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Nationwide survey of HTLV‐I–associated myelopathy in Japan: Association with blood transfusion
To study the epidemiology of human T‐cell lymphotropic virus type I (HTLV‐I)–associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis (HAM/TSP) in Japan, we conducted two nationwide surveys between OctoberExpand
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Risk for ischemic heart disease and all-cause mortality in subclinical hypothyroidism.
We investigated possible associations between subclinical hypothyroidism and atherosclerotic diseases (ischemic heart disease and cerebrovascular disease) and mortality. Of 2856 participants (meanExpand
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Thyroid-stimulating hormone inhibits Fas antigen-mediated apoptosis of human thyrocytes in vitro.
The mechanisms of TSH-induced growth stimulation of thyrocytes in vivo have yet to be elucidated. We examined the antiapoptotic effect of TSH toward Fas antigen-mediated apoptosis of thyrocytes. FasExpand
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Premature fat deposition in the salivary glands associated with Sjögren syndrome: MR and CT evidence.
PURPOSE To investigate abnormal fat deposition in the major salivary glands associated with Sjögren syndrome. METHODS We analyzed the fat deposition in the parotid and submandibular glands of 33Expand
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Differences and similarities in the diagnosis and treatment of Graves' disease in Europe, Japan, and the United States.
In three separate studies, members of the American Thyroid Association (ATA), the European Thyroid Association (ETA), and the Japan Thyroid Association (JTA) were surveyed by questionnaire on theirExpand
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High seroprevalence of anti-HTLV-I antibody in rheumatoid arthritis.
OBJECTIVE To investigate the association between human T lymphotropic virus type I (HTLV-I) infection and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in Nagasaki, an area highly endemic for HTLV-I infection. METHODSExpand
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Attenuation of postmenopausal high turnover bone loss in patients with hypoparathyroidism.
To elucidate the role of PTH in postmenopausal bone loss, we studied 33 postmenopausal patients who received total thyroidectomy due to thyroid carcinoma. Among these patients, 13 were patients withExpand
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Risk of hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with cirrhosis in Japan. Analysis of infectious hepatitis viruses
Background. The development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is associated closely with cirrhosis. In the present study, the cumulative risk of HCC in patients with cirrhosis was investigated.
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Increased production of inflammatory cytokines in cultured CD4+ cells from patients with HTLV-I-associated myelopathy.
We investigated the production of inflammatory cytokines derived from cultured T cells of peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBL) in 14 patients with HTLV-I-associated myelopathy (HAM). The production ofExpand
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