Masanari Shimada

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BACKGROUND Many patients wish to stay at home during the terminal stage of cancer. However, there is concern that medical care provided at home may negatively affect survival. This study therefore explored whether the survival duration differed between cancer patients who received inpatient care and those who received home care. METHODS We retrospectively(More)
This is an Open Access article licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License (, applicable to the online version of the article only. Distribution for non-commercial purposes only. Abstract A 70-year-old woman presented with hypogastric pain. Computed tomography and magnetic(More)
AIM To examine the feasibility and usefulness of a novel region-based pathway: the Regional Referral Clinical Pathway for Home-Based Palliative Care. METHOD This was a feasibility study to evaluate the frequency of variances and the perceived usefulness of pathway using in-depth interviews. All patients with cancer referred to the palliative care team(More)
In May, 2009, a man in his 30s presented to the department of outpatient palliative care of this hospital. His chief complaints were of severe nausea and abdominal fullness associated with cancerous peritonitis following surgery for gastric cancer. Abdominal fullness was reduced after the initiation of a continued subcutaneous administration of octreotide(More)
BACKGROUND Metastatic choroidal carcinomas that originated from the gastrointestinal tract are extremely rare. We report a case of suspected solitary choroidal metastasis from gastric adenocarcinoma. CASE PRESENTATION The patient was a 60-year-old man who had undergone laparoscopic distal gastrectomy with D1+ lymphadenecetomy for gastric cancer. The(More)
Pleomorphic carcinoma is a rare lesion and the literature contains few reports of pleomorphic carcinoma of the gallbladder. The present study reports a rare case of primary pleomorphic carcinoma of the gallbladder for which we were able to perform curative surgery. A 77-year-old woman with dementia developed nausea and anorexia, and computed tomography(More)
A 47-year-old woman was diagnosed as advanced gastric cancer of cardia(poorly-differentiated adenocarcionoma), with multiple para-aortic lymph node and liver metastasis, in March, 2005. We attempted neo-adjuvant chemotherapy with docetaxel(DOC), cisplatin(CDDP), and S-1(DCS). After 3 courses of DCS, we confirmed that the para-aortic lymph nodes and liver(More)
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