Mitsuru Yasuda

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Of 150 clinical isolates of Neisseria gonorrhoeae recovered in 2001, we examined 55 clinical isolates of N. gonorrhoeae for which cefixime MICs were > or=0.125 microg/ml and randomly selected 15 isolates for which cefixime MICs were < or =0.06 microg/ml for analysis of alterations in the penicillin-binding protein 2 (PBP 2) gene. We found insertion of an(More)
Surveillance for antimicrobial resistance in Mycoplasma genitalium clinical strains is extremely limited as culturing of strains from clinical specimens is still difficult. We therefore conducted a non-cultural assessment of fluoroquinolone resistance of M. genitalium clinical strains by analysing the quinolone-resistance determining regions (QRDRs) of the(More)
The efficacy of antimicrobial regimens for the treatment of uncomplicated gonococcal urethritis depends partially upon the period of time (therapeutic time) during which the drug concentration in the blood after the concentration peak is greater than four times the minimum inhibitory concentration for 90% of clinical isolates of Neisseria gonorrhoeae(More)
OBJECTIVES We determined the prevalence of macrolide and fluoroquinolone resistance-associated mutations in Mycoplasma genitalium DNA specimens from men with non-gonococcal urethritis (NGU) and analysed their effects on antibiotic treatments of M. genitalium infections. METHODS In this retrospective study, we examined antibiotic resistance-associated(More)
We examined the rate of relapse, as a variable index, in patients with urinary tract infection (UTI) who suffered from multiple relapses when using cranberry juice (UR65). A randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study was conducted from October 2007 to September 2009 in Japan. The subjects were outpatients aged 20 to 79 years who were randomly(More)
BACKGROUND The tiny (T)-strain mycoplasmas, designated in 1974 as Ureaplasma urealyticum, have been divided into 2 species, Ureaplasma parvum (biovar 1) and U. urealyticum (biovar 2), but association of each of these species with nongonococcal urethritis (NGU) remains unclear. GOAL The goal of this study was to determine whether U. parvum (biovar 1) or U.(More)
Four hundred sixty-two clinical isolates of Neisseria gonorrhoeae recovered from 1999 through 2002 in central Japan were examined for MICs of antimicrobial agents. The majority was sensitive to ceftriaxone and spectinomycin, but a remarkable increase in isolates with decreased susceptibility to penicillin, tetracycline, oral cephalosporins, and(More)
The low virulence of quinolone- and fluoroquinolone-resistant Escherichia coli strains is known, although the reasons for this remain unclear. We surveyed the mutation patterns of quinolone resistance determining regions (QRDRs), phylogenetic distribution, prevalence of 18 urovirulence genes, and PAIusp subtypes in 89 fluoroquinolone-resistant E. coli(More)
OBJECTIVE A single 1 g dose regimen of azithromycin has been recommended for the treatment of Mycoplasma genitalium infections. The authors evaluated whether this regimen could select M genitalium strains with macrolide resistance after treatment for M genitalium-positive non-gonococcal urethritis. METHODS In seven men with non-gonococcal urethritis, who(More)
BACKGROUND Linezolid is an oxazolidinone antibiotic agent active against Gram-positive bacteria. It has been associated with hematologic adverse effects such as thrombocytopenia. Little is known about the mechanism underlying thrombocytopenia in patients who receive intravenous linezolid. OBJECTIVE The aim of the present study was to investigate the risk(More)