Thaís Watanuki

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BACKGROUND Amplification or overexpression of the c-erbB-2 gene have been reported to correlate with poor patient prognosis in human breast, gastric, and ovarian cancer. Recently, the c-erbB-2 gene product was found to be expressed frequently in the urinary bladder carcinoma. In the current study, the presence of the c-erbB-2 gene product in urinary bladder(More)
Expression of the c-erbB-2 gene product and the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGF-R) was investigated in 54 cases of human bladder cancer immunohistologically and by Western blot analysis. For detection of the c-erbB-2 product, two specific antibodies, a rabbit polyclonal antibody directed to the intracellular domain and a murine monoclonal antibody(More)
We present two brothers with Wolman's disease under its child form. Adrenal calcification, a diagnostic suspicion sign, was present in the second brother only. Vacuolated cells in bone marrow and intestine villi shown in pathological study, and cholesterol crystals in Kupffer cells were determinative. Acid esterase (0.85 nmol/mg/m) in fibroblast culture in(More)
PURPOSE Patients preparing to undergo surgery should not suffer needless anxiety. This study aimed to evaluate anxiety levels on the day before surgery as related to the information known by the patient regarding the diagnosis, surgical procedure, or anesthesia. METHOD Patients reported their knowledge of diagnosis, surgery, and anesthesia. The(More)
The authors report a 60-year-old man with Richter's syndrome, or diffuse large cell lymphoma (DLCL) occurring in a patient with either chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) or Waldenström's macroglobulinemia (WM). Surface marker analysis revealed that the WM showed mu kappa surface immunoglobulin (Ig) chains, and that the DLCL showed mu lambda Ig chains. Flow(More)
A leukemic phase occurred in 7 of 11 (64%) Japanese patients with follicular lymphoma. The clinical and hematologic features at the onset of this phase were splenomegaly, anemia, and thrombocytopenia. The lymphoma cells expressed monoclonal surface immunoglobulins with moderate to strong intensity in all 7 of the patients diagnosed as leukemic. Various(More)
A monoclonal antibody, MRK16, recognizing specifically an epitope of P-glycoprotein (P-GP), a highly active efflux transporter of chemotherapeutic agents, was used to determine the degree of expression of P-GP in the normal human kidney and urinary bladder, and in kidney and urinary bladder cancers. P-glycoprotein was localized in the microvilli of the(More)
Choledochofiberoscopy is effective for both diagnosis and therapy. It is a valuable diagnostic technic because it permits a definite diagnosis and it allows the surgeon to determine the operative method by direct viewing and by biopsy of the biliary tract wall. Choledochofiberoscopy is therapeutically valuable because it permits cleaning of the bile duct,(More)