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PURPOSE The aim of this study was to evaluate the indications for pulmonary resection (lobectomy) in patients with increased total pulmonary vascular resistance (TPVR) during a preoperative unilateral pulmonary artery occlusion (UPAO) test. According to our previous report, the feasibility of performing lobectomy in patients with a high risk of(More)
The prospective pilot study was designed to evaluate the preventive effects of amino-acid-rich elemental diet (ED), Elental®, on chemotherapy-induced oral mucositis in patients with colorectal cancer. The factors influencing its efficacy are also investigated. A total of 22 eligible patients with colorectal cancer experiencing grade 1–3 oral mucositis(More)
A 55-year-old man with rectal carcinoma underwent lower anterior resection. Eight years after surgery, multiple metastases were detected in the liver, lung, and abdominal lymph nodes. The metastatic cancers were resistant to standard chemotherapy. Thus, regorafenib was administered to the patient. The patient presented symptoms of Stevens-Johnson syndrome(More)
A 69-year-old man underwent right hemicolectomy for ascending colon cancer with liver metastases. Postoperative systemic chemotherapy did not reduce the metastases, and therefore, hepatic arterial infusion chemotherapy (HAI) was administered. The metastases decreased in size after 26 rounds of therapy, and the patient underwent resection. He is(More)
DESCRIPTION A 59-year-old man with no history of abdominal or intestinal surgery, trauma or psychiatric illness presented to our hospital with abdominal pain and vomiting. Physical examination revealed hyper-active bowel sounds and lower abdominal tenderness. Abdominal CT revealed a small bowel obstruction in the lower abdominal space, possibly due to(More)
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