Kouko Hidaka

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Intact human neutrophils produced superoxide (O2 −) by the stimulation with N-formyl-methionyl-leucyl-phenylalanine (fMLP) even when the extracellular Ca2+ was absent (0.56±0.13 nmol/min per 106 cells). The production by fMLP was enhanced more than twice in the presence of the extracellular Ca2+. Moreover, the O2 − production by fMLP in the presence of(More)
Anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) rearranged non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is highly responsive to crizotinib, an oral ATP-competitive selective inhibitor of ALK. However, crizotinib exhibits extremely poor blood-brain barrier penetration; therefore, it is considered to play a limited role in the treatment of brain metastases. We present a case of a(More)
Rheumatoid arthritis patients are susceptible to interstitial lung disease, and joint manifestations of rheumatoid arthritis usually precede lung involvements by several years. Organizing pneumonia, as the first manifestation of rheumatoid arthritis, is extremely rare, and its clinical features remain currently unknown. We present a case and a literature(More)
Diffuse pulmonary ossification (DPO) is an uncommon disease that is characterized by the widespread formation of ectopic bone in the lungs. Herein, we describe two familial cases of DPO. The patients were a 47-year-old woman and her 76-year-old father. Both patients had a history of recurrent cough, and their chest images showed multiple nodules with(More)
Pulmonary manifestations associated with food allergy are rich in variety. We report the first case of food-induced granulomatous interstitial pneumonia mimicking hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP). A 77-year-old woman with respiratory symptoms was referred to our hospital. We performed a surgical lung biopsy, which showed the features of granulomatous(More)
Idiopathic pleuroparenchymal fibroelastosis (PPFE) is a rare subset of idiopathic interstitial pneumonias (IIPs). Here we present two patients with PPFE in which the histology was confirmed with transbronchial lung biopsy (TBLB). The 25-year-old and 64-year-old men were both slender with a long history of pulmonary upper lobe fibrosis and a marked(More)
Chyloptysis and chylous pulmonary congestion are extremely rare complications of lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM). We report a case of a 50-year-old woman with tuberous sclerosis complex-associated LAM, who presented with expectorating milky-white bronchial casts. She was diagnosed with chyloptysis and chylous pulmonary congestion by sputum analysis. Her(More)
In contrast to other internal organs, pulmonary arterial hypoperfusion does not always show ischemic changes in the lung parenchyma. Pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE)-related lung injury is extremely rare except in the case of pulmonary infarctions, in which PTE occasionally causes necrosis of the parenchyma. We describe the case of an 86-year-old woman who(More)
Pulmonary Langerhans cell histiocytosis (PLCH) is a rare, smoking-related, interstitial lung disease, and pulmonary hypertension (PH) is associated with mortality. We herein report a case of PLCH complicated by severe PH and respiratory impairment. After developing PH, the patient displayed a cystic pattern on chest high-resolution computed tomography(More)
A 14-membered ring macrolide, erythromycin, acts not only as an antibacterial but also as an anti-inflammatory agent. We have previously reported that erythromycin modulates neutrophil functions and ameliorates neutrophil-induced endothelial cell damage through the action of cyclic AMP-dependent protein kinase (PKA) and nitric oxide (NO). We investigated(More)
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