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We report herein a case of laryngeal sarcoidosis that was refractory to systemic corticosteroids, but that improved spontaneously. A 49-year-old woman complained of dysphagia and hoarseness with accompanying edematous swellings of both arytenoid regions. She was referred to our hospital after systemic corticosteroid therapy failed to achieve any(More)
This paper presents a new Pareto frontier covering strategy for the functional-specialization multi-objective genetic algorithm (FS-MOGA). FS-MOGA is a real-coded GA for multi-objective function optimization proposed by Hamada et. al. FS-MOGA utilizes the local-Pareto-optima overcoming strategy and the Pareto frontier covering strategy adaptively. Hamada(More)
The objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of traditional herbal medicines (Kampo) on the symptoms of Yusho. Yusho is a mass food poisoning that was caused by ingestion of rice oil contaminated with dioxins and related organochlorines in 1968. Patients with Yusho suffer from skin symptoms (acneform eruptions, liability to suppuration and(More)
Keywords: IgG4-related disease IgG4-related respiratory disease Multicentric Castleman's disease Pulmonary cyst Multiple lymphadenopathy a b s t r a c t A 48-year-old man was admitted for evaluation of abnormal shadows on chest radiograph. Chest computed tomography (CT) showed cysts, nodules, and cervical and axillary lymphadenopathies. Elevated serum(More)
Hyperoxic lung injury is pathologically characterized by alveolar edema, interlobular septal edema, hyaline membrane disease, lung inflammation, and alveolar hemorrhage. Although the precise mechanism by which hyperoxia causes lung injury is not well defined, oxidative stress, epithelial cell death, and proinflammatory cytokines are thought to be involved.(More)