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Tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase (TIMP) has been reported to inhibit tumour invasion through an inactivation of matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) both in vitro and in vivo. Among the TIMP family, TIMP-1 possesses not only proteinase inhibitory activity but also a growth-promoting function. However, the significance of the expression of TIMP-1 in human(More)
We experienced a 15-year-old female, whose healthy parents were second cousins, who was suspected of having dysmyelinating disease involving only the central nervous system (CNS). She was noticed to have congenital pendula nystagmus, and spastic gait disturbance developed at the age of 10 years. Mild athetosis of the upper limbs and ataxia were recognized(More)
BACKGROUND The chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) Assessment Test (CAT) is a concise health status measure for COPD. COPD patients have a variety of comorbidities, but little is known about their impact on quality of life. This study was designed to investigate comorbid factors that may contribute to high CAT scores. METHODS An observational(More)
BACKGROUND Triple combination therapy involving long-acting muscarinic antagonists long-acting β2 agonists, and inhaled corticosteroids has recently become an option for maintenance treatment of COPD. Some add-on clinical trials have reported the benefits of these combinations. However, the process to step up to triple therapy varies for individual cases.(More)
We analysed data on 38 patients with gastric cancer aged 30 years and younger who were surgically treated in the Department of Surgery II, Kyushu University Hospital, between 1965 to 1985. These younger patients comprised 2.6% of the total 1,470 patients treated for gastric cancer during this 21-year period. The durations and the kinds of symptoms in the(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with COPD might not report mild exacerbation. The frequency, risk factors, and impact of mild exacerbation on COPD status are unknown. OBJECTIVES The present study was performed to compare features between mild exacerbation and moderate or severe exacerbation in Japanese patients with COPD. PATIENTS AND METHODS An observational COPD(More)
BACKGROUND In human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients, immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS) due to nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) infection is one of the most difficult types of IRIS to manage. 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (18F-FDG PET/CT) has been suggested as a useful tool for(More)
Although the age range of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients is broad, few studies have focused on the effects of age on disease characteristics. Keio University and affiliated hospitals established an observational COPD cohort. Patients were assessed using high resolution computed tomography (CT) to quantify emphysema, health status(More)
INTRODUCTION Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) lung disease presenting as a solitary pulmonary nodule (MAC-SPN) is often asymptomatic, is more common in middle to old age, and mimics lung cancer or tuberculoma. We report herein a case of MAC-SPN in an immunocompetent young adult patient, presenting with persistent chest pain and a subacutely progressive(More)
UNLABELLED INTRODUCTION The majority of multifocal micronodular pneumocyte hyperplasia associated with tuberous sclerosis complex is diagnosed with the classical clinical triad of seizures, mental retardation, and skin lesions. We report a rare case of tuberous sclerosis complex with no classical clinical findings, which was diagnosed through incidental(More)
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