Kazuhiko Hidemura

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BACKGROUND Measurement of carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) has been widely applied to detect recurrence, especially of colorectal carcinoma. The validity however, is still controversial. We investigated serial changes in CEA values to calculate whether the CEA doubling time and half-life time could predict metastatic progression or prognosis in colorectal(More)
Adriamycin (ADR, doxorubicin), a drug having cardiotoxicity, is electrically charged as a cation in blood. We therefore investigated whether iontophoresis caused by direct electric current (DC; 50 microA, 90 min) would cause systemic modification of ADR pharmacokinetics. Cathode and anode were placed into a right kidney and muscles of the abdominal wall,(More)
We investigated the effect of Shiga-like toxin II (SLT-II), derived from Escherichia coli O157:H7, on the hepatobiliary excretion of doxorubicin, a substrate for P glycoprotein and the multidrug resistance-associated protein Mrp2, and on the expression of P glycoprotein and Mrp2 in rats. Histopathological examination did not show any liver injury in(More)
To improve the antitumor effect of chemotherapy on a target organ, we experimentally investigated pharmacokinetic alteration of methotrexate (MTX) induced by an electric current in rats to ascertain whether the local concentration of MTX could be enhanced while reducing the concentration in blood. Six male Wistar rats had platinum electrodes introduced into(More)
The repeated use of chemotherapy to treat patients with colorectal carcinoma may be limited by the fact it creates resistance cells. However, we have observed a remarkable decrease in certain types of drug resistance in patients treated with direct electric current. Experimental studies were therefore performed in animals to determine the differences in(More)
This is a case report of a 37-year-old Japanese married female with laryngeal sarcoma, treated by direct electric current so as to obtain remission for more than 4 years without signs of recurrence. Due to her hoarseness and laryngeal numb feeling she underwent a laryngeal examination including a biopsy, resulting in a diagnosis of sarcoma. She refused a(More)
Better diagnosis of metastatic disease has been pursued by oncologists; however, many of the tumor markers have been still controversial. Our purpose was to estimate the usefulness of soluble E-selectin and its ligand sialyl Lewis A for more accurate diagnosis as a combined tumor marker for metastases in colorectal cancer. Methods. E-selectin and sialyl(More)
BACKGROUND An animal experimental study was performed to clarify the preventive effect of oral HCFU (1-hexylcarbamoyl-5-fluorouracil) on hepatic metastasis. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 180 BALB/C mice received intraportal injection of Colon26 cancer cells followed by oral daily administration of HCFU to 5 groups divided according to the dose of HCFU,(More)
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