Mitsuru Yasuda

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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)
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)
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)
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)
Emerging Infectious Diseases • • Vol. 13, No. 8, August 2007 1275 increase SLE incidence in Louisiana, and if it did increase incidence in Mississippi, the increase was minimal. In both 2003 and 2004, Louisiana’s median reporting time to ArboNET was ≈30 days. In 2005, the median reporting time prehurricane was 36 days and posthurricane was(More)
For urologists, it is very important to master surgical indications and surgical techniques. On the other hand, the knowledge of the prevention of perioperative infections and the improvement of surgical techniques should always be considered. Although the prevention of perioperative infections in each surgical field is a very important issue, the evidence(More)
Many recent studies have shown that Mycoplasma genitalium is among the pathogens responsible for Chlamydia trachomatis-negative nongonococcal urethritis (NGU). A single 1-g dose of azithromycin (AZM) has been recommended for the treatment of NGU, including M. genitalium-positive NGU, irrespective of whether it is positive or negative(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)
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)