Kimiyo Taguchi

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Late referral to a specialized palliative care service hinders quality symptomatic management. The aim of this article is to describe the feasibility and clinical usefulness of screening for patient discomfort as the fifth vital sign using an electronic medical recording system to identify patients with undertreated physical symptoms. For the electronic(More)
AIMS To better understand nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) contamination in a hospital setting, six freshwater fish gut homogenates and water in an aquarium fish tank placed on the reception counter of a nursing station were cultured for mycobacteria. METHODS AND RESULTS By direct sequencing of 16s rRNA, rpoB and hsp65, scotochromogenic and(More)
Twenty intensive care patients were diagnosed as infected or colonized by Pseudomonas aeruginosa within a one-month period; a rate three to four times higher than the typical background frequency of this infection in the intensive care unit (ICU). Patients with positive respiratory specimens were mechanically ventilated, which included re-used disinfected(More)
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