Yutaro Shiota

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A few reports have suggested the possible association between lung cancer and bullous disease. We report a surgical case of lung adenocarcinoma located in close proximity to pulmonary bullae. A 48-year-old nonsmoker, asymptomatic male was found to have a pulmonary tumor mass and giant bulla in the right lung. Thoracotomy identified a tumor arising from a(More)
We report the first case of Kamisyoyo-san-induced adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). A 59-year-old female was given Kamisyoyo-san for treatment of seborrheic dermatitis. She then presented with a respiratory illness having clinical, radiologic and functional characteristics of ARDS. Bronchoalveolar lavage fluid showed an increased number of(More)
A case of a 29-year-old woman with intralobar pulmonary sequestration infected with Mycobacterium intracellulare is presented. A chest CT scan revealed a density in the posterior segment of the left lower lobe, and an acid-fast bacillus sputum culture yielded Mycobacterium intracellulare. After 3 months of treatment with clarithromycin, streptomycin,(More)
Five patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) were studied to determine whether CYFRA 21-1 is useful for diagnosis of this disease. In pleural effusions, the median concentration of CYFRA 21-1 from 4 patients with MPM was significantly higher than for 34 patients with benign diseases. The sensitivity of serum CYFRA 21-1 for diagnosis of MPM was(More)
Previous studies have suggested that intercellular ad¬ hesion molecule 1 (ICAM-1, CD54) may be involved in the pathogenesis ofasthma. In addition, a soluble form of ICAM-1 (sICAM-1) has been detected in increased concentrations in the sera of patients with certain in¬ flammatory conditions. To determine whether bron¬ chial asthma is associated with(More)
Previous studies have suggested that intercellular adhesion molecule 1 (ICAM-1, CD54) may be involved in the pathogenesis of asthma. In addition, a soluble form of ICAM-1 (sICAM-1) has been detected in increased concentrations in the sera of patients with certain inflammatory conditions. To determine whether bronchial asthma is associated with increased(More)
We analyzed 150 patients with pulmonary tuberculosis from 1990 to 1996 (i) to evaluate the frequency of drug resistance, (ii) to elucidate factors influencing the response to chemotherapy, and (iii) to attempt to improve the therapeutic approach. Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis strains were not found. By univariate analysis, there were 8 factors associated(More)
Two cases of acute eosinophilic pneumonia following cigarette smoking are analyzed for characteristic features. The first patient noted dyspnea 14 days after initiation of smoking. The second patient noted dyspnea 12 days after beginning to smoke. Both cases had characteristic features including occurrence at an age younger than 30 years; less than 1 month(More)
The prognosis of malignant pleural mesothelioma is poor, but selected patients might benefit from multimodality treatment. To establish the means that are available to predict the variable course of the disease in malignant pleural mesothelioma patients, we retrospectively investigated the correlation of clinico-pathological features of 54 patients with(More)
We report two cases of septic pulmonary embolism associated with periodontitis. Chest CT revealed multiple nodular shadows with features characteristic of septic pulmonary embolism in both patients. Both patients had toothache, fever, and chest pain, and showed findings of periodontitis at initial presentation. Antimicrobial agents combined with dental(More)