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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786872/prevalence-of-antibodies-against-borna-disease-virus-proteins-in-japanese-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorder
#1
Tomoyuki Honda, Kozue Sofuku, Hidenori Matsunaga, Masaya Tachibana, Ikuko Mohri, Masako Taniike, Keizo Tomonaga
Bornavirus infection is observed in both animals, including humans. However, bornavirus epidemiology in humans, especially in children, remains unclear. Here, we evaluated antibodies against bornaviruses in Japanese children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) using immunofluorescence analysis, western blotting, and radio ligand assay. The prevalence of antibodies against bornavirus-specific speckles, N, and P proteins were 22%, 48%, and 33%, respectively, in the ASD children. According to our criteria, the prevalence of antibodies against bornaviruses was 7...
May 22, 2018: Microbiology and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786654/a-comparative-study-of-oral-health-status-between-international-and-japanese-university-student-patients-in-japan
#2
Ai Ohsato, Masanobu Abe, Kazumi Ohkubo, Hidemi Yoshimasu, Liang Zong, Kazuto Hoshi, Tsuyoshi Takato, Shintaro Yanagimoto, Kazuhiko Yamamoto
Background: The number of international students enrolled in universities in Japan is increasing. To provide better oral care services for international students, we have to understand their oral environment and dental health behaviors. However, few studies have investigated the oral health status of international university students. The object of the present study was to clarify the current oral status of international university students. Methods: The subjects were students who visited the dental department at the University of Tokyo's Health Services Center between April 2012 and March 2013...
May 22, 2018: Healthcare (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786120/identification-and-characterization-of-a-tombusvirus-isolated-from-japanese-gentian
#3
Koki Fujisaki, Chika Tateda, Asuka Shirakawa, Mari Iwai, Yoshiko Abe
The DECS (dsRNA isolation, exhaustive amplification, cloning and sequencing) analysis technique for viral diagnosis detected a tombusvirus in Japanese gentian not displaying severe symptoms. We tentatively named this virus "gentian virus A" (GeVA). GeVA systemically but inefficiently infected Japanese gentian without causing visible symptoms, while it led to severe symptoms in some other plants. The complete genome sequence of GeVA indicated a typical tombusvirus-like structure. Phylogenetic analysis of the deduced amino acid sequences of four tombusvirus-encoded proteins did not reveal other known tombusviruses that were closely-related to GeVA, suggesting that it is a novel tombusvirus...
May 21, 2018: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785639/development-of-a-molecular-diagnostic-test-for-retinitis-pigmentosa-in-the-japanese-population
#4
Akiko Maeda, Akiko Yoshida, Kanako Kawai, Yuki Arai, Ryutaro Akiba, Akira Inaba, Seiji Takagi, Ryoji Fujiki, Yasuhiko Hirami, Yasuo Kurimoto, Osamu Ohara, Masayo Takahashi
PURPOSE: Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) is the most common form of inherited retinal dystrophy caused by different genetic variants. More than 60 causative genes have been identified to date. The establishment of cost-effective molecular diagnostic tests with high sensitivity and specificity can be beneficial for patients and clinicians. Here, we developed a clinical diagnostic test for RP in the Japanese population. STUDY DESIGN: Evaluation of diagnostic technology, Prospective, Clinical and experimental study...
May 21, 2018: Japanese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785512/efficacy-of-sports-club-activities-on-exercise-tolerance-among-japanese-middle-and-high-school-children-and-adolescents-after-fontan-procedure
#5
Yoshihiko Kodama, Kyoko Koga, Ayako Kuraoka, Yuichi Ishikawa, Makoto Nakamura, Koichi Sagawa, Shiro Ishikawa
The exercise tolerance of Fontan patients is poorer than that of healthy people. Some previous studies reported that exercise tolerance can be improved in this population by cardiac rehabilitation. This study aimed to determine the factors associated with peak oxygen uptake (VO2) and to subsequently clarify the correlation between participation in sports club activities and variables related to exercise tolerance. Cardiopulmonary exercise tests were performed by 115 Fontan patients aged between 6 and 20 years...
