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An 85-year-old man underwent endoscopic submucosal dissection for a large superficial esophageal epithelial neoplasm, which required removal of 95% of the circumference of the esophageal mucosa. Steroids were given orally to prevent esophageal stricture starting on day 3 postoperatively. In the 6th week of steroid treatment, he developed high fever without(More)
The ideal approach to treat chronic hepatitis B remains controversial. This pilot study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of peginterferon (PEG-IFN) α-2b and entecavir hydrate (ETV) as a combination therapy for patients with chronic hepatitis B, particularly in the context of virological response and the reduction of intrahepatic covalently closed(More)
AIM   Corona enhancement is the visualized drainage area from a hypervascular tumor observed on single-level dynamic computed tomography during hepatic arteriography (CTHA) and is thought to be a high-risk area for micrometastases. However, because it cannot be visualized with ordinary ultrasonography (US), we aimed to visualize corona enhancement on US by(More)
A hepatic nodule was detected in segment 5/6 on abdominal US study in a 28 year-old male. The nodule was 7cm in diameter and the early phase of contrasted US, CT and MRI images showed spoke-wheel like vessels radiating from the center. No defect images were observed on postvascular phase contrasted US and SPIO MRI, which indicated the presence of Kupffer(More)
We report herein on a case of community-acquired necrotizing soft tissue infection caused by Serratia marcescens. The patient had been treated with prednisolone, tocilizumab and tacrolimus for rheumatoid arthritis. Since Gram staining of the tissue revealed Gram negative rod bacteria, ceftriaxone and clindamycin were administered as empiric therapy. Tissue(More)
Gemcitabine is an anti-cancer drug known to be safe and effective for pancreatic or biliary tract cancers, but lung injury is also known to be a rare side effect that sometimes becomes severe. Here we report seven cases of lung injury during gemcitabine treatment. Drug-induced lung injury was suspected in all cases. The male: female ratio was 5:2, and the(More)
A solitary liver nodule about 1cm in diameter was detected in a 68-year-old male HBV carrier during therapy for advanced lung cancer. A multiple IIc-like depressed lesion originating in the stomach soon became elevated as the liver lesion progressed. HE staining produced hepatoma-like histological findings for the tumors of the lung, liver and stomach,(More)