Atsushi Takise

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A 75-year-old woman with polymyositis, who had received medication of corticosteroids and immune-suppressive agents, presented with backache. Chest X-ray and computed tomography (CT) showed multiple nodules and infiltrative shadow in both peripheral lungs (Picture 1). 18 F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography demonstrated an increased uptake in(More)
PURPOSE In patients with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)-mutated, advanced, non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), common gefitinib-sensitive EGFR mutations that predict a greater response to therapy include the exon 19 deletion and L858R point mutation. The objective of this study was to evaluate whether body surface area (BSA), body weight (BW), and(More)
A 64-year-old male patient complained of a one-month history of bloody sputum. A polypoid tumor was almost obstructing the orifice of the subsegmental bronchus (B8b) of the anterior basal segment of the right lower lobe on bronchoscopy. Biopsy specimens of the tumor surface yielded a diagnosis of undifferentiated carcinoma. Clinical staging was T1aN0M0,(More)
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