Tsugikazu Tomono

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Our classification of cryptotia is based on recognition that the deformity is the result of an anomaly of the intrinsic transverse and oblique auricular muscles. Our treatment, in the first instance, is a non-surgical correction. This should be started early, if possible in the first 6 months of the baby's life. Even in the case of older children, success(More)
Nationwide nucleic acid amplification testing (NAT) for hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV) and human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) of blood donated voluntarily after serological screening was implemented on July 1st 1999 for transfusion and plasma fractionation by the Japanese Red Cross blood transfusion services. From February 1st(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Virus inactivation and removal are important prerequisites to ensure the safety of plasma derivatives. For virus inactivation and removal in our coagulation factor VIII (FVIII) product, CROSS EIGHT M, the production process consists of solvent-detergent (S/D) treatment, two chromatography steps and virus filtration with a 35-nm(More)
The first nationwide nucleic acid amplification testing (NAT) for hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), and human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) of voluntarily donated blood after serological pre-screening and before release of cellular components and plasma for fractionation was implemented by the Japanese Red Cross Blood Transfusion(More)
For a one-stage repair of large and deep radionecrotic ulcers over the chest wall, we have used a denuded "turn-over" deltopectoral flap combined with a latissimus dorsi myocutaneous flap. With this technique we can easily cover a defect measuring over 20 x 20 cm. The deformity of the donor site on the contralateral infraclavicular region is minimal. Three(More)
The use of anion-exchange high-performance liquid chromatography columns for the analysis of plasma proteins has been investigated. Mono Q and Polyanion SI were used as anion-exchangers. Several factors, including solvent composition, pH, flow-rate, sodium chloride linear concentration gradient and sample loading capacity, were examined for their effects on(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Nanofiltration is one of the most effective virus reduction methods in the manufacturing process of plasma products. However, it is difficult to remove small viruses from high molecular weight protein preparations like immunoglobulin G or factor VIII complex by nanofiltration, because the size of the protein is similar to that of(More)
In order to develop a new intravenous immunoglobulin G (IgG), IgG was covalently coupled to poly(ethylene glycol) previously activated by cyanuric chloride. The poly(ethylene glycol) coupled IgG obtained was studied for physicochemical and biological properties such as molecular structure, size-exclusion chromatographic behaviour, surface activity,(More)