Kiyotaka Kawagoe

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BACKGROUND Traditional risk factors of cardiovascular disease do not fully explain the accelerated atherosclerosis present in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). The goal of this study was to identify the association of clinical and laboratory factors including seropositivity for Chlamydia pneumoniae determined by a specific enzyme-linked(More)
Despite major improvements in the diagnosis of pathogenic organisms causing acute respiratory infections (ARIs), details of infections caused by atypical pathogens are not well understood, particularly in developing countries. This clinical and epidemiological research was conducted in Bangladesh to explore the prevalence of atypical pathogens in causing(More)
Simkania negevensis has been associated with bronchiolitis in infants and community-acquired pneumonia in adults. Reports of exposure to this microorganism are only available from Israel, North America and Western Europe. Currently, no standard method for diagnosis of S. negevensis infection has been established nor have prevalence rates been shown in(More)
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