Satoshi Ichiyama

Summary

Affiliation: Kyoto University
Country: Japan

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint [Clinical application of testing methods on acid-fast bacteria]
    Satoshi Ichiyama
    Department of Clinical Laboratory Medicine, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, 54 Kawahara cho, Shogoin, Sakyo ku, Kyoto shi, Kyoto 606 8507, Japan
    Kekkaku 80:95-111. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint [Medical reimbursement for the management of laboratory testing and a 24-hour system for microbiological testing]
    Satoshi Ichiyama
    Clinical Laboratory Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, Japan
    Rinsho Byori 57:1180-1. 2009
  3. doi request reprint Molecular characteristics of serotype 3 Streptococcus pneumoniae isolates among community-acquired pneumonia patients in Japan
    Rie Isozumi
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, 54 Kawahara, Shogoin, Sakyo ku, Kyoto 606 8507, Japan
    J Infect Chemother 14:258-61. 2008
  4. doi request reprint Emergence and spread of B2-ST131-O25b, B2-ST131-O16 and D-ST405 clonal groups among extended-spectrum-β-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli in Japan
    Yasufumi Matsumura
    Department of Clinical Laboratory Medicine, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, 54 Shogoin Kawahara cho, Sakyo ku, Kyoto, Japan
    J Antimicrob Chemother 67:2612-20. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Accidental exposures to blood and body fluid in the operation room and the issue of underreporting
    Miki Nagao
    Department of Infection Control and Prevention, Kyoto University Hospital, Kyoto, Japan
    Am J Infect Control 37:541-4. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for invasive aspergillosis in living donor liver transplant recipients
    Makoto Osawa
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Graduate School of Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
    Liver Transpl 13:566-70. 2007
  7. doi request reprint Delayed insertion of blood culture bottles into automated continuously monitoring blood culture systems increases the time from blood sample collection to the detection of microorganisms in bacteremic patients
    Takashi Saito
    Department of Clinical Laboratory Medicine, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, 54 Kawahara cho, Shogoin, Sakyo ku, Kyoto 606 8507, Japan
    J Infect Chemother 15:49-53. 2009
  8. doi request reprint First outbreak of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus USA300 harboring the Panton-Valentine leukocidin genes among Japanese health care workers and hospitalized patients
    Miki Nagao
    Department of Infection Control and Prevention, Kyoto University Hospital, 54 Shogoin Kawahara cho, Kyoto, Japan
    Am J Infect Control 38:e37-9. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint Can BacT/Alert FA and FN blood culture bottles increase the recovery of microorganisms in the clinical laboratory?
    Takashi Saito
    Department of Clinical Laboratory Medicine, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, 54 Kawahara cho, Shogoin, Sakyo ku, Kyoto 606 8507, Japan
    J Infect Chemother 10:343-7. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint Improved clinical outcome of patients with Candida bloodstream infections through direct consultation by infectious diseases physicians in a Japanese university hospital
    Shunji Takakura
    Department of Infection Control and Prevention, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 27:964-8. 2006

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Publications68

  1. ncbi request reprint [Clinical application of testing methods on acid-fast bacteria]
    Satoshi Ichiyama
    Department of Clinical Laboratory Medicine, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, 54 Kawahara cho, Shogoin, Sakyo ku, Kyoto shi, Kyoto 606 8507, Japan
    Kekkaku 80:95-111. 2005
    ..We described them as Osaka type. We could also show that direct typing from Tb PCR positive sputum of patients with tuberculosis was possible by VNTR and that VNTR with 16 loci was useful in tuberculosis typing in Osaka...
  2. ncbi request reprint [Medical reimbursement for the management of laboratory testing and a 24-hour system for microbiological testing]
    Satoshi Ichiyama
    Clinical Laboratory Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, Japan
    Rinsho Byori 57:1180-1. 2009
    ..In response to recent changes in clinical laboratory settings, we will hold a symposium to develop and improve a 24-hour system for microbiological testing...
