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Among patients with primary lung cancer who were admitted to the National Cancer Center Hospital from July 1987 to April 1988 for surgical treatments, 132 underwent preoperative transesophageal endoscopic ultrasound examination (EUS) on mediastinal lymph nodes. Of the 132 patients, 101 were pathologically evaluated and studied in this article. A GF-UM2(More)
Hypocretin (Hcrt) is a neuropeptide synthesized in the lateral hypothalamus (LHT) that plays a key role in maintaining arousal state. In Parkinson's disease (PD), a narcolepsy-like syndrome is commonly seen, and a previous study showed substantial Hcrt neuronal loss in accordance with PD severity. In the present study, we quantitatively examined Hcrt(More)
BACKGROUND Few reports have been published regarding peripheral lung adenocarcinomas that are 10 mm or less in diameter. This is considered to be the smallest tumor size detectable by present diagnostic modalities. METHODS Clinicopathologic studies were performed in 57 patients with peripheral lung adenocarcinomas of 10 mm or less in diameter. Outcomes(More)
From 1962 to 1987, 72 patients with primary colorectal cancer underwent surgical treatment for pulmonary metastases. The overall cumulative 5 year survival rate was 41.3%. But the cumulative 1 year survival rate of patients with incomplete resection was 20.0%. Reduction surgery should not be employed. Twenty-nine of 66 patients with complete resection have(More)
Bronchopleural fistula developing empyema after pulmonary resection is a fatal complication. But we have successfully treated this complication after right sleeve upper lobectomy. The patient was a 61-year-old male, who has a squamous cell carcinoma originating in the right upper lobe of the lung in the clinical stage of IIIa. Right sleeve upper lobectomy(More)
We studied respiratory functions, extravascular lung water (EVLW) as measured by a thermodilution method using double Na indicators, and variations in polymorphonuclear leukocyte elastase (PMNE) during the acute phase following radical treatment of lung cancer, as well as to investigate clinical effect of ulinastatin. Using 16 patients with lung cancer who(More)
OBJECTIVE We investigated cognitive dysfunction in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) and amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI) who present hemispheric asymmetries of cerebral metabolic rate of glucose (CMRglc) decrease on (18) F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography. METHODS Based on the hemispheric asymmetries of CMRglc decrease in the(More)
We examined the utility of illusory contours (ICs) for the differentiation of dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) from Alzheimer's disease (AD). Thirty-five probable DLB patients, 35 probable AD patients controlled by age, years of education, and Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) score, and 30 cognitively normal subjects controlled by age and years of(More)
From our study on cefuzonam (CZON), a new antibiotic agent, with regard to pulmonary tissue uptake and use in prophylaxis of postoperative infections in 20 patients undergoing thoracotomy, we were able to reach the following conclusions: 1. Following intravenous infusion over 1 hour of 1 g of CZON immediate preoperatively, the mean serum concentration at 1(More)
The pedicled omentum finds use in chest surgery for management of complicated problems and prevention of serious complications. Nine patients have been treated with the pedicled omentum. In four patients the goal was preventive, to avoid anastomotic leakage or infection, or to provide a source of neovascularity. In five patients the pedicled omentum was(More)