K Chin

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Affiliation: Kyoto University
Country: Japan

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Effects of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome on serum aminotransferase levels in obese patients
    Kazuo Chin
    Department of Physical Therapeutics, Kyoto University Hospital, Kyoto, Japan
    Am J Med 114:370-6. 2003
  2. pmc Associations between obstructive sleep apnea, metabolic syndrome, and sleep duration, as measured with an actigraph, in an urban male working population in Japan
    Kazuo Chin
    Department of Respiratory Care and Sleep Control Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University Kyoto, Japan
    Sleep 33:89-95. 2010
  3. ncbi request reprint Noninvasive ventilation for pediatric patients under 1 year of age after cardiac surgery
    Kazuo Chin
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 134:260-1. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint [Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is also the first choice therapy for obstructive sleep apnea patients in old age]
    Kazuo Chin
    Nihon Ronen Igakkai Zasshi 43:734-7. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Falls in blood pressure in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea after long-term nasal continuous positive airway pressure treatment
    Kazuo Chin
    Department of Physical Therapeutics, Kyoto University Hospital, Kyoto, Japan
    J Hypertens 24:2091-9. 2006
  6. pmc Association between plasma neutrophil gelatinase associated lipocalin level and obstructive sleep apnea or nocturnal intermittent hypoxia
    Kimihiko Murase
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
    PLoS ONE 8:e54184. 2013
  7. pmc Validation of the Japanese version of the Sarcoidosis Health Questionnaire: a cross-sectional study
    Kiminobu Tanizawa
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, Sakyo ku, Kyoto 606 8507, Japan
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 9:34. 2011
  8. pmc Features of cough variant asthma and classic asthma during methacholine-induced brochoconstriction: a cross-sectional study
    Hisako Matsumoto
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
    Cough 5:3. 2009
  9. pmc Relationship between peripheral airway function and patient-reported outcomes in COPD: a cross-sectional study
    Akane Haruna
    Department of Respiratory Care and Sleep Control Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
    BMC Pulm Med 10:10. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint Response shift in perception of sleepiness in obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome before and after treatment with nasal CPAP
    Kazuo Chin
    Department of Physical Therapeutics, Kyoto University Hospital, Kyoto, Japan
    Sleep 27:490-3. 2004

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  1. ncbi request reprint Effects of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome on serum aminotransferase levels in obese patients
    Kazuo Chin
    Department of Physical Therapeutics, Kyoto University Hospital, Kyoto, Japan
    Am J Med 114:370-6. 2003
    ..We investigated the effects of obstructive sleep apnea and treatment with nasal continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) on serum aminotransferase levels in obese patients...
  2. pmc Associations between obstructive sleep apnea, metabolic syndrome, and sleep duration, as measured with an actigraph, in an urban male working population in Japan
    Kazuo Chin
    Department of Respiratory Care and Sleep Control Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University Kyoto, Japan
    Sleep 33:89-95. 2010
    ..The prevalence of OSA in Mets subjects has not been established, although the converse (i.e., the prevalence of Mets in OSA subjects) has been investigated several times...
  3. ncbi request reprint Noninvasive ventilation for pediatric patients under 1 year of age after cardiac surgery
    Kazuo Chin
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 134:260-1. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint [Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is also the first choice therapy for obstructive sleep apnea patients in old age]
    Kazuo Chin
    Nihon Ronen Igakkai Zasshi 43:734-7. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Falls in blood pressure in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea after long-term nasal continuous positive airway pressure treatment
    Kazuo Chin
    Department of Physical Therapeutics, Kyoto University Hospital, Kyoto, Japan
    J Hypertens 24:2091-9. 2006
    ..The time period of such treatment sufficient to lower BP in OSA patients is also not known. We investigated compliance with long-term nCPAP therapy and its effects on BP...
  6. pmc Association between plasma neutrophil gelatinase associated lipocalin level and obstructive sleep apnea or nocturnal intermittent hypoxia
    Kimihiko Murase
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
    PLoS ONE 8:e54184. 2013
    ..However, the relationship between OSA and Ngal has never been investigated...