  3. doi request reprint Molecular characteristics of serotype 3 Streptococcus pneumoniae isolates among community-acquired pneumonia patients in Japan
    Rie Isozumi
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, 54 Kawahara, Shogoin, Sakyo ku, Kyoto 606 8507, Japan
    J Infect Chemother 14:258-61. 2008
    ..Routine surveillance for the ST180 S. pneumoniae clone may soon become necessary...
  4. doi request reprint Emergence and spread of B2-ST131-O25b, B2-ST131-O16 and D-ST405 clonal groups among extended-spectrum-β-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli in Japan
    Yasufumi Matsumura
    Department of Clinical Laboratory Medicine, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, 54 Shogoin Kawahara cho, Sakyo ku, Kyoto, Japan
    J Antimicrob Chemother 67:2612-20. 2012
    ..To assess the clonal spread of ESBL-producing E. coli in Japan, a regional surveillance programme was conducted...
  5. doi request reprint Accidental exposures to blood and body fluid in the operation room and the issue of underreporting
    Miki Nagao
    Department of Infection Control and Prevention, Kyoto University Hospital, Kyoto, Japan
    Am J Infect Control 37:541-4. 2009
    ..To reduce exposure injuries in the operating room, further efforts are required including education, mentoring, and competency training for operation personnel...
  6. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for invasive aspergillosis in living donor liver transplant recipients
    Makoto Osawa
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Graduate School of Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
    Liver Transpl 13:566-70. 2007
    ..02) and preoperative steroid administration (P = 0.02). Preoperative steroid administration for fulminant hepatitis possibly predisposed to the development of IA after LDLT...
  7. doi request reprint Delayed insertion of blood culture bottles into automated continuously monitoring blood culture systems increases the time from blood sample collection to the detection of microorganisms in bacteremic patients
    Takashi Saito
    Department of Clinical Laboratory Medicine, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, 54 Kawahara cho, Shogoin, Sakyo ku, Kyoto 606 8507, Japan
    J Infect Chemother 15:49-53. 2009
    ..3 h vs. 45.0 h, respectively, P < 0.0001). Delays from collection to insertion affect the time from collection to the detection of microorganisms...
  8. doi request reprint First outbreak of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus USA300 harboring the Panton-Valentine leukocidin genes among Japanese health care workers and hospitalized patients
    Miki Nagao
    Department of Infection Control and Prevention, Kyoto University Hospital, 54 Shogoin Kawahara cho, Kyoto, Japan
    Am J Infect Control 38:e37-9. 2010
    ..This report emphasizes the need for health care personnel to be alert that methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus harboring Panton-Valentine leukocidin gene poses a threat for both nosocomial and occupational infection...
  9. ncbi request reprint Can BacT/Alert FA and FN blood culture bottles increase the recovery of microorganisms in the clinical laboratory?
    Takashi Saito
    Department of Clinical Laboratory Medicine, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, 54 Kawahara cho, Shogoin, Sakyo ku, Kyoto 606 8507, Japan
    J Infect Chemother 10:343-7. 2004
    ..We conclude that BacT/Alert FA and FN bottles showed a higher percentage of positivity for microorganisms, in particular for Candida species and obligate anaerobes...
  10. ncbi request reprint Improved clinical outcome of patients with Candida bloodstream infections through direct consultation by infectious diseases physicians in a Japanese university hospital
    Shunji Takakura
    Department of Infection Control and Prevention, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 27:964-8. 2006
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  11. pmc Isothermal RNA sequence amplification method for rapid antituberculosis drug susceptibility testing of Mycobacterium tuberculosis
    Shunji Takakura
    Department of Clinical Laboratory Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, 54 Shogoin Kawaharacho, Kyoto, 606 8507, Japan
    J Clin Microbiol 43:2489-91. 2005
    ..Agreement with the proportion method on Ogawa egg medium and the BACTEC MGIT 960 system was 100 and 87% for rifampin, 93 and 100% for isoniazid, 60 and 53% for ethambutol, and 80 and 80% for streptomycin, respectively...
