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Seven patients with selective IgM deficiency (SIgMD) were studied for cell surface immunoglobulin (SmIg), T-cell subpopulations, and immunoglobulin (Ig) synthesisin vitro by peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBL). Serum IgM levels were less than 25 mg/dl, while IgA, IgG, and IgD were within normal levels. The patients had respiratory or urinary tract infections(More)
Wilson’s disease associated with hepatic failure is not common and the underlying mechanism triggering the event is not known at present. We treated a 28-year-old Japanese woman with Wilson’s disease who developed hepatic failure associated with hemolytic crisis just after delivery. She was diagnosed as having Wilson’s disease at 12 years of age, at which(More)
Oxaliplatin is a key drug in the treatment of colorectal cancer, but it causes acute and chronic neuropathies in patients. Goshajinkigan (GJG) is a Kampo medicine that is used for the treatments of several neurological symptoms including pain and numbness. More recently, GJG has been reported to prevent the oxaliplatin-induced peripheral neuropathy in(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS The age distribution of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) now peaks at nearly 70 years in Japan and this is continually increasing. Whether such elderly patients with HCC aged 80 years or older should be treated, and if so, how they should be selected for treatment remains uncertain. The present study was undertaken to(More)
BACKGROUND Oxaliplatin is a key drug in the treatment of colorectal cancer, but it causes severe peripheral neuropathy. We previously reported that oxaliplatin (4 mg/kg, i.p., twice a week) induces mechanical allodynia in the late phase in rats, and that spinal NR2B-containing N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptors are involved in the oxaliplatin-induced(More)
Oxaliplatin is a key drug in the treatment of colorectal cancer, but it causes acute and chronic neuropathies in patients. Amitriptyline has widely been used in patients with painful neuropathy. In this study, we investigated the effect of amitriptyline on the oxaliplatin-induced neuropathy in rats. Repeated administration of amitriptyline (5 and 10 mg/kg,(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Whether or not generalists and specialist physicians can make an appropriate adaptation of their practice patterns when caring for their patients currently remains a matter of debate. The present study was undertaken to explore whether the clinical characteristics of hepatocellular carcinoma at its time of detection, the initial treatment(More)
Bortezomib, an effective anticancer drug for multiple myeloma, often causes peripheral neuropathy which is mainly characterized by numbness and painful paresthesia. Nevertheless, there is no effective strategy to escape or treat bortezomib-induced peripheral neuropathy (BIPN), because we have understood few mechanism of this side effect. In this study, we(More)
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