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UNLABELLED Risk factors for the development of interstitial lung disease in patients with non-small cell lung cancer receiving gefitinib and the prognostic factors after interstitial lung disease development have not been established. The aim of this study was to retrospectively identify and evaluate these possible factors. PATIENTS AND METHODS We(More)
A weak hydrolyzing activity against bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) was discovered in a commercial crude lipase (EC 3.1.1.3) preparation from porcine pancreas. DEHP was hydrolyzed to mono (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (MEHP) not by a pancreatic lipase but by a cholesterol esterase (CEase, EC 3.1.1.13), a trace contaminant in the crude lipase preparation.(More)
Incidences of mesothelioma are on the rise in Japan. However, the accurate frequency of mesothelioma occurrence is still unknown. The aim of this study is to clarify the accuracy of pathological diagnosis of mesothelioma. Among the 2742 mesothelioma death cases extracted from the document "Vital Statistics of Japan" for 2003-2005, pathological materials(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective in our study was to examine baseline and other characteristics associated with survival in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma in Japan. METHODS Three hundred and fourteen patients with an adjudicated diagnosis of mesothelioma were examined. Survival was evaluated by the Kaplan-Meier method with the log-rank test. The Cox(More)
BACKGROUND There are few reports concerning treatment strategies and their contributions to survival of patients with malignant mesothelioma (MM) in Japan. MATERIAL AND METHODS We extracted all death cases due to MM between 2003 and 2008. The diagnosis of MM was confirmed in 929 cases. Histological subtypes was determined in 709 cases, including 396(More)
Congenital generalized lipodystrophy (CGL) is a rare autosomal recessive disease that is also referred to as Berardinelli-Seip syndrome. It is characterized by a lack of adipose tissue throughout the body from birth, muscular hypertrophy, advanced bone age, fatty liver, and insulin resistance. We describe computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance(More)
Purified laccase from a fungus (family Chaetomiaceae) was used for the enzymatic oxidation of bisphenol A and nonylphenol, endocrine-disrupting chemicals. It rapidly oxidized both chemicals in the absence of mediators and within 24 h their estrogenic activities were completely removed.
PURPOSE In order to evaluate the incidence of an adverse event encountered when using a new therapeutic intervention, it is essential to know the background rate of this adverse event in the same patient population. Interstitial lung disease (ILD) often develops in Japanese patients receiving treatment with anti-neoplastic agents or other drugs. In our(More)
In the present study, malignant mesothelioma (MM) cases in Japan were investigated retrospectively. We extracted records for 6030 cases of death due to MM between 2003 and 2008 to clarify the clinical features of MM, including its association with asbestos exposure (AE). Of all these cases, a clinical diagnosis of MM was confirmed for 929. The origin of MM(More)
The present report describes three cases of a bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia (BOOP)-like reactive pneumonitis following radiofrequency (RF) ablation for lung cancer. The incidence of BOOP-like reactive pneumonitis after RF ablation at the authors' institution was estimated to be approximately 0.4% (three of 840 sessions). The patients(More)