Masakazu Sugimoto

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The variations in the three regions of the Helicobacter pylori vacA gene, the signal (s1 and s2), intermediate (i1 and i2) and middle regions (m1 and m2), are known to cause the differences in vacuolating activities. However, it was unclear whether these vacA genotypes are associated with the development of gastric cancer and peptic ulcer in the Middle(More)
Many patients complain of venous pain or develop phlebitis following treatment with epirubicin hydrochloride(EPI). To ensure effective and safe treatment with this drug, it is essential to deal with the adverse events associated with it appropriately. At our hospital, EPI was previously administered by drip infusion(diluted with 50mL of physiological(More)
The efficacy of local steroid injection on the extravasation of vesicant anticancer drugs is controversial. In this study, the efficacy of local steroid injection was evaluated macroscopically and histologically in the extravasation models of doxorubicin (DXR), vinorelbine (VNR), and paclitaxel (PTX)in rats. Macroscopically, gross skin lesions were reduced(More)
Epirubicin hydrochloride(EPI)is well known to cause phlebitis as a typical adverse drug reaction. By preventing the development of severe phlebitis, patients are expected to continue effective chemotherapy with EPI without a decrease in QOL. We have previously reported promising results of a new injection method to prevent phlebitis from occurring during(More)
Menkes disease is a rare, sex-linked recessive disorder characterized by kinky hair, convulsion, mental retardation, bone and connective tissue lesions, and hypothermia. These symptoms have been attributed to suppression of copper-dependent enzymes resulting from copper deficiency. We report a case of a 7-month-old infant with Menkes disease who underwent(More)
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