Taijiro Mishina

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OBJECTIVE It remains controversial whether video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) major pulmonary resection (VMPR) with systematic node dissection (SND) is a feasible approach for clinical N0 and pathological N2 non-small cell lung cancer (cN0-pN2 NSCLC). We compared the clinical outcome of patients who underwent VMPR with SND for cN0-pN2 NSCLC with(More)
SummaryCyclin D1, like p16INK4 (p16) and retinoblastoma (RB) proteins, participates in the cell cycle control at the G1–S transition. We have previously demonstrated altered p16 and RB protein status in non-small-cell lung cancers (NSCLCs) and their potential synergistic effect with altered p53 protein on proliferative activity (Kinoshita et al (1996)(More)
A large number of biological factors that seem to have important prognostic significance have been identified in non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLCs). In the present study, we have characterized expression of cyclin D1 and cyclin E in a cohort of 217 resected NSCLCs from a single institution by immunohistochemistry to analyze their expression in relation to(More)
Ex-chromate workers are frequently afflicted with lung cancers, especially central-type squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs) of the lung. However, little is known about the molecular and cellular biologic characteristics of chromate-induced lung cancers. We investigated expression of cyclin D1, bcl-2, and p53 proteins in chromate-induced lung cancers by(More)
The predictive value of expression of p16INK4A, retinoblastoma (Rb) and p53 proteins for prognosis was evaluated in 76 patients with non-small-cell lung cancers (NSCLCs) that were potentially curatively resected between 1990 and 1995, using the results of immunostaining analyses of these proteins as reported in our previous study (Kinoshita et al, 1996). Of(More)
A 38-year-old female was admitted to Shonai Hospital with severe abdominal pain and nausea after playing at a tug of war in the athletic meeting. The X-ray film showed air above the left diaphragm, and CT scan and barium enema revealed the incarcerated transverse colon to the left thoracic cavity. Operation was performed through a thoracotomy. Because of no(More)
A 72-year-old man had underwent left lower lobectomy for squamous cell carcinoma in our hospital in 2008. Postoperative stage was I A (T1N0M0). In 2010, follow-up chest computed tomography (CT) images showed similar cavitary nodules in segments 2 and 8 of the right lung with positive uptake on fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography (FDG-PET)(More)
Between 1992 and 2011, 22 patients underwent surgery of reconstruction of thoracic wall with curved metal plates for multiple rib fracture and resection of thoracic wall tumor. They were divided into 2 groups according to original disorders. Twelve cases of group A accepted surgical stabilization of traumatic multiple rib fractures with the metal plates(More)