Research Areas

Department of
Internal Medicine I
Professor Atsushi Kawakami
Internal Medicine I
Our department comprises from the following three groups. Utilizing the characteristics of each department, we aim to acquire abundant knowledge throughout internal medicine, obtain specialist qualifications, and nurture doctors with "research mind". The research theme of each department is shown below.

(1) Department of Immunology and Rheumatology
1. Early diagnosis and early treatment of rheumatoid arthritis,
2. Image diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis,
3. Synovial cell differentiation and tissue regeneration,
4. Involvement of apoptosis and HTLV-I infection in Sjogren's syndrome,
5. New classification of dermatomyositis using new autoantibodies,
6. Pathological aspect of SLE,
7. Autoinflammatory syndrome: clinical picture, gene analysis

(2) Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism
1. Genetic immunological analysis of type 1 diabetes mellitus and development of the method of onset,
2. Analysis and treatment development of autoimmune thyroid disease,
3. Study on metabolic syndrome in Nagasaki University student,
4. Disease susceptibility genetic analysis of lifestyle-related diseases by Goto Island arteriosclerosis screening,
5. A-bomb and thyroid

(3) Department of Neurology and Strokology
1. Prognosis of acute cerebral infarction treatment,
2. Medical treatment and research on immune-mediated neurological disorders, especially HTLV-I related myelopathy (HAM), myasthenia gravis, Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome, Guillain-Barre syndrome, multiple sclerosis, polymyositis