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The patient was a 70-year-old woman. She was admitted to our hospital complaining of fever and dyspnea. Chest CT scan showed a 50 x 30-mm tumorous shadow in S6 of the left lung and honeycomb lung in both lower lobes. As the result of cytodiagnosis with ultrasonic echo, adenocarcinoma was diagnosed. Clinical stage was IIIA (T3N2M0). We selected carboplatin(More)
Neutrophil activates and injures tissues and organs during sepsis or septic shock. Blood purification therapies such as continuous veno-venous hemofiltration (CVVH) and direct hemoperfusion with polymyxin-immobilized fiber (PMX-DHP) have been used for the treatment of sepsis and septic shock, however, the effects of such therapies on neutrophil activation(More)
An 84-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital with nonproductive cough and dyspnea on exertion. Computed tomography (CT) scan revealed extensive consolidation in the right lung. She was diagnosed with pulmonary mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma using CT-guided lung biopsy. Her pulmonary images and respiratory symptoms did not improve two(More)
A 40-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital presenting with dry cough, sore throat, and fever. Her right auricle was markedly swollen and her ocular conjunctiva were reddened, suggesting scleritis. A chest computed tomogram showed narrowing of the trachea due to enlarged mediastinal soft tissues. These clinical findings suggested the patient had(More)
A 58-year-old man was given a diagnosis of urachal carcinoma and underwent a partial cystectomy with enbloc removal of the tumor and radical lymphadenectomy in 2006. In April 2009 he was admitted to our hospital because of hemoptysis and left chest pain. Chest CT showed a 4-cm mass shadow in the left S3 and nodular shadows in the right S1 and left S10.(More)
We treated a patient with lung adenocarcinoma who responded to chemotherapy with vinorelbine (VNR) plus carboplatin (CBDCA) on an outpatient basis. The patient was a 68-year-old man. He visited a local physician complaining of wet coughing, headache and general fatigne. The symptoms remained unchanged and the patient was admitted to our department for(More)
OBJECTIVE Measurement of the serum level of theophylline is essential for its proper use; however, it is difficult to infer the metabolic ability of individual patients by only the serum theophylline level and to decide the appropriate medication. In this study, we simultaneously measured serum theophylline and metabolite levels in patients treated with(More)
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