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Tottori University Hospital > Index of Department > 3rd Internal Medicine : Respiration / Collagen and Vascular

Index of Department

3rd Internal Medicine : Respiration / Collagen and Vascular

Collagen and Vascular Collagen and Vascular 

  • Head of department
    Eiji Shimizu
We provide our best support to make your life "rich."

We deal with a wide variety of diseases such as respiratory disease, autoimmune disease, neoplastic disease, and allergic disease. We have many specialists in each field, providing high-quality treatment. We provide standard therapy based on the latest information for regular diseases, and often conduct clinical trials on novel therapies for intractable diseases.

Fields of expertise

  • Respiratory malignant disease(lung cancer, cancer of unknown primary orign, pleural mesothelioma) Correct individual anticancer drug therapy and targeted therapy
  • High diagnostic yield latest diagnostic techniques with virtual bronchoscope and guide sheath in endobronchial ultrasonography
  • Bronchial asthma, drug therapy
  • Diffusive lung disease(interstitial pneumonia),drug therapy
  • Leukapheresis(clinical trial)
  • Collagen disease(SLE, dermatomyositis, scleroderma, vasculitis ,etc.) drug therapy, biotherapy
  • Interstitial pneumonia due to collagen diseases

Diseases of interests

  • Neoplastic disease including lung cancer, cancer of unknown primary orign, pleural mesothelioma,etc.
  • Allergic disease including bronchial asthma, sick house syndrome, etc.
  • COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
  • Pneumonia
  • Pulmonary tuberculosis
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Interstitial pneumonia
  • Collagen disease(SLE, dermatomyositis, scleroderma, vasculitis ,etc. )
  • Chronic respiratory disease

Principal treatment

  • Cancer chemotherapy
  • Endoscopic therapy
  • Home oxygen therapy
  • Hyposensitization therapy
  • High-dose intravenous immunoglobulin
  • Biotherapy(collagen disease)
  • Molecular- targeted therapy
  • Pleural effusion, pneumothorax therapy
  • Noninvasive ventilation therapy
  • Antibiotic chemical treatment
  • Plasma exchange
  • Leukapheresis

Principal tests

  • Chest CT, PET-CT, MRI
  • Bronchoscopy, ultrasound-guided biopsy
  • Virtual bronchoscopy
  • Respiratory function test
  • Astograph
  • Immunological test
  •   Sleep apnea syndrome screening
  • Breath nitrogen monoxide measurement