  7. pmc Validation of the Japanese version of the Sarcoidosis Health Questionnaire: a cross-sectional study
    Kiminobu Tanizawa
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, Sakyo ku, Kyoto 606 8507, Japan
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 9:34. 2011
    ..The primary aim of this study was to develop and validate a Japanese version of the SHQ...
  8. pmc Features of cough variant asthma and classic asthma during methacholine-induced brochoconstriction: a cross-sectional study
    Hisako Matsumoto
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
    Cough 5:3. 2009
    ..CONCLUSION: There are mechanistic and phenotypic differences between CVA and classic asthma during methacholine inhalation. Frequent coughing during bronchoconstriction may be a distinctive feature of CVA...
  9. pmc Relationship between peripheral airway function and patient-reported outcomes in COPD: a cross-sectional study
    Akane Haruna
    Department of Respiratory Care and Sleep Control Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
    BMC Pulm Med 10:10. 2010
    ..Recently, in addition to spirometry, impulse oscillometry (IOS) measuring lung resistance (R) and reactance (X) is increasingly being used to assess pulmonary functional impairment...
  10. ncbi request reprint Response shift in perception of sleepiness in obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome before and after treatment with nasal CPAP
    Kazuo Chin
    Department of Physical Therapeutics, Kyoto University Hospital, Kyoto, Japan
    Sleep 27:490-3. 2004
    ..We investigated the response shift in Epworth Sleepiness Scale scores before and after nCPAP...
  11. ncbi request reprint Noninvasive ventilation for pediatric patients including those under 1-year-old undergoing liver transplantation
    Kazuo Chin
    Department of Physical Therapeutics, Kyoto University Hospital, Kyoto 606 8507, Japan
    Liver Transpl 11:188-95. 2005
    ..In conclusion, NIV is effective in pediatric patients undergoing liver transplantation with subsequent pulmonary complications. The IPAP and EPAP levels may be predicted by the height of the patient...
  12. ncbi request reprint Increase in bilirubin levels of patients with obstructive sleep apnea in the morning--a possible explanation of induced heme oxygenase-1
    K Chin
    Department of Physical Therapeutics, Kyoto University Hospital of Medicine, Japan
    Sleep 24:218-23. 2001
    ..Therefore, bilirubin levels in OSAHS patients were analyzed before and after nasal continuous positive airway pressure (nCPAP) therapy...
  13. ncbi request reprint Improvement of factor VII clotting activity following long-term NCPAP treatment in obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome
    K Chin
    Department of Clinical Physiology, Kyoto University, Japan
    QJM 91:627-33. 1998
    ..This decrease in FVIIc after long-term NCPAP treatment could improve mortality in OSAS patients. If patients, especially obese ones, present with high FVIIc of unknown origin, it would be prudent to check for OSAS...
  14. ncbi request reprint Changes in intra-abdominal visceral fat and serum leptin levels in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome following nasal continuous positive airway pressure therapy
    K Chin
    Department of Physical Therapeutics, Kyoto University Hospital of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan
    Circulation 100:706-12. 1999
    ..Leptin is a hormone involved in the control of body weight and fat distribution. The effect of nasal continuous positive airway pressure (NCPAP) treatment on VFA and serum leptin levels in OSAS patients has not been known...
  15. ncbi request reprint Long-term changes in airway-wall thickness on computed tomography in asthmatic patients
    H Matsumoto
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
    J Investig Allergol Clin Immunol 21:113-9. 2011
    ..Effects of long-term treatment with inhaled corticosteroids (ICSs) on airway-wall thickness in patients with asthma remain unknown...
  16. doi request reprint High-resolution computed tomography and health-related quality of life in Mycobacterium avium complex disease
    K Maekawa
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 17:829-35. 2013
    ..Kyoto, Japan...
  17. ncbi request reprint Atopic features of cough variant asthma and classic asthma with wheezing
    M Takemura
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
    Clin Exp Allergy 37:1833-9. 2007
    ..It involves airway inflammation and remodelling as does classic asthma with wheezing, and a subset of patients may progress to classic asthma. The atopic features of cough variant asthma remain unclear...
