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Flash visually evoked cortical potentials (FVECPs) were recorded in 13 surgical patients under different levels of halothane anesthesia, altering the rate of stimulus frequency from 0.5 Hz to 10 Hz. VECPs were obtained in the awake state under premedication with atropine sulphate, and at end-tidal halothane concentrations of 0.38%, 0.75%, 1.13% and 1.5%.(More)
We report a case of human herpes virus-8-associated multicentric Castleman's disease in an HIV-positive patient with hyponatraemia. A 65-year-old man was admitted with relapsing and remitting fever, scattered skin eruptions and hepatosplenomegaly following combination antiretroviral therapy for his HIV infection. Based on histopathological findings, he was(More)
We report a patient with HIV-associated multicentric Castleman's disease who had recurrent human herpesvirus-8 viremia associated with intermittent febrile exanthema and lymphadenopathy. Although the patient relapsed after single-agent treatment with liposomal doxorubicin, weekly infusions of rituximab led to complete remission even though the reactivation(More)
Due to the unprecedented recent increases in global migration, Chagas disease has become a global health threat and its epidemiology has drastically changed. Here we describe the first case in Japan of benznidazole treatment for chronic Chagas disease characterized by advanced cardiac complications. A 55-year-old Japanese-Brazilian woman who had previously(More)
Rapid and easy detection of sequence polymorphisms, including nucleotide point mutations of bacterial pathogens responsible for amino acid substitutions linked to drug resistance, is essential for the proper use of antimicrobial agents. Here, a detection method using loop-mediated amplification (LAMP) combined with amplification refractory mutation system(More)
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