Yoshihiko Ogawa

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The expression levels of various cytokines increase with the progression of HIV-1 infection. However, the effects of antiretroviral therapy (ART) on serum cytokine levels have not been fully determined. In this study we measured serum cytokine levels of 35 HIV-1-infected Japanese adults. We first performed a cross-sectional study and observed that TNF-α,(More)
An 82-year-old man with percutaneous nephrostomy presented to our Hospital with dysuria for one day. The patient's percutaneous nephrostomy tube was exchanged, with about 20 mL of creamy purulent urine being collected. Direct smear of the urine specimen showed polymorphonuclear leukocytes and small Gram-negative bacilli, some of which had undergone(More)
Impaired renal function caused by tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) is considered reversible by discontinuing TDF administration, but there are occasional cases of incomplete recovery. We investigated the recovery of renal function after the discontinuation of TDF. Subjects comprised patients who had been started on TDF but in whom it was later(More)
We treated three cases of fungemia in HIV-infected patients. These cases were caused by Candida albicans, Cryptococcus neoformans, and Penicillium marneffei, respectively, and all were diagnosed through the use of mycobacterial blood culture bottles. Although the detection of the etiologic agents of fungal infection is difficult, it has been shown that(More)
BACKGROUND Estimates of the interval from HIV-1 infection to disease progression may be affected by selection bias, and data concerning asymptomatic early seroconverters are limited. We examined the interval until disease progression in HIV-1 seroconverters in whom the timing of infection could be estimated within 1 year before diagnosis. METHODS Subjects(More)
Eltrombopag, an oral thrombopoietin receptor agonist, is a novel drug that can be used in cases with previously-treated primary immune thrombocytopenia (ITP). In this study, we retrospectively analyzed 22 Japanese ITP patients treated in four hospitals. A responder was defined as a patient achieving a platelet count between 50,000/μl and 400,000/μl, at 75%(More)
Surgical site infection due to Mycobacterium mageritense is reported in an 85-year-old Japanese woman. In this patient, a mesh patch was inserted to close a ventral hernia and surgical site infection occurred 7 days postoperatively. The isolate was confirmed to be Mycobacterium mageritense by analysis of the 16S rRNA and rpoB genes. The infection was(More)
Pulmonary involvement in secondary syphilis is considered a rare occurrence; however, the number of cases has increased in the 2000s. This is likely due to the increased use of computed tomography scans and molecular diagnostic testing. We report a case of an HIV-positive man with pleural chest pain and bilateral subpleural nodules on chest computed(More)
Mycobacterium wolinskyi belongs to the Mycobacterium smegmatis group, which comprises rapidly growing non-tuberculous mycobacteria. The number of case reports on M. wolinskyi infections associated with postoperative wounds has increased in recent years. We herein report a case of peritonitis due to M. wolinskyi after peritoneal catheter embedment surgery.(More)
Infections caused by carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) are becoming increasingly common worldwide. Although CPE infections can be fatal, few reports in the literature have described effective and successful treatments for infectious diseases caused by several types of IMP CPE, and, to our knowledge, no reports have described the successful(More)