Kazunori Tsunematsu

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We analyzed phospholipids of human bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluids from patients with interstitial lung diseases; idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), sarcoidosis, and eosinophilic granuloma (EG) and compared them to those of normal subjects. The content of phospholipid/ml of BAL fluid was significantly decreased in IPF. There was a significant decrease(More)
In the domain of respiratory surgery minimally invasive approaches are currently being used and video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) is one of these methods. However VATS has some problems in its use for malignant lung diseases for example, with VATS adequate lymph node dissection and continuation of lobectomy in cases with severe adhesion are both(More)
A 61-year-old man was admitted to our hospital with a 6-month history of productive cough. He, along with his wife, had been involved with Shiitake mushroom cultures for a period of 12 years. On admission, chest radiography showed bilateral fine-nodular shadow and CT scans showed reticulonodular opacities and a ground-glass appearance predominantly in the(More)
The current chemotherapy has been able to give us many options to treat for lung cancer and recent studies have showed that perioperative chemotherapy may improve survival. In this study, we compared 2 groups with locally advanced lung cancers (stage III, T3N0M0, inclusive of ipsilateral PM2, D1 and D2) ; group A, which had been treated by chemotherapy for(More)
A 79-year-old man complained incurable skin ulcer that was treated in the neighborhood hospital during 2 months. He had been undergone right upper lobectomy for the lung adenocarcinoma in our hospital 34 months ago. The skin lesion in the right axilla was an elastic hard tumor about 2 cm large in thesubcutaneous tissue with ulceration, and was diagnosed as(More)
Interstitial pneumonia (IP) may occur with the chest radiographic abnormality at the bilateral, predominantly basal and subpleural area of the lower lobe. And the incidence of lung cancer are markedly increased among patients with IP. From 1993 to 2003, 15 cases (male 14, female 1; average age 65.9-year-old), who were complicated IP, underwent surgical(More)
A new-shaped rib spreader, which was adapted from a ready-made reverse arch rib spreader, was orderd to consist of inverted-Y-shape blades which were 4 cm in length, 3.7 cm in width and bent at 250 angle with each other at the half of length. This rib spreader with long and angled blades make it possible to perform video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS)(More)
The bronchial venous system closely communicates with the pulmonary circulation. To assess the changes in the bronchial circulation in chronic pulmonary venous hypertension, fiberoptic bronchoscopy and right heart catheterization were performed in 31 patients with mitral stenosis. Nonpulsatile submucosal vessel dilatation, consistently seen in all patients(More)
We could report the effect of the autologous blood transfusion to the lobectomy, by comparison with no-blood transfusion group and MAP-red cell concentrate transfused group (MAP group). Autologous blood which was stored three days before an operation and preserved at 4 degrees C kept 89.9 +/- 11.7% of the number of erythrocyte and 59.6 +/- 23.4% of(More)