Hideto Kitagoh

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There are some patients, though few in number, who complain of taste disturbance after tonsillectomy. Actual measurement of the distance between the lingual branch of the glossopharyngeal nerve, which controls taste in the posterior portion of the tongue, and the lower pole of the palatine tonsil, using a cadaver, showed the distance to be only 2-4 mm,(More)
Patients with taste receptor disturbance were treated with zinc dosage, and their healing process was traced through the filter-paper-disc method and electrogustometry. The number of cases studied was 119,45 with idiopathic taste disturbance, 38 with drug-induced taste disturbance and 36 with zinc-deficient taste disturbance. 1) Three patterns of taste(More)
The course of recovery from taste receptor disturbance was studied in 119 patients with moderate-to-severe taste receptor disturbance that was cured or improved with zinc therapy. Taste receptor disturbance was idiopathic in 45 patients, drug-induced in 38 and due to zinc deficiency in 36. Recovery of taste, evaluated by filter paper disk testing and(More)
BACKGROUND Prostaglandin D2 (PGD2 ) is primarily produced by mast cells and is contributing to the nasal symptoms including nasal obstruction and rhinorrhea. OBJECTIVE This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of a novel PGD2 receptor 1 (DP1) antagonist, ONO-4053, in patients with seasonal allergic rhinitis (SAR). METHODS This study was a(More)
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