Daisuke Todokoro

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A total of 636 vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium (VRE) isolates obtained between 1994 and 1999 from the Medical School Hospital of the University of Michigan were tested for bacteriocin production. Of the 277 (44%) bacteriocinogenic strains, 21 were active against E. faecalis, E. faecium, E. hirae, E. durans, and Listeria monocytogenes. Of those 21(More)
PURPOSE Enterococcus faecalis is a major endophthalmitis-causing pathogen and often causes significant visual impairment. We investigated the clinical background, treatment and the visual outcome of patients with E. faecalis endophthalmitis after cataract surgery. METHODS We retrospectively conducted a postal survey directed mainly at the members of(More)
The objective of this study was to describe 2 cases of keratitis caused by Purpureocillium lilacinum (formerly Paecilomyces lilacinus) that occurred in disposable contact lens users, which were successfully treated with topical voriconazole. Case 1 was a healthy 44-year-old woman, who wore weekly disposable contact lenses and had developed a superficial(More)
PURPOSE Moraxella species are rare causative pathogens of severe sight-threatening keratitis. The aim of this study was to analyze the clinical presentation, predisposing risk factors, in vitro antimicrobial susceptibility, and treatment associated with Moraxella keratitis. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed 30 culture-proven cases of Moraxella keratitis(More)
The origin of the subretinal fluid in pit-macular syndrome is unknown. Using optical coherence tomography, the authors observed that an optic disk pit is not a true pit but a cystic cavity covered with a superficial layer of the optic disk in a patient with retinal detachment and retinoschisis. The cyst was connected to the intraretinal space of the retina,(More)
We report the first case of Corynebacterium propinquum keratitis in the compromised cornea of a diabetic patient wearing therapeutic contact lenses. The strain was identified to the species level based on sequencing of the 16S rRNA gene and RNA polymerase β-subunit-encoding gene (rpoB). Ophthalmologists should be aware of nondiphtherial corynebacterial(More)
Objective: Bacterial endophthalmitis is among the most serious ocular infections. Nutritionally variant streptococci (NVS) are bacteria that are difficult to culture with standard media because of fastidious growth requirements. The cases of post-operative endophthalmitis caused by Granulicatella adiacens, one of the NVS were reported. Method: Case report(More)
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis is an opportunistic ocular infection most commonly observed in patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). We present a rare case of CMV retinitis that developed in a non-HIV patient with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Over the preceding 5 months, a family doctor had been treating the 78-year-old male patient with(More)
Afatinib is a second-generation epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) inhibitor that has been shown to be effective against EGFR-mutated non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) resistant to conventional EGFR inhibitors such as gefitinib and erlotinib. Although ocular side effects of gefitinib and erlotinib have been reported, those for afatinib have yet to be(More)
Purpose Postoperative endophthalmitis caused by Enterococcus faecalis often results in poor visual outcome due to retinal destruction. We evaluated the virulence factors of Enterococcus faecalis clinical isolates and analyzed their relationship with retinal destruction and poor visual outcomes in postoperative bacterial endophthalmitis (PBE) following(More)
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