Chie Moritani

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PURPOSE The aim of the study was to evaluate serum uric acid (UA) levels before and after non-invasive positive pressure ventilation (NPPV) to assess the utility of serum UA as an indicator of acute exacerbation of chronic respiratory failure (CRF) in patients treated with NPPV. METHODS We analyzed change in the serum UA level in 29 patients with CRF due(More)
Many kinds of tumor shadows have been reported on chest X rays in recent years, some of which are difficult to diagnose. A 72-year-old man was admitted to our hospital for further tests, because of an abnormal shadow recorded on a chest X ray on a routine health examination. Chest CT scan demonstrated a round mass lesion, about 2cm in diameter, at the(More)
A 19-year-old man was admitted due to acute respiratory failure. He had started cigarette smoking (CS) about three weeks prior to onset. Multiple nodular shadows and patchy infiltrations were found on chest computed tomography. His respiratory state improved promptly by intravenous methylprednisolone. He resumed CS soon after discharge without any symptoms.(More)
A 70-year-old man who had worked in a stonepit for about fifty years was admitted to our hospital for detailed examination of the signs of pneumoconiosis (3/3, q) and a nodular shadow in the right upper lung field. Under a clinical diagnosis of lung cancer complicated with pneumoconiosis, right upper lobectomy with a right S6 resection was performed.(More)
When we studied the clinical aspects of 37 pneumonia patients with underlying respiratory disease in whom MRSA 1 + was identified from sputum, 43.2% of these 37 pneumonia cases were diagnosed as MRSA colonization. The whole clinical course of these pneumonia patients with MRSA colonization was average 39.5 days, on the other hand, the whole clinical course(More)
7287 Background:This phase I/II study of carboplatin (C) and weekly paclitaxel (P) for advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) aimed to determine maximum tolerated dose (MTD) and dose limiting toxicity (DLT) and to evaluate the efficacy and the feasibility of this regimen. METHODS Eligible patients (pts) had no prior chemotherapy, were 20-74 years(More)
A 30-year-old man presented with cough and bloody sputum. He brought a chest radiogram showing abnormal findings. His chest computed tomography revealed a large mediastinal mass and multiple nodular shadows in both lungs. The serum beta-HCG level was remarkably elevated, and physical examination revealed bilateral gynecomastia and right supraclavicular(More)
A 35-year-old woman with past history of pneumonia in the right lung field 5 years before was admitted to our hospital because of fever and cough. Chest radiographs showed a pulmonary tumor with atelectasis of the right lower lung. Chest CT also revealed a round clear-edged tumor at the right S6 with atelectasis of the right lower lung lobe. Bronchoscopic(More)
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