Yasuhiro Kondoh

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This document is an international evidence-based guideline on the diagnosis and management of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, and is a collaborative effort of the American Thoracic Society, the European Respiratory Society, the Japanese Respiratory Society, and the Latin American Thoracic Association. It represents the current state of knowledge regarding(More)
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a progressive lung disease without proven effective therapy. A multicentre, double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomised phase III clinical trial was conducted in Japanese patients with well-defined IPF to determine the efficacy and safety of pirfenidone, a novel antifibrotic oral agent, over 52 weeks. Of 275 patients(More)
RATIONALE Patients with a clinicopathological diagnosis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) may have typical findings of usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP) on computed tomography (CT) or nonspecific or atypical findings, including those often seen in nonspecific interstitial pneumonia. OBJECTIVES The aims of this study were to revisit the(More)
We treated three patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis who had an acute clinical exacerbation. We analyzed their clinical, radiographic, therapeutic, and pathologic findings. Their initial symptoms were influenza-like illness or cough with fever, and all had leukocytosis and elevation of C-reactive protein. Infectious events were ruled out by(More)
1. The response properties of proprioceptive sensory neurons providing input to the local circuits controlling leg movements of the locust have been analysed by the Wiener kernel method. The proprioceptor, the femoral chordotonal organ, encodes the position and movements of the tibia about the femorotibial joint. 2. Intracellular recordings were made from(More)
BACKGROUND Although acute exacerbation (AE) of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a well known clinical condition, predicting risk factors remain unknown. We evaluated the frequency, risk factors and impact on survival of AE-IPF. METHODS We retrospectively studied patients diagnosed with IPF based on the criteria of the ATS/ERS consensus statement and(More)
The prognosis of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is generally considered to be poor. As the disease progresses, patients invariably become severely limited in their activities. Therefore, evaluating the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in IPF patients is considered to be important. However, there have been few studies of this kind to(More)
PURPOSE To retrospectively analyze computed tomographic (CT) findings of chronic idiopathic interstitial pneumonia (IIP) and to determine which findings are most helpful for distinguishing IIP from usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP) with univariate and multivariate analyses. MATERIALS AND METHODS Institutional review board approval and informed consent(More)
This study was designed to investigate possible involvement of type IV collagenolytic matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs; 72-kDa type IV collagenase [MMP-2], 92-kDa type IV collagenase [MMP-9]), and the respective specific tissue inhibitors of these MMPs (TIMP-2 and TIMP-1) in the development of adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). We determined the(More)
We studied the neuroanatomy of the terminal (sixth abdominal) ganglion in the crayfish Procambarus clarkii with silver-impregnated sections and nickel fills. We describe the fiber tracts, commissures and neuropilar areas, and give the topological relationships of motoneurons and intersegmental interneurons with reference to their neuropilar landmark(More)