  12. doi request reprint Molecular characterization of IMP-type metallo-β-lactamases among multidrug-resistant Achromobacter xylosoxidans
    Masaki Yamamoto
    Department of Clinical Laboratory Medicine, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan
    J Antimicrob Chemother 67:2110-3. 2012
    ..To analyse the metallo-β-lactamase (MBL) genes and their genetic environments in clinical isolates of Achromobacter xylosoxidans...
  13. ncbi request reprint [Risk factors and clinical charasteristics of Stenotrophomonas maltophilia bacteremia: a comparison with bacteremia due to other glucose-non fermenters]
    Gou Hotta
    Department of Clinical Laboratory Medicine, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine
    Kansenshogaku Zasshi 87:596-602. 2013
    ..For the patients who present risk factors for SM bacteremia, empirical antimicrobial therapy including trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, minocycline or levofloxacin should be considered...
  14. ncbi request reprint [Evaluation of a UF-1000i screening method to identify the bacteriuria for cultures and susceptibility testing]
    Keiko Yasuma
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine Department of Infection Control and Prevention, Kyoto University Hospital, Kyoto 606 8507, Japan
    Rinsho Byori 60:1070-4. 2012
    ..The cost reduction was calculated to be $239-306 per 100 samples. This UF-1000i screening method is an acceptable modality which improves the turnaround time, workload and cost to perform urine cultures...
  15. pmc Clinical characteristics and risk factors of non-Candida fungaemia
    Masaki Yamamoto
    Department of Clinical Laboratory Medicine, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, 54 Shogoin Kawaharacho, Sakyo ku, Kyoto 6068507, Japan
    BMC Infect Dis 13:247. 2013
    ..The aims of this study were to investigate the clinical characteristics of non-Candida fungaemia and identify the clinical factors that differentiate it from candidaemia...
  16. ncbi request reprint Surgical site infection in living-donor liver transplant recipients: a prospective study
    Yoshitsugu Iinuma
    Department of Clinical Laboratory Medicine, Kyoto University Hospital, 54 Kawahara cho Shogoin, Sakyo ku, Kyoto 606 8507, Japan
    Transplantation 78:704-9. 2004
    ..Infection is a constant threat for the living-donor liver transplantation (LDLT) recipients, although little information is available on the occurrence of infection in such patients...
  17. ncbi request reprint National surveillance of species distribution in blood isolates of Candida species in Japan and their susceptibility to six antifungal agents including voriconazole and micafungin
    Shunji Takakura
    Department of Clinical Laboratory Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, 54 Shogoin Kawaharacho, Sakyo ku, Kyoto 6068507, Japan
    J Antimicrob Chemother 53:283-9. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate species distribution and antifungal susceptibility of Candida blood isolates in Japan...
  18. doi request reprint Interspecies dissemination of a novel class 1 integron carrying blaIMP-19 among Acinetobacter species in Japan
    Masaki Yamamoto
    Department of Clinical Laboratory Medicine, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, 54 Shogoin Kawaharacho, Sakyo ku, Kyoto, Japan
    J Antimicrob Chemother 66:2480-3. 2011
    ..To analyse the dissemination of metallo-β-lactamase genes and mobile genetic elements among Acinetobacter spp...
  19. doi request reprint Clinical characteristics and risk factors of ocular candidiasis
    Miki Nagao
    Department of Infection Control and Prevention, Kyoto University Hospital, Kyoto, Japan
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 73:149-52. 2012
    ..albicans BSIs and higher β-d-glucan values. Additionally, follow-up fundoscopic examination should be considered before stopping therapy for high-risk patients...
  20. ncbi request reprint Anaerobic bacteremia: the yield of positive anaerobic blood cultures: patient characteristics and potential risk factors
    Takashi Saito
    Department of Clinical Laboratory Medicine, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan
    Clin Chem Lab Med 41:293-7. 2003
    ..Therefore, anaerobic blood cultures may be selectively used according to the potential risk for anaerobic infections...
  21. pmc Rapid detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in respiratory samples by transcription-reverse transcription concerted reaction with an automated system
    Shunji Takakura
    Department of Clinical Laboratory Medicine, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, 54 Shogoin Kawaharacho, Sakyo ku, Kyoto 6068507, Japan
    J Clin Microbiol 43:5435-9. 2005
    ..The high sensitivity and specificity together with shorter detection time (within 1 h) of the TRC method allow it to be proposed as a useful method for the rapid detection of MTC in respiratory samples...
