Tomoya Inagaki

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OBJECTIVE Ground-glass opacity (GGO) of the lung is being frequently detected by thin section computed tomography scan. However, the long term management of detected GGO is still unclear. To establish follow-up plans, we performed the clinical and radiological review to identify the factors that are closely associated with GGO growth. METHODS We(More)
BACKGROUND At Juntendo University Hospital, Japan, two patients with complete resection of bulky N2 non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has survived over the long term. Therefore, we decided to retrospectively study patients who also had a complete resection of the tumor including the "bulky" superior mediastinal node for the purpose of reviewing covariates(More)
OBJECTIVE Chronic dry cough is reported to occur in about 25% of patients following lung cancer surgery. Experimental data suggest that it may be caused mainly by stimulation of C-fibers, which are widely distributed to the lower trachea and bronchi. We assessed the clinical usefulness of suplatast tosilate (IPD) for chronic dry cough after lung cancer(More)
A study was performed to assess the occurrence of senile dementia in institutions for the elderly. In a total of 747 cases examined in 1986 we diagnosed 316 (42.3%) to be suffering from dementia. The patients were subdivided by etiology into 4 categories: Vascular type (VD) 51.6%, Alzheimer type (DAT) 21.8%, Mixed type 9.2% and others 17.4%. Subsequently(More)
OBJECTIVE In this retrospective study, we clarified the impact of smoking on prognosis and the association of clinicopathological factors, particularly histologic subtype, in patients with small adenocarcinoma of the lung. METHODS Between 1996 and December 2006, 121 patients presenting with adenocarcinomas that had a diameter </=2 cm were analyzed. The(More)
BACKGROUND Numerous reports have been published on the application of fibrin glues, biological adhesives used as sealants for air leaks after pulmonary resection; however, the use of blood products has been questioned from both safety and economic perspectives. Therefore we were prompted to attempt the use of Integran (method C), a sheet-type absorbable(More)
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