Hirokazu Nishikawa

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During the late rainy season and winter season in 1990, outbreaks of suspected trypanosomiasis in native cattle (Bos indicus) occurred on 13 farms in Petchaboon province, Thailand. Forty-two cattle presented with nervous symptoms including circling, excitation, jumping, aggressive behavior, lateral recumbency, convulsion and finally death. Blood samples(More)
Awassi sheep sera from all the provinces of the Syrian Arab Republic were tested for RSV, PI3, REO and Adeno viruses (IIF and AGID tests). RSV was the most prevalent infection with 63·6% of samples seropositive, followed by REO, PI3 and Adenovirus with seroprevalences of 27·3%, 24% and 8·1% respectively. Animals were more frequently infected by RSV alone.(More)
To assess relationships of inflammatory markers and 2 related clinical factors with blood culture results, we retrospectively investigated inpatients' blood culture and blood chemistry findings that were recorded from January to December 2014 using electronic medical records and analyzed the data of 852 subjects (426 culture-positive and 426(More)
BACKGROUND The detection of infectious bacteria in blood culture samples is important for diagnosis and treatment, but this requires 1-2 days at least, and is not adequate as a rapid test. Therefore, we have investigated the diagnostic ability and the optimal cutoff value of procalcitonin (PCT) and C-reactive protein (CRP) for predicting the bacteremias(More)
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