Hitoshi Katayama

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BACKGROUND Neutrophil elastase plays a crucial role in the development of acute lung injury (ALI) in patients with systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS). The clinical efficacy of the neutrophil elastase inhibitor, sivelestat, for patients with ALI associated with SIRS has not been convincingly demonstrated. The aim of this study was to determine if(More)
Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is an aggressive malignancy for which there is no approved targeted therapy. We examined the therapeutic efficacy of the mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase (MEK) and phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K) inhibitors against human MPM cell lines both in vitro and orthotopically inoculated into severe combined(More)
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is rare psychiatric disorder during pregnancy, and is often therapy-resistant. We report a 36-year-old pregnant woman with severe obsessive-compulsive disorder successfully treated by modified-electroconvulsive therapy. During the pregnancy, severe mysophobia and compulsive washing appeared, so severely that she was(More)
Osteopontin (OPN) is a multifunctional protein that plays important roles in cell growth, differentiation, migration and tissue fibrosis. In human idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and murine bleomycin-induced lung fibrosis, OPN is upregulated in type II alveolar epithelial cells (AEC II). However, the mechanism of OPN induction in AEC II is not fully(More)
EGFR mutant lung cancer responds to EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs), but all patients eventually develop resistance to EGFR-TKIs. Herein we report a case of EGFR mutant lung adenocarcinoma that acquired resistance to EGFR-TKI with MET amplification and epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT). A 73-year-old woman was diagnosed with adenocarcinoma(More)
BACKGROUND Neutrophil elastase, alveolar thrombin generation, and fibrin deposition play crucial roles in the development of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC). However, the usefulness of combination therapy with a selective neutrophil elastase inhibitor, sivelestat, and recombinant human soluble(More)
PURPOSE As the major toxicity induced by pemetrexed plus carboplatin is severe hematologic toxicities, the aim of this study was to determine the risk factors for severe hematologic toxicities in lung cancer patients. METHODS We retrospectively investigated data from lung cancer patients who had received pemetrexed plus carboplatin, with or without(More)
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