Kazuhiro Hashiguchi

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We report a case of a 79-year-old woman with an unusual salivary gland tumor that developed at the junction between the soft and hard palates. The tumor consisted of sialadenoma papilliferum (SP) with areas of an epithelial–myoepithelial carcinoma (EMC) component and a high-grade carcinoma component. There were also transitional regions among the SP, the(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the efficacy and safety of bepotastine, we conducted a randomized, investigator-blind, placebo-controlled and parallel study to evaluate the allergic symptoms and the cognitive function of the subjects with Japanese cedar (JC) pollinosis in response to JC pollen exposure in an artificial exposure chamber. METHODS Twenty-four(More)
OBJECTIVE In practical guidelines for management of allergic rhinitis in Japan, pranlukast is a leukotriene receptor antagonist recommended for the treatment of pollinosis. However, the effect of pranlukast on nasal symptoms for cedar pollinosis has not been thoroughly investigated. The aim of this study is to examine this effect in a double-blind(More)
BACKGROUND Japanese cedar (JC) pollinosis is the most common seasonal allergic rhinitis in Japan. Standardized JC pollen extract is available for subcutaneous immunotherapy, but this treatment is limited by potentially serious side effects. The aim of this double-blind, randomized comparative study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of standardized JC(More)
BACKGROUND An artificial exposure chamber (OHIO Chamber), which allows dispersal of a fixed concentration of Japanese cedar (JC) pollen under stable conditions, was constructed. This study was conducted to identify the exposure conditions assuring validity of the clinical tests conducted using this chamber. METHODS Twenty-four adult patients with JC(More)
BACKGROUND A pollen exposure chamber (OHIO Chamber) was built in central Tokyo, Japan, in order to study seasonal allergic rhinitis (SAR). Since satisfactory outcomes were obtained from the controlled pollen exposure at the chamber, we conducted preliminary studies in volunteers with SAR. METHODS Ten volunteers with SAR sensitive to Japanese cedar (JC)(More)
Pranlukast (PLK) is a cysteinyl leukotriene receptor 1 antagonist approved for the treatment of bronchial asthma and allergic rhinitis in Japan. We previously reported that PLK dry syrup (DS) improved the total nasal symptom score, as well as sneezing, nasal discharge, and nasal obstruction scores over placebo. We investigated the efficacy of PLK DS with a(More)
We investigated the serum macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) levels of palmoplantar pustulosis patients, before and after the tonsillar provocation test. Higher serum MIF levels of palmoplantar pustulosis patients were decreased after the tonsillar provocation test (n=29). To confirm these phenomena, two patients with acute tonsillitis had their(More)
Pranlukast (PLK) is a leukotriene receptor antagonist (LTRA) that has been approved for treatment of asthma in patients of all ages and allergic rhinitis (AR) in adults but not for AR in children in Japan. This randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover study used an artificial exposure chamber (OHIO Chamber) to investigate the efficacy and(More)
BACKGROUND Among the gramineae species, orchard grass is a typical causative pollen that provokes seasonal rhinitis. The purpose of this study was to examine the protective efficacy of epinastine hydrochloride for signs and symptoms caused by repeated nasal provocation with discs containing orchard grass pollen. METHODS A single-dose, placebo-controlled,(More)