Satoko Unno

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the in vivo therapeutic effect of pioglitazone, a peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPARgamma) agonist, on the development of lesions in a guinea pig model of osteoarthritis (OA), and to determine the influence of pioglitazone on the synthesis of matrix metalloproteinase 13 (MMP-13) and interleukin-1beta (IL-1beta) in(More)
A 16-year-old girl developed acute left choreic movements during her fourth week of pregnancy. She had sometimes had transient ischemic attacks since she was 10 years old. During the eighth week of pregnancy, a brain MRI showed old ischemic lesions deep in the right frontal white matter. Her angiograph revealed a complete obstruction of the terminal portion(More)
An attempt was made to detect carriers of group B Streptococcus (GBS) among pregnant women by vaginal culture. Reported carrier rates have varied from 3% to 15% and one study has reported that cultures of urine sediment showed a very high positivity rate of 30% among non-pregnant women. In this study, we cultured urine sediment from 110 non-pregnant and 415(More)
A postmedian sternotomy plexopathy is a C8 plexopathy following an operation that requires a median sternotomy, in which the C8 anterior primary ramus is injured. Since the clinical picture of a C8 plexopathy is quite similar to an ulnar neuropathy, electrodiagnostic tests are crucial for localizing the lesion and confirming the diagnosis. This is the first(More)
Levels of antibody against GBS type III in pregnant women have been determined using ELISA assay method that we originally deviced. Toyo Jozo Co. have also introduced an assay system (the Toyo kit) that resembles ours. The present study was performed to compare our system with the Toyo kit. Correctivity between the two systems was good, giving a regression(More)
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