Tomohiro Sakamoto

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Background—Nitrates are widely used to treat coronary artery disease, but their therapeutic value is compromised by the rapid development of tolerance. Recently, the renin-angiotensin system has been suggested to play an important role in the development of nitrate tolerance. Methods and Results—Sixty-four patients with coronary spastic angina were(More)
BACKGROUND The prevalence, clinical features, and long-term outcome of patients with non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome (NSTE ACS) associated with coronary spasm are not fully investigated. METHODS AND RESULTS This observational multicenter study enrolled 1601 consecutive patients with suspected NSTE-ACS who underwent cardiac catheterization(More)
Weak aortic media layers can lead to intimal tear (IT) in patients with overt aortic dissection (AD), and aortic plaque rupture is thought to progress to penetrating atherosclerotic ulcer (PAU) with intramural hematoma (IMH). However, the influences of shear stress and atherosclerosis on IT and PAU have not been fully examined. Ninety-eight patients with(More)
Mutations in the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) gene are associated with a favorable clinical response to the EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors gefitinib and erlotinib in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). We present here, a new method for the rapid detection of the two most common EGFR mutations (delE746-A750 and L858R) from clinical samples. The(More)
BACKGROUND Angina without significant stenosis, or nonobstructive coronary artery disease, attracts clinical attention. Microvascular coronary artery spasm (microvascular CAS) can cause nonobstructive coronary artery disease. We investigated the clinical features of microvascular CAS and the therapeutic efficacy of calcium channel blockers. METHODS AND(More)
Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) gene mutation testing is essential for choosing appropriate treatment options in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). However, a time delay occurs between histological diagnosis and molecular diagnosis in clinical situations. To minimize this delay, we developed a novel point-of-care test for(More)
Although cytotoxic chemotherapy is essential in epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)‑mutated non‑small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), it is unclear which regimen is most effective. We retrospectively compared the efficacy of standard platinum‑based chemotherapy with that of combination chemotherapy using vinorelbine (VNR) plus dihydropyrimidine(More)
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