Takako Maki

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Susceptibility to the development of asthma and other atopic diseases is known to be associated with genetic components, and several candidate genes have been reported to be linked to atopy in Cauca-sian populations. We conducted a study of linkage between asthma and markers on chromosomes 5q31-q33 and 11q13 in 68 Japanese families (306 members) by affected(More)
Objective. Observational studies have shown a protective association between coffee consumption and type 2 diabetes mellitus whereas caffeine or caffeinated coffee acutely deteriorates glucose tolerance. We investigated the effects of chronic drinking of instant coffee on glucose and insulin concentrations during a 75 g oral glucose tolerance test. Methods.(More)
Confusional migraine (CM) is recognized as a kind of pediatric migraine equivalent. We report that a 10-year-old girl had repeated attacks of confusional state and of migraine with aura. She suffered from total of six CM attacks and migraine attacks with aura almost once a month. Therefore, sodium valproate (VPA) was initiated to prevent these attacks. They(More)
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