Yoshinori Ota

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Most mumps patients are clinically diagnosed without any virological examinations, but some diagnosed cases of mumps may be caused by other pathogens or secondary vaccine failure (SVF). To clarify these issues, a sensitive, specific, and rapid diagnostic method is required. We obtained 60 salivary swabs from 34 patients with natural infection during the(More)
Annual seasonal outbreaks of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection occur every winter. Most patients are diagnosed clinically by a rapid detection kit for RSV protein(s) from nasopharyngeal secretion (NPS), but some problems have been reported on the specificity and sensitivity of such rapid detection kits. To ratify these issues, a sensitive,(More)
We developed a useful method for the detection of rubella virus genome RNA by reverse transcription loop-mediated isothermal amplification (RT-LAMP) and compared the sensitivity of RT-LAMP with that of other virological tests: reverse transcription-PCR (RT-PCR) and virus isolation. The rubella virus genome was amplified by RT-LAMP from clinical isolates(More)
A one-step, single tube, real-time reverse transcription loop-mediated isothermal amplification (RT-LAMP) assay was developed for detecting sequences of the untranslated region in the genome of hepatitis A virus (HAV). The RT-LAMP assay reported in this study was very simple and rapid; the HAV-specific amplification was obtained in 50 min under isothermal(More)
Approximately 20,000-30,000 measles patients were reported in a surveillance of infectious diseases because of low vaccine coverage of 80% in Japan. Among them, some were thought to be secondary vaccine failure (SVF) with generally mild or non-typical measles illness and sometimes became a source of further transmission. We have developed a new, sensitive,(More)
Mumps virus is still circulating and annual mumps outbreaks occur with fluctuating magnitudes in Japan. Aseptic meningitis has been reported after vaccination and it would be of importance to determine whether this was related to the vaccination. The objective of this study was to develop a sensitive, specific and rapid diagnostic method for the(More)
We studied gastric function in patients with functional dyspepsia, using capsules containing contrast medium. We were able to estimate intragastric capsule movement by this method. Here, we report gastric functions in patients with esophagitis. We were able to recognize gastric dysfunction (delayed gastric emptying) in these patients.
Mongolian gerbils are frequently used to study Helicobacter pylori-induced gastritis and its consequences. The presence of some gastric microbiota with a suppressive effect on H. pylori suggests inhibitory gastric bacteria against H. pylori infection. The aim of the present study was to analyze the microbiota in the stomach of Mongolian gerbils with H.(More)
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