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Nanotechnology is developing rapidly throughout the world and the production of novel man-made nanoparticles is increasing, it is therefore of concern that nanomaterials have the potential to affect human health. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of maternal exposure to nano-sized anatase titanium dioxide (TiO2) on gene expression in(More)
Post transplant immune disorders are problematic in cord blood transplantation (CBT) for adult patients, and optimal prophylaxis has not been established. We investigated whether intensive graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) prophylaxis using short-term methotrexate (MTX) has a prognostic impact on CBT. Post-CBT immune reactions were classified according to(More)
Intestinal transplant-associated microangiopathy (i-TAM) is an important complication after allogeneic hematopoietic SCT. From 1997 to 2006, 87 of 886 patients with diarrhea after transplantation received colonoscopic biopsy. i-TAM, GVHD and CMV colitis were diagnosed histopathologically. The median duration from transplantation to the onset of diarrhea was(More)
BACKGROUND Cigarette smoking is a well-known risk factor for lung carcinogenesis; however, its effect on tumor progression is still unclear. We herein investigated the influence of cigarette smoking on postoperative prognosis in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHODS The postoperative survival and pathologic stage of 999 patients with(More)
OBJECTIVE Post-surgical pathologic examination often reveals a more advanced state than clinically defined in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), posing the need for careful consideration of a lesser resection. We investigated the predictive factors for the pathologic upstaging in clinical stage IA NSCLC. METHODS The clinical features of 253 consecutive(More)
Adenovirus-induced hemorrhagic cystitis (AD-HC) is a recognized cause of morbidity and mortality after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). It is especially a problem after HSCT from unrelated donors because of more profound immunosuppression and more severe. AD-HC is sometimes accompanied by pneumonia, renal infection and viremia(More)
Summary:Noninfectious pulmonary dysfunction (NIPD) is a common and often fatal complication associated with allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). An insertion/deletion polymorphism in the angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) gene has been extensively studied in relation to cardiovascular and renal disease, and lung fibrosis. In pulmonary(More)
A 69-year old man was found a mass becoming larger in abdominal computed tomography. The mass consisted of intermingling solid and cystic component was located below the liver. Abdominal angiography showed tumor staining supplied from right gastroepiploic artery. We considered the mass cystadenoma, lymphangioma, cystic mesothelioma, or gastrointestinal(More)
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