Haruka Kotani

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A 29-year-old-woman with recurrent cancer of rectum was treated with Etoposide, cis-platinum and external irradiation. Previous postoperative chemotherapies consisted of MMC, CPA, VCR and HCFU. Histologically, the tumor invaded in sheets and nests, and consisted of round to ovoid malignant cells with high nuclear/cytoplasmic and hyperchromatic nuclei with a(More)
In the present study, we investigated whether counseling at an outpatient asthma clinic improved asthma symptoms, adherence and patient satisfaction: The asthma control test (ACT) and asthma control questionnaire (ACQ) were used to assess subjective symptoms, 10-item version of the drug attitude inventory (DAI-10) was used to determine medication adherence,(More)
BACKGROUND Genotype frequencies for chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV)-related polymorphisms have not yet been reported for Japanese subjects. METHODS We analyzed 10 genotype frequencies for following polymorphisms associated with the development of CINV: serotonin 5-HT3 receptors (HTR3); neurokinin-1 receptors (Tachykinin-1 receptors,(More)
In our study of the relationship between bone mineral density (BMD) and physical constitution (height and weight) of the female students, those weighing more than the Japanese national average displayed higher BMD values compared with students weighing less than the national average, indicating significant differences. Those students who indicated the onset(More)
There are individual differences in the frequency of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) in cancer patients. We investigated the individual variability in susceptibility to CINV with focus on both behavioral factors and genetic factors in Japanese cancer patients. We performed a prospective study to investigate the association between patient(More)
Over recent years, use of self-medication by patients to help prevent and treat their own medical conditions has become increasingly widespread. However, despite provision of warnings and the taking of precautions, health hazards due to medication have occurred and continue to occur. In order to ward off such incidents, it is necessary for both children and(More)
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs(NSAID)and steroids are important drugs that are the most frequently prescribed medications for the relief of cancer pain. However, there is overwhelming evidence that these drugs cause various forms of gastric mucosal injury. Based on clinical experience, gastric antisecretory drugs such as the proton pump(More)
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