Takakiyo Nakaya

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BACKGROUND Inhalation of N-acetylcysteine (NAC) has been carried out in our department since 1994 for treating interstitial pneumonia such as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). In this study, the clinical efficacy and safety of long-term NAC inhalation monotherapy for IPF was investigated. METHODS NAC inhalation was carried out in 23 of 34 cases(More)
A 54-year-old man was admitted to our hospital to be operated on for inguinal hernia, but complained of dry cough and cervical lymph nodes swelling after traveling to California in the United States. The chest X-ray films taken on admission showed consolidations in both lungs. The laboratory data revealed an increase in white blood cell counts with(More)
BACKGROUND Interleukin 33 (IL-33) works as a functional mediator in allergic disease by enhancing the activity of eosinophils and inducing expression of T helper 2 (Th2)-associated cytokines. However, the role of IL-33 in pulmonary eosinophilia has not been elucidated. We investigated the levels of IL-33 in eosinophilic pneumonia (EP) together with(More)
A 26-year-old man presented at our hospital in 2008 to undergo detailed investigations as part of a routine health examination. Chest computed tomography (CT) showed linear and reticular opacities with, in part, diffuse calcification in the lung fields bilaterally. A surgical lung biopsy was performed and the histological findings were compatible with a(More)
A 37-year-old woman presenting with high fever, dry cough and progressive dyspnea was admitted to our hospital. She took 100 mg of minocycline hydrochloride orally because of a common cold one day prior to her admission. A chest CT scan showed diffuse ground-glass opacities with interlobular septal thickening and thickening of bronchovascular bundles. An(More)
A nationwide epidemiological survey of idiopathic interstitial pneumonias (IIPs) in 2005 was performed using clinical personal records. According to the data from the Japan Intractable Diseases Information Center, 4,396 patients with IIPs were covered by public insurance. The prevalence of IIPs in Japan was estimated to be 3.44 per 100,000. The forms of(More)
A 70-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital with pleuritis and pericarditis. Cytological examination of pleural and pericardial effusion, and pleural biopsy specimens under thoracoscopy revealed no specific pathological findings. The pleural effusion was drained continuously; however, she died of circulatory insufficiency at day 45 from admission. At(More)
OBJECTIVE Renal angiomyolipomas (R-AMLs) are major complications of lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM). The objective of this study was to better understand the influence of R-AMLs in patients with LAM on the prognosis and other clinical factors related to respiration, and to investigate the management of R-AMLs in patients with LAM. PATIENTS AND METHODS We(More)