Tatsuo Kato

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BACKGROUND Mediastinal lymph node staging (N-staging) is essential to optimize the treatment in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Transesophageal endoscopic ultrasonography-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) has recently been introduced as a complementary method. However, in most reports, EUS-FNA has been performed in patients who have demonstrated(More)
BACKGROUND Thrombolytic therapy for coronary aneurysm thrombosis of Kawasaki disease (KD) includes antiplatelet and anticoagulants, i.v. coronary thrombolysis (IVCT), and i.c. thrombolysis (ICT). Therapeutic methods, drugs and doses vary among medical facilities. METHODS AND RESULTS A nationwide survey of thrombolytic therapy was conducted under the(More)
We investigated the efficacy and safety of albumin-bound paclitaxel (nab-PTX) and carboplatin (CBDCA) with concurrent radiotherapy for unresectable locally advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Patients with Stage III NSCLC and an Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status of 0 or 1 were eligible. Concurrent chemoradiotherapy consisted of(More)
This study evaluated the long-term persistence of immune response and safety of two doses of an A/California/7/2009 H1N1 pandemic influenza vaccine adjuvanted with AS03 (an α-tocopherol oil-in-water emulsion-based Adjuvant System) in Japanese children (NCT01001169). Sixty healthy subjects aged 6 mo-17 y were enrolled (1:1) into two study groups to receive(More)
BACKGROUND Lymph node metastasis of lung cancer has been evaluated with histologic examination. We studied the usefulness of cytologic diagnosis for detecting metastasis of lung cancer in mediastinal nodes. METHODS Five hundred twelve stations of mediastinal nodes in 157 patients with lung cancer were excised for staging of the disease through(More)
BACKGROUND Amebiasis is a parasitic infection with Entamoeba histolytica. Pulmonary amebiasis is rare since the infection is commonly manifested as amebic colitis or liver abscess. Most pleuropulmonary amebiasis is seen in patients with amebic liver abscesses. A pulmonary amebic lesion without either a liver abscess or amebic colitis is extremely rare.(More)
A 61-year-old woman presented to our hospital with a chronic cough. She had been diagnosed with pulmonary infection due to non-tuberculous mycobacteria by her previous doctor and had received antimycobacterial chemotherapy for 1 year. Chest radiography and computed tomography on the first visit to our hospital revealed nodular shadows with a cavity in the(More)
We performed computed tomography (CT)-guided transbronchial diagnosis on 23 patients, using an ultrathin bronchoscope (external diameter, 2.8 mm) for small peripheral pulmonary lesions (< or = 2 cm). The mean size of the lesions was 1.4 x 1.1 cm. After examination using a conventional bronchoscope (external diameter, 6.3 mm), an ultrathin bronchoscope and a(More)