It is known that cisplatin induces the excretion of zinc from the urine and thereby reduces its serum concentration. However, the fluctuation of these trace elements during or after cisplatin-based chemotherapy has not been evaluated. To answer this question, we performed a clinical study in esophageal cancer patients undergoing cisplatin-based… (More)
A 67-year-old male was referred to our hospital after being diagnosed with esophageal squamous cell car-cinoma of the middle thoracic esophagus. The clinical stage was T1b(sm)N4M1 cStage IVb, so he was admitted to our hospital for systemic chemotherapy. He had sustained fever and a dry cough. Chest computed tomography showed the presence of irregular… (More)
also significantly higher than the values for conventional B-mode EUS imaging. Conclusions The present study demonstrated that EUS elastography is useful for diagnosing lymph node metasta-sis of esophageal cancer.
INTRODUCTION Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a less invasive option for cancer treatment that has evolved through recent developments in nanotechnology. We have designed and synthesized a novel liposome system that includes an indocyanine green (ICG) derivative, ICG-C18, in its bilayer. In addition to its use as an optical imager to visualize blood,… (More)
A 54-year-old male undergoing hemodialysis was admitted to our hospital because of difficulty in swallowing. Esophagography and esophageal endoscopy revealed an irregular ulcerated lesion in the cervical esophagus. It was diagnosed as a small-cell esophageal cancer from the biopsy sample. Computed tomography showed a tumor infiltrating the trachea and a few… (More)