Yasuo Hosaka

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OBJECTIVE To investigate the antibacterial activity of povidone-iodine (PVP-I) on an artificial dual species biofilm of periodontal pathogens. DESIGN Porphyromonas gingivalis or Fusobacterium nucleatum grown in broth culture was inoculated on polycarbonate membrane (PCM) tissue culture inserts. After incubation for 72 h, PVP-I solutions were applied to(More)
Invasion by Porphyromonas gingivalis has been proposed as a possible mechanism of pathogenesis in periodontal and cardiovascular diseases. Porphyromonas gingivalis have direct access to the systemic circulation and endothelium in periodontitis patients by transient bacteremia. Periodontitis can be described as one of the predominant polymicrobial infections(More)
Porphyromonas gingivalis (P. gingivalis), a gram-negative anaerobe, is involved in the pathogenesis of periodontal disease, and is found frequently in the subgingival flora in patients with periodontitis. This organism possesses a variety of virulence factors including lipopolysaccharide, capsular material, fimbriae and proteases (enzymes). Among the P.(More)
BACKGROUND It is becoming increasingly important for periodontists and dental hygienists to take a biopsychosocial approach to care when considering periodontal interventions. However, information on how patients perceive periodontitis and its treatment is limited. The purpose of the present study is to gain insight into the patient perception of oral(More)
AIM To gain insight into the impact of periodontal surgery on oral health-related quality of life (QoL) of patients with periodontitis. MATERIAL AND METHODS Study participants were recruited from moderate to severe periodontitis patients. After initial periodontal therapy, participants received periodontal surgery. Oral Health-related Quality of Life(More)
A total of 8 strains of 6 bacterial species, Porphyromonas gingivalis ATCC33277 and TDC286, Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans ATCC29523 and JP2, Fusobacterium nucleatum No. 2, Tannerella forsythensis ATCC43937, Prevotella intermedia ATCC25611 and Streptococcus anginosus ATCC33397, were treated with povidone-iodine (PVP-I) gargle (PVP-I: 0.47 and 0.23%(More)
BACKGROUND A slipped muscle after strabismus surgery is a well known complication, but only a few cases have been reported in the medical literature. Here, we report a case of a slipped medial rectus muscle that occurred after strabismus surgery for esotropia. CASE REPORT The patient was a 10 year old male with an acquired esotropia of 20 PD at distance.(More)
Three types of eosin-derivatized gelatins (eosin-gelatins) with different molecular weights (M(w)) of ca. 15 kDa (low-molecular-weight eosin-gelatin, LEG), ca. 30 kDa (medium-molecular-weight eosin-gelatin, MEG), and ca. 95 kDa (high-molecular-weight eosin-gelatin, HEG) were prepared. All the eosin-gelatins except for HEG dissolved completely in water at 37(More)
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