Toshiki Furukawa

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Airway remodeling in bronchial asthma results from chronic, persistent airway inflammation. The effects of the reversal of airway remodeling by drug interventions remain to be elucidated. We investigated the effects of ONO-1301, a novel prostacyclin agonist with thromboxane inhibitory activity, on the prevention and reversibility of airway remodeling in an(More)
OBJECTIVE Eosinophilic inflammation in the respiratory tract is a hallmark of bronchial asthma. In naïve cases, the inflammatory profile is associated with disease severity and reactivity to inhaled corticosteroids (ICS). Sustained airway eosinophilia has been reported during ICS treatment. However, the immunological characteristics of these cases are not(More)
ONO-1301, a novel prostacyclin agonist with thromboxane A2 synthase inhibitory activity, is a useful agent for ameliorating airway allergic inflammation; however, its short-action feature implies a requirement for the frequent administration of this drug. Therefore, we investigated the effects of ONO-1301-loaded poly (d,l-lactic-co-glycolic acid)(More)
OBJECTIVE While the majority of individuals with asthma retain normal lung function over time, some exhibit accelerated lung function decline. Preservation of lung function is an important aspect of asthma management. Whether the asthma guidelines can prevent lung function decline remains controversial. This study was performed to determine the distribution(More)
BACKGROUND Although the association between asthma control and body mass index (BMI) has been thoroughly investigated, most of this work has focused on the influence on asthma incidence or the effect of obesity on asthma control. To date, there have been no published studies on the influence of underweight on asthma control. METHODS The aim of this study(More)
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