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A 30-year-old man with bronchial asthma complained of horizontal diplopia. Partial oculomotor nerve palsy with restrictions of elevation and adduction, and mydriasis was observed in the left eye. Cranial magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated an infarct lesion in the territory of the left superior median mesencephalic branch of the posterior cerebral(More)
Serum levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) were measured in 96 consecutive patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) before and after nasal continous positive airway pressure treatment. CRP levels only displayed significant correlations with body mass index (BMI) before treatment. No significant changes were observed in BMI and CRP levels after 9(More)
BACKGROUND Fluoroquinolones are often used for the treatment of refractory Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) disease when the clinical efficacy of the recommended regimen, which includes clarithromycin (CAM), rifampicin (RFP), and ethambutol (EB), is insufficient. However, recent in vitro and in vivo studies have suggested that fluoroquinolones decreased(More)
We describe a female patient with primary Sjögren's syndrome who subsequently developed chronic myelogenous leukemia. The patient received a bone marrow transplant (BMT) from a genotypically HLA-identical brother after pre-transplant preparation with busulfan and cyclophosphamide. Eighteen weeks later, cutaneous and mucosal chronic graft-versus-host disease(More)
BACKGROUND Concomitant use of clarithromycin (CAM) and rifampicin (RFP) for the treatment of pulmonary Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) disease affects the systemic concentrations of both drugs due to CYP3A4-related interactions. To date, however, there has been no report that investigates the long-term relationship between the drug concentrations, CYP3A4(More)
BACKGROUND Increased osmolality of the airway surface fluid due to water loss associated with hyperventilation is considered to be a cause of exercise-induced asthma (EIA). AIM We investigated the influence of changes in osmolality on airway epithelial ion transport in guinea pigs. METHODS We explored from measuring open circuit potential difference in(More)
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