  18. ncbi request reprint A prospective study analyzing one-year multidimensional outcomes in living lung transplant donors
    F Chen
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
    Am J Transplant 13:3003-9. 2013
    ..To capture the comprehensive outcomes in LDLLT donors after donation, patient-reported outcomes should be analyzed separately from physiological outcomes. ..
  19. ncbi request reprint Effect of nCPAP therapy on heart rate in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea-hypopnoea
    K Sumi
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Kyoto University Hospital of Medicine, 54 Shogoin Kawahara cho, Sakyo ku, 606 8507 Kyoto, Japan
    QJM 99:545-53. 2006
    ..Elevated heart rate (HR) is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. The effects of obstructive sleep apnoea-hypopnoea syndrome (OSAHS) on HR are controversial...
  20. ncbi request reprint Sputum levels of transforming growth factor-beta1 in asthma: relation to clinical and computed tomography findings
    M Yamaguchi
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan
    J Investig Allergol Clin Immunol 18:202-6. 2008
    ..Transforming growth factor (TGF) beta1 is considered to play central roles in the pathogenesis of airway remodeling in asthma. This notion is based primarily on the results of experimental studies; clinical evidence is limited...
  21. ncbi request reprint Significance of plasma NT-proBNP levels as a biomarker in the assessment of cardiac involvement and pulmonary hypertension in patients with sarcoidosis
    T Handa
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Kyoto University Hospital, Kyoto, Japan
    Sarcoidosis Vasc Diffuse Lung Dis 27:27-35. 2010
    ..Cardiac involvement and pulmonary hypertension (PH) are life-threatening complications in sarcoidosis...
  22. pmc Plasma leptin levels and cardiac sympathetic function in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea-hypopnoea syndrome
    K Shimizu
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan
    Thorax 57:429-34. 2002
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  23. ncbi request reprint Acute effect of nasal continuous positive airway pressure therapy on the systemic immunity of patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome
    T Nakamura
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, Japan
    Sleep 24:545-53. 2001
    ..To investigate whether in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) the systemic immunity is disturbed and whether it changes with nasal continuous positive airway pressure (NCPAP) therapy...
  24. ncbi request reprint Effects of nasal continuous positive airway pressure therapy on respiratory parameters of upper airway patency in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome
    H Kita
    Chest Disease Research Institute, Kyoto University, Japan
    Chest 114:691-6. 1998
    ..To assess whether an initial treatment with nasal continuous positive airway pressure (NCPAP) therapy, applied for one night, had any effect on airway patency...
  25. ncbi request reprint High sensitivity C-reactive protein in asthma
    M Takemura
    Dept of Respiratory Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, Sakyo ku, Kyoto 606 8507, Japan
    Eur Respir J 27:908-12. 2006
    ..In conclusion, an increase in serum C-reactive protein levels measured by high-sensitivity assays may be associated with airflow obstruction and airway inflammation, and may serve as a surrogate marker of airway inflammation in asthma...
  26. ncbi request reprint Long-term complications and prognosis of chronic beryllium disease
    T Handa
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
    Sarcoidosis Vasc Diffuse Lung Dis 26:24-31. 2009
    ..Chronic beryllium disease (CBD) is a rare disease, and there are no previous reports that have followed CBD patients over several decades. Thus, the long-term complications and prognosis of this illness still remain unclear...
  27. pmc Relationship of airway wall thickening to an imbalance between matrix metalloproteinase-9 and its inhibitor in asthma
    H Matsumoto
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, Sakyo ku, Kyoto 606 8507, Japan
    Thorax 60:277-81. 2005
    ..Recent computed tomographic (CT) studies indicate that airway wall thickening is associated with chronic airflow obstruction...
