Takeshi Johkoh

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This document is an international evidence-based guideline on the diagnosis and management of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, and is a collaborative effort of the American Thoracic Society, the European Respiratory Society, the Japanese Respiratory Society, and the Latin American Thoracic Association. It represents the current state of knowledge regarding(More)
BACKGROUND In 2002 the American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society (ATS/ERS) classification of idiopathic interstitial pneumonias (IIPs) defined seven specific entities, and provided standardized terminology and diagnostic criteria. In addition, the historical "gold standard" of histologic diagnosis was replaced by a multidisciplinary approach.(More)
OBJECTIVE Our objective was to assess high-resolution CT findings of respiratory bronchiolitis, respiratory bronchiolitis-associated interstitial lung disease, and desquamative interstitial pneumonia and to determine whether these three entities could be reliably differentiated by radiologic criteria. MATERIALS AND METHODS CT scans (1- to 3-mm(More)
Multicentric Castleman disease (MCD) is an atypical lymphoproliferative disorder characterized by systemic lymphadenopathy and constitutional inflammatory symptoms. Dysregulated overproduction of interleukin-6 is responsible for the clinical abnormalities. This multicenter prospective study was undertaken to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a humanized(More)
RATIONALE Patients with a clinicopathological diagnosis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) may have typical findings of usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP) on computed tomography (CT) or nonspecific or atypical findings, including those often seen in nonspecific interstitial pneumonia. OBJECTIVES The aims of this study were to revisit the(More)
BACKGROUND This document updates the American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society/Japanese Respiratory Society/Latin American Thoracic Association guideline on idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis treatment. METHODS Systematic reviews and, when appropriate, meta-analyses were performed to summarize all available evidence pertinent to our questions. The(More)
RATIONALE Clinicopathologic pulmonary manifestations associated with primary Sjogren's syndrome have yet to be reviewed in a large series since the recognition of nonspecific interstitial pneumonia (NSIP) as a distinct histologic pattern. OBJECTIVES To determine clinical presentations, high-resolution computed tomographic (HRCT) and histologic findings of(More)
BACKGROUND Although acute exacerbation (AE) of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a well known clinical condition, predicting risk factors remain unknown. We evaluated the frequency, risk factors and impact on survival of AE-IPF. METHODS We retrospectively studied patients diagnosed with IPF based on the criteria of the ATS/ERS consensus statement and(More)
PURPOSE To retrospectively analyze computed tomographic (CT) findings of chronic idiopathic interstitial pneumonia (IIP) and to determine which findings are most helpful for distinguishing IIP from usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP) with univariate and multivariate analyses. MATERIALS AND METHODS Institutional review board approval and informed consent(More)
PURPOSE To compare the diagnostic accuracy for anterior mediastinal tumors among CT, MRI, and both CT and MRI, and to determine the optimal CT and MRI procedures for the diagnosis of anterior mediastinal tumors. MATERIALS AND METHODS Both CT and MRI were performed in 127 patients with pathologically diagnosed anterior mediastinal tumors. The patients(More)