Kenbu Nakamoto

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A 45-year-old man presented with dysphagia. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging showed an abnormal shadow in the paraesophageal mediastinum, which a thoracoscopic biopsy revealed to be a desmoid tumor that had infiltrated the surrounding tissues. We attempted esophageal stent placement; however, the esophageal stenosis could not be dilated,(More)
The patient was a 58-year-old man with advanced gastric cancer with multiple liver metastases. He received TXL/TS-1 therapy during February 2009, but treatment was stopped immediately when he developed anorexia, diarrhea, and numbness in his fingers. Therefore, only TS-1 was administered. Following treatment initiation, tumor marker levels promptly dropped.(More)
The levels of soluble IL-2Ralpha (sIL-2Ralpha) in serum were measured in HTLV-1 carriers and ATL patients in order to evaluate their possible correlation with clinical status. Mean sIL-2R levels in ATL patients were found to be 9704 U/ml for the acute/lymphoma type, 1961 U/ml for the chronic type and 788 U/ml for the smouldering type. The level for(More)
The purpose of this study was to observe the functional condition of the muscle sympathetic nerve activity (MSNA) in nine patients with mild myelopathy for which surgery was indicated [mean score 14/17 by Japanese Orthopaedic Association (JOA) cervical myelopathy and 7/11 for thoracic myelopathy]. The MSNA was obtained from the tibial nerve at the popliteal(More)
Two cases of postoperative brain metastasis of breast cancer were evaluated after chemotherapy using ACNU. Case 1: A 47-year-old female, who had undergone right standard radical mastectomy in 1979 for breast cancer (T2 N0M0, papillo-tubular carcinoma), was treated with ADM, TAM, and 60Co irradiation for bone metastasis in 1983. In 1984, she complained of(More)
A 51-year-old male was referred to our hospital with complaints of chest and back pain. He was diagnosed as primary gastric lymphoma after medical examination. Because of a spreading of the lesion and his poor condition, we concluded that a curative operation would be impossible, and used VEPA therapy as combination chemotherapy. After three cycles of VEPA(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the efficacy of HbA1c and fructosamine as alternatives to fasting plasma glucose (FPG) for diabetes screening. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Receiver operating characteristic (ROC) analysis was conducted on the above tests. Comparison among tests was based on the area under ROC curve of a test. World Health Organization criteria for(More)
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