Akemi Ando
Okayama University
Internal medicinePrecipitinEndocrinologyNuclear chemistryPathologyDermatologyAlkaline phosphataseSerum albuminBone remodelingEnzymeChemistryMaterials scienceMedical recordMedical historyScanning electron microscopeHyperphosphatemiaOsteoporosisBone mineralInflammationHypersensitivity pneumonitisInfiltration (medical)Bronchoalveolar lavageLanthanum carbonateHemoglobinStomachBody mass indexGeneral practiceCandida guilliermondiiElevated serum calciumLanthanum phosphateThyroid functionIn patientOccultGene isoformRespiratory systemLanthanumMedicineDeposition (chemistry)Microbiology
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#1Yuya Yokota (Okayama University)
#2Yoshito Nishimura (Okayama University)H-Index: 5
Last. Fumio Otsuka (Okayama University)H-Index: 35
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Alkaline phosphatase (ALP) is an enzyme that is expressed in a variety of tissues. Among the isoforms of ALP, bone-specific alkaline phosphatase (BAP) is used as a marker for evaluating bone metabolism. We investigated the clinical usefulness of the ratio of serum BAP to total ALP for the diagnosis of various disorders in general practice. We retrospectively analyzed the cases of 107 Japanese patients whose serum BAP levels were exam-ined, focusing on clinical characteristics. We observed that t...
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#1Akemi Ando (Okayama University)H-Index: 2
#2Toshiharu Mitsuhashi (Okayama University)H-Index: 11
Last. Fumio Otsuka (Okayama University)H-Index: 35
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Osteoporosis increases the risk of bone fractures. It is diagnosed based on an individual's bone mineral density (BMD) or a fracture without trauma. BMD is usually measured by the dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) method. Here we investigated factors for the earliest possible prediction of decreased BMD by examining the relationships between patients' BMD values and changes in the patients' physical and laboratory values. We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 149 patients who v...
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#1Akemi Ando (Okayama University)H-Index: 2
#2Yoshihisa Hanayama (Okayama University)H-Index: 6
Last. Fumio Otsuka (Okayama University)H-Index: 35
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#1Akemi Ando (Okayama University)H-Index: 2
#2Hideharu Hagiya (Osaka University)H-Index: 13
Last. Fumio Otsuka (Okayama University)H-Index: 35
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: We herein report the first documented case of acute hypersensitivity pneumonitis in which Candida guilliermondii was the possible causative organism. A young Japanese woman presented to our hospital with relapsing respiratory symptoms accompanied by high fever. A detailed interview revealed that the onset of the symptoms occurred shortly after using a humidifier in her home. Her symptoms showed spontaneous improvement soon after admission, and an examination of her bronchoalveolar lavage fluid...
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#1Masaya Iwamuro (Okayama University)H-Index: 17
#2Haruo Urata (Okayama University)H-Index: 6
Last. Hiroyuki OkadaH-Index: 62
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After having been treated with lanthanum carbonate administration for 4 years for hyperphosphatemia, a 75-year-old Japanese woman undergoing hemodialysis was diagnosed with lanthanum phosphate deposition in the stomach. The deposition, seen as white microgranules, was observed using esophagogastroduodenoscopy with magnifying observation. To the best of our knowledge, these are the minutest endoscopy images of lanthanum phosphate deposition in the gastric mucosa. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM...
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