Toshihiko Fukuoka

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The incidence and mortality of lung cancer have increased worldwide over the last decades, with an observed increased incidence particularly among elderly populations. It has not yet been determined whether erlotinib therapy exhibits the same efficacy and safety in elderly and younger patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The aim of this(More)
An 87-year-old man was admitted complaining of cough after he had been treated with drugs at another hospital. Chest X-ray revealed multiple nodules, and chest computed tomography (CT) showed metastatic lung tumors. Abdominal CT revealed staining of the outer portion of the prostate by contrast medium, though this finding was considered nonspecific and(More)
To evaluate the efficacy and safety of erlotinib for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), we performed a population-based observational study. The study involved 307 patients treated with erlotinib at 14 sites (17 departments) in Ibaraki (Japan) between December 2007 and December 2010. The tumor response and disease control rates were 11.1 and 46.3% in all(More)
This study examined mainly the adverse effects of 201Tl myocardial scintigraphy with dipyridamole (D-Tl) in 73 elderly patients over 70 years old in comparison with those in 65 younger patients. Fifty-five of 73 elderly patients (75%) and 49 of 65 younger patients (75%) had a persistent or dipyridamole-induced perfusion defect on D-Tl. The hemodynamic(More)
We evaluated the usefulness of dipyridamole 201Tl myocardial scintigraphy (DS) for detecting myocardial ischemia in 18 candidate for vascular surgery. DS indicated significant thallium redistribution in 6 patients. Coronary angiography was performed in 5 of these 6 patients and revealed significant coronary artery disease in all patients. As a result,(More)
Supranuclear ocular movements comprise chiefly vertical and horizontal movements; horizontal movements are controlled by the subcortical centres located mainly at the pontine level and vertical movements at the level of the rostral midbrain. 1 2 The classic one and a half syndrome is produced by a unilateral pontine tegmental lesion that includes the(More)
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