  22. doi request reprint Prevalence of plasmid-mediated AmpC β-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli and spread of the ST131 clone among extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing E. coli in Japan
    Yasufumi Matsumura
    Department of Clinical Laboratory Medicine, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, 54 Shogoin Kawahara cho, Sakyo ku, Kyoto 606 8507, Japan
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 40:158-62. 2012
    ..A significant proportion of pAmpC-producers and the O25b-ST131-B2 clone were found in Japan by a recent regional surveillance programme...
  23. pmc Clinical characteristics of Pneumocystis pneumonia in non-HIV patients and prognostic factors including microbiological genotypes
    Yasufumi Matsumura
    Department of Clinical Laboratory Medicine, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan
    BMC Infect Dis 11:76. 2011
    ..The number of patients with non-HIV Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP) is increasing with widespread immunosuppressive treatment. We investigated the clinical characteristics of non-HIV PCP and its association with microbiological genotypes...
  24. pmc Genotypes and related factors reflecting macrolide resistance in pneumococcal pneumonia infections in Japan
    Rie Isozumi
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, 54, Kawahara, Shogoin, Sakyo ku, Kyoto 606 8507, Japan
    J Clin Microbiol 45:1440-6. 2007
    ..The risk factors for ermB-positive, mefA-positive, and double ermB-mefA-positive pneumococcal pneumonia were different, but the clinical outcomes did not differ...
  25. doi request reprint Surgical site infection due to Mycobacterium peregrinum: a case report and literature review
    Miki Nagao
    Department of Infection Control and Prevention, Kyoto University Hospital, Shogoin kawahara cho 54, Sakyo ku, Kyoto 606 8507, Japan
    Int J Infect Dis 13:209-11. 2009
    ..Only a few cases of infection with M. peregrinum have been reported, and no relevant review has been published...
  26. ncbi request reprint Pre-transplant risk factors predicting post-transplant cytomegalovirus infection in liver transplant recipients
    Takashi Saito
    Department of Clinical Laboratory Medicine, Kyoto University Hospital, Shogoin, Kyoto, Japan
    Transpl Int 20:419-24. 2007
    ..0002). Screening of recipients according to risk factors and PCR monitoring may result in an optimization of the preemptive strategy...
  27. pmc Necrotizing fasciitis caused by Haemophilus influenzae type b in an elderly patient
    Takashi Saito
    Department of Infection Control and Prevention, Kyoto University Hospital, Sakyo ku, Kyoto, Japan
    J Clin Microbiol 47:852-4. 2009
    ..The only previously reported case involved a healthy infant. We report herein the case of an 81-year-old Japanese woman with diabetes mellitus who developed necrotizing fasciitis caused by H. influenzae type b...
  28. doi request reprint Comparison of Candida albicans strain types among isolates from three countries
    Shunji Takakura
    Department of Clinical Laboratory Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, 54 Shogoin Kawaharacho, Sakyo ku, Kyoto 6068507, Japan
    Int J Med Microbiol 298:663-8. 2008
    ..The data suggest C. albicans undergoes localized evolution, but human movements and person-to-person spread considerably blur the boundaries of such evolution...
  29. pmc Association of fluoroquinolone resistance, virulence genes, and IncF plasmids with extended-spectrum-β-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli sequence type 131 (ST131) and ST405 clonal groups
    Yasufumi Matsumura
    Department of Clinical Laboratory Medicine, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Sakyo ku, Kyoto, Japan
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 57:4736-42. 2013
    ....
  30. doi request reprint Disseminated Nocardia farcinica infection in a patient with myasthenia gravis successfully treated by linezolid: a case report and literature review
    Kosuke Tanioka
    Department of Neurology, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Shogoin kawahara cho 54, Sakyo ku, Kyoto, Japan
    J Infect Chemother 18:390-4. 2012
    ..According to the literature review, linezolid is an attractive alternative to trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole for the treatment of disseminated nocardiosis, despite limited clinical evidence to support this claim...
