Hisano Ohba

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BACKGROUND The details of the clinical characteristics of patients with chronic pulmonary aspergillosis (CPA) have not been fully understood. METHOD One hundred twenty-nine consecutive patients with isolation of Aspergillus species by culture from respiratory specimens who attended our hospital between October 2001 and September 2009 were enrolled.(More)
BACKGROUND Tuberculosis (TB) is a worldwide infectious disease. Recently, standard therapy has become very effective for treating patients with TB; however, as a result of this powerful regimen, serious side effects have become an important problem. The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate the usefulness of the drug lymphocyte stimulation test(More)
A 52-year old woman admitted to our hospital because of productive cough and dyspnea. Breathing room air arterial blood gases, revealed severe hypoxemia (P/F ratio 185 mmHg) and Chest CT showed diffuse ground glass opacities in both lung fields. Respiratory failure gradually improved after steroid pulse therapy, sivelestat sodium hydrate and antibiotics.(More)
An 83-year-old woman was referred to our hospital with dyspnea on exertion and right pleural effusion. At the age of 69, she had been given a clinical diagnosis of sarcoidosis due to uveitis, bilateral hilar lymphadenopathy, bilateral multiple nodular shadows on chest images, and serum angiotensin-converting enzyme (SACE) level elevation. Remission was(More)
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