Tomohiro Akaba

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Aspiration pneumonia is thought to be associated with a poor outcome in patients with community acquired pneumonia (CAP). However, there has been no systematic review regarding the impact of aspiration pneumonia on the outcomes in patients with CAP. This review was conducted using the MOOSE guidelines: Patients: patients defined CAP. EXPOSURE aspiration(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Serum periostin is increased in asthma and serves as a surrogate marker for IL-13 activity in the lung. Serum levels of periostin are the most robust biomarker predicting a favourable response to the anti-IL-13 drug, lebrikizumab. We investigated the mechanisms of IL-13 stimulation of periostin, the polarized secretion of periostin(More)
BACKGROUND Discriminating acute lung injury (ALI) or acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) from cardiogenic pulmonary edema (CPE) is often challenging. This systematic review examines studies using biomarkers or images to distinguish ALI/ARDS from CPE. METHODS Three investigators independently identified studies designed to distinguish ALI/ARDS from(More)
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