Masato Katagiri

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We conducted a Phase I trial of irinotecan (CPT-11), a topoisomerase I inhibitor, combined with amrubicin, a topoisomerase II inhibitor. The aim was to determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) of amrubicin combined with a fixed dose of CPT-11 as well as the dose-limiting toxicities (DLT) of this combination in patients with advanced non-small cell lung(More)
Gefitinib is dramatically effective for nonsmall cell lung cancers (NSCLCs) with activating mutations of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) gene, but these tumors eventually develop drug resistance, attributable to a secondary T790M mutation or acquired MET amplification in some relapsed tumors. We analyzed EGFR mutations in matched pre- and(More)
Large-cell neuroendocrine carcinoma (LCNEC) is a relatively uncommon variant of non-small cell lung cancer. Since the biological characteristics of LCNEC are similar to those of small cell lung cancer, LCNEC is usually treated with chemotherapy regimens used for small cell lung cancer. However, the outcomes are usually dismal. Here, we report a patient with(More)
We conducted a phase I trial of irinotecan (CPT-11), a topoisomerase I inhibitor, combined with amrubicin, a topoisomerase II inhibitor, with recombinant human granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (rhG-CSF) support to overcome the neutropenia associated with this particular combination. The aim was to determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) of amrubicin(More)
Superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS) patients sometimes show signs of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). However, the mechanism causing hypoxia during sleep in SVCS patients is still uncertain. The aim of this study was to elucidate 1) the changes in central and peripheral respiratory resistance with SVCS; and 2) interpret the mechanism underlying the development(More)
BACKGROUND Immunotherapy can become a crucial therapeutic option to improve the prognosis of patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Here, we evaluated the impact of programmed cell death ligand-1 (PD-L1) expression in surgically resected NSCLCs. METHODS We estimated PD-L1 expression in 229 consecutive NSCLC specimens using rabbit polyclonal(More)
BACKGROUND In Japan, the standard first-line therapy for elderly patients with advanced non-small lung cancer(NSCLC)is docetaxel(DOC)monotherapy. However, there is very limited information about second-line and beyond chemotherapy regimens for elderly patients with advanced NSCLC. Pemetrexed(PEM)monotherapy has been recognized as a standard regimen for(More)
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a significant causative bacterium in hospital-acquired pneumonia and nursing and healthcare-associated pneumonia, but it seems to be rare in community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). We report two cases of severe CAP due to P. aeruginosa. Case 1: A 52-year-old man was referred to our hospital for chest and back pain. He was being treated(More)
We report herein on a case strongly suspected of being pulmonary toxocariasis. A 22-year-old Indonesian man referred to our hospital presented with abnormal chest shadows upon medical examination. He had no symptoms. He did not have any pets nor did he eat raw beef or chicken. Hematological examination revealed eosinophilia and elevation of IgE. Chest(More)
A 70-year-old non-obese man with no history of cardiopulmonary disease presented 4 times to the emergency room because of sudden onset of seizure during sleep. Each time he recovered within a few hours without any medication. Nocturnal polysomnographic recording revealed severe obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS, AHI 52.4/Hr). Nasal continuous positive(More)