Taichiro Arimoto

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Since the toxicity of diesel exhaust particles (DEP) after intratracheal injection, was suppressed by pretreatment with superoxide dismutase (SOD) modified with polyethylene glycol (Sagai et al. Free Rad. Biol. Med. 14: 37-47; 1993), the possibility that superoxide could be enzymatically and continuously generated from diesel exhaust particles (DEP), was(More)
The generation of the reactive oxygen species during the interaction of diesel exhaust particles (DEP) with NADPH-cytochrome P450 reductase (P450 reductase) was investigated by electron spin resonance using the spin-trap 5,5'-dimethyl-1-pyrroline-N-oxide (DMPO). Addition of DEP extract to an incubation mixture of mouse lung microsomes in the presence of(More)
The basics of pleural liquid dynamics are summarized. The normal pleural cavity contains a small amount of pleural liquid (0.1-0.3 ml/kg). Its protein concentration is about 1.0 g/dl and its pH is 7.6. The normal flow of pleural liquid is gravity dependent, and pleural liquid flows from the costal to the mediastinal region. In experimental hydrothorax, the(More)
A case of intracranial multiple aneurysms associated with an arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is described. Three aneurysms were found arising from an enlarged anterior cerebral artery feeding an AVM. In spite of the fact that two of these aneurysms received no surgical treatment, they disappeared almost completely several months after excision of the AVM.(More)
A total of 92 patients with small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) were randomized to receive cisplatin (80 mg/m2, day 1)/etoposide (100 mg/m2, days 1, 3, 5) (PE) or cisplatin (80 mg/m2, day 1)/etoposide (100 mg/m2, days 1, 3, 5)/ifosfamide (2 g/m2, days 1, 2, 3) (PEI) combination chemotherapy. After 2 courses of chemotherapy, patients with limited disease (LD)(More)
Pirarubicin, a new antineoplastic antibiotic of anthracycline derivative, was injected into the pleural cavity in 15 patients with malignant pleural effusion. The dose of pirarubicin was 40 mg or 80 mg/body. All 15 patients were evaluable for both efficacy and toxicity. Since one evaluable patient received two courses of intrapleural administration of(More)
From 1971 to 1983, a total of 208 patients with maxillary sinus carcinomas were treated at Department of Radiology, Hokkaido University School of Medicine, 38 by Method I (radiation + surgery + intraarterial 5-fluorouracil [5-Fu] infusion), and 170 by Method II (radiation + surgery). Radiation doses ranged from 30 to 50 Gy over 3 to 5 weeks in Method I and(More)
Objectives: We conducted phase I and II studies of biweekly docetaxel and cisplatin with concurrent radiotherapy, followed by consolidation chemotherapy with the same drugs in patients with locally advanced, unresectable non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Our objectives were to define the maximum-tolerated dose and dose-limiting toxicity (DLT) in the phase(More)
PURPOSE To reduce xerostomia in selected patients with carcinomas of the tonsillar region and soft palate. METHODS AND MATERIALS We evaluated the treatment results of 32 patients with tonsillar region and soft palate carcinoma treated by radical radiotherapy between May 1989 and December 1996. They have a unilateral tumor that did not cross midline and(More)
A 42-year-old man was admitted with chest pain. A large mass in the anterior mediastinum was seen on a chest X-ray film and confirmed by CT. Surgery was performed, but the tumor was nonresectable because it had invaded the aorta and pulmonary artery, and had disseminated to the pericardium. Invasive thymoma (stage IVa) was diagnosed He initially received(More)