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UNLABELLED Aims Ingestion of grapefruit juice (GFJ) alters the pharmacokinetics of various orally administered drugs. Quantitative evaluation of this GFJ-drug interaction is required for the proper clinical management of patients. Methods Using felodipine as a model drug, we constructed a pharmacokinetic model based on irreversible inhibition of intestinal(More)
The activity of the hypothalamo-pituitary adrenal axis was examined, by measuring the levels of immunoreactive (IR) corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH), adrenocorticotropin (ACTH) and cortisol (F) in human plasma during normal pregnancy and after delivery with or without complications and during normal postpartum using a specific RIA. The level of IR-CRH(More)
We report a case of oesophageal carcinoma with humoral hypercalcaemia of malignancy and leucocytosis in a 66-year-old man. We also demonstrate parathyroid hormone-related protein, by immunohistology. After admission, calcitonin was administered for the hypercalcaemia but the patient died of pneumonia on the 17th day of hospitalization. As oesophageal(More)
The prognosis of patients after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is still not satisfactory because, while treatment-related mortalities have decreased, relapse after HSCT remains a major concern. The effectiveness of allogeneic HSCT for hematological malignancies is the result of immunologic rejection of recipient leukemia cells by(More)
A voice therapy program using pushing exercises to correct glottal incompetence is described. The program utilizes various types of instrumentation to determine whether or not a given patient is likely to benefit from the treatment. The program also provides feedback of target voices. Three cases with incomplete glottal closure and subsequent vocal(More)
We report two patients with esophageal carcinoma with high levels of serum parathyroid hormone-related protein (PTHrP). Patient 1 was a 66-year-old man in whom the serum calcium level was also high, and patient 2 was an 81-year-old woman. The serum PTHrP level was 411 pM (normal range, 13.8–55.3 pM) in patient 1 and 94.5 pM in patient 2 (in whom the serum(More)
Quantitative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) with patient-specific, allele-specific oligonucleotide (ASO) primers for individual immunoglobulin H VDJ region (ASO-PCR) amplification was performed using several sources of clinical material, including mRNA from peripheral blood cells (PBMNCs), whole bone marrow cells (BMMNCs), and the CD20+ CD38- B-cell(More)
The rare central nervous system (CNS) infiltration of Waldenström macroglobulinemia (WM) is known as Bing-Neel syndrome (BNS). Furthermore, the transformation of WM into diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is also unusual. Herein, we report a 69-year-old male with DLBCL transformed from BNS. In November 2008, the patient visited a prior hospital because(More)