Masanobu Izumitani

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The Japanese surveillance committee conducted the first nationwide surveillance of antimicrobial susceptibility patterns of uropathogens responsible for female acute uncomplicated cystitis at 43 hospitals throughout Japan from April 2009 to November 2010. In this study, the causative bacteria (Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus saprophyticus) and their(More)
Studies were made on the development of Babesia gibsoni in the midgut of the larval tick, Rhipicephalus sanguineus. Six hr after repletion, merozoites of B. gibsoni, freed from erythrocytes, were observed in the midgut contents of the tick. After that, within 24 hr, those merozoites were transformed into the ring-forms which were relatively large, 2-3(More)
We report the case of a 52-year-old man who underwent a renal transplantation and subsequently developed extrapulmonary tuberculosis. The immunosuppressive agent was intravenously administered continuously together with antituberculosis drugs. The tuberculosis improved and renal function has been well preserved for more than 3 years post transplantation.
A 31-year-old man came to our hospital complaining of severe voiding pain. He had inserted a fishing line made of nylon into his urethra at the age of eighteen, which was unable to be taken out and had been left there for 13 years. Preoperative ultrasonogram showed severe bilateral hydronephrosis and the serum BUN and creatinine level were as high as 45.2(More)
One hundred and twenty three strains of Escherichia coli isolated from the urine of patients with urogenital infections and 55 strains isolated from the fecal samples of healthy individuals were assayed for 0 antigen and hemolysin production as virulence factors, and for pilus type and in vitro tests of adhesion to human exfoliated uroepithelial cells as(More)
Vasopressin, a hormone secreted from the posterior lobe of the hypophysis, has endocrinological and antidiuretic effects; it contracts vessels and smooth muscles, especially intestinal smooth muscle. In the present study, we investigated the role of vasopressin (Pitressin: arginine-vasopressin) in elimination of intestinal gas on excretory urography(More)