Tadashi Maeda

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We aimed to elucidate the current epidemiological features of outpatient skin and soft tissue infection (SSTI)-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in Japan. Altogether, we evaluated the performance of a phage-open reading frame typing (POT) kit for genotyping these MRSA strains. We collected 57 MRSA strains from all outpatients(More)
The antibiotic susceptibility and molecular epidemiology of Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL)-positive meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolates reported from 17 countries in the Americas, Europe and, Australia-Asia were analysed. Among a total of 3236 non-duplicate isolates, the lowest susceptibility was observed to erythromycin in all(More)
Although there have been many studies that showed a close association between gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) symptoms and chronic cough, it has been unknown whether acute cough is also associated with GERD. The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between GERD and respiratory symptoms in general practice. 1725 consecutive patients who(More)
BACKGROUND The patient with colonic obstruction may frequently have bacterial overgrowth and increased breath hydrogen (H2) levels because the bacterium can contact with food residues for longer time. We experienced two cases with intestinal obstruction whose breath H2 concentrations were measured continuously. CASE 1: A 70-year-old woman with small bowel(More)
BACKGROUND During esophageal acid clearance, salivation plays an important role in defending the esophageal mucosa. Mosapride, an agent used in chronic, long-term therapy of gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) was regarded as mediating its efficacy through prokinetic properties. Rebamipide is also widely used as an anti-gastritis and anti-ulcer agent in(More)
The distribution of gas in the digestive tract is easily detected by a plain abdominal radiograph and associated with abdominal symptoms in some dyspeptic patients. Therefore, we investigate whether a gastric bubble detected on the abdominal radiograph is associated with gastroesophageal reflux diseases (GERD) symptoms or not. All of the patients were asked(More)
Volvulus of the large bowel is the third most common cause of colonic obstruction. A patient with colonic obstruction or delayed small intestinal transit may frequently have bacterial overgrowth and increased breath hydrogen (H(2)) and/or methane (CH(4)) excretion because the bacterium can contact with food residues for a longer time. A 39 year old woman(More)
UNLABELLED During esophageal acid clearance, salivation plays an important role in defending the esophageal mucosa. Nizatidine, a histamine H2 receptor antagonist, inhibits acetylcholine esterase, with a resultant increase in acetylcholine. We experienced a patient with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and impaired salivary secretion who has been(More)
OBJECTIVE Gastric acid plays an important part in the prevention of bacterial colonization of the gastrointestinal tract. If these bacteria have an ability of hydrogen (H2) fermentation, intraluminal H2 gas might be detected. We attempted to measure the intraluminal H2 concentrations to determine the bacterial overgrowth in the gastrointestinal tract. (More)
Alcohol is commonly consumed with, or soon after, a meal that affects gastric emptying and thus, absorption and metabolism of alcohol. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of liquid test meal ingested soon after, alcohol ingestion on alcohol metabolism, as is common in the social setting. First, a 100 mL of water containing of 80 mg of(More)