Yoshihiro Ando

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Neonatal herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection is a severe disease with high mortality and morbidity in spite of the development of effective anti-viral therapies. The viral load in neonatal herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection was measured retrospectively in 37 patients. HSV DNA copy numbers in serum and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) were quantified using a(More)
We performed a retrospective diagnostic study of congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection in patients with sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL). CMV DNA in preserved umbilical cords was analyzed using real-time polymerase chain reaction analysis. Of 45 analyzable patients with SNHL, CMV DNA was detected in the preserved umbilical cords of 3 patients, all of(More)
We performed a real-time PCR assay to detect herpes simplex virus (HSV) DNA, and compared it prospectively with a nested PCR assay in 164 clinical samples (109 cerebrospinal fluid and 55 sera) from patients suspected of having neonatal HSV infection or HSV encephalitis. In 25 of 164 samples, HSV DNA was detected by the nested PCR assay. All samples positive(More)
The manor lymphocy~-stmaulamag ~mtagen (MIs), whach as defined by the demoustrataon of a strong lYnmary T-cell pmhferenve response m a maxed lymphocyte culture between major hastocompafibthty complex-ldenlncal stratus (Fe.mmstem et aL 1989), ts a represemtafive of self superantagens (Sags) Whlda brad to certain Tcrb-V elements a~d delete T ceils bearing(More)
Neonatal herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection is a severe disease with high mortality and morbidity. To investigate the pathogenesis of neonatal HSV infection, we examined inflammatory responses and markers of apoptosis in patients with neonatal HSV infection. Concentrations of inflammatory cytokines and markers of apoptosis were significantly higher in(More)
Although posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is caused by various conditions, there have been no reports on PRES associated with bronchial asthma. We report a case with PRES during the treatment for severe asthmatic attack. A 4-year-old girl was treated for asthmatic attack with steroids. From the 10th hospital day, hypertension, pulmonary(More)
A case of bilateral pedicle stress fracture of L4 in a patient with osteoporotic compression fracture of L5 and without a history of major trauma or surgery is reported, and the literature is reviewed. Bilateral pedicle fracture is a rare entity and few cases have been reported in the literature. All reported cases had some underlying causative factors like(More)
SRM is possible to high output by high speed drive. However, efficiency decreases for increase of iron loss in high speed drive. Therefore, reduction of iron loss is necessary for high efficiency drive. And, we aim to improve of efficiency by electromagnetic steel sheet of low iron loss. We thought Si6.5% electromagnetic steel sheet is suitable to high(More)
Mouse mammary tumor virus (MMTV) has an open reading frame (Off) in its 3' long terminal repeat (LTR) encoding a superantigen (Sag) that binds major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class II molecules and stimulates T cells bearing particular TcrV~ (Acha-Orbea and MacDonald 1995). Although 3'LTROrf-encoded protein alone is able to determine the TcrV[3(More)
Similar to the superantigens encoded by endogenous mouse mammary tumor virus (MMTV) proviruses (Acha-Orbea et al. 1993), infectious MMTVs express superantigens, which are recognized by particular Tcrb-V in the context of MHC class II molecules (Marrack et al. 1991). Choi and coworkers (1991) and Acha-Orbea and co-workers (1991) have reported independently(More)