Masanori Shimomura

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In order to clarify the mechanisms of resistance to paclitaxel in lung cancer, three human lung cancer cell lines which exhibit different sensitivity to paclitaxel were investigated from the following viewpoints: overexpression of ATP-binding cassette, sub-family B, member 1 (ABCB1), mutations on paclitaxel binding site of β-tubulin genes, quantity of(More)
Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) is a widely used technique where operating surgeons alternate between direct vision through minithoracotomy and monitor-aided vision as required. We analyzed surgeons’ line of sight to assess their proficiency at using an optical tracking system with a multifaceted marker device. An infrared optical tracking(More)
The patient was a 70-year-old woman, who had undergone total gastrectomy and splenectomy with D2 lymph node dissection, for stage II gastric cancer. We admitted S-1 of 80 mg/day in adjuvant chemotherapy on postoperative day 28. There were no adverse events for one week, and she was discharged. Severe diarrhea occurred 6 days following discharge, but she(More)
Chondromyxoid fibroma (CMF) is a rare, benign cartilaginous tumor, comprising less than 1% of primary bone tumors, and usually occurs in the metaphysis of a long tubular bone around the knee. We report a rare case of CMF of the rib. The patient was a 25-year-old man who visited the hospital for left upper back pain. Roentgenography revealed an 8-cm mass in(More)
BACKGROUND Treatment protocols (including those for thoracic surgery) tend to be customized for individual hospitals. Procedural standardization is required to improve surgical tasks and patient outcomes. This study aimed to evaluate the effects of an initiative to standardize surgical tasks for efficient and safe performance. METHODS Hospitals associated(More)
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