Katsuya Chinen

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Although chemotherapy with cisplatin is a widely used and effective cancer treatment, the undesirable gastrointestinal side effects associated with it, such as nausea, vomiting, and anorexia, markedly decrease patients' quality of life. To elucidate the mechanism underlying chemotherapy-induced anorexia, focusing on the hypothalamic ghrelin(More)
Pulmonary tumor thrombotic microangiopathy (PTTM) is a rare clinicopathological entity causing severe pulmonary hypertension (PH). Its histological features include widespread tumor emboli of the small arteries and arterioles of the lung, associated with thrombus formation and fibrocellular and fibromuscular intimal proliferation. Although PTTM has drawn(More)
Pulmonary tumor thrombotic microangiopathy (PTTM) is a rare clinicopathological entity causing severe pulmonary hypertension. Its histological features include widespread tumor emboli along with fibrocellular intimal proliferation and thrombus formation in the small arteries and arterioles of the lungs. The result is occlusion or stenosis of the pulmonary(More)
Pulmonary tumor thrombotic microangiopathy (PTTM) is a rare clinicopathologic entity causing severe pulmonary hypertension, right-side heart failure, and sudden death. Its histologic features include widespread tumor emboli of the small arteries and arterioles of the lung, associated with thrombus formation and fibrocellular and fibromuscular intimal(More)
OBJECTIVE We aimed to investigate relative values of the intervals between symptom onset and clinical presentation in cancer patients and to correlate them with diagnosis of distant metastasis. METHODS Cancer registry and medical records of all cancer patients for over a 10-year period in a medical center of Japan were reviewed. We examined the intervals(More)
We report the autopsy case of a 34-year-old Japanese man with a nasal natural killer (NK)-cell/T-cell lymphoma. The patient developed the disease at 32 years of age, and a biopsy of the nasopharynx revealed pleomorphic lymphoma cell proliferation. Radiotherapy was performed, but the patient eventually died of respiratory failure. After radiotherapy, no(More)
Ghrelin, a growth-hormone-releasing peptide, has two major molecular forms: acylated (acyl) and desacylated (desacyl). Recent studies suggest different roles for these two forms. In the present study, we compared desacyl and acyl ghrelin with regard to acid secretion and histamine production in the rat stomach. We performed in vivo experiments using gastric(More)
As cardiac involvement by malignant lymphoma (ML) is relatively uncommon and antemortem diagnosis is difficult, details of this condition remain to be elucidated. To clarify clinicopathologic features of cardiac lymphoma (CL), 25 autopsy cases were studied. Each was rediagnosed according to the World Health Organization (WHO) classification, and(More)
Cardiac fungal infection (CFI) is relatively uncommon, but its incidence is increasing. It is associated with a grim prognosis, but some CFI patients can survive given an early diagnosis and aggressive therapy. To clarify the clinicopathologic features of CFI, a retrospective autopsy study was conducted. Among a total of 4396 autopsy cases collected over a(More)