May 21, 2018: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785486/radiation-induced-bystander-effect-in-large-japanese-field-mouse-apodemus-speciosus-embryonic-cells
#6
Kentaro Ariyoshi, Tomisato Miura, Kosuke Kasai, Nakata Akifumi, Yohei Fujishima, Mitsuaki A Yoshida
Although evidence suggests that ionizing radiation can induce the bystander effect (radiation-induced bystander effect: RIBE) in cultured cells or mouse models, it is unclear whether the effect occurs in cells of wild animals. We investigated medium-mediated bystander micronucleus (MN) formation and DNA damage in un-irradiated cells from a large Japanese field mouse (Apodemus speciosus). We isolated four clones of A. speciosus embryonic fibroblasts (A603-1, A603-2, A603-3, and A603-4) derived from the same mother, and examined their radiation sensitivity using the colony-forming assay...
May 22, 2018: Radiation and Environmental Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785257/pure-erythroid-leukemia-in-a-polymyositis-patient-treated-with-azathioprine
#7
Osamu Imataki, Akihiro Takeuchi, Shumpei Uchida, Shigeyuki Yokokura, Makiko Uemura, Norimitsu Kadowaki
Acute erythroid leukemia, also known as acute myeloid leukemia-M6, may be associated with previous chemotherapy or immunosuppressive therapy. For 10 years, a 69-year-old Japanese female patient with pure erythroid leukemia (or acute myeloid leukemia-M6b) was treated for polymyositis with 50-100 mg/day azathioprine. She complained of dyspnea with low-grade fever and was diagnosed as having pure erythroid leukemia. Chromosomal analysis revealed a complex karyotype abnormality, with the deletion of 5q, -6, -7 and addition of 11q13...
2018: Rare Tumors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785195/combined-therapies-of-modified-taiyi-miraculous-moxa-roll-and-cupping-for-patients-with-lumbar-intervertebral-disc-herniation
#8
Chunyue Cai, Yuefeng Gong, Dayong Dong, Jinbiao Xue, Xiaoting Zheng, Zhangfeng Zhong, Jialong Shao, Daguo Mi
Lumbar intervertebral disc herniation is a kind of syndrome caused by stimulation or pressure of nerve root and cauda equina due to intervertebral disc disorder, fibrous ring rupture, and pulpiform nucleus protrusion. Application of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) including acupuncture therapy and cupping therapy is unique and effective treatment for lumbar intervertebral disc herniation in China. Hence, we try to investigate the combined clinical efficacy of modified Taiyi miraculous moxa roll and cupping therapy on patients with lumbar intervertebral disc herniation...
2018: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784969/north-american-domestic-pigs-are-susceptible-to-experimental-infection-with-japanese-encephalitis-virus
#9
So Lee Park, Yan-Jang S Huang, Amy C Lyons, Victoria B Ayers, Susan M Hettenbach, D Scott McVey, Kenneth R Burton, Stephen Higgs, Dana L Vanlandingham
Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) is a mosquito-borne flavivirus that is capable of causing encephalitic diseases in children. While humans can succumb to severe disease, the transmission cycle is maintained by viremic birds and pigs in endemic regions. Although JEV is regarded as a significant threat to the United States (U.S.), the susceptibility of domestic swine to JEV infection has not been evaluated. In this study, domestic pigs from North America were intravenously challenged with JEV to characterize the pathological outcomes...
