G. I. Ohara

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IL-17F plays a crucial role in airway inflammatory diseases including asthma, but its function has not been fully elucidated. CCL20 is also involved in allergic airway inflammation, while its regulatory mechanisms remain to be defined. To further identify a novel role of IL-17F, the expression of CCL20 by IL-17F in bronchial epithelial cells and the(More)
BACKGROUND IL-33 is clearly expressed in the airway of patients with asthma, but its role in asthma has not yet been fully understood. IL-17F is also involved in the pathogenesis of asthma. However, the regulatory mechanisms of IL-17F expression remain to be defined. To further indentify the role of IL-33 in asthma, we investigated the expression of IL-17F(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study is to examine clinical and pathological features, treatment modality approaches in the elderly, especially in patients aged 80 years and older. METHODS From the databases at two educational hospitals during the period from January 1978 and December 2007, medical records of lung cancer patients were retrospectively(More)
We report a rare case of chronic eosinophilic pneumonia with subpleural curvilinear shadow. CT scan showed a patchy consolidation in the bilateral upper lungs. In addition, subpleural curvilinear shadow was found in the bilateral upper lungs. A bronchoalveolar lavage obtained from the right middle lobe showed 25 % eosinophils. Although very rare, we should(More)
It is considered that Kartagener's syndrome is caused by ciliary dysfunction. This syndrome is characterized by the clinical triad of bronchiectasis, sinusitis, and dextrocardia. We describe an elderly patient with Kartagener's syndrome who reached advanced age. We suppose that it may be possible for patients with Kartagener's syndrome to live a full span(More)
The purpose of this study was to examine the usefulness of BP neural networks for source localization of MEG. Since the performance of this method does not depend on the complexity of brain parameters and source models, a homogeneous brain model and a single current dipole source are assumed for convenience. Localization accuracy was examined in relation to(More)
Paraneoplastic nephrotic syndrome has been reported in various malignancies: malignant lymphoma, colon cancer, lung cancer, and prostate cancer. Of these, lung cancer is the most commonly associated with the syndrome. Here, we report 4 cases of nephrotic syndrome associated with lung cancer, in one of which urinary protein and edema were improved by steroid(More)
The prognosis of carcinomatous peritonitis and meningitis is poor since ascites and focal neurological dysfunctions usually do not improve despite the available treatment options for this devastating disease. This is a case report of peritoneal and meningeal relapse from lung adenocarcinoma following a response to gefitinib. A 72‐year‐old woman was(More)
BACKGROUND Chemotherapy is considered to have a marginal impact on survival. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the rate of long-term survival in patients treated with chemotherapy for advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). PATIENTS AND METHODS The case records of 109 patients with NSCLC treated with chemotherapy from March 1998 to March 2007(More)