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Present status of ABO‐incompatible living donor liver transplantation in Japan
ABO‐incompatible (ABO‐I) living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) has been performed in Japan to overcome the organ shortage. Reported herein are the results of this approach through March 2006 inExpand
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The Baseline Ratio of Neutrophils to Lymphocytes Is Associated with Patient Prognosis in Advanced Gastric Cancer
Objective: In cancer patients, the balance between neutrophil (N) and lymphocyte (L) cell counts fluctuates with advancing disease. The objective of our study was to determine the prognosticExpand
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A cross-validation of the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer QLQ-C30 (EORTC QLQ-C30) for Japanese with lung cancer.
The EORTC QLQ-C30 was developed in English-speaking cultures. To determine if this instrument could cross a broad cultural divide and be used in Japan, the cross-cultural validity of its JapaneseExpand
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Impact and predictors of acute exacerbation of interstitial lung diseases after pulmonary resection for lung cancer.
OBJECTIVE The study objective was to examine the incidence, risk factors, and mortality rate of acute exacerbation of interstitial lung diseases in patients with lung cancer undergoing pulmonaryExpand
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Diagnostic criteria, clinical features, and incidence of thyroid storm based on nationwide surveys.
BACKGROUND Thyroid storm (TS) is life threatening. Its incidence is poorly defined, few series are available, and population-based diagnostic criteria have not been established. We surveyed TS inExpand
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Pretreatment neutrophil count as an independent prognostic factor in advanced non-small-cell lung cancer: an analysis of Japan Multinational Trial Organisation LC00-03.
We examined the impact of pretreatment neutrophil count on survival in patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). A total of 388 chemo-naïve patients with stage IIIB or IV NSCLC fromExpand
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Impact of Rituximab Desensitization on Blood‐Type‐Incompatible Adult Living Donor Liver Transplantation: A Japanese Multicenter Study
We evaluated the effects of rituximab prophylaxis on outcomes of ABO‐blood‐type‐incompatible living donor liver transplantation (ABO‐I LDLT) in 381 adult patients in the Japanese registry of ABO‐IExpand
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2016 Guidelines for the management of thyroid storm from The Japan Thyroid Association and Japan Endocrine Society (First edition).
Thyroid storm is an endocrine emergency which is characterized by multiple organ failure due to severe thyrotoxicosis, often associated with triggering illnesses. Early suspicion, prompt diagnosisExpand
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Pharmacokinetics, safety, and endocrine and appetite effects of ghrelin administration in young healthy subjects.
OBJECTIVE It has been demonstrated that ghrelin plays a major role in the regulation of GH secretion and food intake. These actions make ghrelin a strong candidate for the treatment of GH deficiency,Expand
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Japanese-US common-arm analysis of paclitaxel plus carboplatin in advanced non-small-cell lung cancer: a model for assessing population-related pharmacogenomics.
PURPOSE To explore whether population-related pharmacogenomics contribute to differences in patient outcomes between clinical trials performed in Japan and the United States, given similar studyExpand
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