Chieko Yoshida

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Operative ultrasonography was performed during operations to improve the accuracy of diagnosing the extent of the spread of carcinoma of the stomach in the following areas: tumor invasion in the gastric wall (31 patients), para-aortic lymph node metastasis (30 patients) and hepatic metastasis (30 patients). The over-all diagnostic accuracy rates of(More)
The incidence of gallbladder diseases, in particular of gallstones, was investigated in 268 cases during follow-up after resection of a gastric cancer. Factors investigated for correlation with any incidence included the extent of gastrectomy, reconstruction, and the degree of lymph node dissection. Moreover, in 20 of these, the contractile function test(More)
OBJECTIVE The present study was designed to evaluate the effectiveness of interferon-ribavirin combination therapy for treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) in patients who failed previous treatment with interferon monotherapy. METHODS A total of 140 patients with well-documented chronic HCV who failed to achieve a virological (if HCV-RNA was(More)
The anti-melanoma differentiation-associated gene 5 (MDA-5) antibody is a marker of clinically amyopathic dermatomyositis (CADM) and rapidly progressive interstitial lung disease (ILD) with acute respiratory failure. A 35-year-old woman with cervical cancer showed Gottron's papules, severe hypoxemia, and diffuse ground-glass opacities on chest computed(More)
BACKGROUND Direct hemoperfusion using polymyxin B-immobilized fiber column (PMX-DHP) therapy has been approved for sepsis-associated acute respiratory distress syndrome, but its efficacy for other rapidly progressive interstitial pneumonias (RPIPs) is unclear. The purpose of this study was to examine the efficacy of PMX-DHP therapy for acute respiratory(More)
From 1979 to 1988, a total of 1083 patients with gastric cancer underwent resection at Kurume University Hospital. Among these cancers, 183 (16.8%) were located in the upper third of the stomach. Of these, 56 (5.2%) were adenocarcinomas in the esophagogastric (E-G) junction. Cancer in this area was designated as cardia cancer when the focus of the cancer(More)
Multifocal tumors within the same parotid gland are very rare. We treated 13 patients with multiple tumorous lesions within the unilateral parotid gland. We evaluated the multiple nodules by CT-sialography or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). These imagings showed clearly two or more distinct nodular-appearing lesions. Recurrent pleomorphic adenoma (6(More)
BACKGROUND Rapidly progressive interstitial pneumonias (RPIPs) associated with clinically amyopathic dermatomyositis (CADM) are highly resistant to therapy and have a poor prognosis. Multimodal therapies, including direct hemoperfusion using a polymyxin B-immobilized fiber column (PMX-DHP), have a protective effect on RPIPs. We evaluated the effects of(More)