Ryoichi Kondo

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Birt-Hogg-Dubé syndrome (BHD) is an autosomal dominant disease caused by mutations of germline folliculin (FCLN) mapped in the chromosome 17p11.2 region. BHD commonly accompanies renal tumors, fibrofolliculomas, multiple pulmonary cysts, and spontaneous pneumothorax. We report a case of a young Japanese woman in whom asymptomatic bilateral pneumothorax was(More)
BACKGROUND It is shown that low-dose computed tomography (CT) screening is useful for a reduction in lung-cancer-specific mortality in heavy smokers. However, the information about effectiveness according to the histological types of lung cancer has not been adequately investigated especially small cell lung cancer (SCLC). The present study was performed to(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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