Gakuya Tamagaki

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BACKGROUND Recently, increased levels of pentosidine, an intermolecular cross-linking type of advanced glycation end products, are observed in the airways of asthmatic patients. This study was designed to determine whether differences in bronchodilator response among individuals with asthma are attributable to pentosidine levels in their airways. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Forced oscillation technique (FOT) is increasingly used to obtain much information on the state of the respiratory system. However, there are little data about FOT parameters on methacholine provocation test in adult asthma. This study was designed to determine the physiological implications of FOT parameters during methacholine provocation and(More)
A 65-year-old man, who had been given a diagnosis of angina pectoris, developed pneumonia 6 months after the initiation of clopidogrel to inhibit platelet aggregation. Chest radiography showed bilateral invasive shadows, and he was admitted to our hospital. He was asymptomatic, but his C-reactive protein and erythrocyte sedimentation rate were elevated. A(More)
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