Ayako Kumabe

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We report a case of pseudo-renal failure caused by urinary ascites due to spontaneous bladder rupture following transurethral resection of a bladder tumour (TUR-BT). A 63-year-old man presented with 2 months of abdominal distension due to ascites. Laboratory findings showed elevated serum creatinine and hyperkalaemia. Peritoneal fluid urea, creatinine and(More)
BACKGROUND Infection by Enterococcus durans (E. durans) is very rare; reported cases are often preceded by therapy or an immunosuppressed state, including infective endocarditis, urinary tract infection, or wound infection. A few reported cases of infective endocarditis exist, with no reports describing involvement of blood access infection. CASE(More)
A 93-year-old woman with neurogenic bladder was admitted to our hospital because of impaired consciousness. Her urine culture revealed urease-test-positive Corynebacterium urealyticum. She was diagnosed with hyperammonemia due to an obstructive urinary tract infection that was caused by urease-producing bacteria. The patient showed rapid improvement of(More)
In Japan, aspiration pneumonia is common among the elderly and patients are often treated by temporary discontinuation of meals. However, there are few published studies on the fasting duration for aspiration pneumonia treatment. Therefore, we conducted the present study to assess the opinions of clinicians regarding the fasting duration for the treatment(More)
AIM To investigate the items that are considered by physicians when making decisions regarding the resumption of oral intake among patients with aspiration pneumonia who have undergone short-term fasting. METHODS We surveyed 2490 Japanese hospitals that had internal medicine and respiratory medicine departments. We mailed questionnaires that contained 24(More)
BACKGROUND Anasarca in patients with lymphoma is a rare symptom. We report a patient with DLBCL associated with pituitary gland infiltration that was diagnosed based on significant anasarca. CASE PRESENTATION A 72-year-old woman with a 10-year history of hypertension visited a local hospital presenting with anasarca and 15-kg weight gain in the past 3(More)
Pyomyositis is typically caused by Staphylococcus aureus, and is rare in temperate climates, although its prevalence has been recently increasing. This infection often involves the thigh, and is associated with immunodeficiency. We report the case of a healthy 20-year-old Japanese woman who experienced a fever and continuous pain for several days. She was(More)
A 47-year-old Japanese man had been suffering from acute posterior neck pain for the previous 2 days. He visited our outpatient department because he had limited neck mobility and was unable to sleep well due to this pain. The posterior neck pain became exacerbated when swallowing, and he also had dysphagia. Computed tomography scans showed light(More)
Context Pancreatic exocrine insufficiency is caused by primary diseases such as chronic pancreatitis, cystic fibrosis, and main pancreatic duct occlusion due to a tumor, or it may develop because of pancreatectomy. Steatorrhea or diarrhea, which occurs along with inadequate digestion/absorption of fat, often leads to a diagnosis of pancreatic exocrine(More)