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BACKGROUND Nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae is a particularly important cause of acute otitis media (AOM). There is a high prevalence of β-lactamase-nonproducing ampicillin-resistant (BLNAR) strains in Japanese children, which is associated with recurrent AOM and prolonged treatment. The aim of this study was to investigate the antimicrobial(More)
Molecular characterization of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) is generally conducted referred to staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec (SCCmec) type IV or V. CA-MRSA is now a cause of concern since such strains have been isolated not only from individuals in a community but also from patients in healthcare(More)
OBJECTIVES To clarify the clinical risk factors that aggravate deep neck infection. PATIENTS AND METHODS Sixty-five patients with deep neck infection (abscess or cellulitis), 42 males and 23 females, who were treated at the ear, nose, and throat department in Iwaki Kyoritsu General Hospital in the past 10 years, were retrospectively reviewed. Cases of(More)
INTRODUCTION Streptococcus pneumoniae is one of the most common bacteria causing otorhinolaryngological infections, such as acute otitis media and upper respiratory tract infection. Our group surveyed the drug susceptibility profile of S. pneumoniae isolates from otorhinolaryngology patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 41,069 S. pneumoniae isolates(More)
Streptococcus (S.) pyogenes is well recognized as the most common pathogen causing pharyngotonsillitis in school-age children. In Japan, mucoid Streptococcus pneumoniae is well known as a causative agent of severe acute otitis media (AOM); however, mucoid S. pyogenes has rarely been reported. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of an AOM(More)
BACKGROUND Streptococcus pneumoniae is one of the most common bacteria causing acute otitis media (AOM). In Japan, a 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV7) was introduced for voluntary vaccination of children in 2010, and it became a recommended vaccination in April 2013. We surveyed the serotypes and antimicrobial susceptibility profile of S.(More)
BACKGROUND Diabetes mellitus has been recognized as the most common systemic disease associated with deep neck infection. We report the first systematic review and meta-analysis of the influence of diabetes on clinical and bacteriological characteristics of deep neck infection. METHODS Articles were retrieved from PubMed, EMBASE, and the Japan Medical(More)
Campylobacter rectus is a member of the human oral flora and is associated with periodontal disease. We report the first case of severe acute otitis media (AOM) due to C. rectus in a previous healthy 15-year-old boy, which was confirmed by 16S ribosomal RNA gene sequencing. C. rectus is a possible causative pathogen of AOM.
CONCLUSION It is important to take adequate precautions when performing septoplasty for elderly patients. OBJECTIVE Septoplasty is the treatment of choice for deviation of the nasal septum. Saddle nose is a rare complication caused by damage to the keystone area. In this area, the nasal bone overlaps the upper lateral cartilages, so careful attention is(More)