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We sought to identify sensitive clinical predictors for the detection of community-acquired pneumonia in adults as a guide to the ordering of chest radiographs. The subjects were 79 outpatients with at least one clinical sign of fever, cough, sputum, chest pain, dyspnea and coarse crackle who underwent radiography of the chest to detect pneumonia. The(More)
The risk of anticoagulant-associated intracranial hemorrhage(ICH)is relatively low in patients treated with non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants(NOAC). The anticoagulant-associated ICH comprises mainly intraparenchimal hemorrhage. Subdural hematoma and subarachnoid hemorrhage(SAH)are rare complications after treatment with NOAC, trauma being the(More)
Sulbactam/ampicillin (SBT/ABPC) was administered to 83 patients aged over 75 years with community-acquired bacterial pneumonia (mild, n = 43; moderate, n = 40), and its clinical effect was reviewed. It was effective in 37 of the 43 patients with mild disease (efficacy rate, 86.0%), in 27 of the 40 patients with moderate disease (efficacy rate, 67.5%), and(More)
The aim of the study was to assess the clinical features of Q fever pneumonia in Japan. Four cases of Q fever pneumonia (a female aged 21 and males aged 53, 74 and 87 years) who were diagnosed using the PanBio ELISA test kit, were assessed and their clinical features are described. The frequency of Q fever pneumonia among our cases of community-acquired(More)
The effect of intravenous ciprofloxacin (CPFX) on hospital-acquired pneumonia was examined. The subjects were 32 patients with hospital-acquired pneumonia classified as being in group I, group II, and group III, based on The Japanese Respiratory Society Guidelines for management of hospital-acquired pneumonia. None of the patients had received antibiotic(More)
A 47-year-old woman was hospitalized because of urinary-tract infection. She was treated with antibiotics for 6 days. However, severe watery diarrhea and pyrexia developed 6 days after stopping administration of antibiotics. Stool, throat and blood cultures were positive for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and negative for Clostridium(More)
A 78-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital because of dyspnea. A chest radiograph and a computed tomogram on admission showed air-space consolidation in the left upper lung field, and so pneumonia was diagnosed. Although antibiotics were administered, the air-space consolidation did not improve. A transbronchial lung biopsy was performed, yielding a(More)
Reproduction, development and morphological variation of the marine green algaCaulerpa racemosa var.peltata from the southern part of Japan were studied in culture in the laboratory. Anisogamous biflagellate male and female gametes were produced monoeciously and copulated with each other. Settled zygotes became spherical and increased in volume. After five(More)