Shingo Kubota

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Microscopic polyangiitis (MPA) is a systemic necrotizing vasculitis that affects small vessels, resulting in a wide spectrum of organ involvement including the lungs. However, there are little serological markers that predict its prognosis or severity of pulmonary involvement. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is an angiogenic mediator, which has(More)
It is well known that lung cancer patients with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have a higher risk of postoperative complications than patients without COPD. However, the information regarding preoperative treatment to improve pulmonary function of the lung cancer patients with severe COPD is limited. Here, we report 3 lung cancer cases(More)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive lung disease associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Although several oral phosphodiesterase 4 (PDE4) inhibitors have been developed for the treatment of COPD, their use has been restricted because of side effects including nausea and emesis. We hypothesized that delivery of a dry(More)
We report a case of bronchial asthma attack with lactic acidosis and hypokalemia in a patient receiving high-dose inhalation of procaterol hydrochloride. A 28-year-old man was transferred to our hospital because of adynamia, nausea and dyspnea. He had used inhaled procaterol hydrochloride with a pressurized metered dose inhaler about 20 times before(More)
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