  31. ncbi request reprint A case of perinatal sepsis by Campylobacter fetus subsp. fetus infection successfully treated with carbapenem--case report and literature review
    Naoka Fujihara
    Department of Clinical Laboratory Medicine, Kyoto University Hospital, 54 Kawahara cho, Shogoin, Sakyo ku, Kyoto 6068507, Japan
    J Infect 53:e199-202. 2006
    ..Maternal clinical symptoms and severe villitis suggested that the route of fetal infection was hematogenous spread. We also review previous reports in the literature that describe this infection during pregnancy...
  32. ncbi request reprint A long-term study of sharps injuries among health care workers in Japan
    Yoshimasa Nagao
    Department of Patient Safety, Kyoto University Hospital, Kyoto, Japan
    Am J Infect Control 35:407-11. 2007
    ..Although the Japanese version of Exposure Prevention Information Network (EPINet) was introduced in 1997, no published data in the clinical setting have been available yet...
  33. doi request reprint Risk factors associated with elevated blood cytomegalovirus pp65 antigen levels in patients with autoimmune diseases
    Daichi Fujimoto
    Department of Infection Control and Prevention, Kyoto University Hospital, 54 Shogoin Kawahara cho, Sakyo ku, Kyoto, Kyoto 606 8507, Japan
    Mod Rheumatol 23:345-50. 2013
    ....
  34. ncbi request reprint Feasibility of flow cytometry for the detection of bacteria from body fluid samples
    Takashi Saito
    Department of Clinical Laboratory Medicine, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Shogoin, Kyoto, Japan
    J Infect Chemother 11:220-5. 2005
    ....
  35. ncbi request reprint Thyroid specific T helper cell analysis by ELISPOT assay with thyrotropin receptor (TSH-R) peptides
    Michiko Ueda
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, Kyoto University School of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan
    Peptides 23:103-7. 2002
    ..These results indicated that GD patients have an expanded Th2 population responding to TSH-R and the dominance of the humoral immune system in such patients...
  36. ncbi request reprint Immature granulocyte count after liver transplantation
    Shuichi Shiga
    Department of Central Clinical Laboratory, Kyoto University Hospital, Japan
    Clin Chem Lab Med 40:775-80. 2002
    ..We observed instances of inflammation with low C-reactive protein (CRP) value in the presence of IG. We believe that IG is a useful marker to monitor inflammation...
  37. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of automated ribotyping system for characterization and identification of verocytotoxin-producing Escherichia coli isolated in Japan
    Yuji Ito
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Nagoya University Graduate School and Faculty of Medicine, Nagoya 466 8560, Japan
    Jpn J Infect Dis 56:200-4. 2003
    ..With a hierarchical or sequential typing combining the RiboPrinter and PFGE, rapid and accurate typing can be achieved during an outbreak of VTEC, which may be useful in clinical and public health settings...
  38. pmc Infection by Chlamydophilia avium in an elderly couple working in a pet shop
    Takashi Saito
    Department of Internal Medicine, Federation of Public Services and Affiliated Personnel Aid Associations, Takamatsu Hospital, Takamatsu, Japan
    J Clin Microbiol 43:3011-3. 2005
    ..We report here two cases of psittacosis in an elderly couple (76 and 77 years old) who jointly ran a pet shop. Psittacosis was diagnosed from a history of exposure to birds and from serological testing for Chlamydophilia avium...
  39. doi request reprint Successful treatment with intravenous colistin for sinusitis, orbital cellulites, and pneumonia caused by multidrug-resistant metallo-beta-lactamase-producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa in a patient with acute myeloid leukemia
    Takashi Saito
    Department of Clinical Laboratory Medicine, Kyoto University Hospital, Shougoin, Kyoto, Japan
    Int J Hematol 89:689-92. 2009
    ....
  40. doi request reprint Environmental risk factors for pulmonary Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare complex disease
    Koichi Maekawa
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Kyoto University, 54, Kawahara, Shogoin, Sakyo ku, Kyoto, 606 8507, Japan
    Chest 140:723-9. 2011
    ..Environmental exposure is the primary route for MAC infection. However, specific environmental risk factors have been poorly determined in immunocompetent patients with pulmonary MAC disease...
