Mikio Toyoshima

Learn More
The aim of the present study was to clarify the clinical characteristics and prognosis of patients with interstitial lung disease (ILD) associated with amyopathic dermatomyositis (ILD-ADM). The study consisted of 14 consecutive patients with ILD-ADM. Patients were classified into two categories, acute/subacute and chronic forms, according to the clinical(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the difference in clinical features and prognosis of patients with interstitial lung disease (ILD) comparing polymyositis (PM) and dermatomyositis (DM). METHODS Medical records of 28 ILD patients with PM/DM (16 PM-ILD, 12 DM-ILD) were reviewed retrospectively. RESULTS Serum CPK concentrations were significantly higher in PM-ILD than(More)
To better characterize idiopathic eosinophilic pneumonia (IEP), we studied the clinical and laboratory features of 27 patients. Patients with IEP could be divided into those with chronic eosinophilic pneumonia (CEP) (n = 14) and acute eosinophilic pneumonia (AEP) (n = 13). CEP was characterized by (1) multiple and dense areas of consolidation on chest(More)
BACKGROUND Acute eosinophilic pneumonia (AEP) is characterized by a febrile illness, diffuse pulmonary infiltrates, and pulmonary eosinophilia. The etiology of AEP remains unknown, but several studies have proposed a relationship between cigarette smoking and AEP. However, most studies showing this possibility are single-case reports, and cigarette smoke(More)
OBJECTIVES Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) is an unanswered problem in cancer therapy. We evaluated the efficacy and safety of triple antiemetic therapy with aprepitant, a 5-hydroxytryptamine-3 (5-HT(3)) receptor antagonist, and dexamethasone in patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who received carboplatin-based(More)
The pulmonary manifestations of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) include bronchiolar diseases such as follicular bronchiolitis (FB) and bronchiolitis obliterans (BO). In this study, we investigated the clinical and pathologic features of FB and BO, as well as the effect of erythromycin (EM) on these diseases. The subjects included 15 RA patients with biopsy-proven(More)
OBJECTIVES Although antiemetic management has improved, better control of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV), particularly during the delayed phase, is needed. The benefit of combination therapy using dexamethasone and the second-generation 5-hydroxytryptamine-3 receptor antagonist palonosetron compared with that of other such receptor(More)
The optimal strategy for maintenance chemotherapy is controversial. We evaluated the efficacy and safety of continuation maintenance with pemetrexed and switch maintenance with docetaxel in advanced non-squamous non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Chemotherapy-naïve patients with non-squamous NSCLC were enrolled in this randomized phase II study. Patients(More)