Hiroki Bando

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Disseminated penicilliosis-an AIDS-indicator disease in Southeast Asian countries -but not Japan- is a systemic fungal infection caused by Penicillium marneffei. A 30-year-old HIV-positive Japanese man visiting Southeast Asia three months before admission and reporting fever, general fatigue, and enlarged lymph nodes lasting over one month was admitted for(More)
The expression levels of various cytokines increase with the progression of HIV-1 infection. However, the effects of antiretroviral therapy (ART) on serum cytokine levels have not been fully determined. In this study we measured serum cytokine levels of 35 HIV-1-infected Japanese adults. We first performed a cross-sectional study and observed that TNF-α,(More)
PURPOSE Idiopathic pleuroparenchymal fibroelastosis (IPPFE) is a recently reported rare disease entity characterized by fibrotic thickening of the pleural and subpleural parenchyma predominantly in the upper lobes in idiopathic interstitial pneumonias (IIPs). Because the clinical features of this rare disease are not fully elucidated, we examined the(More)
Impaired renal function caused by tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) is considered reversible by discontinuing TDF administration, but there are occasional cases of incomplete recovery. We investigated the recovery of renal function after the discontinuation of TDF. Subjects comprised patients who had been started on TDF but in whom it was later(More)
BACKGROUND Viral reservoir size refers to cellular human immunodeficiency virus-1 (HIV-1) DNA levels in CD4(+) T lymphocytes of peripheral blood obtained from patients with plasma HIV-1-RNA levels (viral load, VL) maintained below the detection limit by antiretroviral therapy (ART). We measured HIV-1 DNA levels in CD4(+) lymphocytes in such patients to(More)
We treated three cases of fungemia in HIV-infected patients. These cases were caused by Candida albicans, Cryptococcus neoformans, and Penicillium marneffei, respectively, and all were diagnosed through the use of mycobacterial blood culture bottles. Although the detection of the etiologic agents of fungal infection is difficult, it has been shown that(More)
Recently, 2 monoclonal antibodies that specifically inhibit mitochondrial creatine kinase (MtCK) activity have been developed. In this study, we measured the serum MtCK activity in HIV-1-infected individuals (n = 100) by employing a novel method using these antibodies. The mean serum MtCK activity in 44 patients treated with highly active antiretroviral(More)
CASE REPORT A 65-year-old female was transferred to our emergency and critical care center after taking two kinds of commercially available glyphosate herbicide products. On admission, her conscious level was depressed to Glasgow Coma Scale E3, V2, and M6. Vital signs were as follows ; blood pressure 83/33mmHg, pulse 59/min, and respiratory rate was 24/min.(More)
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