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RICKETTSIA that are pathogenic for humans include five main antigenic groups that cause, respectively, typhus, spotted fever, scrub typhus, Q fever, and trench fever.1 There is also a group of intr...
a Center for Infectious Diseases, Nara Medical University, Nara, Japan b Shinrakuen Hospital, Niigata, Japan c Department of International Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Faculty of… Expand
For the purpose of a nationwide surveillance of the antimicrobial susceptibility of bacterial respiratory pathogens in patients in Japan, the Japanese Society of Chemotherapy conducted their second… Expand
Neurilemmomas are benign tumors which originate from Schwann cells. They rarely occur in the trachea or bronchus. We encountered two cases of endobronchial neurilemmoma and in this context, reviewed… Expand
We carried out a randomized study of 49 consecutive patients with unresectable primary lung cancer to determine whether clarithromycin (CAM), a 14-membered ring macrolide, can improve outcome. A… Expand
A 35-year-old homosexual man, who had already received sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim and steroid therapy because of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-related Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia, was… Expand
We have previously reported that long-term treatment with clarithromycin (CAM) increased the median survival of patients with non-small cell lung cancer, and improved various clinical parameters in… Expand
Scedosporium prolificans is a ubiquitous filamentous fungi that may cause disseminated diseases in neutropenic patients with hematological malignancies. We report a fatal case of renal transplant… Expand
ABSTRACT Large-scale surveillance studies using molecular techniques such as pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) have revealed that the spread of antibiotic-resistant pneumococci is due to clonal… Expand
We describe a 24-year-old pregnant woman complicated by cyclic neutropenia (CN), who was successfully treated with granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (G-CSF). Her white blood cell (WBC) and… Expand