  28. ncbi request reprint The effect of the level of ventilatory assist on the level of respiratory drive in decerebrate cats
    S Muro
    Department of Clinical Physiology, Kyoto University, Japan
    Respir Physiol 109:205-17. 1997
    ..No significant difference was found in the regression lines at different levels of FICO2. We conclude that ventilatory assist has little effect on the respiratory drive at a constant level of chemical feedback during hypercapnia...
  29. doi request reprint Body mass index in male patients with COPD: correlation with low attenuation areas on CT
    E Ogawa
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University Hospital, Sakyo ku, Kyoto, Japan
    Thorax 64:20-5. 2009
    ..In this study, it is postulated that a patient's physique may be associated with the relative contribution of these lesions to airflow obstruction...
  30. ncbi request reprint Non-invasive ventilation in severe asthma attack, its possibilities and problems
    K Murase
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
    Panminerva Med 53:87-96. 2011
    ..In this article, we focus on the body of evidence supporting the use of NIV in asthma attacks and discuss its advantages as well its problems...
  31. ncbi request reprint TGFB1 promoter polymorphism C-509T and pathophysiology of asthma
    Tetsuya Ueda
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 121:659-64. 2008
    ..A polymorphism of a promoter region of TGFB1, C-509T, might be associated with the development of asthma, but its pathophysiologic relevance remains poorly understood...
  32. doi request reprint Clinical features and risk factors of tuberculosis in living-donor liver transplant recipients
    S Imai
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
    Transpl Infect Dis 14:9-16. 2012
    ..Although living-donor liver transplantation (LDLT) is predominant in Japan, the TB incidence and risk factors among LDLT recipients are unknown...
  33. ncbi request reprint Airway wall thickening in patients with cough variant asthma and nonasthmatic chronic cough
    Hisako Matsumoto
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Kyoto University, Sakyo ku, Kyoto, 606 8507, Japan
    Chest 131:1042-9. 2007
    ..CT studies have shown airway wall thickening in patients with asthma who wheeze. We examined airway wall thickness by CT in adult patients with chronic cough and examined its pathophysiologic implication...
  34. doi request reprint Longitudinal study of airway dimensions in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease using computed tomography
    Tadashi Ohara
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
    Respirology 13:372-8. 2008
    ..The objective of this study was to investigate the annual changes in airway dimensions and lung attenuation using CT in patients with COPD and to evaluate the correlations among annual changes in CT measurements and pulmonary function...
  35. doi request reprint Importance of the PaCO(2) from 3 to 6 months after initiation of long-term non-invasive ventilation
    Tomomasa Tsuboi
    Department of Respiratory Care and Sleep Control Medicine, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Sakyo ku, Kyoto, Japan
    Respir Med 104:1850-7. 2010
    ..The level at which arterial carbon dioxide tension (PaCO(2)) a few months after introduction of long-term non-invasive positive pressure ventilation (NPPV) is associated with a favorable prognosis remains uncertain...
  36. doi request reprint Multidimensional analyses of long-term clinical courses of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Toru Oga
    Department of Respiratory Care and Sleep Control Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
    Allergol Int 59:257-65. 2010
    ..Thus, because a single measurement of airflow limitation is insufficient to monitor these diseases, multidimensional analyses are important not only for disease control but also for understanding disease progression in asthma and COPD...
  37. doi request reprint Computed tomography analysis of airway dimensions and lung density in patients with sarcoidosis
    Tomohiro Handa
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
    Respiration 77:273-81. 2009
    ..However, there are no reports on the evaluation of airway dimensions or lung density by computed tomography (CT) in sarcoidosis patients...
  38. doi request reprint Importance of ventilator mode in long-term noninvasive positive pressure ventilation
    Tomomasa Tsuboi
    Department of Respiratory Care and Sleep Control Medicine, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, 54 Shogoin Kawahara cho, Sakyo ku, Kyoto 606 8507, Japan
    Respir Med 103:1854-61. 2009
    ..Nothing is currently known on which method of ventilatory support is associated with a better continuation of long-term NPPV, which itself might lead to longer survival...
