Koichi Hosokawa

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In Gemcitabine treatment, elderly patients with unresectable pancreatic cancer are more likely to suffer from haematological and non-haematological adverse effects than non-elderly patients. Forty percent of the elderly patients were dropped from the initial protocol due to the adverse effects, mainly because of non-haematological events or symptoms. To(More)
INTRODUCTION The heterogeneity of von Willebrand disease (VWD) makes its diagnosis a difficult task. METHODS We report here on the usefulness of a microchip-based flow-chamber system, the total thrombus-formation analysis system (T-TAS), in the identification and characterization of VWD. Thirty VWD patients and 20 healthy subjects were studied with the(More)
Two cases of advanced esophageal carcinoma complicated by fistula formation, treated with esophageal prostheses followed by chemotherapy or concurrent chemoradiotherapy, are reported. Chemoradiotherapy may be indicated in esophageal carcinoma cases with fistulas if an excellent antitumor response is expected. However, the indication for prosthesis insertion(More)
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