Shojiro Sawada

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Since 1983, transcatheter oily chemoembolization (TOCE) with doxorubicin hydrochloride, iodized oil, and gelatin sponge was used in 100 patients with hepatocellular carcinoma. Doxorubicin, 40-100 mg (mean, 61.3 mg), was mixed with 5-20 mL (mean, 9.6 mL) of an iodized oil to prepare a water-in-oil emulsion that was then infused into the hepatic artery. Both(More)
Large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma (LCNEC) is a neuroendocrine tumor comprising a subgroup of large cell carcinoma and is a type of lung cancer showing a neuroendocrine characteristic similar to that of small cell lung carcinoma In our institution, we started to diagnose LCNEC by immunostaining in 2002, and we herein report 9 patients diagnosed with LCNEC(More)
Using pure-tone sound stimulation, three separate auditory areas are revealed by optical imaging of intrinsic signals in the temporal cortex of the chinchilla (Chinchilla laniger). These areas correlate with primary auditory cortex (AI) and two secondary areas, AII and the anterior auditory field (AAF). We have distinguished AI on the basis of concurrent(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the disruption of neural circuits in the frontal lobes and limbic structures in late-life depressed patients compared with healthy controls, and to examine the correlation between the degree of microstructural abnormalities of white matter and clinical symptom severity in late-life depression. METHODS Thirteen patients with(More)
The asparagine-linked sugar chains of blood coagulation factor VIII preparations purified from human plasma of blood group A donors and from the culture media of recombinant BHK cells were released as oligosaccharides by hydrazinolysis. These sugar chains were converted to radioactive oligosaccharides by reduction with sodium borotritide and separated into(More)
PURPOSE To determine the factors that may be used to predict outcome of stent placement in patients with malignancies obstructing the superior or inferior vena cava. MATERIALS AND METHODS Gianturco stents were placed in 39 patients with malignant obstruction of the superior (n = 16) or inferior (n = 23) vena cava. Thirteen patients with obstruction of the(More)
Expandable metallic stents were successfully introduced in 12 patients; 6 with superior vena cava (SVC) obstruction due to tumor invasion or lymph node metastases, 3 with inferior vena cava (IVC) obstruction or stenosis due to lymph node metastases or hepatic tumor, one with common iliac vein (CIV) obstruction due to lymph node metastases, one with(More)
Diffusion tensor imaging provides a new approach for quantifying anisotropic diffusion of white matter in vivo. We used this technique to investigate subtle disruption of regional white matter in schizophrenia. Twelve patients with schizophrenia were compared with 11 healthy controls. Psychotic symptoms were assessed using the Positive and Negative Syndrome(More)
Gianturco expandable metallic stents were placed in 14 patients with 19 malignant lesions who had tracheobronchial stenosis and/or obstruction together with dyspnea. In all 14 patients, stenotic and/or obstructive changes disappeared immediately after the procedure, and the dyspnea improved. Lumina at the sites of tracheal lesions expanded from a mean of(More)
Differential measurements of elliptic flow (v2) for Au+Au and Cu+Cu collisions at sqrt[sNN]=200 GeV are used to test and validate predictions from perfect fluid hydrodynamics for scaling of v2 with eccentricity, system size, and transverse kinetic energy (KE T). For KE T identical with mT-m up to approximately 1 GeV the scaling is compatible with(More)