Taichi Takeda

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There are three different diagnostic score systems for disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) established by the Japanese Ministry Health and Welfare (JMHW), the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) and the Japanese Association for Acute Medicine (JAAM). The JMHW criteria are still used in Japan. In the present study, all three(More)
BACKGROUND Kudoa septempunctata is a recently identified cause of food poisoning. We report three cases of food poisoning due to ingestion of this parasite. CASE REPORTS Among the 358 people exposed during the same catered meal, 94 (including our 3 patients) developed vomiting and diarrhea within 1-9 h after ingestion of raw muscle from contaminated(More)
The ABLS course sponsored by the ABA has not yet been made available in Japan, although it is strongly desired. During the 3 years between 2006 and 2008, authorized ABLS provider courses were given once a year in Japan as part of preparations to reach an agreement between the ABA and the JSBI for the continuation of ABLS provider courses in Japan. These(More)
Procalcitonin (PCT) is a marker of severe bacterial infections and organ failure due to sepsis. The purpose of the present study was to identify the appropriate cutoff level of PCT based on the findings of a blood culture and polymerase chain reaction (PCR). The PCT levels were measured in 116 patients in an intensive care unit who were suspected of having(More)
An autopsy case of a 14-year-old boy whose death is considered to be a result of cardiac arrhythmia after butane inhalation and sample preservation for butane analysis are reported. The electrocardiogram taken in the ambulance revealed ventricular fibrillation. There were no autopsy findings as to the cause of death. n-Butane, isobutane and propane were(More)
INTRODUCTION Less than 10% of unnatural death cases have been examined by autopsy in Japan. In particular, the causes of death in the elderly have not yet been actively investigated. Here, we evaluated the possible use of postmortem computed tomography (PMCT) to investigate the causes of sudden unexpected natural death (SUND) in the elderly. METHODS AND(More)
Strongyloidiasis is a parasitic infection that occurs in tropical regions. Hyperinfection, which is an accelerated autoinfection, is often associated with an immunosuppressive state, such as HTLV-1 infection or steroid use. Immunosuppression can also lead to reactivation of tuberculosis infection. These infections may have interacted as a result of impaired(More)