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Clinical and Microbiological Differences between Mycobacterium abscessus and Mycobacterium massiliense Lung Diseases
ABSTRACT In recent years, many novel nontuberculous mycobacterial species have been discovered through genetic analysis. Mycobacterium massiliense and M. bolletii have recently been identified asExpand
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Reevaluation of the Japanese guideline for healthcare-associated pneumonia in a medium-sized community hospital in Japan
The Japanese guidelines for nursing- and healthcare-associated pneumonia (NHCAP) categorize patients by risk of resistant bacteria and defined antimicrobials to be used, similar to theExpand
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Nuclear Localization of Immunoreactive β‐Catenin Is Specific to Familial Adenomatous Polyposis in Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma
Thyroid carcinoma is the first symptom in some patients with familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP). We evaluated the cellular localization of β‐catenin in thyroid carcinomas associated (n=4) or notExpand
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Drug‐resistant genes and serotypes of pneumococcal strains of community‐acquired pneumonia among adults in Japan
Background:  A high frequency of drug‐resistant pneumococci has been reported in Asian countries. Few data on the drug‐resistance or serotype of pneumococcal strains responsible forExpand
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Sustained functional serotype-specific antibody after primary and secondary vaccinations with a pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine in elderly patients with chronic lung disease.
An observational study was conducted to determine immunogenicity before and after primary and secondary vaccinations with 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine in a cohort of 40 elderlyExpand
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Analysis of drug treatment outcome in clarithromycin-resistant Mycobacterium avium complex lung disease
BackgroundAlthough the isolation of clarithromycin (CAM)-resistant Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) indicates a poor treatment outcome and increased mortality, there have been only a few reports onExpand
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[Agranulocytosis due to anti-tuberculosis drugs including isoniazid (INH) and rifampicin (RFP)--a report of four cases and review of the literature].
We experienced 4 cases of agranulocytosis due to anti-tuberculosis drugs (rifampicin [RFP], isoniazid [INH], ethambutol [EB], streptomycin [SM] or pyrazinamide [PZA]) among some 6,400 tuberculosisExpand
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Interferon-gamma release assays in patients with Mycobacterium kansasii pulmonary infection: A retrospective survey.
OBJECTIVES Interferon-gamma release assays (IGRAs) can be positive in patients infected with Mycobacterium kansasii (M. kansasii), which carries some of Mycobacterium tuberculosis specific antigensExpand
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Diagnosis of active tuberculous serositis by antigen-specific interferon-gamma response of cavity fluid cells.
BACKGROUND To develop a more accurate methodology for diagnosing active tuberculous pleurisy, as well as peritonitis and pericardits of tuberculous origin, we established an antigen-specificExpand
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Assessment of sleep disturbance in lung cancer patients: relationship between sleep disturbance and pain, fatigue, quality of life, and psychological distress.
OBJECTIVE We investigated the prevalence of sleep disturbance and psychological distress in lung cancer patients. We also examined the association between sleep disturbance and psychologicalExpand
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