Masahiro Sakaguchi

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The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer, American Thoracic Society, and European Respiratory Society (IASLC/ATS/ERS) proposed a new classification for lung adenocarcinoma (AD) based on predominant histologic subtypes, such as lepidic, papillary, acinar, solid, and micropapillary; this system reportedly reflects well outcomes of patients(More)
The recent emergence of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) was caused by a novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV. It spread rapidly to many countries and developing a SARS vaccine is now urgently required. In order to study the immunogenicity of UV-inactivated purified SARS-CoV virion as a vaccine candidate, we subcutaneously immunized mice with UV-inactivated(More)
Japanese cedar (Cryptomeria japonica; CJ) pollinosis is a type I allergy induced by CJ pollen, and Cry j 2 is one of the major allergens in this pollen. In a previous study, we analyzed IgE epitopes on Cry j 2 in humans by using synthetic peptides. The main purpose of this study was to identify B-cell epitopes on Cry j 2 in patients with CJ pollinosis by(More)
Proton pump inhibitors are the first-line treatment for reflux esophagitis. Because severe reflux esophagitis has very low prevalence in Japan, little is known about the effectiveness of proton pump inhibitors in these patients. This prospective multicenter study assessed the effectiveness of proton pump inhibitors for severe reflux esophagitis in Japan.(More)
Cattle are major reservoirs of the provisionally named influenza D virus, which is potentially involved in the bovine respiratory disease complex. Here, we conducted a serological survey for the influenza D virus in Japan, using archived bovine serum samples collected during 2010-2016 from several herds of apparently healthy cattle in various regions of the(More)
A high-flow nasal cannula (HFNC) is a newly developed device that enables high-flow oxygen therapy for patients with serious cardiopulmonary problems, but there are few data regarding its use in patients with hematological disease. The efficacy and tolerability of HFNCs for patients who developed ARF during the treatment of various hematological diseases(More)
We present the first reported case of lung large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma (LCNEC) with spontaneous regression followed by progression. An 85-year-old woman presented with a 2.8-cm nodule in the right upper lung lobe on chest computed tomography. After four months, the tumor decreased to 1.8 cm and remained unchanged in size for the next three months,(More)
Historically, the influenza virus has not been regarded as a major pathogen of cats. However, since 2003, natural infections of domestic cats with highly pathogenic H5N1 avian virus causing fatal cases have been reported (Songserm et al., 2006; Yingst et al., 2006; Klopfleisch et al., 2007). Furthermore, infections of this animal with A (H1N1) pdm09 virus,(More)
BACKGROUND Although lobe-specific nodal spread of primary lung cancer has been recently described, segment-specific nodal spread remains unclear. We investigated the frequency of hailer and mediastinal lymph node involvement and survival in patients with tumors located in the superior segment (SS) and basal segment (BS) in the right lower lobe. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Pulmonary tumor thrombotic microangiopathy (PTTM) is a fatal cancer-related pulmonary complication with rapidly progressing dyspnea and pulmonary hypertension that occasionally induces sudden death. We report the first case of PTTM induced by ureter carcinoma. CASE PRESENTATION The patient was an 80-year-old Japanese female with chief(More)