Tomoyuki Kamijo

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Coronary collateral vessels reduce damage to ischemic myocardium after coronary obstruction. Factors that stimulate collateral formation are expected to have ameliorating effects on myocardial infarction. In a canine experimental myocardial infarct model, intracoronary injection of basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) improved cardiac systolic function and(More)
Human prostate cancer frequently metastasizes to bone, where it gives rise to osteoblastic bone metastases with an underlying osteoclastic component and subsequent bone pain. However, the importance of osteoclastogenesis in the development of prostate cancer bone lesions in humans is unclear. Osteoprotegerin/osteoclastogenesis inhibitory factor (OCIF) is a(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to identify prognostic markers for chemoradiotherapy (CRT) in T(2-4)M(0) esophageal cancer. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN We investigated clinicopathological and biological markers in biopsy specimens from 73 T(2-4)M(0) esophageal cancer patients treated with CRT (5-fluorouracil plus cisplatin and 60 Gy of radiation).(More)
Curative radiotherapy is the first choice of therapy for T1 and T2 stage laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma (LSCC) patients to preserve their phonation. Patients with recurrent tumors who undergo salvage surgery require prolonged nasal feeding. Therefore, clinical interest has been focused on elucidating a predictive factor indicating which tumors are likely(More)
We compared a potential to generate mast cells among various sources of CD34(+) peripheral blood (PB) cells in the presence of stem cell factor (SCF) with or without thrombopoietin (TPO), using a serum-deprived liquid culture system. From the time course of relative numbers of tryptase-positive and chymase-positive cells in the cultured cells grown by(More)
To investigate the secretion of the plasma levels of atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI), we evaluated the relationship between plasma levels of ANP and pulmonary capillary wedge pressure (PCWP) in 45 consecutive patients during the acute phase of AMI ( approximately 12 h after the attack) (group 1) and(More)
BACKGROUND Pharyngolaryngectomy with total esophagectomy (PLTE) is an effective surgical treatment for synchronous or metachronous hypopharyngeal or laryngeal cancer and thoracic esophageal cancer, although it is more invasive than esophagectomy and total pharyngolaryngectomy. The aim of this study was to identify risk factors for complications after PLTE.(More)
BACKGROUND Salivary duct carcinoma with rhabdoid features is extremely rare. METHODS We report 2 cases of salivary duct carcinoma with rhabdoid features treated at our institution. RESULTS Case 1 was a 44-year-old Japanese man who had swelling in the left parotid region. This tumor consisted of residual pleomorphic adenoma and widely invasive carcinoma,(More)
BACKGROUNDS Large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma (LCNEC) is well-known as a lung cancer subtype. This study assessed the prevalence of head and neck mucosal LCNEC (M-LCNEC). METHODS M-LCNEC was studied clinically, histologically and immunohistochemically. RESULTS Of 814 surgically resected cases of mucosal head and neck carcinoma, only eight cases(More)
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