  39. pmc Sleep-disordered breathing in the usual lifestyle setting as detected with home monitoring in a population of working men in Japan
    Yukiyo Nakayama-Ashida
    Horizontal Medical Research Organization, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
    Sleep 31:419-25. 2008
    ....
  40. doi request reprint Tazobactam/piperacillin for moderate-to-severe pneumonia in patients with risk for aspiration: comparison with imipenem/cilastatin
    Isao Ito
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Kyoto University Hospital, Sakyo, Kyoto, Japan
    Pulm Pharmacol Ther 23:403-10. 2010
    ..Treatment of aspiration pneumonia is becoming an important issue due to aging of populations worldwide. Effectiveness of tazobactam/piperacillin (TAZ/PIPC) in aspiration pneumonia is not clear...
  41. ncbi request reprint Effect of inhaled corticosteroids on small airways in asthma: investigation using impulse oscillometry
    Masafumi Yamaguchi
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, 54 Kawahara cho, Shogoin, Sakyo ku, Kyoto, Japan
    Pulm Pharmacol Ther 22:326-32. 2009
    ....
  42. ncbi request reprint Relationship of airway wall thickness to airway sensitivity and airway reactivity in asthma
    Akio Niimi
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Postgraduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 168:983-8. 2003
    ..Our results suggest that airway wall thickening attenuates airway reactivity in patients with asthma. These findings may have important implications in pathophysiology and in the treatment of airway remodeling...
  43. ncbi request reprint Effect of short-term treatment with inhaled corticosteroid on airway wall thickening in asthma
    Akio Niimi
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
    Am J Med 116:725-31. 2004
    ..Computed tomography studies demonstrate thickening of the asthmatic airway wall and its relation to disease severity. We evaluated the effect of inhaled corticosteroid on this phenomenon...
  44. doi request reprint Inflammatory subtypes in cough-variant asthma: association with maintenance doses of inhaled corticosteroids
    Hirofumi Matsuoka
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Shogoin, Sakyoku, Kyoto 606 8507, Japan
    Chest 138:1418-25. 2010
    ..Sputum cell-subtype profiles in cough-variant asthma (CVA) are unknown...
  45. pmc Impaired cough reflex in patients with recurrent pneumonia
    A Niimi
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
    Thorax 58:152-3. 2003
    ..A substantial proportion of patients with recurrent pneumonia do not have an apparent underlying condition, but they may have unknown defects in host defence mechanisms such as cough reflex...
  46. ncbi request reprint Bronchial dilatation in asthma: relation to clinical and sputum indices
    Masaya Takemura
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, Japan
    Chest 125:1352-8. 2004
    ....
  47. ncbi request reprint Role of small airways in asthma: investigation using high-resolution computed tomography
    Tetsuya Ueda
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 118:1019-25. 2006
    ..Computed tomographic indices of lung density are assumed to reflect air trapping and may be a useful noninvasive measure of small airways disease, but their pathophysiological relevance remains undetermined...
  48. doi request reprint Development of a Japanese version of the Epworth Sleepiness Scale (JESS) based on item response theory
    Misa Takegami
    Department of Epidemiology and Healthcare Research, Graduate School of Medicine and Public Health, Kyoto University, Yoshida konoe cho, Sakyo ku, Kyoto 606 8501, Japan
    Sleep Med 10:556-65. 2009
    ..Various Japanese versions of the Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS) have been used, but none was developed via standard procedures. Here we report on the construction and testing of the developer-authorized Japanese version of the ESS (JESS)...
  49. doi request reprint Acylated ghrelin level in patients with OSA before and after nasal CPAP treatment
    Ken Ichi Takahashi
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan
    Respirology 13:810-6. 2008
    ..Plasma ghrelin is decreased in obese and increased in lean individuals. Of the two circulating forms of ghrelin, acylated and unacylated, the former is thought to be essential for the biological activity of ghrelin...
  50. doi request reprint CT scan findings of emphysema predict mortality in COPD
    Akane Haruna
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, Sakyo ku, Kyoto, Japan
    Chest 138:635-40. 2010
    ..However, few studies have assessed the relationship between CT scan assessment and COPD mortality from mild to severe stages of the disease. In this study, we analyzed this relationship in patients with various stages of COPD...
