Terumasa Miyamoto

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DNA replication of cultured fibroblasts of early passage derived from Werner's syndrome (adult progeria) patients and from normal subjects were compared by DNA fiber autoradiography. The frequency of replication initiation was decreased in Werner's syndrome cells derived from five patients compared with that in normal cells derived from three persons of(More)
BACKGROUND The burden of asthma is recognized as an important public health problem worldwide. In most countries, the prevalence of asthma has been reported to increase in the last few decades. However, more recent epidemiological studies have shown that the prevalence of asthma has been flat or even decreasing after the 1990 s in some developed countries.(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE The efficacy and safety of the anti-IgE antibody, omalizumab, has been widely studied in patients with asthma. However to date, no large studies have been performed in Asian populations. The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy and safety of omalizumab with placebo, as add-on therapy in Asian patients with(More)
BACKGROUND Theophylline is a useful drug for the treatment of asthma. The Asthma Prevention and Management Guidelines (JGL) recommend use of sustained-release theophylline products as controllers and of injectable aminophylline products as relievers. The Global Initiative for Asthma: Global Strategy for Asthma Management and Prevention, the NHLB/WHP(More)
BACKGROUND We have previously demonstrated that addition of omalizumab to standard therapy improved asthma control by significantly improving lung function and reducing asthma exacerbations in Japanese patients with moderate-to-severe asthma. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of omalizumab on long-term disease control in Japanese patients(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Inhaled corticosteroids are recommended as first-line therapy for the management of asthma, although side-effects may limit their use. Ciclesonide, a novel pro-drug inhaled corticosteroid, exerts potent and prolonged local anti-inflammatory effects in the lungs, and is considered to have an improved safety and tolerability profile.(More)
Tulobuterol patch (HokunalinTM Tape), which contains a β(2)-adrenergic agonist, is the first bronchodilator to be available as a transdermal patch. This drug delivery system ensures that the time at which the peak drug concentration in the blood is reached coincides with the morning dip in respiratory function. The use of the patch also prevents excessive(More)
Many patients with severe refractory asthma, which is insufficiently controlled by additional high-dose of inhaled corticosteroids, require oral corticosteroids and/or immunosuppressant. Clinicians should seek for suitable medications, for its' chronic use may induce high risk of side effects. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and(More)