May 21, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784950/genome-wide-association-study-identified-new-susceptible-genetic-variants-in-hla-class-i-region-for-hepatitis-b-virus-related-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#10
Hiromi Sawai, Nao Nishida, Seik-Soon Khor, Masao Honda, Masaya Sugiyama, Natsumi Baba, Kayoko Yamada, Norie Sawada, Shoichiro Tsugane, Kazuhiko Koike, Yuji Kondo, Hiroshi Yatsuhashi, Shinya Nagaoka, Akinobu Taketomi, Moto Fukai, Masayuki Kurosaki, Namiki Izumi, Jong-Hon Kang, Kazumoto Murata, Keisuke Hino, Sohji Nishina, Akihiro Matsumoto, Eiji Tanaka, Naoya Sakamoto, Koji Ogawa, Kazuhide Yamamoto, Akihiro Tamori, Osamu Yokosuka, Tatsuo Kanda, Isao Sakaida, Yoshito Itoh, Yuichiro Eguchi, Satoshi Oeda, Satoshi Mochida, Man-Fung Yuen, Wai-Kay Seto, Yong Poovorawan, Nawarat Posuwan, Masashi Mizokami, Katsushi Tokunaga
We have performed a genome-wide association study (GWAS) including 473 Japanese HBV (hepatitis B virus)-positive HCC (hepatocellular carcinoma) patients and 516 HBV carriers including chronic hepatitis and asymptomatic carrier individuals to identify new host genetic factors associated with HBV-derived HCC in Japanese and other East Asian populations. We identified 65 SNPs with P values < 10-4 located within the HLA class I region and three SNPs were genotyped in three independent population-based replication sets...
May 21, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784468/vaccines-and-the-risk-of-acute-disseminated-encephalomyelitis
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Yong Chen, Fubao Ma, Yuanling Xu, Xuhua Chu, Jinlin Zhang
BACKGROUND: It is important to examine the risk of Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) after vaccination. METHODS: We conducted a nested case-control study between January 2011 and December 2015. Four controls per case were matched for age, gender, address. An independent expert committee validated the diagnoses of cases and controls. Data on vaccinations were obtained from computerized vaccination records. The analyses were conducted with the use of conditional logistic regression...
May 18, 2018: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784441/effect-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-in-japan
#12
Hironori Uematsu, Kazuto Yamashita, Seiko Mizuno, Susumu Kunisawa, Keigo Shibayama, Yuichi Imanaka
BACKGROUND: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is the most common antimicrobial-resistant organism identified in Japanese health care facilities. This study analyzed the clinical and economic burdens attributable to methicillin resistance in S aureus in Japanese hospitals. METHODS: We retrospectively investigated data from 14,905 inpatients of 57 hospitals combined with data from nosocomial infection surveillance and administrative claim databases...
May 18, 2018: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784024/successful-resection-of-a-slow-growing-synchronous-pulmonary-metastasis-from-distal-cholangiocarcinoma-resected-3-5-years-after-initial-surgery-a-case-report
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Teruhisa Sakamoto, Soichiro Honjo, Masaki Morimoto, Masataka Amisaki, Yosuke Arai, Naruo Tokuyasu, Keigo Ashida, Hiroaki Saito, Kanae Nosaka, Yoshiyuki Fujiwara
BACKGROUND: A few reports have described the effectiveness of resection for recurrent cholangiocarcinoma. However, none have described resection of synchronous pulmonary metastasis from distal cholangiocarcinoma. We report the first case, to the best of our knowledge, of a slow-growing synchronous pulmonary metastasis from distal cholangiocarcinoma resected 3.5 years after the initial surgery. CASE PRESENTATION: A 67-year-old Japanese man with a diagnosis of distal cholangiocarcinoma was referred to our hospital...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784018/adding-colchicine-to-immunosuppressive-treatments-a-potential-option-for-biologics-refractory-adult-onset-still-s-disease
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Tomoyuki Asano, Makiko Yashiro Furuya, Shuzo Sato, Hiroko Kobayashi, Hiroshi Watanabe, Eiji Suzuki, Kiyoshi Migita
BACKGROUND: Adult-onset Still's disease (AOSD) is a rare inflammatory disorder characterized by the classical triad of daily spiking fever, arthritis, and typical salmon-colored rash. Resistance to first-line corticosteroids and second-line disease modified anti-rheumatic-drugs defines refractory AOSD, which mostly includes the polycyclic or chronic courses of the disease. Anti-cytokine therapies are recommended in AOSD patients who are refractory to traditional treatments. This is the first report on the efficacy of colchicine in a patient with AOSD which was refractory to immunosuppressive treatments including biologics...
