Kazuhisa Urushihata

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BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to clarify the association between morphological phenotypes according to the predominance of emphysema and efficacy of long-acting muscarinic antagonist and β(2) agonist bronchodilators in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). METHODS Seventy-two patients with stable COPD treated with(More)
OBJECTIVE We report the case of a 47-year-old man with depression who developed acute dyspnea, hypoxemia, and mild hemoptysis after electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). METHOD Intravenous carbazochrome sodium sulfate hydrate as a hemostatic drug (100 mg/day) was prescribed for 2 days. On the day of ECT, oxygen inhalation (4 L/min) was continued, and SpO2 was(More)
Iodine-123-metaiodobenzylguanidine (123 I-MIBG) kinetics in the lung could serve as a novel diagnostic tool to evaluate endothelial damage. Interstitial lung disease (ILD) associated with gefitinib, an epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)-tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI), has been reported as a serious adverse effect. This study was performed to examine(More)
The role of second-line and salvage chemotherapy in malignant pleural mesothelioma treatment is not yet established. We report a case of relapsed malignant pleural mesothelioma in which the patient failed to respond to pemetrexed-based chemotherapy but was successfully treated with gemcitabine and vinorelbine. The patient underwent a left extrapleural(More)
The optimal chemotherapeutic regimen for cancer of unknown primary (CUP) remains uncertain. We encountered 3 cases with CUP who presented with thoracic lymph node metastasis. Detailed physical examination and diagnostic tests, including laboratory investigations, bronchoscopy, upper and lower gastrointestinal studies, computed tomography of the head, neck,(More)
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