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Venous thromboembolism (VTE) often occurs after surgery and can even occur before surgery in patients with gynaecological malignancies. We investigated the incidence of VTE before treatment of endometrial cancer and associated risk factors. Plasma D-dimer (DD) levels before initial treatment were examined in 171 consecutive patients with endometrial cancer.(More)
PURPOSE NF-E2-related factor 2 (Nrf2), a key transcription regulator for antioxidant and detoxification enzymes, is abundantly expressed in cancer cells. In this study, therefore, the role of Nrf2 in cancer cell proliferation and resistance to anticancer drugs was investigated. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN We used three human lung cancer cell lines with different(More)
RATIONALE Airway remodeling is an important feature of chronic asthma that causes irreversible airflow obstruction. Although asthma is considered to be a Th2 disease, the role of T-bet and GATA-3, the key transcription factors for differentiation toward Th1 and Th2 cells, in the pathogenesis of airway remodeling is poorly understood. OBJECTIVES We(More)
Ovarian cancer, and clear cell carcinoma in particular, reportedly increases the risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE). However, the mechanisms remain unclear. Tissue factor (TF) supposedly represents a major factor in the procoagulant activities of cancer cells. The present study examined the involvement of TF expression in VTE for patients with ovarian(More)
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) such as deep-vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE) often occurs after surgery and rarely occurs even before surgery in patients with ovarian cancer. It is well known that levels of plasma D-dimer (DD) before treatment in most ovarian cancer patients are increased. This study therefore examined whether(More)
BACKGROUND Mesothelin is expressed in various types of malignant tumour, and we recently reported that expression of mesothelin was related to an unfavourable patient outcome in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. In this study, we examined the clinicopathological significance of the mesothelin expression in gastric cancer, especially in terms of its(More)
RATIONALE Hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP) is mediated by a Th1 immune response. Transcription factor GATA binding protein-3 (GATA-3) is believed to be a key regulator of Th2 differentiation and thus might play regulatory roles in the pathogenesis of hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP). OBJECTIVES We examined the effect of GATA-3 overexpression on the(More)
The association of progressive obliterative bronchiolitis (OB) with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is uncommon but has been reported previously. Diffuse panbronchiolitis (DPB) is a unique inflammation principally affecting the respiratory bronchioli and has been reported mainly in Japanese adults. Recently, DPB has also been noted in patients with RA in Japan.(More)
The brain is one of the most common sites for the metastasis of small cell lung cancer (SCLC). The present study describes two cases of an isolated solitary brain metastasis as a relapse of SCLC, which occurred more than one year after the completion of the initial successful treatment for SCLC. The tumors were identified during a regular check‑up computed(More)
Pulmonary lymphangiomatosis is a rare clinical and pathological entity which is distinct from lymphangiomyomatosis and from pulmonary lymphangiectasis. We report a case of a 20 year old man with diffuse lymphangiomatosis involving the mediastinum, lungs and retroperitoneum. The patient's intrathoracic lymphangiomatosis produced restrictive and obstructive(More)