Tomoko Tsuchida

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Stepwise multiple regression analysis (forward method) was performed with 22 gait variables obtained from the free and slow gait of 35 normal controls (women without knee arthropathy). These 22 variables were target variables, and velocity, age, body height, and body weight were explanatory variables. Velocity showed the greatest effect on the gait(More)
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)
OBJECTIVE The first complement component C1s was reported to have novel functions to degrade matrix components, besides its activities in the classic complement pathway. This study explores participation of C1s in articular cartilage degradation in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS Normal articular cartilage (n = 6) and cartilage obtained from joints(More)
BACKGROUND Upper respiratory tract infections (URIs) represent the most frequent cause of acute asthma exacerbation. Systemic corticosteroid (CS) is presently recommended for URI-induced asthma exacerbation, although it might inhibit cellular immunity against respiratory virus infection. OBJECTIVES To determine the effects of adding a short course (2(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 Acetaldehyde is an endocrine-disrupting chemical (EDC) and a volatile organic compound (VOC). It is also a carcinogen and teratogen that causes bronchoconstriction in a subset of asthmatics. However, the mechanism through which acetaldehyde acts as an EDC/VOC causing allergic airway inflammation remains unknown. OBJECTIVES To determine the(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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