Mitsunori Ishiga

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The purpose of this study was to clarify the relationship between procalcitonin and the severity and prognosis of community-acquired pneumonia. The subjects were 162 patients with community-acquired pneumonia (disease severity, mild, 39 patients; moderate, 81 patients; severe, 37 patients; and super severe, 5 patients) in whom we examined the serum(More)
We compared the clinical effects of continuous infusion and intermittent infusion of meropenem (MEPM) on bacterial pneumonia in the elderly. The subjects were elderly patients (over 65) with moderate community-acquired bacterial pneumonia whose performance status was 3 or 4. They were randomly divided into an intermittent group (0.5 g MEPM was infused(More)
In this study, we clinically reviewed 13 patients with Proteus mirabilis pneumonia who were admitted for treatment to Kawasaki Medical School Kawasaki Hospital, Okayama, Japan, between April 2006 and July 2009. Clinical features were retrospectively reviewed. Results showed that: (1) hospital-acquired pneumonia occurred in elderly patients with underlying(More)
We report a case of the coexistence of pulmonary tuberculosis and lung cancer maked a wrong diagnosis of lung cancer and metastatic lung carcinoma. The patient was a 80-years-old woman who had ascites and anorexia and decreased weight. Chest CT film showed a mass shadow in the right S, and infiltrative shadows on bilateral lung fields. FDG-PET revealed the(More)
A 59-year-old man with hypertension developed general fatigue, fever, and precordialgia in early March 2007. An antibacterial agent was intravenously administered; however, no improvement in his symptoms or laboratory findings was observed. He had acne and pustulosis, and radiographs and CT of the chest revealed sternocostoclavicular hyperostosis. As a(More)
Escherichia coli pneumonia was clinically reviewed. Twenty-two patients with E. coli pneumonia were admitted for treatment to Kawasaki Medical School Kawasaki Hospital, between January 2006 and December 2008. Clinical features were retrospectively reviewed. Results showed that: (1) hospital-acquired pneumonia occurred in elderly patients with underlying(More)
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