Toshiro Mizuno

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OBJECTIVE Many patients with malignant diseases are frequently complicated with some type of thrombosis, such as venous thromboembolism (VTE) or disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC). METHODS This retrospective study was designed to examine the frequency of thrombosis in 478 patients with malignant diseases in comparison to that observed in 121(More)
The D-dimer levels are considered to be useful for the diagnosis of thrombosis, and they can be clinically used as a negative predictive value (NPV). However, evidence for the efficacy of diagnosing thrombosis based on the D-dimer levels is still not well established. The present study was designed to evaluate the cut-off values of D-dimer levels as a(More)
BACKGROUND Most patients with malignant diseases are frequently complicated with some type of thrombosis, such as disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) or deep vein thrombosis (DVT)/pulmonary embolism (PE). OBJECTIVE The cohort and retrospective study was designed to examine the frequency of thrombosis in patients with malignant diseases and to(More)
An extremely rare case of a pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP) and mucinous pyometral fluid, possibly arising from an ovarian borderline mucinous tumor is reported. A 68-year-old Japanese patient received an expolatory laparatomy under a working diagnosis of a PMP, left ovarian cystic tumor and an umbilical hernia. Surgery and platinum-based chemotherapy induced(More)
A 59-year-old man suffered from progressive muscular weakness and sensory loss of both upper limbs for seven years. Neurological examination revealed vest-form sensory loss of all modalities from the level of C3 to Th2 on both sides together with muscular weakness and atrophy of the upper limbs in predominantly proximal distribution. Deep tendon reflexes(More)
A 60-year-old female was diagnosed as advanced gastric cancer with multiple bone, neck and mediastinal lymph node metastases. As a primary chemotherapy, she was treated with S-1(50 m g/body, twice daily for 4 weeks, followed by a 2- week rest). After 3 courses of S-1, she developed a disease progression with pulmonary lymphangitic carcinomatosis and(More)
A 68-year-old man was diagnosed as having a scirrhous cancer of the stomach. Carcinomatous peritonitis was suspected on abdominal CT examination. Three courses of uracil and tegafur (UFT)/cisplatin (CDDP) chemotherapy were administered. The primary foci were reduced in size, then total gastrectomy was performed. Histological findings revealed a poorly(More)
A 52-year-old woman had a primary neuroendocrine tumor, Grade 2(NET G2)with multiple liver metastases and a mesenteric tumor. Since no drugs were approved for NET at that time in Japan, we treated her with sunitinib after approval by the Ethics Committee of Mie University Hospital and obtaining informed consent. Sunitinib was administered at a daily dose of(More)