  41. ncbi request reprint Automated analysis of differentiation-induced leukemic cells during all-trans retinoic Acid therapy of acute promyelocytic leukemia
    Kaoru Tohyama
    Department of Laboratory Medicine and Central Clinical Laboratory, Kyoto University Hospital, Kyoto, Japan
    Arch Pathol Lab Med 127:e4-10. 2003
    ..Our automated scattergram analysis of cell differentiation will contribute to general, objective, and real-time evaluation of differentiation-induction therapy of APL with ATRA...
  42. pmc Streptomycin-dependent exhibition of cytokine-inducing activity in streptomycin-dependent Mycobacterium tuberculosis strain 18b
    Yutaka Fukasawa
    Department of Microbiology, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Yoshidakonoe cho, Sakyo ku, Japan
    Infect Immun 73:7051-5. 2005
    ..This study suggested the requirement of active bacterial metabolism for this host response...
  43. ncbi request reprint Detection of bacteria and fungi in BacT/Alert standard blood-culture bottles
    Takashi Saito
    Department of Clinical Laboratory Medicine, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, 54 Kawahara cho, Shogoin, Sakyo ku, Kyoto 606 8507, Japan
    J Infect Chemother 9:227-32. 2003
    ..2% of all patients with bacteremia or fungemia) would have been undiagnosed. Similarly, with an incubation period of 5 days, 5 such patients (1.5%) would have been undiagnosed...
  44. ncbi request reprint [Diagnosis of infectious diseases]
    Takashi Saito
    Department of Clinical Laboratory Medicine, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine
    Nihon Rinsho 65:155-7. 2007
  45. ncbi request reprint An outbreak of Legionella pneumonia originating from a cooling tower
    Rie Isozumi
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
    Scand J Infect Dis 37:709-11. 2005
    ..This report documents the first known occupation-related outbreak of Legionella pneumonia in Japan...
  46. doi request reprint Tazobactam/piperacillin for moderate-to-severe pneumonia in patients with risk for aspiration: comparison with imipenem/cilastatin
    Isao Ito
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Kyoto University Hospital, Sakyo, Kyoto, Japan
    Pulm Pharmacol Ther 23:403-10. 2010
    ..Treatment of aspiration pneumonia is becoming an important issue due to aging of populations worldwide. Effectiveness of tazobactam/piperacillin (TAZ/PIPC) in aspiration pneumonia is not clear...
  47. pmc Whole-blood counting immunoassay as a short-turnaround test for detection of hepatitis B surface antigen, anti-hepatitis C virus antibodies, and anti-Treponema pallidum antibodies
    Toyoichiro Kudo
    Deaprtment of Laboratory Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University Hospital, 54 Kawahara Shogoin, Sakyoku, Kyoto 606 8507, Japan
    J Clin Microbiol 42:4250-2. 2004
    ..The correlations between whole-blood CIA and serum EIA were 99.8, 97.1, and 99.4% for HBsAg, anti-HCV, and anti-TP, respectively. Whole-blood CIA may be of value when rapid screening of many samples is required...
  48. ncbi request reprint [Advances of laboratory testing for the rapid diagnosis of tuberculosis]
    Satoshi Ichiyama
    Laboratory Medicine, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto 606 8507
    Rinsho Byori 50:455-62. 2002
    ..In the present paper, we review studies which evaluated the reliability, rapidity, and requisite diagnostic capability for each method. Furthermore, we propose an appropriate test algorithm in the clinical laboratories...
  49. ncbi request reprint A liver abscess deprived a healthy adult of eyesight: endogenous endophthalmitis associated with a pyogenic liver abscess caused by serotype K1 Klebsiella pneumonia
    Takahisa Maruno
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Graduate School of Medicine and Faculty of Medicine, Kyoto University, Japan
    Intern Med 52:919-22. 2013
    ..Although the patient received percutaneous abscess drainage and antibiotic therapy, he lost his eyesight. To improve the poor prognoses of ocular complications, providing both an earlier diagnosis and treatment is critical...
