Noriko Koga

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OBJECTIVE To report the clinical features of 9 patients with both abducens nerve palsy and postganglionic Horner syndrome. PATIENTS AND METHODS Nine patients with this symptom combination were examined by our Neuro-ophthalmology Clinic in Nihon University Itabashi Hospital between 1978 and 2004. Patient ages ranged from 28 to 63 years (average 47.2+/-8.7(More)
We report a case of primary mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma of the prostate. A 67-year-old man presented with urinary obstruction and an elevated prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level. A physical examination revealed mild prostate enlargement and no lymphadenopathy. A needle biopsy and immunohistochemical studies of the prostate were(More)
Although treatment options for castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) have increased over the last decade, there remains a need for strategies that can provide durable disease control and long-term benefit. Recently, immunotherapy has emerged as a viable and attractive strategy for the treatment of CRPC. To date, there are multiple strategies to target(More)
BACKGROUND Primary position upbeat nystagmus is a vertical nystagmus presenting in the primary position. However, cases of primary position upbeat nystagmus have rarely been reported. SUBJECTS We evaluated the locations of lesions and pathogenesis in 11 patients with primary position upbeat nystagmus. The lesions were located mostly in the median portion(More)
The pathogenesis of the increased number of megakaryocytes and thrombocytosis in essential thrombocythemia (ET) is still unknown. We examined the expression of c-mpl, a receptor of thrombopoietin (TPO), and its signaling molecules in a patient with ET. An 8-year-old girl showed a high platelet count and an increased number of bone marrow megakaryocytes.(More)
This randomized phase II study investigated the immunological efficacy of herbal medicines (HM) using Hochu-ekki-to and Keishi-bukuryo-gan in combination with personalized peptide vaccination (PPV) for castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). Seventy patients with CRPC were assigned to two arms; PPV plus HM or PPV alone. Two to four peptides were chosen(More)
This study investigated the effect of metronomic cyclophosphamide (CPA) in combination with personalized peptide vaccination (PPV) on regulatory T cells (Treg) and myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSC), and whether it could improve the antitumor effect of PPV. Seventy patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer were randomly assigned(More)
This study investigated the applicability of personalized peptide vaccination (PPV) for patients with metastatic upper tract urothelial cancer (mUTUC) after failure of platinum-based chemotherapy. In this single arm, open-label, phase II clinical trial, patients with mUTUC received PPV at a single institution. Personalized peptide vaccination treatment used(More)
PURPOSE Primary position downbeat nystagmus is a vertical nystagmus with a rapid phase downwards presenting in any gaze. We evaluated causative lesions, etiology, and incidence by age groups. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty-five patients with primary position downbeat nystagmus were enrolled in this study. Their causative lesions, etiology, and frequency by(More)