Toshifumi Nasu

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The etiology of Takayasu's truncoarteritis is still unknown, although recent studies have suggested the participation of immunogenetic factors in the pathogenesis of this disease. Based on the summary of autopsy findings and taking clinical features into consideration, the current criteria for the pathological diagnosis of this condition might be summarized(More)
In order to clarify the present state of opportunistic fungal infections increasing in incidence in autopsy cases, all autopsy cases from 1966 to 1975 reported in the Annual of Pathological Autopsy Cases in Japan were reviewed. Of the total 233,130 autopsy cases, mycoses were present in 4,340 (1.86%). The incidence of mycoses has strikingly increased during(More)
Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP) is one of the most frequent and severe opportunistic infections in immunocompromised patients. In recognition of its genetic and functional distinctiveness, the organism that causes human PCP has now been designated Pneumocystis jiroveci [1]. The number of patients who are receiving chronic immunosuppressive medication or have(More)
No reports have described the catabolic mechanism of substance Pin vivo. We studied the effects of hepatic or renal transit on substance P, vasoactive intestinal polypeptide, and gastrin in anesthetized dogs. It was found that the liver plays a more important role in vasoactive intestinal polypeptide catabolism than the kidney and the kidney is more(More)
A 69-year-old female patient underwent a choledochojejunostomy for unresectable duodenal papilla cancer with para-aortic lymph node metastases. Both tegafur-uracil(UFT) and cyclophosphamide were given orally every day after surgery. Twenty-eight months from the initiation of the chemotherapy the tumor had remarkably reduced and the objective response was(More)
In October 2004, a 73-year-old man underwent loop ileostomy because of unresectable peritoneal disseminated sigmoid colon cancer with liver metastasis. The oral chemotherapy by S-1 was administered(80 mg/day for 4 weeks followed by a 2-week rest period). A half year later, the primary lesion was remarkably diminished on barium enema, and peritoneal(More)