Hirofumi Utsumi

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AIM The present study investigated whether bevacizumab (BV) is associated with postoperative wound complications (PWCs). PATIENTS AND METHODS We retrospectively analyzed patients undergoing surgery for liver metastases of colorectal cancer at our Institution. Patients were divided into 3 groups according to the preoperative treatment: che mo therapy with(More)
PURPOSE Inhibition of transforming growth factor-beta receptor I (TGF-beta RI)-mediated signaling pathways blocks tumor growth and metastases in nonclinical studies. Galunisertib (LY2157299), a small molecule inhibitor of TGF-beta RI serine/threonine kinase, had antitumor effects with acceptable safety/tolerability in a first-in-human dose (FHD) study(More)
BACKGROUND Several studies have assessed the expression of programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) in resected surgical specimens of non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). However, the expression of PD-L1 in smaller biopsy samples of advanced NSCLC has not been reported. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 79 patients with NSCLC at our institution with available(More)
BACKGROUND Accumulation of profibrotic myofibroblasts in fibroblastic foci (FF) is a crucial process for development of fibrosis during idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) pathogenesis, and transforming growth factor (TGF)-β plays a key regulatory role in myofibroblast differentiation. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) has been proposed to be involved in the(More)
Fibroblastic foci, known to be the leading edge of fibrosis development in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), are composed of fibrogenic myofibroblasts. Autophagy has been implicated in the regulation of myofibroblast differentiation. Insufficient mitophagy, the mitochondria-selective autophagy, results in increased reactive oxygen species, which may(More)
BACKGROUND The recommended dose of erlotinib is 150 mg daily either 1 h before a meal (complete fasting) or 2 h after a meal (2 h post-meal), because of the food effect. METHODS We conducted a cross-over pharmacokinetic study to compare the fed bioequivalence in the two conditions. RESULTS Twenty-three patients with non-small cell lung cancer were(More)
Rigid spine syndrome (RSS) shows clinical similarities to Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy (EDMD). Differential diagnosis between EDMD and RSS is essential because EDMD is often associated with life-threatening cardiomyopathy that can be cured by an implantation of a cardiac pacemaker. To determine if any of the patients with RSS had mutations of the(More)
BACKGROUND Dysregulation of the prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) signaling pathway has been implicated in interstitial pneumonia (IP) pathogenesis. Due to the unstable nature of PGE2, available detection methods may not precisely reflect PGE2 levels. We explored the clinical usefulness of measuring stable prostaglandin E-major urinary metabolite (PGE-MUM) with(More)
A 76-year-old woman was diagnosed with lung tuberculosis. On the second day of anti-tuberculosis treatment, she became unconscious and developed status epilepticus accompanied by hyponatremia. The hyponatremia was caused by the syndrome of inappropriate secretion of antidiuretic hormone (SIADH). Detailed examinations revealed that the patient's status(More)
Accumulation of profibrotic myofibroblasts is involved in the process of fibrosis development during idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) pathogenesis. TGFB (transforming growth factor β) is one of the major profibrotic cytokines for myofibroblast differentiation and NOX4 (NADPH oxidase 4) has an essential role in TGFB-mediated cell signaling. Azithromycin(More)