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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Based on the results of the trastuzumab for gastric cancer (ToGA) trial, the regimen of Xeloda/5-FU+CDDP+trastuzu- mab (XPT/FPT) has become the standard of care for treatment of HER2-positive unresectable or recurrent gastric cancers. In our hospital, the percentage of HER2-positive gastric cancer patients is 16.7%; we present a case of recurrence 26 months(More)
We describe the case of a patient with sigmoid colon cancer liver metastasis accompanied by multiple liver abscesses. The 59-year-old female patient presented with a fever at a body temperature of 39.0°C. On abdominal computed tomography (CT), multiple liver abscesses were detected, and percutaneous transhepatic abscess drainage (PTAD) was performed. The(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)
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 report a case of advanced lung cancer with recurrence of liver and tracheal metastases that were responsive to multimodality therapy. The patient was a 77-year-old man who suffered from advanced lung cancer with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and alcohol-induced liver cirrhosis. The primary lung cancer was surgically resected. Eight months(More)