Yasuki Tanaka

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In this study, we report the effectiveness of trivalent inactivated influenza vaccination (TIV) for severely multiply handicapped persons/children (SMHPs) in the 2005-2006 season. In 77 SMHPs, A/New York/55/2004 (H3N2) which was the changed vaccine-strain showed significant differences in the geometric mean titers (P<0.05) and seroprotection rates (P<0.01)(More)
We report on two sibs with partial 4q trisomy: dup (4)(q35.2-q31.22) and their renal biopsy findings. Both of them show renal hypoplasia, although their chromosomal aberration lacks the minimal duplicated region 4q22-q23 and/or 4q25-q31.3, which had been shown to be associated with urogenital abnormalities and thumb malformations in previous reports. From(More)
BACKGROUND Many reports about the preventative effects of inactivated influenza vaccine have been published, targeting persons with underlying medical conditions. However, the effectiveness for severely multiply handicapped persons/children (SMHPs) is not yet well established. METHODS The study group consisted of 79 SMHPs (36 males and 43 females, aged(More)
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