Miho Hayashi

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AIM Disorders of protein metabolism in liver cirrhosis can affect prognosis or cause complications. Treatment with branched-chain amino acid (BCAA) and zinc supplements has been shown to be effective against abnormal nitrogen metabolism in liver cirrhosis. There are, however, few studies on the effects of combining these supplements. In this study, the(More)
The pattern of group distribution of hemolytic streptococci and the source of specimen, when these organisms were isolated from the clinical specimen of the aged, were quite different from that of streptococcosis among children. The isolation frequency from the upper respiratory tract was rather low in comparison to the other specimen, such as sputum,(More)
An early diagnosis is important for improving the prognosis of cardiac amyloidosis (CA). We herein describe the utility of two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography (2-D STE) in diagnosing CA at a less advanced stage. A 63-year-old woman with exertional dyspnea was suspected of having CA based on her echocardiographic and electrocardiographic(More)
The present paper describes the relationship between the contamination with non-O1 Vibrio cholerae and Vibrio mimicus of marine fish, with special reference to the seasonal variation and the concentration of contamination, and the actual cases of domestic food poisoning by these organisms. A 10 year survey revealed that non-O1 Vibrio cholerae (non-O1 V.(More)
We report the familial occurrence of bronchiolitis obliterans (BO) associated with pulmonary aspergillosis. A mother and daughter admitted for dyspnea after taking Sauropus androgynus both had overfiltration of both lungs in chest X-ray and severe obstructive impairment in lung function tests. They were initially diagnosed with severe asthma and treated(More)
We studied the clinical features and efficacy of home noninvasive positive pressure ventilation (NPPV) therapy in 80 patients to ascertain its indications and problems. The causes of chronic respiratory failure were restrictive thoracic diseases of post-tuberculosis sequelae (40 cases) and kyphoscoliosis (9 cases), COPD (8 cases), bronchiectasis (7 cases),(More)