Hiroshi Komagata

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Of the 1548 patients with primary lung cancer who were admitted to our hospital from January 2001 through March 2005, 37 in whom meningeal carciomatosis was diagnosed on cytologic examination of cerebrospinal fluid or magnetic resonance imaging of the brain and spinal cord were studied retrospectively. The most common histologic type was adenocarcinoma,(More)
Patients receiving paclitaxel or docetaxel also receive a significant amount of ethanol, as both products contain ethanol as solvent. Patients in our clinics have occasionally exhibited signs of alcohol intoxication immediately after paclitaxel infusion. In 2002, the Japanese government lowered the minimum ethanol concentration for the definition of drunk(More)
OBJECTIVE Docetaxel and carboplatin (DC) have demonstrated activity as radiation sensitizers in pre-clinical studies. The aim of this phase II study was to evaluate the efficacy and toxicity of DC with concurrent thoracic radiation therapy (TRT) followed by consolidation chemotherapy with DC for stage III unresectable non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). (More)
We retrospectively analyzed patterns of emergency room visits by patients with exacerbations of asthma from December 1995 through November 1996. A total of 591 episodes in 198 patients were reviewed. The average age was 35.8 years, ranging from 15 to 71. The largest number of visits occurred in September. The number of visits per year ranged from 1 to 22;(More)
7176 Background: Recent studies have suggested that EGFR mutations can be used to predict tumor sensitivity to gefitinib (epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor) in patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Most previous studies of EGFR mutations have used direct sequencing to analyze surgically resected specimens. More rapid,(More)
We prospectively analyzed the mortality and prognostic factors in 231 patients with community-acquired pneumonia. The patients were enrolled between May 1996 and April 1998. The average patient age was 67.6 +/- 17.5 years, and 68% were male. The mean hospital length of stay was 21.9 +/- 21.7 days. The mortality was 6.5% at the 30th day, 13.9% at hospital(More)
Cardiac toxicity due to anti-neoplastic agents has been recognized since doxorubicin, one of the most effective anthracyclines, was introduced in the early 1970s. Although the frequency of cardiac toxicity is relatively low compared with hematological and gastrointestinal toxicity, management of cardiac toxicity is crucial because of the possibility of(More)
We prospectively analyzed the clinical and laboratory features of 74 patients with community-acquired pneumonia who required hospitalization between May 1996 and October 1997. Typical pathogens were identified in 47, and atypical pathogens in 27. The average age was higher in patients affected by typical pathogens (73.9 years), than in patients affected by(More)
We analyzed the clinical and laboratory features of 37 adult patients with community-acquired pneumococcal pneumonia requiring hospitalization. Blood culture was positive in 11, and negative in 26. The average age of the 37 patients was 70.2 years, and 28 were male. Compared with the patients with negative blood culture, the patients with positive blood(More)
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