  51. pmc Simple four-variable screening tool for identification of patients with sleep-disordered breathing
    Misa Takegami
    Department of Epidemiology and Healthcare Research, Graduate School of Medicine and Public Health, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
    Sleep 32:939-48. 2009
    ..To aid in the identification of patients with moderate-to-severe sleep-disordered breathing (SDB), we developed and validated a simple screening tool applicable to both clinical and community settings...
  52. ncbi request reprint Negative-pressure pulmonary edema after resection of mediastinum thyroid goiter
    Haruto Ikeda
    Kyoto University Hospital, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
    Acta Otolaryngol 126:886-8. 2006
    ..We report a case with severe NPPE induced by the resection of a mediastinum thyroid goiter. The patient was successfully treated by non-invasive positive airway ventilation (NPPV)...
  53. doi request reprint Prophylactic respiratory management after liver resection with bilevel positive airway pressure ventilation: Report of three cases
    Masato Narita
    Department of Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, 54 Kawahara cho, Syogoin, Sakyo ku, Kyoto, 606 8507, Japan
    Surg Today 39:172-4. 2009
    ..Bilevel positive airway pressure ventilation was well tolerated and there were no adverse effects, suggesting its effectiveness for preventing pulmonary complications after hepatectomy...
  54. ncbi request reprint Living donor liver transplantation with noninvasive ventilation for exertional heat stroke and severe rhabdomyolysis
    Ken Ichi Takahashi
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University Hospital, Kyoto, Japan
    Liver Transpl 11:570-2. 2005
    ..He was discharged on POD 67 and is currently well more than a year after transplantation. A literature search indicates that this patient is the first long-term survivor (>1 year) after liver transplantation for exertional heat stroke...
  55. ncbi request reprint Corticosteroid-induced myopathy mimicking therapy-resistant asthma
    Masafumi Yamaguchi
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 99:371-4. 2007
    ..Corticosteroid-induced myopathy may be an unrecognized but potentially important consideration in both settings...
  56. ncbi request reprint Relationship between pulmonary emphysema and osteoporosis assessed by CT in patients with COPD
    Tadashi Ohara
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
    Chest 134:1244-9. 2008
    ..Our second aim was to investigate the relationships among CT scan measurements, anthropometric parameters, and pulmonary function...
  57. ncbi request reprint Successful weaning using noninvasive positive pressure ventilation in a patient with status asthmaticus
    Tetsuya Ueda
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Kyoto University, Kyoto
    Intern Med 43:1060-2. 2004
    ....
  58. ncbi request reprint Prognosis of cough variant asthma: a retrospective analysis
    Hisako Matsumoto
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
    J Asthma 43:131-5. 2006
    ..Remission was achieved in 7 patients, who were younger than those without remission by univariate analysis (p = 0.048). Early treatment with inhaled corticosteroid may prevent the progression of cough variant asthma to classic asthma...
  59. doi request reprint Plasma thioredoxin, a novel oxidative stress marker, in patients with obstructive sleep apnea before and after nasal continuous positive airway pressure
    Ken Ichi Takahashi
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
    Antioxid Redox Signal 10:715-26. 2008
    ..0002). The adiponectin level, but not the TRX level, was correlated with the BMI (n = 53; p = 0.02). Plasma TRX may be a unique marker for evaluating oxidative stress and monitoring the effectiveness of nCPAP in OSA patients...
  60. ncbi request reprint Molecular characteristics of serotype 3 Streptococcus pneumoniae isolates among community-acquired pneumonia patients in Japan
    Rie Isozumi
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, 54 Kawahara, Shogoin, Sakyo ku, Kyoto 606 8507, Japan
    J Infect Chemother 14:258-61. 2008
    ..Routine surveillance for the ST180 S. pneumoniae clone may soon become necessary...
  61. ncbi request reprint The use of non-invasive ventilation for life-threatening asthma attacks: Changes in the need for intubation
    Kimihiko Murase
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Kobe City Medical Center General Hospital, Japan
    Respirology 15:714-20. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to clarify the effectiveness of NIV in patients experiencing severe attacks of asthma...
