Junko Yazawa

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BACKGROUNDS The prevalence of pulmonary nontuberculous mycobacterial infection (pNTM) is currently increasing. Furthermore, its clinical feature is reported to be gradually changing. However, few reports to clarify the current features of pNTM have been published. The aim of this study is to investigate microbiological and clinical features of pNTM. (More)
OBJECTIVE Sepsis is one of the leading causes of mortality in critically ill patients, and providing a timely diagnosis and early intervention is necessary for successful treatment. Procalcitonin (PCT) may be a better marker of sepsis than conventional inflammatory markers. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical utility of the PCT level as a(More)
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