Makoto Gomibuchi

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We studied the correlation between the complications after pulmonary resection and the results of exercise testing and others. The exercise testing was performed preoperatively on 64 patients; 44 lobectomies, 6 bilobectomies and 14 pneumonectomies. The results which had the correlation with postoperative complications were RV/BSA (p less than 0.001), RV/TLC(More)
Laser scanning confocal fluorescence microscopy techniques were used to study the localization of von Willebrand factor (vWf; Factor VIII-related antigen) and thrombomodulin (transmembrane receptor for thrombin) in the microvascular endothelial cells in the normal human lung. Tissues were obtained from lobectomy specimens resected for solitary nodules (7(More)
The expression of N-glycolylneuraminic acid (NeuGc)-containing gangliosides in human melanoma cells grown both in culture and as xenografts in athymic (nu/nu) mice was analyzed extensively with specific mouse monoclonal antibodies (MAbs). Three MAbs (GMR8, GMR14, and GMR3) specific for GM3(NeuGc), GM2(NeuGc), and GD3(NeuGc-NeuGc-), respectively, were used.(More)
The distribution patterns of endothelial cell antigens, including thrombomodulin and von Willebrand factor (vWf), were studied in normal lung tissues obtained from distant areas of solitary nodules (seven adenocarcinomas and four hamartomas). By single immunoalkaline phosphatase and dual immunofluorescence stainings, the plasma membranes of alveolar(More)
To determine the clinical characteristics of cases of hilar or mediastinal lymph-node cancer in which the primary lesion was not found; reports of 36 such cases were identified. The patients in those cases comprised 29 men and 7 women, whose average age was 58.4 years. The malignancies were found in hilar lymph nodes in 15 patients, mediastinal lymph nodes(More)
To determine whether pulmonary alveolar capillaries manifest ultrastructural remodeling at areas of neoplastic invasion of primary lung adenocarcinomas, we examined 17 well-differentiated adenocarcinomas of lung (2 bronchioloalveolar and 15 papillary adenocarcinomas) by electron microscopy. The expression of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and(More)
Normal alveolar capillary endothelium is quiescent in nature and displays anticoagulant thrombomodulin (TM) on its surface. The cytoplasms of these endothelial cells are ultrastructurally non-fenestrated type, and they barely express von Willebrand factor (vWf). Alveolar fibrosis is accompanied by a capillary endothelium reactive for vWf, and a loss of TM(More)
A 79-year-old male with unstable angina, who had myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), was treated with coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). MDS causes refractory anemia accompanied by various degrees of granulocytopenia and thrombocytopenia. Pancytopenia caused by MDS may complicate patients with major infections and bleeding during cardiac surgery. There(More)
One hundred and forty patients underwent absolute curative resction for stage I non-small lung cancer from 1982 to 1993 at our department. For these, prognosis and changes in quality of life (QOL) were evaluated retrospectively with respect to the predicted postoperative lung function. The average age of the patients was 62 years (range 31 to 84 years), and(More)
Bronchopleural fistulas (BPF) developed in six (7.9%) of 76 patients who underwent a pneumonectomy for treatment of lung cancer. Five patients (18.2%) underwent a right pneumonectomy and one (3.7%) a left pneumonectomy. All patients were male, had squamous cell carcinoma, and were diagnosed as having BPF within one month after pneumonectomy. Their average(More)