Shigeru Nakane

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OBJECTIVE Our aim was to evaluate the efficacy of 3D imaging using multidetector row helical computed tomography (MDCT) in the preoperative assessment of the branching pattern of pulmonary artery (PA) before complete video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy (complete VATS lobectomy) for lung cancer. METHODS Forty-nine consecutive patients with clinical(More)
We present two cases of desmoplastic malignant mesothelioma (DMM) with pathological, immunohistochemical, and ultrastructural features. Each patient showed rapid progress and died within 1 year from appearance of the initial symptoms. Macroscopically, both showed a thickened pleura replaced by a tumor that encased the lung. Microscopic results of each(More)
OBJECTIVE A novel hemagglutinating virus of Japan (HVJ)-liposome-mediated gene transfer system has been shown to have benefits of a high efficiency of transfection and low immunogenicity. The aims of this study were to determine the effect of re-transfection of the HVJ-liposome system via the airway, and to quantify the distribution of gene expression(More)
OBJECTIVE Increased production of nitric oxide (NO) is known to be a marker of lung allograft rejection and lung injury. NO production is up-regulated directly or indirectly by nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-kappaB), a transcriptional factor of inflammatory cytokines and iNOS. We attempted to determine whether transfection of an NF-kappaB decoy into allografts(More)
We report a 35-year-old man, who had been diagnosed with Weber-Christian disease, presented with acute onset of high fever, malaise, jaundice and hepatosplenomegaly with subcutaneous nodules. Laboratory tests showed elevated serum ferritin and liver enzymes, especially lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), with pancytopenia and coagulation abnormalities. Peripheral(More)
We present a case of gastric cancer with portal vein tumor thrombosis. A 77-year-old man visited our hospital because of epigastric pain. Esophagogastroduodenoscopy and computed tomography (CT) revealed advanced gastric cancer. Total gastrectomy was performed. During surgery, peritoneal dissemination was found. Histopathological diagnosis was Stage IV(More)
A 77-year-old man was found to have advanced gastric cancer and underwent total gastrectomy (pT4aN2H0P0M0, Stage ⅢB). Two years after gastrectomy, we found an elevated tumor marker level, and a liver metastasis appeared in segment 5 (20 mm in diameter). He was treated with S-1/CDDP combination chemotherapy. After 2 courses of chemotherapy, the tumor marker(More)
We present the case of a 57-year-old woman with pulmonary suture abscess. She had undergone right S3 segmentectomy for early lung adenocarcinoma 7 years before and right breast-conserving surgery for invasive ductal carcinoma 5 months previously, followed by irradiation plus endocrine therapy. Chest radiography and computed tomography revealed an irregular(More)
Malignant gastric outlet obstruction( GOO) compromises the ability to eat and drink. Surgical gastrojejunostomy has long been the standard palliative procedure for patients with GOO. However, it might not be applicable for patients with a poor general condition. In Japan, duodenal stenting for malignant GOO has been covered by health insurance since April(More)
In June 2010, a 67-year-old man presented with advanced gastric cancer. He underwent 2 courses of combination chemo- therapy with S-1/CDDP. After chemotherapy, total gastrectomy was performed (pT4aN3aM0, Stage IIIC). Although he underwent S-1 chemotherapy, colon tumors recurred 22 months after the operation. Colonoscopy revealed the presence of type 2(More)