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29 August 2021: Articles

Effectiveness of Saireito, a Traditional Japanese Kampo Herbal Medication, on Pacemaker-Related Pleural Effusion: A Case Report

Unusual or unexpected effect of treatment

Hiroyuki Mataki A* , Masamichi Yasutomi E , Yuya Makino E , Ayako Kunimura E , Kenzo Fukuhara E , Masafumi Takeda E , Akira Kimata E , Sonoko Hirayama E , Toru Ozawa E , Teruki Shin E , Takayuki Yoshioka E , Nobutaka Inoue A

DOI: 10.12659/AJCR.931247

Am J Case Rep 2021; 22:e931247

Table 1. Laboratory data on patient’s first admission revealed only mild hypokalemia. On second admission, mild hypokalemia still existed, and brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) was slightly elevated.

First admissionSecond admissionFirst admissionSecond admission
Total proteing/dl6.58.2LDLmg/dl116110
e-GFRml/min.1.73 m5959Hemoglobing/dl12.412
AST – aspartate aminotransferase; ALT – alanine aminotransferase; CPK – creatine phosphokinase; LDH – lactate dehydrogenase; γGTP – gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase; LDL – low density lipoprotein; HDL – high density lipoprotein; TG – triglyceride; TSH – thyroid stimulating hormone; T4 – thyroxin; CRP – C-reactive protein; BNP – brain natriuretic peptide; WBC – white blood cell; RBC – red blood cell.

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American Journal of Case Reports eISSN: 1941-5923
American Journal of Case Reports eISSN: 1941-5923