Toshiaki Ban

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BACKGROUND Pandemic influenza A(H1N1) virus infection quickly circulated worldwide in 2009. In Japan, the first case was reported in May 2009, one month after its outbreak in Mexico. Thereafter, A(H1N1) infection spread widely throughout the country. It is of great importance to profile and understand the situation regarding viral mutations and their(More)
BACKGROUND In 2009, a pandemic (pdm) influenza A(H1N1) virus infection quickly circulated globally resulting in about 18,000 deaths around the world. In Japan, infected patients accounted for 16% of the total population. The possibility of human-to-human transmission of highly pathogenic novel influenza viruses is becoming a fear for human health and(More)
A brief review is given of the incidence and nature of psychiatric symptoms, particularly depression, that are associated with chronic physical diseases common in the elderly. A discussion of medical illnesses that mimic depression, and depression presenting as somatic disease, illustrates the challenge of differential diagnosis. Guidelines are presented(More)
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