Jo Araki
Okayama University
ProcalcitoninInternal medicineSurgeryImmunologyInflammationCalciphylaxisHemodialysisFerritinWhite blood cellHemoglobinDry gangreneEnd stage renal diseaseConnective tissueClinical significanceMedicinePlateletGastroenterology
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#1Jo Araki (Okayama University)
#2Kosuke Oka (Okayama University)H-Index: 2
Last. Fumio Otsuka (Okayama University)H-Index: 35
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Various laboratory markers of inflammation are utilized in general practice, but their clinical diagnostic significance is often ambiguous. In the present study, we determined the clinical significance of the examination of serum levels of procalcitonin (PCT) by comparing the PCT levels with the levels of other inflammatory markers, based on a retrospective review of 332 PCT-positive patients, including cases of bacterial infection (20.5%), non-specific inflammation (20.8%), neoplasm (9.9%), con...
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#1Kosuke Oka (Okayama University)H-Index: 2
#2Jo Araki (Okayama University)
Last. Fumio Otsuka (Okayama University)H-Index: 35
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#1Ko Harada (Okayama University)H-Index: 3
#2Jo Araki (Okayama University)
Last. Fumio Otsuka (Okayama University)H-Index: 35
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A 69-year-old Japanese man with a 10-year history of hemodialysis for end-stage renal disease presented with painful necrosis of the fingers of his right hand. A plain radiograph of the right hand revealed severely calcified arteries, particularly in the ring finger, suggesting the diagnosis of calciphylaxis of the fingers.
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