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We report the case of a woman with diffuse brain metastases from lung cancer who experienced total regression of the metastases under gefitinib treatment. The 58-year-old woman was referred to our hospital with a complaint of severe headache. A brain MRI revealed diffuse metastatic lesions in the cerebra and cerebellum. Adenocarcinoma of the lung with(More)
OBJECTIVE Trastuzumab-containing treatment regimens have been shown to improve survival outcomes in HER2-positive breast cancer (BC). It is much easier to infuse a fixed one-vial dose to every patient on a regular schedule in the general clinical setting. The aims of this study were evaluating the efficacy of a 440 mg fixed-dose of trastuzumab administered(More)
BACKGROUND The common differential diagnosis of microcytic anemia in young Asian men includes iron deficiency anemia (IDA), α-thalassemia (αT) and β-thalassemia (βT). In this study, we aimed to distinguish between these diseases in a distinct population of young men using a specific index. PATIENTS AND METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the laboratory(More)
Fusarium is a common soil mold. In severely immunocompromised patients, this fungus may cause disseminated disease and is often confused with Aspergillus, as the two pathogens have similar histopathological appearances. Disseminated Fusarium infection may cause significant morbidity and mortality in immunocompromised patients. The current case report(More)
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