Hiroyoshi Yamauchi

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Some patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) do not have honeycombing on high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) at their initial evaluation. The clinical course and sequential changes in HRCT findings in these patients are not fully understood. We reviewed the cases of 43 patients with IPF without honeycombing on initial HRCT from institutions(More)
A 70-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital with pleuritis and pericarditis. Cytological examination of pleural and pericardial effusion, and pleural biopsy specimens under thoracoscopy revealed no specific pathological findings. The pleural effusion was drained continuously; however, she died of circulatory insufficiency at day 45 from admission. At(More)
OBJECTIVE Long-term effects of pirfenidone have been poorly understood to date. This study investigated the clinical efficacy and safety of long-term pirfenidone use for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) in clinical practice. METHODS This survey study was a retrospective observational study. A survey was used to collect clinical information on IPF cases(More)
A 63-year-old woman had abnormal shadows on a chest radiograph taken on a medical examination during treatment for rheumatoid arthritis. The chest radiograph showed linear and reticular shadows and ground glass opacities in the bibasilar lung fields. Though we considered rheumatoid arthritis due to joint disorder and a positive reaction for serum anti-CCP(More)
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