Toyomitsu Sawai

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There has been no literature which reports a case of interstitial lung disease associated with sorafenib. However, a recent post-marketing survey in Japan revealed that interstitial pneumonia occurred in 4 among approximately 2 000 Japanese patients treated with sorafenib. In this article, we describe a Japanese patient with severe interstitial pneumonia(More)
The novel biological agent recombinant human thrombomodulin (rhTM) has been used clinically in Japan to treat disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) since 2008. Previous studies have shown the efficacy of rhTM versus heparin therapy or non-rhTM therapy. We retrospectively evaluated and compared the efficacies of rhTM and gabexate mesilate (GM) in(More)
A novel, rapid, and noninvasive test (ODK0501) to detect Streptococcus pneumoniae antigen was evaluated in a Japanese multicenter study. ODK0501 uses polyclonal antibodies to detect C polysaccharide of S. pneumoniae from sputum samples by an immunochromatographic assay. The utility of ODK0501 was evaluated for 161 adult patients with lower respiratory tract(More)
We report a case of Mycobacterium intracellulare (M. intracellulare) pulmonary infection with co-existing lung cancer and presenting as a solitary pulmonary nodule requiring differentiation from lung cancer. Computed tomography showed two nodules (20 mm) with spicula formation and pleural indentation on the right lower lobe of the lung (right S6 and S8).(More)
Fourteen-membered macrolides (e.g. clarithromycin and erythromycin), but not 16-membered macrolides (e.g. josamycin), are effective in diffuse panbronchiolitis. However, there are no studies that have compared the effects of 14- and 16-membered macrolide antibiotics on biofilm formation. Treatment with high-dose clarithromycin (100 mg/kg) resulted in a(More)
Mycobacterium nonchromogenicum is generally considered nonpathogenic. However, M. nonchromogenicum rarely causes human disease; particularly, pulmonary disease is extremely rare. The common finding of M. nonchromogenicum pulmonary infection on chest X-ray is a solitary cavity. The present report describes an unusual case of M. nonchromogenicum primary(More)
We investigated the activities of linezolid, vancomycin, and teicoplanin in a murine model of hematogenous pulmonary infection with Staphylococcus aureus. Our results demonstrate that linezolid clearly reduced bacterial numbers in the methicillin-resistant S. aureus hematogenous infection model and significantly improved the survival rate of(More)
We report a case of pulmonary cryptococcosis in an immunocompromised patient who had focal endobronchial lesions. When we first examined her, she complained of a productive cough that had lasted for two months. Seventeen months prior to this examination, she had been diagnosed with Sjogren syndrome and Sweet syndrome. Since that diagnosis, her condition had(More)
Primary carcinomas of the thymus are rare. A variety of histologic patterns have been reported, and the most common are squamous cell carcinoma, lymphoepithelioma like carcinoma, and basaloid carcinoma. Adenocarcinomas of the thymus are extremely rare. As determined from a literature search, a pure tubular adenocarcinoma has never been previously described,(More)
A 40-year-old woman undergoing prednisolone and cyclosporine therapy for subcutaneous panniculitic T-cell lymphoma complained of a cough for a few weeks. A chest X-ray revealed bilateral diffuse granular shadows. Additionally, the patient was discovered to have multiple subcutaneous abscesses. Gram-stained smears of sputum and pus from the abscess showing(More)