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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)
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)
BACKGROUND IgM deficiency is a rare primary immunodeficiency. As few studies of selective IgM deficiency have been reported among the various other types of primary immunodeficiencies, the detailed pathogenesis of this disorder remains to be elucidated. CASE SUMMARY We clinically analyzed a 37-year-old woman who presented with IgM and IgG4 deficiency and(More)
A 56-year-old man was admitted with the complaint of dysphagia. X-ray studies and endoscopy revealed a protruding tumor at the middle third of esophagus. Under the diagnosis of esophageal cancer, subtotal esophagectomy was performed. A Borrmann type I like tumor measuring 6.7 X 3.8 X 2.2 cm was identified on the resected specimen. The surface of the tumor(More)
The accessory pancreatic duct (APD) is the smaller and less constant pancreatic duct. The patency of the APD was investigated clinically in an effort to determine its role in pancreatic pathophysiology. Dye-injection endoscopic retrograde pancreatography (ERP) was performed in 190 cases. In the patients who exhibited filling of the fine branches of the(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)
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)
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)
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)
It has been suggested that neutrophils play an important role in acid-aspirated lung injury. We examined the effects of the high dose of granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (G-CSF), which is capable of increasing peripheral neutrophils, and a specific neutrophil elastase inhibitor (ONO-5046) on acid lung injury in rats. Animals were anesthetized and(More)