Wakana Nomura

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Our research aims were to: (1) assess the prevalence of two condom use problems: breakage or slippage and partial use (delayed application or early removal) among men who have sex with men (MSM) seeking services in urban US STD clinics; and (2) examine the association between these condom use problems and participant, partner and partnership(More)
Anti-tumor necrosis factor α (TNF-α) biologic agents are used for treating refractory sarcoidosis. However, sarcoidosis-like epithelioid cell granulomas may develop during anti-TNF-α treatment. A 63-year-old man suffering from rheumatoid arthritis was treated with oral methotrexate and methylprednisolone for 4 years. He subsequently started biweekly(More)
S100-negative, CD1a-positive histiocytosis is a rare histiocytic disorder characterized by proliferation of histiocytic cells possessing a phenotype of epidermal Langerhans cells except for the lack of S100 expression and Birbeck granules. We report the case of a Japanese man suffering from S100-negative, CD1a-positive histiocytosis. The patient showed(More)
BACKGROUND Although physical properties of neonatal-infantile stratum corneum (SC) change drastically after birth, precise developmental alterations of specific sites have not been fully elucidated. OBJECTIVE To determine the longitudinal alterations of neonatal-infantile SC functions and components of upper thighs and diaper-covered buttocks during the(More)
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