Satoko Sunagawa

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Climatic conditions may have affected the incidence of influenza during the pandemic of 2009 as well as at other times. This study evaluated the effects of climatic conditions on influenza incidence in Okinawa, a subtropical region in Japan, during the 2009 pandemic using surveillance data from rapid antigen test (RAT) results. Weekly RAT results(More)
This study investigated an association of SLCO (encoding organic anion-transporting polypeptides (OATP), 1B1, 1B3, and 2B1), ABCB1 (P-glycoprotein (P-gp)), ABCC2 multidrug resistance protein 2 (MRP2), and ABCG2 (breast cancer resistance protein (BCRP)) polymorphisms with fexofenadine enantiomer pharmacokinetics after an oral dose of fexofenadine (60 mg) in(More)
The prevalence of fluoroquinolone-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae is increasing worldwide. In the present study, a comparison of drug sensitivity and genotypes of clinically isolated strains of levofloxacin (LVFX)-resistant S. pneumoniae obtained from Hong Kong, Okinawa Island and the Japanese main island (Honshu) was performed. MICs of quinolones (LVFX,(More)
Objective This study evaluates the difference between winter influenza and summer influenza in Okinawa. Methods From January 2007 to June 2014, weekly rapid antigen test (RAT) results performed in four acute care hospitals were collected for the surveillance of regional influenza prevalence in the Naha region of the Okinawa Islands. Results An antigenic(More)
Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a risk factor of tuberculosis (TB). We studied the clinical presentation of pulmonary TB among patients with DM in comparison with patients without DM who were admitted into the hospital of the University of the Ryukyus from 2006 to 2010. The clinical data were collected from medical records retrospectively. Ten cases (25%) of(More)
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