Yoriko Nishizawa

Learn More
A 65-year-old man was admitted to hospital for treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis. He was treated with isoniazid (INH), rifampicin (RFP), ethambutol (EB), and pyrazinamide (PZA). On the 14th day, he developed a fever and interstitial pneumonia, which improved promptly after discontinuation of the antituberculous drugs. Drug lymphocyte stimulation tests(More)
Cough variant asthma is recognized to be a precursor of asthma or preasthmatic state because nearly 30% patients with cough variant asthma develop typical asthma within several years. However, predictors for risk of typical asthma onset from cough variant asthma are unknown. Forty-one patients with cough variant asthma (median age 50 years, 13 men and 28(More)
A 90-year old man was admitted to a hospital because of consciousness loss with hyponatremia. Although his symptom promptly improved with Na supply, his chest X-ray film showed pulmonary infiltration and direct microscopy of sputum smear was positive for acid-fast bacilli, then he was referred our hospital and was admitted. We made a clinical diagnosis of(More)
BACKGROUND The role of angiotensin II type 2 receptor (AT2) in pulmonary fibrosis is unknown. To evaluate the influence of angiotensin II type 1 receptor (AT1) and AT2 antagonists in a mouse model of bleomycin (BLM)-induced pulmonary fibrosis. METHODS We examined effects of the AT1 antagonist (AT1A) olmesartan medoxomil (olmesartan) and the AT2 antagonist(More)
The development of bleomycin-induced lung injury, a model of pulmonary fibrosis, results from inflammatory cell infiltration, a process highly regulated by the expression of multiple adhesion molecules. At present, the identity and role of the adhesion molecules involved in the fibrotic process are unknown. Therefore, bleomycin-induced pulmonary fibrosis(More)
Chymase is a chymotrypsin-like serine protease that is present in mast cells. Its activities include various effects associated with inflammatory responses. But little is known about the effects of chymase in pulmonary fibrosis. The mouse silicosis model was induced by intratracheal injection of 10 mg silica. The Ashcroft pathological score and the(More)
We encountered two cases of pulmonary infection by Mycobacterium abscessus (M. abscessus). [Case 1] A 66-year-old man who had been treated for non-tuberculous mycobacterium in the past was admitted because of productive cough. His chest X-ray film showed cavitation and direct microscopy of sputum revealed positive acid-fast bacilli (AFB). He was given(More)
A 59-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital because of left diaphragmatic eventration due to a left phrenic nerve injury following surgery for recurrent thyroid cancer. She underwent plication by thoracoscopic surgery followed by marked expansion of the left lung and improvement of pulmonary function and dyspnea on exercise. Thoracoscopic plication for(More)
  • 1