Masafumi Masuda

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OBJECTIVES Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) is an unanswered problem in cancer therapy. We evaluated the efficacy and safety of triple antiemetic therapy with aprepitant, a 5-hydroxytryptamine-3 (5-HT(3)) receptor antagonist, and dexamethasone in patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who received carboplatin-based(More)
INTRODUCTION The strategy of chemotherapy in the elderly is controversial. We wanted to evaluate the efficacy and safety of biweekly gemcitabine and low-dose carboplatin combination therapy in elderly patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHODS In this phase-II trial, chemotherapy-naive elderly patients (aged ≥76 years) with NSCLC(More)
The optimal strategy for maintenance chemotherapy is controversial. We evaluated the efficacy and safety of continuation maintenance with pemetrexed and switch maintenance with docetaxel in advanced non-squamous non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Chemotherapy-naïve patients with non-squamous NSCLC were enrolled in this randomized phase II study. Patients(More)
Rats of various ages were treated orally or intraperitoneally with potassium aspartate. The dose required to induce hypothalamic lesion varied considerably by the age of animals and route of administration. Additional experiment, in which the animals were orally treated three times a day with potassium aspartate in dose levels between the maximum safety(More)
Objectives Maintenance therapy is a standard therapeutic strategy in non-squamous non-small-cell lung cancer. However, there is no consensus regarding the benefit of maintenance therapy for patients with squamous cell lung cancer. We assessed maintenance therapy with S-1, an oral fluoropyrimidine agent, following induction therapy with carboplatin and S-1(More)
RATIONALE Patients with Mycobacterium avium complex pulmonary disease are frequently administered a combination of clarithromycin, ethambutol, and rifampicin. However, rifampicin is known to reduce the serum levels of clarithromycin. It remains unclear whether a reduction in clarithromycin serum levels influences the clinical outcome of the Mycobacterium(More)
BACKGROUND Combination therapy with an inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) and a long-acting β(2)-agonist (LABA) in a single inhaler is the mainstay of asthma management and salmeterol/fluticasone combination (SFC) and fixed-dose formoterol/budesonide combination (FBC) are currently available in Japan; however, there is nothing to choose between the two. The(More)
A 48-year-old man, who had worked as a welder for 30 years, was admitted to our hospital with bloody sputum. His chest CT scan showed diffuse centrilobular micronodules and fungus balls within cavities in the apices of both lungs. We diagnosed pulmonary aspergilloma associated with welder's lung in the apices of both lungs, by bronchoscopy. He was treated(More)
OBJECTIVES Single agent maintenance therapy is widely accepted for advanced non-squamous non small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). However, there is no consensus on the initial and maintenance phase regimens, and the clinical benefit of adding bevacizumab to cytotoxic drugs in the maintenance phase remains unclear. METHODS Chemotherapy-naïve patients with(More)
The purpose of this article was to report the relationship between radiation dose and the ability of sentence digital mammography to detect microcalcifications. All images were acquired by computed radiography and an anthropomorphic breast phantom. The tube voltage and anode/filter combination used were 28 kVp and Mo/Mo. Simulated microcalcifications with(More)