Mihoko Sugishita

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Two patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) that developed serious infectious complications following anti-TNFalpha therapy (infliximab) are reported. Patient 1 developed tuberculosis with high fever, refractory diarrhea and mediastinal lymphadenopathy. Trans-bronchial needle biopsy was useful to confirm the diagnosis. Patient 2 showed sudden onset of(More)
Bevacizumab, a monoclonal antibody that binds to VEGF, has a well-known toxic effect of hypertension. We studied possible associations between bevacizumab-related hypertension and gene polymorphisms to assure safer cancer therapy. We retrospectively studied 60 Japanese patients with metastatic colorectal cancer who had received bevacizumab-based(More)
BACKGROUND Genetic risk factors for febrile neutropenia (FN), the major adverse event of perioperative chemotherapy for early breast cancer, remain unclear. METHODS This study retrospectively explored pharmacogenetic associations of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of the uridine glucuronosyltransferase 2B7 (UGT2B7, rs7668258),(More)
Nilotinib is a BCR-ABL kinase inhibitor approved for the treatment of Philadelphia chromosome-positive chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML). The UDP-glucuronosyltransferase 1A1 (UGT1A1) polymorphism UGT1A1*28 (*28)/*28 has been linked to an increased risk of hyperbilirubinemia in patients with CML who receive nilotinib. Beside *28, UGT1A1*6 (*6) is another(More)
OBJECTIVE Pharmacogenomic associations between severe oxaliplatininduced chronic peripheral neurotoxicity (OXCPN) (Grade 2 lasting for > 7 days or Grade 3) and 9 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in 8 genes (TAC1, FOXC1, ITGA1, ACYP2, DLEU7, BTG4, CAMK2N1, and FARS2) were reported by the genomewide association study (GWAS) in Korean patients. The(More)
BACKGROUND The correlation between inflammatory cells and airway smooth muscle plays fundamental roles in the pathophysiology of asthma. This study was designed to determine whether pre-exposure of airway smooth muscle to sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P), which is released from mast cells by allergic reactions, causes a deterioration of β-adrenoceptor(More)
BACKGROUND Pregabalin is a therapeutic drug for neuropathic pain that is associated with somnolence and dizziness. These adverse events are often experienced shortly after initiating pregabalin, and may lead to treatment discontinuation. The purpose of this study was to explore factors that influence the incidence of somnolence and dizziness induced by(More)
BACKGROUND Antiemetics are being used both for the treatment and prophylaxis of opioid-induced nausea and vomiting (OINV) in clinical practice, despite the lack of evidence for the prophylactic benefit. Data regarding the actual status of prophylactic antiemetic use for OINV remain to be elucidated. OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to evaluate(More)
BACKGROUND Although opioid-induced nausea and vomiting (OINV) often result in analgesic undertreatment in patients with cancer, no randomized controlled trials have evaluated the efficacy of prophylactic antiemetics for preventing OINV. We conducted this randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind trial to evaluate the efficacy and safety of prophylactic(More)