May 21, 2018: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784002/association-between-number-of-institutions-with-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography-and-regional-mortality-ratio-of-acute-myocardial-infarction-a-nationwide-ecological-study-using-a-spatial-bayesian-model
#15
Hideaki Kawaguchi, Soichi Koike, Ryota Sakurai, Kazuhiko Ohe
BACKGROUND: Coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA) has demonstrated high diagnostic accuracy for detection of coronary artery stenosis, and healthcare providers can detect coronary artery disease in earlier stages before it develops into more serious clinical conditions such as acute myocardial infarction (AMI). We hypothesized that the mortality ratio of AMI in regions with a higher density of coronary CTA is lower than that in regions with a lower density of coronary CTA. METHODS: This ecological and cross-sectional study using secondary data targeted all secondary medical service areas (SMSAs) in Japan (n = 349)...
May 21, 2018: International Journal of Health Geographics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783982/providing-japanese-health-care-information-for-international-visitors-digital-animation-intervention
#16
Mariko Nishikawa, Masaaki Yamanaka, Junko Kiriya, Masamine Jimba
BACKGROUND: Over 24 million international visitors came to Japan in 2016 and the number is expected to increase. Visitors could be at a risk of illness or injury that may result in hospitalization in Japan. We assessed the effects of a four-minute digital animation titled Mari Info Japan on the level of anxiety experienced by international visitors to Japan. METHODS: We conducted a non-randomized, controlled study at Narita International Airport outside Tokyo in December 2014...
May 21, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783552/re-safety-and-feasibility-of-robot-assisted-radical-prostatectomy-for-clinically-localized-prostate-cancer-in-elderly-japanese-patients
#17
Tomas L Griebling
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June 2018: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783008/percutaneous-endoscopic-lumbar-discectomy-for-l5s1-lumbar-disc-herniation-via-transforaminal-approach-versus-interlaminar-approach-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#18
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Jiageng Chen, Xiyue Jing, Changping Li, Yu Jiang, Sijin Cheng, Jun Ma
BACKGROUND: s: Several studies have compared the clinical efficacy of percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy (PELD) for L5S1 lumbar disc herniation (LDH) via transforaminal approach and interlaminar approach, however, with contradictory results. The aim of this study was to explore the comparison of efficacy and safety between percutaneous endoscopic transforaminal discectomy (PETD) and percutaneous endoscopic interlaminar discectomy (PEID) for L5S1 LDH. METHODS: Six common databases were comprehensively searched and relevant studies would be included into the analysis if it meet all the inclusion criteria...
May 18, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782505/are-pension-types-associated-with-happiness-in-japanese-older-people-jages-cross-sectional-study
#19
Ichiro Sasaki, Katsunori Kondo, Naoki Kondo, Jun Aida, Hiroshi Ichikawa, Takashi Kusumi, Naoya Sueishi, Yuichi Imanaka
BACKGROUND: Although many previous studies have examined the determinants of happiness in older adults, few have investigated the association between pension types and happiness. When compared to other conventional socioeconomic indicators, pension types may be more indicative of long-term socioeconomic status as they can reflect a person's job history over their life course. This study examined the association between pension types and happiness in Japanese older people. METHODS: Cross-sectional survey data from the Japan Gerontological Evaluation Study were used to analyze the association between pension types and happiness...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782433/stabilization-of-single-incision-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-by-needle-puncture-and-bendable-retractor
#20
Kodai Takahashi, Eiji Kanehira, Aya Kamei, Takashi Tanida, Kazunori Sasaki
BACKGROUND: A recent meta-analysis and systematic review suggested that single-incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy (SILC) had a higher procedure failure rate with more blood loss and that it required a longer surgical time than conventional laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Herein, we introduce our experience with the needlescopic grasper-assisted and bendable retractor-assisted SILC technique and evaluate its safety and sustainability. METHODS: The present retrospective cohort study included 407 Japanese patients who underwent needlescopic grasper-assisted and bendable retractor-assisted SILC between January 2012 and April 2017 at our institution...
May 18, 2018: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
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