Kazuya Kanda

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A 29-year old healthy woman suddenly developed hypovolemic shock, anasarca, pleural effusion, and ascites in the postpartum period. Plasma leakage was thought to be caused by generalized increased capillary permeability. She was treated successfully with massive plasma transfusions, administration of norepinephrine, and early institution of respiratory(More)
We herein report the case of a 77-year-old man admitted for an acute cutaneous infection and persistent fever. A physical examination revealed systemic small blisters and scrotal swelling. He was suspected of having complications from chickenpox or bullous impetigo as the initial diagnosis. Nocardia was detected on an aspiration biopsy of the small blisters(More)
BACKGROUND Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are a family of zinc-dependent endopeptidases. MMP-2 and MMP-9 have been reported to be closely associated with tumor invasion and metastasis in various human carcinomas. METHODS Tissue samples were obtained from 57 patients with renal cell carcinoma (RCC) who underwent radical nephrectomy in our hospital. We(More)
More than 300 cases of acquired von Willebrand syndrome (AVWS) have been reported, but it is thought that this number reflects only the tip of the iceberg [1]. Data from an international registry has shown that AVWS may be associated with lymphoproliferative (48%) or myeloproliferative (15%) disorders, neoplasia (5%), immunological (2%), cardiovascular(More)
Three patients with the chief complaints of dizziness while standing up or blackouts were diagnosed correctly as having the Shy-Drager syndrome at the Department of Otolaryngology. Both the electrocardiogram R-peak to R-peak interval and the Schellong test revealed disorders of the autonomic nervous system in each of these cases. Electronystagmography also(More)
A 34-year-old female patient with breast cancer metastasizing to bone had a remission after a course of treatment with medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA) 1,200 mg/day, but again had a metastasis to the lungs. The patient was then instituted on a combination therapy with UFT 400 mg/day, and MPA 1,200 mg/day. As a result, the pulmonary metastasis disappeared,(More)
Although normal value of hCG (LH level) does not necessarily indicate eradication of viable trophoblast, its confirmation has been demonstrated as a clinically useful guide for the probable prevention of choriocarcinoma after hydatidiform mole by Takeuchi et al. Choriocarcinoma preceded by other pregnancies than hydatidiform mole which has the highest risk(More)
Herein, we report two cases of female urethral cancer. Case 1 presented with acute urinary retention and case 2 presented with a painful perineal mass. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed a urethral tumor in both cases. Histopathological examination of transperineal biopsy specimens from both patients suggested clear cell adenocarcinoma in case 1 and(More)
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