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Prostate cancer occurs more frequently among older males and such elderly individuals often have chronic underlying disorders for which various drugs are administered for treatment. The levels of prostate‑specific antigen (PSA), a widely used prostate cancer marker, are influenced by a number of drugs, such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and(More)
A 39-year-old man experienced an abrupt onset of right back pain. The pain improved spontaneously, but weakness of the right upper extremity developed. The weakness deteriorated during the next month, and he was admitted to our hospital. Neurological examination disclosed impairment of superficial sensation in his right upper extremity. Blood examination(More)
A 60-year-old female was admitted because of intermittent fever, arthralgia, itching of whole body, pretibial edema, urinary incontinence, pain of both legs and gait disturbance, after an insect bite. On admission, she had fever of 38 degrees C, and nuchal pain and stiffness. Neurological examination revealed spasticity of lower legs and increased deep(More)
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