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A 71-year-old man was admitted with malaise, mild fever, anorexia, body weight loss, lower back pain, thirst, and polydipsia. He showed bilateral swelling of the submandibular glands. Examinations showed panhypopituitarism and a high serum IgG4 concentration. Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) revealed uptake in the pituitary gland,(More)
The survival of patients with small cell lung cancer (SCLC) is related to T, N, M components, and early diagnosis and treatment of limited stage SCLC may improve survival. The objective of this study was to review the initial and annual repeat screening computed tomography (CT) images of all five patients with SCLC, encountered in our 1996-1998(More)
Acute lung injury (ALI) is characterized by rapid alveolar injury, inflammation, cytokine induction, and neutrophil accumulation. Although early events in the pathogenesis of ALI have been defined, the mechanisms underlying resolution are unknown. As a model of ALI, we administered intratracheal (i.t.) LPS to mice and observed peak lung injury 4 days after(More)
Multifocal systemic fibrosclerosis (MSF) is a multisystem disease, which often mimics malignancy. A 70-year-old asymptomatic man with lesions in the lung, prostate, submandibular glands and bile ducts appeared to have malignancy. Biopsy of a lung nodule showed IgG4-positive plasma cell infiltration and the serum IgG4 was elevated. A diagnosis of MSF was(More)
The first report of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) was published in 1967, and even now acute lung injury (ALI) and ARDS are severe forms of diffuse lung disease that impose a substantial health burden all over the world. Recent estimates indicate approximately 190,000 cases per year of ALI in the United States each year, with an associated(More)
In March, 1993, a questionnaire was sent to 362 gynecological and obstetric offices of national, prefectural and municipal hospitals and private university hospitals with 250 beds or more. Answers were collected from 260 institutions. Thus, this study analyzed 39 patients with acute leukemia during pregnancy collected by the questionnaires survey and 64(More)
Early diagnosis and treatment are important for improvement of the low survival rate of patients with lung cancer. The objective of this study was to evaluate the long-term survival rate of patients identified to have lung cancer by our population-based baseline and annual repeat low-radiation dose computed tomography (low-dose CT) screenings, conducted in(More)
Autoimmune pancreatitis is a unique form of chronic pancreatitis characterised by a high-serum immunoglobulin (Ig)G4 concentration involving various extra pancreatic lesions. A 63-yr-old female with autoimmune pancreatitis complained of cough. Chest computed tomography revealed an irregular stenosis of the central airway, lung hilar and mediastinal lymph(More)
BACKGROUND A wide variety of systemic lesions have been seen in patients with autoimmune pancreatitis. The pulmonary involvement of autoimmune pancreatitis was analysed to clarify the clinicopathological features of pulmonary lesions in comparison with pulmonary sarcoidosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS Nineteen patients had autoimmune pancreatitis and eight had(More)
PURPOSE Acute exacerbation (AE) is an important outcome of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and nonspecific interstitial pneumonia (NSIP). Recombinant human soluble thrombomodulin (rhTM) is a new drug for the treatment of disseminated intravascular coagulation in Japan. The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of rhTM for AE of IPF/NSIP.(More)