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In a continuing study from Dec 2006 to Apr 2008, we characterized nine multi-drug resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa strains isolated from four patients in a ward at the Hiroshima University Hospital, Japan. Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis of SpeI-digested genomic DNAs from the isolates suggested the clonal expansion of a single strain; however, only one(More)
The objective of this study was to identify factors related to the expansion of infection and prevention of influenza A(H1N1)pdm09. A retrospective non-randomized cohort study (from June 2009 to May 2010) on influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 was conducted in a sample of residents from Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. The cumulative incidence of the influenza A(H1N1)pdm09(More)
Dear Editor, Clostridium tertium is an endospore-forming anaerobic gram– positive bacillus. This organism is aerotolerant and is easily de-colorized in Gram-stained smears, often leading to mistaken identification as a gram-negative organism. The major risk factors for C. tertium bacteremia are hematological disease, intestinal mucosal injury, and history(More)
We report 2 cases of ulcerative colitis (UC) with intestinal tract dilatation treated with tacrolimus. They were 53- and 64-year-old males, who had been admitted to local hospitals for increasing severity of their UC symptoms. Treatment for severe UC was immediately started, but both cases were refractory to corticosteroid therapy; they were then(More)
Klebsiella pneumoniae is a common nosocomial pathogen causing pneumonia and bacteremia in intensive care units (ICUs). Since the introduction of extended-spectrum cephalo-sporins, extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing K. pneumoniae has emerged and caused serious problems worldwide. Until recently, ESBL-producing K. pneumoniae was relatively(More)
This 4-year-old girl fell while holding plastic chopsticks and a chopstick penetrated her left eye. The chopstick was removed immediately by herself. Conventional CT and MR images showed a penetration track from the orbital roof to the basal ganglia. On susceptibility-and diffusion-weighted images the track and surrounding cytotoxic edema were visualized(More)
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