  50. doi request reprint Increase in circulating endothelial progenitor cells predicts response in patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer
    Yuichi Sakamori
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
    Cancer Sci 103:1065-70. 2012
    ..The correlation with clinical response to chemotherapy provides further support for the biologic relevance of these cells in patients' prognosis and highlights the potential use of CEPs as therapeutic targets...
  51. ncbi request reprint Biliary bacteria in living related liver transplant recipients: microbiology and rapid detection system using flow cytometry
    Takashi Saito
    Department of Clinical Laboratory Medicine, Kyoto University Hospital, Kyoto, Japan
    Clin Chem Lab Med 41:159-63. 2003
    ..6%, false-negative rate of 3.6%, and percent agreement of 88.9% between FCM and culture. Therefore, FCM can be a useful method in clinical laboratories for the rapid screening for biliary bacteria in LRLT recipients...
  52. ncbi request reprint Assessment of a protocol for prophylactic antibiotics to prevent perioperative infection in urological surgery: a preliminary study
    Sojun Kanamaru
    Department of Urology, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan
    Int J Urol 11:355-63. 2004
    ..The aim of the present study was to assess the usability and efficacy of our new protocol of prophylactic antibiotic use to prevent perioperative infection in urological surgery...
  53. ncbi request reprint Effects of the tyrosine kinase inhibitor imatinib mesylate on a Bcr-Abl-positive cell line: suppression of autonomous cell growth but no effect on decreased adhesive property and morphological changes
    Toshio Nishihara
    Department of Hematology and Oncology, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
    Int J Hematol 78:233-40. 2003
    ..The present data indicated that the Bcr-Abl-specific kinase inhibitor cannot control Bcr-Abl-induced cell alterations other than autonomous growth...
  54. pmc Induction of gamma interferon and nitric oxide by truncated pneumolysin that lacks pore-forming activity
    Hisashi Baba
    Department of Microbiology, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Sakyo ku, Kyoto 606 8501, Japan
    Infect Immun 70:107-13. 2002
    ..These findings were discussed with reference to the contribution of PLY to the virulence of S. pneumoniae in vivo...
  55. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of a commercially available serologic assay for antibodies against tuberculosis-associated glycolipid antigen
    Yoshitsugu Iinuma
    Department of Clinical Laboratory, Nagoya University Hospital, Nagoya City, Japan
    Clin Chem Lab Med 40:832-6. 2002
    ..2% specificity), with notably limited specificity in the elderly. The tuberculous glycolipid assay is a rapid method sufficiently sensitive for detection of tuberculosis infection, even in smear-negative patients...
  56. ncbi request reprint [Activities of antimicrobial agents against 8,474 clinical isolates obtained from 37 medical institutions during 2000 in Japan]
    Keizo Yamaguchi
    Department of Microbiology, Toho University School of Medicine
    Jpn J Antibiot 56:341-64. 2003
    ..aeruginosa isolated from UTI, although fluoroquinolones are still effective against other organisms and P. aeruginosa from RTI as has been demonstrated in previous studies...
  57. ncbi request reprint [Nationwide surveillance of parenteral antibiotics containing meropenem activities against clinically isolated strains in 2002]
    Keizo Yamaguchi
    Department of Microbiology, Toho University School of Medicine
    Jpn J Antibiot 57:70-104. 2004
    ..In conclusion, the results from this surveillance study suggest that MEPM retains its potent and broad antibacterial activity and therefore is a clinically useful carbapenem; at present, 7 years after available for commercial use...
  58. ncbi request reprint [Laboratory testing for mycobacterial infections]
    Satoshi Ichiyama
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine
    Nihon Rinsho 61:350-6. 2003
  59. ncbi request reprint Serodiagnosis of Mycobacterium avium-complex pulmonary disease using an enzyme immunoassay kit
    Seigo Kitada
    Department of Internal Medicine, National Hospital Organization National Toneyama Hospital, 5 1 1 Toneyama, Toyonaka shi, Osaka 560 8552, Japan
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 177:793-7. 2008
    ..The diagnosis of Mycobacterium avium-complex pulmonary disease (MAC-PD) and/or its discrimination from pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) is sometimes complicated and time consuming...
