of usefulness of IS1245 RFLP and VNTR in M. avium genotyping. MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty-six cases (55 strains) from sputum and BALF and twelve cases (29 strains) isolated from blood of HIV-infected patients were used. VNTR and RFLP using IS1245 were performed. RESULT Multiple samples were taken from 16 patients and 52 clinical(More)
PURPOSE The bacilli which were isolated from a patient suspected of the mixed infections with Mycobacterium avium and Mycobacterium intracellulare, were analyzed. The genotypes of M. avium in the sedimented fractions of treated sputum and in some colonies isolated from Ogawa medium were compared by the Variable Numbers of Tandem Repeats (VNTR). OBJECT AND(More)
  • 1