Shunji Tanimoto

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Diffuse panbronchiolitis (DPB) is a disease with chronic inflammation exclusively located in the region of respiratory bronchioles. The pathologic features of the disease are characterized by thickening of the wall of the respiratory bronchiole with infiltration of lymphocytes, plasma cells and histiocytes, and extension of the inflammatory changes toward(More)
In the treatment of diffuse panbronchiolitis, azithromycin (AZM), a new macrolide antibiotic with 15-membered lactone ring, was studied for its efficacy and safety. AZM, 250 mg, was intermittently administered to a total of 60 patients twice a weeks, for 3 months as a rule, and its efficacy was clinically evaluated in 52 patients and the safety in 55. The(More)
Static magnetic fields affect the diffusion of biological particles in solutions through the Lorentz force and Maxwell stress. These effects were analyzed theoretically to estimate the threshold field strength for these effects. Our results show that the Lorentz force suppresses the diffusion of charged particles such as Na+, K+, Ca2+, Cl-, and plasma(More)
STUDY DESIGN Report of a rare case of an elderly patient with late onset of Arnold Chiari malformation type I with associated syringomyelia that was successfully treated with foramen magnum decompression. OBJECTIVE To report this rare case along with a literature review. SETTING Gifu, Japan. METHODS A 69-year-old woman with a 4-year history of dull(More)
The number of homeless people in Tokyo is estimated to be 3,200-3,300. While studies on the health status of homeless people, including illness, injury and deaths have been previously reported, most of these reports concern the homeless who resided in housing facilities for the homeless or who admitted to hospitals. We undertook a comparison of lifestyle(More)
Several monoclonal antibodies recognizing distinct antigenic determinants in A-type inclusion bodies (ATIB) induced by cowpox virus (CPV) were obtained to examine the cross-reactivity among various strains of poxviridae, comprising CPV, ectromelia virus (EV), vaccinia virus (VV) and Shope fibroma virus (SFV). The monoclonal antibodies were classified into(More)
The antigen in A type inclusion bodies (ATIB) induced by cowpox virus (CPV) was examined by immunofluorescent staining with monoclonal antibodies and polypeptide analysis. In the immunofluorescence (IF) test, these monoclonal antibodies reacted only with cytoplasmic inclusion bodies in cells infected with CPV. The fluorescence became detectable in the cells(More)