Miki Ohbayashi

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A 57-year-old woman with chronic hepatitis C was treated with alpha-2b interferon (IFN). Forty-five days after the initiation of IFN therapy, she developed cardiogenic shock. Acute perimyocarditis as a cause of cardiogenic shock was clinically suspected by the findings of complete atrioventricular block, regional wall motion abnormality and pericardial(More)
Sarcoidosis is characterized by multisystemic granulomatous lesions of unknown etiology. A 62-year-old woman developed sarcoidosis after treatment with alpha-2a interferon (IFN) for 24 weeks (total dose: 522 million units) for chronic hepatitis C. She developed complete atrioventricular block and multiple noncaseating granulomatous lesions in the lung. IFN(More)
The therapeutic effects of interferon in chronic hepatitis C and many of its adverse effects have been well documented. However, there are only a few reports regarding its adverse effects on the cardiovascular system. The aim of this study was to clarify the clinical features of the adverse effects of interferon on the cardiovascular system in patients with(More)
BACKGROUND Palliative therapy is usually employed for the treatment of metastatic or relapsed cervical cancer. Many agents including cisplatin have been used for fighting the tumor; however, the gold standard therapy has not yet been confirmed. CASE REPORT Two cases of recurrent metastatic or refractory cervical cancer successfully treated with weekly(More)
We report a rare case of portal-hepatic venous shunt through an enormous portal aneurysm complicated by pulmonary hypertension. A 66-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital for hepatic encephalopathy. Chest roentgenography revealed pulmonary hypertension. Computed tomography and ultrasound examination demonstrated a shunt between the portal and hepatic(More)
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