Masayuki Haniuda

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The aim of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of annual screening for lung cancer by low-dose computed tomography (CT) and the characteristics of identified lung cancers. Subjects consisted of 5483 general population aged 40-74 years, who received initial CT scans in 1996, followed by repeat annual scans for most subjects in 1997 and 1998, with a(More)
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) plays multifunctional roles in vascular permeability, repair and remodelling processes, in addition to the maintenance of vascular structure and function. In the present study, the potential of airway epithelial cell lines, BEAS-2B cells and A549 cells, to release and express VEGF in unstimulated and stimulated(More)
Smoking is associated with lung inflammation and a protease-antiprotease imbalance. We previously reported that cigarette smoke extract (CSE) stimulates human lung fibroblasts to release chemotactic cytokines. We hypothesized that serine protease inhibitors might modulate lung fibroblast release of chemotactic cytokines in response to CSE. To test this(More)
Stimulation of discrete intracardiac sympathetic nerves to the SA (SAS stimulation) or AV nodal region (AVS stimulation) increased the heart rate or decreased AV conduction time and caused an AV junctional rhythm, respectively, in anesthetized dogs treated with atropine. Topical application of tetrodotoxin (TTX) at the SAS or AVS stimulation locus totally(More)
A variant of large cell carcinoma showing a rhabdoid phenotype, which is rare among primary lung cancers, is presented. A 59-year-old man was admitted to hospital for an operation. Computed tomography scans showed a mass with a smooth border, invading the thoracic wall. A right upper lobe lobectomy was carried out with resection of a part of the thoracic(More)
In twelve patients with severe emphysema who underwent lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), we assessed the results of dyspnea scale, pulmonary function, 6-minute walk distance (6MD), and thoracic movement prior to and 6 months following LVRS. Postoperatively, forced expiratory volume (FEV1), maximum inspiratory mouth pressures (MIP), maximum expiratory(More)
Smoking is associated with lung inflammation and a protease-antiprotease imbalance. We previously reported that cigarette smoke extract (CSE) stimulates human lung fibroblasts to release chemotactic cytokines. We hypothesized that serine protease inhibitors might modulate lung fibroblast release of chemotactic cytokines in response to CSE. To test this(More)
Peroxynitrite, formed by nitric oxide and superoxide, has been shown to nitrate and reduce the function of proinflammatory proteins such as interleukin (IL)-8, monocyte chemoattractant protein-1, and eotaxin, but in contrast, to enhance the function of the anti-inflammatory cytokine IL-10 in reducing IL-1 release from blood monocytes. However, the effect of(More)
The measurements of exhaled nitric oxide (ENO) concentrations in several previous reports have been quite disparate but the cause of this variability is unclear. In the present study, we have attempted to elucidate the effects of expiratory pressure upon ENO values by taking measurements at pressures ranging from 2 to 10 cmH2O in control subjects and in(More)
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