Tadamune Kinjo

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BACKGROUND AND AIMS Protein convertase subtilisin/Kexin type-9 (PCSK9) is a substantial player in lipoprotein metabolism. This study was designed to elucidate the role of PCSK9 in the regulation of lipoprotein during the fetal period. STUDY DESIGN AND SUBJECTS This study was a cross-sectional study. Eighty-one neonates (45 males, 36 females) who were(More)
BACKGROUND Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is a chronic lung disease mostly occurring in preterm infants. The pathogenesis of BPD involves early inflammation and remodeling of the premature lung. AIM To search for the novel predictive marker of BPD development, we studied serum levels of neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL), an innate immune(More)
Adrenal hypoplasia is a rare, life-threatening congenital disorder. Here we define a new form of syndromic adrenal hypoplasia, which we propose to term MIRAGE (myelodysplasia, infection, restriction of growth, adrenal hypoplasia, genital phenotypes, and enteropathy) syndrome. By exome sequencing and follow-up studies, we identified 11 patients with adrenal(More)
It is rare that coloboma, heart anomalies, choanal atresia, retarded growth and development, and genital and ear anomalies (CHARGE) syndrome patients have DiGeorge sequence showing severe immunodeficiency due to the defect of the thymus. Although the only treatment to achieve immunological recovery for these patients in countries where thymic(More)
We present a case of triplets with intrauterine cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection, each of whom showed differential transmission, placental pathology, and postnatal outcome. The first- and second-born infants were both vigorous and asymptomatic at birth, although the first-, but not the second-born, triplet had a high copy number of CMV DNA in the peripheral(More)
BACKGROUND During the follow-up period in surviving patients with severe congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH), respiratory complications, such as recurrence of CDH or chronic lung disease, have been reported to occur as a late complication. Although some risk factors for deterioration of respiratory condition have been reported in CDH, the risk of(More)
BACKGROUND Premature newborns are vulnerable to iron imbalance, although the iron homeostasis during the perinatal period remains unclear. To clarify the iron metabolism of premature infants, we measured serum prohepcidin concentrations of preterm infants, and analyzed the association with iron parameters. METHODS Seventy-one (61 preterm and 10 term)(More)
BACKGROUND Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) occurs in association with prenatal conditions predisposing infants to inflammation and remodeling of the premature lungs. Because of the lack of useful biomarkers for BPD, the gene expression of tracheal aspirate fluid (TAF) cells in premature infants was analyzed. METHODS Of 148 consecutive patients, 26(More)
BACKGROUND Cytokines and chemokines during perinatal period may involve the neurological development of newborns. AIMS We investigated the association of circulating chemokines during neonatal period with the outcome of premature infants. STUDY DESIGN The prospective study enrolled 29 very low birth weight (<1500 g) and appropriate-for-date infants(More)
Sotos syndrome (OMIM #117550) is a congenital syndrome characterized by overgrowth with advanced bone age, macrocephaly, and learning difficulties. Endocrine complications of this syndrome have not yet been fully described in previous reports. We here investigated the clinical manifestations of Sotos syndrome in Japanese patients who presented with(More)