Tomoko Tsuchida

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BACKGROUND Cysteinyl leukotrienes (cys-LTs) are very important factors in the pathophysiology of bronchial asthma. Cys-LT receptor antagonists (LTRAs) decrease allergic airway inflammation. The aim of the present study was to determine the differential effects of LTRAs and corticosteroids on allergic airway inflammation and allergen-specific cytokine(More)
Cysteinyl leukotriene receptor antagonist (LTRA) is a widely used medicine for asthma. Cysteinyl leukotrienes (cysLTs) are involved in the regulation of dendritic cell (DC) function. However, the effects of LTRA on DC-related antimicrobial immunity against harmful respiratory pathogens remain unknown. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of(More)
Upper respiratory tract infections (URIs) represent the most frequent cause of acute asthma exacerbations. It has yet to be determined whether leukotriene receptor antagonist (LTRA) treatment prevents URI-induced acute asthma exacerbations in adults. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the preventive effects of LTRA treatment on URI-induced(More)
Bevacizumab has a lower risk of treatment-related infusion reactions than other humanized monoclonal antibodies, and bronchospasm induced by bevacizumab has not been reported. We administered bevacizumab 15 mg/kg over 90 min infusion to a 34 year-old man with lung adenocarcinoma and childhood asthma. Then, grade 3 hypoxia developed and improved(More)
BACKGROUND Relapsing polychondritis (RP) is a rare inflammatory disease characterized by recurrent chondritis and inflammation of other proteoglycan-rich tissues. An RP patient with co-existing respiratory tract problems could have a poor prognosis. CASE REPORT We reported a case of RP died with recurrent suffocation. At the early stage in this case,(More)
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