Kenji Tsushima

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Acute lung injury (ALI) is characterized by rapid alveolar injury, inflammation, cytokine induction, and neutrophil accumulation. Although early events in the pathogenesis of ALI have been defined, the mechanisms underlying resolution are unknown. As a model of ALI, we administered intratracheal (i.t.) LPS to mice and observed peak lung injury 4 days after(More)
The first report of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) was published in 1967, and even now acute lung injury (ALI) and ARDS are severe forms of diffuse lung disease that impose a substantial health burden all over the world. Recent estimates indicate approximately 190,000 cases per year of ALI in the United States each year, with an associated(More)
OBJECTIVES The identification of early phase interstitial changes may influence the understanding of idiopathic interstitial pneumonitis. This study aimed to clarify its radiological patterns and the association with smoking. METHODS The subjects underwent low-dose computed tomography to screen lung cancer. The selected subjects with interstitial changes(More)
The accessory pancreatic duct (APD) is the smaller and less constant pancreatic duct. The patency of the APD was investigated clinically in an effort to determine its role in pancreatic pathophysiology. Dye-injection endoscopic retrograde pancreatography (ERP) was performed in 190 cases. In the patients who exhibited filling of the fine branches of the(More)
A 71-year-old man was admitted with malaise, mild fever, anorexia, body weight loss, lower back pain, thirst, and polydipsia. He showed bilateral swelling of the submandibular glands. Examinations showed panhypopituitarism and a high serum IgG4 concentration. Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) revealed uptake in the pituitary gland,(More)
This study was to examine the clinical differences between Stage 0 and normal subjects, using low-dose chest computed tomography (CT) and pulmonary function tests. Enrolled subjects performed as a health check for lung cancer screening including low-dose CT and pulmonary function tests. Subjects were divided into Stage 0, chronic obstructive pulmonary(More)
Early diagnosis and treatment are important for improvement of the low survival rate of patients with lung cancer. The objective of this study was to evaluate the long-term survival rate of patients identified to have lung cancer by our population-based baseline and annual repeat low-radiation dose computed tomography (low-dose CT) screenings, conducted in(More)
BACKGROUND It is important to confirm preoperative tracheobronchial invasion to enable the selection of the most appropriate treatment. OBJECTIVE This study was performed to compare the usefulness of computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance image (MRI) and bronchoscopy by endobronchial ultrasonography (EBUS) for the assessment of invasion of thyroid(More)
The survival of patients with small cell lung cancer (SCLC) is related to T, N, M components, and early diagnosis and treatment of limited stage SCLC may improve survival. The objective of this study was to review the initial and annual repeat screening computed tomography (CT) images of all five patients with SCLC, encountered in our 1996-1998(More)
cDNA encoding the human peroxisomal acyl-coenzyme A oxidase (AOX) was cloned and sequenced. The longest cDNA insert isolated has 3083 bases and encodes the entire protein of 661-amino acids, including the carboxyl-terminal sequence (Ser-Lys-Leu) known as a minimal peroxisome-targeting signal. At the amino acid level, the significantly high homology (89%) to(More)