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Despite the significant development of antibiotics, sepsis is still associated with high morbidity and mortality rates. The identification of pathologic organisms at an early stage of sepsis is critical to improve the outcome, but this is difficult to achieve with the conventional method of blood culture (BC). It has been demonstrated that the genes of(More)
For patients with inoperable thymic carcinoma, multidrug chemotherapy containing cisplatin and an anthracycline is often used as first-line chemotherapy. A commonly applied regimen is cisplatin + doxorubicin + vincristine + cyclophosphamide (ADOC). There are relatively few reports on the use of carboplatin and paclitaxel as first-line chemotherapy for(More)
It has been reported that alveolar hemorrhage caused by ANCA-associated vasculitis occurs in the seriously acute stage. However, we report a rare case of chronic alveolar hemorrhage in a 26-year-old woman who had been on maintenance hemodialysis because of rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis (RPGN) since the age of 17. On a regular checkup at her clinic,(More)
In cases in which hepatotoxicity developed during anti-tuberculosis chemotherapy, the rapid recovery of liver function is essential for the completion of the anti-tuberculosis chemotherapy protocol. Glycyrrhizin (Stronger Neo-Minophagen C: SNMC) is widely used in Japan for the treatment of patients with drug eruption or chronic hepatitis. However, a(More)
A 37-year-old man was admitted to our hospital because of suspicion of the lung cancer in November 2003. Transbronchial tumor biopsy revealed a small number of tumor cells with rhabdoid features, which had eosinophilic cytoplasmic globules. However, a definitive histological diagnosis was not obtained. We considered that a diagnosis of lung malignant tumor(More)
We encountered a rare case of lymphocytic interstitial pneumonia (LIP) complicated with primary Sjögren's syndrome (SjS), followed by chest CT scanning for a long period of time. A 54-year-old man with hemoptysis was admitted to our hospital in December, 2001. A diagnosis of SjS was made based on elevation of anti-SS-B/La antibody titer in serum in(More)
Amyloidoma is very rare case of amyloidosis, and seldom develop into systemic disease. We report a case of an 82-year-old man who was referred to our hospital because of an oppressive feeling in the upper chest. Chest computed tomography showed a tumor on thoracic vertebral body. Percutaneous needle biopsy showed pathological findings of AL amyloidosis. No(More)
A 40-year-old woman with poorly controlled diabetes mellitus (DM) visited our hospital complaining of persistent cough. Chest radiography showed no abnormal shadows, but chest CT revealed a raised lesion of the trachea and thickened walls of the bilateral main bronchi (Picture 1). The laboratory findings indicated poorly controlled DM (HbA1c
Brain metastasis is a critical complication of small-cell lung cancer (SCLC), resulting in rare long-time survival. We report a case of a 72-year-old man who displayed a very unique clinical appearance, with a large metastatic brain tumor that grew much faster than primary SCLC. The brain tumor expressed high levels of vascular endothelial growth factor(More)
We recently experienced one each of 2 types of recurrent respiratory papillomatosis (RRP). Case 1 (juvenile-onset type): A 30-year-old woman presenting with bloody sputum and large tumors with cavities on her chest Xray film, was referred to our hospital. She had been diagnosed with laryngeal papillomatosis when she was three years old. According to our(More)