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Significance of a histone-like protein with its native structure for the diagnosis of asymptomatic tuberculosis

Maekura, Saburo Yamamoto. Supervision: Fumio Arisaka, Yasuo Tsunaka, Yoshie Fujiwara, Yukihiro Kaneko, Ichiro Nakagawa, Ryoji Maekura, Saburo Yamamoto, Sohkichi Matsumoto. Validation: Tsukasa Mashima ... , Yuriko Ozeki, Yoshitaka Tateishi, Tsukasa Mashima, Fumio Arisaka, Akihito Nishiyama, Yutaka Yoshida, Kengo Kitadokoro, Haruka Kobayashi. Methodology: Fumio Arisaka. Resources: Yukihiro Kaneko, Ryoji

Pulmonary rehabilitation for COPD improves exercise time rather than exercise tolerance: effects and mechanisms

Pulmonary rehabilitation for COPD improves exercise time rather than exercise tolerance: effects and mechanisms Keisuke Miki,1 Ryoji Maekura,1 Seigo Kitada,1 Mari Miki,1 Kenji Yoshimura,1 Hiroshi

Exogenous lipoid pneumonia caused by repeated sesame oil pulling: a report of two cases

Background Exogenous lipoid pneumonia is a rare disease caused by aspiration or inhalation of oily substances. Case presentation A 66-year-old male with dry cough (Case 1) and a 38-year-old female with shortness of breath (Case 2) demonstrated ground-glass opacities on chest computed tomography and were diagnosed with lipoid pneumonia based on the confirmation of lipid-laden...

Comparison of Different Disease-Specific Health-Related Quality of Life Measurements in Patients with Long-Term Noninvasive Ventilation

 Keisuke Tomii,5 Morihide Ando,6 Eiji Kojima,7 Hiromi Tomioka,8 Yoshio Taguchi,9 Yusuke Kaji,9 Ryoji Maekura,10 Toru Hiraga,10 Naoki Sakai,11 Tomoki Kimura,2 Michiaki Mishima,12 Wolfram Windisch,13 and Kazuo

Comparison of Different Disease-Specific Health-Related Quality of Life Measurements in Patients with Long-Term Noninvasive Ventilation

 Keisuke Tomii,5 Morihide Ando,6 Eiji Kojima,7 Hiromi Tomioka,8 Yoshio Taguchi,9 Yusuke Kaji,9 Ryoji Maekura,10 Toru Hiraga,10 Naoki Sakai,11 Tomoki Kimura,2 Michiaki Mishima,12 Wolfram Windisch,13 and Kazuo

Personalized pulmonary rehabilitation and occupational therapy based on cardiopulmonary exercise testing for patients with advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Personalized pulmonary rehabilitation and occupational therapy based on cardiopulmonary exercise testing for patients with advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Ryoji Maekura, Toru Hiraga

Effects of Ghrelin Treatment on Exercise Capacity in Underweight COPD Patients: a substudy of a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of ghrelin treatment

Background The aim of this substudy of the ghrelin treatment, multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial was to investigate the effects of ghrelin administration on exercise capacity and the underlying mechanisms in underweight patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) using cardiopulmonary exercise testing. Methods Twenty underweight COPD...

Dominant Incidence of Multidrug and Extensively Drug-Resistant Specific Mycobacterium tuberculosis Clones in Osaka Prefecture, Japan

Infection and transmission of multidrug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MDR-Mtb) and extensively drug-resistant M. tuberculosis (XDR-Mtb) is a serious health problem. We analyzed a total of 1,110 Mtb isolates in Osaka Prefecture and neighboring areas from April 2000 to March 2009. A total of 89 MDR-Mtb were identified, 36 (48.5%) of which were determined to be XDR-Mtb...

Ghrelin Treatment of Cachectic Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Multicenter, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial

Background Pulmonary cachexia is common in advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), culminating in exercise intolerance and a poor prognosis. Ghrelin is a novel growth hormone (GH)-releasing peptide with GH-independent effects. The efficacy and safety of adding ghrelin to pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) in cachectic COPD patients were investigated. Methodology...

The Recovery of Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare Complex (MAC) from the Residential Bathrooms of Patients with Pulmonary MAC

The distribution of Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare complex (MAC) in residences was examined. MAC was only recovered from bathrooms but not from other sites of residences. The appearance ratio in the bathrooms of patients with pulmonary MAC was significantly higher than that in healthy volunteers' bathrooms (P = .01). For 2 patients, the genotypes of environmental isolates...

Serodiagnosis of Pulmonary Disease Due to Mycobacterium avium Complex with an Enzyme Immunoassay that Uses a Mixture of Glycopeptidolipid Antigens

It is difficult to distinguish pulmonary disease due to Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) from that due to other mycobacteria, such as Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Mycobacterium kansasii. We developed an enzyme immunoassay (EIA) for diagnosis of MAC pulmonary diseases that uses glycopeptidolipid (GPL) antigens specific for MAC, and we used it for diagnosis in immunocompetent...