Yukitoshi Shimizu

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BACKGROUND Based on our findings in Yamagata, Japan, in 2008, we reported that human parechovirus type 3 (HPeV3) could be associated with epidemic myalgia among adults, although HPeV3 is generally associated with infectious diseases in children. OBJECTIVES To clarify the relationship between community outbreaks among children and myalgia through the(More)
To clarify the frequency and cause of acute pancreatitis following hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (SCT), we examined retrospectively 57 patients who underwent hematopoietic SCT in our institute from 1984 to 2000. Twelve (21%) of the patients showed an elevated level of serum pancreatic amylase following SCT. However, only 3 patients were clinically(More)
BACKGROUND We performed a multicenter study in order to clarify the present conditions of the childhood allergic rhinitis treatment in many departments of otorhinolaryngology and pediatrics/internal medicine in the Tohoku region, northern Japan. METHODS We performed a questionnaire survey about patient backgrounds, nasal symptoms, QOL disturbance, and(More)
A 6-month prospective study in a hospital setting detected influenza C virus and human metapneumovirus in 10.0% (29/289) and 16.6% (48/289), respectively, of children hospitalized with lower respiratory tract illness. Influenza C virus infection had a similar rate of pneumonia (53.3% vs. 57.1%), significantly lower frequency of wheezing (13.3% vs. 68.6%)(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate an efficacy of intravenous methylprednisolone pulse therapy (m-PSL) and the occurrence of corticosteroid-related side effects in children with autoimmune hepatitis (AIH), compared with oral corticosteroid therapy. STUDY DESIGN The subjects consisted of nine children with AIH. Patients were divided into two groups. Group 1 was(More)
By Yoshifumi Kawano, Yoichi Takaue, Junichi Mimaya, Yasuo Horikoshi, Tsutomu Watanabe, Takanori Abe, Yukitoshi Shimizu, Takeji Matsushita, Atsushi Kikuta, Arata Watanabe, Asayuki Iwai, Etsuro Ito, Mikiya Endo, Nobuyuki Kodani, Shigeru Ohta, Kazuo Gushi, Hiroshi Azuma, Takao Etoh, Yasuhiro Okamoto, Koji Amano, Hiroyoshi Hattori, Haruhiko Eguchi, and Yasuhiro(More)
Shwachman-Diamond syndrome (SDS) is a rare congenital disorder featuring exocrine pancreatic insufficiency, growth retardation, and bone marrow dysfunction. Reports suggest that nearly 25% of all cases are complicated with leukemia. Although stem cell transplantation is the sole option for these patients, successful results are rarely obtained. Poor(More)
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