  62. doi request reprint Specific IgE response to trichophyton and asthma severity
    Hirofumi Matsuoka
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, Sakyo ku, Kyoto, Japan
    Chest 135:898-903. 2009
    ..Sensitization to Trichophyton, a major dermatophyte, has been associated with asthma. Whether such sensitization is generally associated with the severity of asthma, like other molds such as Alternaria, is unknown...
  63. ncbi request reprint Relationship between small airway function and health status, dyspnea and disease control in asthma
    Tomoshi Takeda
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
    Respiration 80:120-6. 2010
    ..Small airways play important roles in the pathophysiology of asthma. However, relationships between small airway involvement and health status and dyspnea have not been investigated...
  64. ncbi request reprint Effects of obstructive sleep apnea with intermittent hypoxia on platelet aggregability
    Toru Oga
    Department of Respiratory Care and Sleep Control Medicine, Kyoto University, Japan
    J Atheroscler Thromb 16:862-9. 2009
    ..We aimed to investigate the effects of OSA and nasal continuous positive airway pressure (nCPAP) therapy, a well-established treatment for OSA, on platelet aggregability...
  65. ncbi request reprint Corrected QT dispersion and cardiac sympathetic function in patients with obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome
    Takaya Nakamura
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Kyoto University Hospital, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
    Chest 125:2107-14. 2004
    ....
  66. ncbi request reprint Resistant hepatic hydrothorax: a successful case with treatment by nCPAP
    Ken Ichi Takahashi
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University Hospital, 54 Shogoin Kawahara cho, Sakyo ku, Kyoto 606 8507, Japan
    Respir Med 99:262-4. 2005
    ..The mechanism for the improvement may have been the intrathoracic positive pressure during sleep induced by the nCPAP treatment during sleep. nCPAP treatment may provide a new therapy for resistant hepatic hydrothorax...
  67. ncbi request reprint [Sleep apnea syndrome and obesity hypoventilation syndrome]
    Kazuo Chin
    Department of Respiratory Care and Sleep Control Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University
    Nihon Rinsho 67:350-5. 2009
    ..It has been reported that leptin and ghrelin, which were the two key hormones in appetite, are elevated in OSA patients. Therefore, it is important to investigate the relationship between OSA, body weight gain and obesity...
  68. ncbi request reprint Lipopolysaccharide induced connective tissue growth factor gene expression in human bronchial epithelial cells
    Michiyoshi Nishioka
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
    Respirology 15:669-76. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to clarify the mechanism of LPS-induced CTGF expression in bronchial epithelial cells...
  69. ncbi request reprint Nasal continuous positive airway pressure improves quality of life in obesity hypoventilation syndrome
    Wataru Hida
    Health Administration Center, Department of Informatics on Pathophysiology, Tohoku University Graduate School of Information Science, Sendai, Japan
    Sleep Breath 7:3-12. 2003
    ....
  70. ncbi request reprint Clinical characteristics of obesity-hypoventilation syndrome in Japan: a multi-center study
    Tsuneto Akashiba
    Respiratory Medicine, Nihon University School of Medicine, Tokyo
    Intern Med 45:1121-5. 2006
    ..To clarify the prevalence and clinical characteristics of obesity-hypoventilation syndrome (OHS) in a large number of patients with moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS)...
  71. ncbi request reprint [Noninvasive positive pressure ventilation in patients with acute exacerbations of pulmonary tuberculosis sequelae]
    Tomomasa Tsuboi
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, National Hospital Organization Minami Kyoto Hospital
    Nihon Kokyuki Gakkai Zasshi 44:160-7. 2006
    ..In facilities where staff are well-trained for an acute NPPV, patients with exacerbations of PTS can be treated as successfully with NPPV as patients with COPD...
  72. ncbi request reprint Obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome and cardiovascular diseases
    Kazuo Chin
    Intern Med 43:527-8. 2004
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