Sarika Kitagawa

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AIMS To define a new histological staging and grading system for primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC), to provide more information reflecting clinical laboratory data and the prognosis to hepatologists. METHODS AND RESULTS First, 17 histological lesions of PBC were scored in 188 needle liver biopsy specimens. Factor analysis yielded three independent groups of(More)
Gastric antral vascular ectasia (GAVE) that caused continuous gastrointestinal bleeding is reported in a 76-year-old woman who had been treated with repeated blood transfusions because of severe anemia. Endoscopic examination was performed and diffuse speckled telangiectasia of the entire antrum was observed. Laboratory data showed SGOT > SGPT, decreased(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS To evaluate the usefulness and safety of treating disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) complicating cholangitis primarily with antithrombin (AT) and thrombomodulin (rTM). METHODS A DIC treatment algorithm was determined on the basis of plasma AT III levels at the time of DIC diagnosis and DIC score changes on treatment day 3.(More)
A Phase I trial of irinotecan hydrochloride (CPT-11) was performed to determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD), the dose-limiting toxicities, and the incidence and severity of other toxicities in children with advanced neuroblastoma. Three children received 11 courses of CPT-11 administered as a 90-min i.v. infusion, daily for 3 days every 21 days. Doses(More)
Desmoid tumors develop in the muscle or aponeurosis, but rarely in the chest wall. We report a patient with desmoid tumor in the chest wall. A 30-year-old female visited our hospital due to an abnormal shadow in the chest detected at a health examination. No definite diagnosis could be made by chest CT, MRI, or Ga scintigraphy, and finally a biopsy(More)
Ifosfamide, Carboplatin and Etoposide (ICE) therapy was used to treat 4 patients, 2 with refractory osteosarcoma, and one each with relapsed brain tumor and newly diagnosed brain tumor. ICE therapy was administered in doses of Ifosfamide 1,800 mg/m2 x 5, Carboplatin 400 mg/m2 x 2 and Etoposide 100 mg/m2 x 5. A total of 30 courses were administered. Two(More)