  60. ncbi request reprint [Diagnosis of and therapy for bacterial infections]
    Satoshi Ichiyama
    Nihon Naika Gakkai Zasshi 95:550-7. 2006
  61. ncbi request reprint [Nationwide surveillance of parenteral antibiotics containing meropenem activities against clinically isolated strains in 2006]
    Keizo Yamaguchi
    Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Toho University School of Medicine
    Jpn J Antibiot 60:344-77. 2007
    ..In conclusion, the results from this surveillance study suggest that MEPM retains its potent and broad antibacterial activity and therefore is a clinically useful carbapenem at present, 11 years after available for commercial use...
  62. ncbi request reprint [In vitro susceptibilites to levofloxacin and various antibacterial agents of 11,475 clinical isolates obtained from 52 centers in 2002]
    Keizo Yamaguchi
    Department of Microbiology, Toho University School of Medicine
    Jpn J Antibiot 58:17-44. 2005
    ..aeruginosa 1,095 isolates, 7 of S. marcescens 586 isolates and 4 of Acinetobacter spp. 474 isolates, respectively. Glycopeptide-resistant enterococci or S. aureus was not found...
  63. ncbi request reprint A novel variant fibrinogen, deletion of Bbeta111Ser in coiled-coil region, affecting fibrin lateral aggregation
    Nobuo Okumura
    Department of Biomedical Laboratory Sciences, School of Health Sciences, Shinshu University, Japan
    Clin Chim Acta 365:160-7. 2006
    ..Functional fibrinogen concentration of a male infant showed <0.50 g/l and we speculated this patient as a dysfibrinogenemia or hypofibrinogenemia...
  64. ncbi request reprint Improved detection of minimal acute myeloid leukemia cells by the use of the combined parameters of XE-2100 hematology analyzer
    Kaoru Tohyama
    Department of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Kawasaki Medical School, Okayama, Japan
    Cytometry B Clin Cytom 66:18-24. 2005
    ..Although several automated hematology analyzers that carry blast-detecting programs have been developed, they do not exert sufficient detection sensitivity to exceed the sensitivity of manual eye counting method...
  65. ncbi request reprint [In-vitro susceptibilites to levofloxacin and various antibacterial agents of 18,639 clinical isolates obtained from 77 centers in 2004]
    Keizo Yamaguchi
    Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Toho University Faculty of Medicine
    Jpn J Antibiot 59:428-51. 2006
    ..showed a high susceptibility to FQs. Although FQs-resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae have not been increased in western countries, it is remarkably high in Japan. In this survey, isolates of approximately 85% was resistant to FQs...
  66. ncbi request reprint [Nationwide sensitivity surveillance of ciprofloxacin and various parenteral antibiotics against bacteria isolated from patients with severe infections--the first Ciproxan IV special investigation in 2001]
    Keizo Yamaguchi
    Department of Microbiology, Toho University School of Medicine
    Jpn J Antibiot 56:546-73. 2003
    ..Thus, it was concluded that the antimicrobial activity of CPFX was maintained in the post-marketing surveillance for its parenteral preparation...
  67. ncbi request reprint [Fundamental evaluation of HCV core antigen method comparison with Cobas Amplicor HCV monitor v2.0 (high range method)]
    Kazuyuki Okazaki
    Department of Clinical Laboratory, Kyoto University Hospital, Kyoto
    Rinsho Byori 56:95-100. 2008
    ..We consider that the HCV core Ag method seems to be useful as the quantitative measurement of HCV with respect to rapidness, easiness and low cost...
  68. ncbi request reprint [Nationwide surveillance of parenteral antibiotics containing meropenem activities against clinically isolated strains in 2004]
    Keizo Yamaguchi
    Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Toho University School of Medicine
    Jpn J Antibiot 58:655-89. 2005
    ..In conclusion, the results from this surveillance study suggest that MEPM retains its potent and broad antibacterial activity and therefore is a clinically useful carbapenem at present, 9 years after available for commercial use...