Tsutomu Saito

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PURPOSE To evaluate, in Japan Clinical Oncology Group study 0403, the safety and efficacy of stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) in patients with T1N0M0 non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHODS AND MATERIALS Eligibility criteria included histologically or cytologically proven NSCLC, clinical T1N0M0. Prescribed dose was 48 Gy at the isocenter in(More)
We detail a successful modified Bentall operation in a patient with hemophilia A. A 53-year-old man with mild hemophilia A and a history of few bleeding episodes was diagnosed with annuloaortic ectasia. Surgical repair was planned. Simple bolus infusions of factor VIII concentrate were given before and after cardiopulmonary bypass to achieve 100% blood(More)
OBJECTIVE We discuss the clinical aspects related to mechanical valve dysfunction based upon 20 years' experience of our cases. METHODS Between January 1982 and December 2001, 21 patients underwent surgical interventions because of mechanical valve dysfunction. Thirteen men and 8 women (mean age 47 +/- 20, range 3-75 years-old), were included. RESULTS(More)
PURPOSE To retrospectively analyze results of concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) using gemcitabine (GEM) for unresectable pancreatic adenocarcinoma. METHODS AND MATERIALS Records of 108 patients treated with concurrent external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) and GEM were reviewed. The median dose of EBRT in all 108 patients was 50.4 Gy (range, 3.6-60.8 Gy),(More)
The whitefly, Aleurocanthus camelliae Kanmiya and Kasai (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae), is an invasive species in Japan that was first discovered in 2004 on tea in Kyoto. Soon after its arrival epizootics of an entomopathogenic fungus were observed in populations of the whitefly in many tea-growing regions. Here we identify this fungus as Paecilomyces cinnamomeus(More)
We conducted a preliminary comparison of greenhouses using positive-pressure forced ventilation (PFV) systems and natural ventilation (NV) systems, and assessed the effectiveness of both systems for preventing the invasion of greenhouses used to cultivate tomatoes by insect pests. In Trial 1 (August–December 2006), greenhouses using a PFV system and an(More)
Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) type IV is an autosomal dominantly inherited connective tissue disorder caused by abnormal type III collagen resulting from heterogenous mutations of the type III procollagen gene (COL3A1). The maternal mortality rate per pregnancy in EDS type IV has been reported as 11.5% to 25%. A 30-year-old Japanese primiparous woman, with a(More)
CONCLUSION Concurrent chemoradiation therapy with docetaxel (DOC) at a dose of 10 mg/m(2) twice a week contributed to laryngeal preservation. OBJECTIVE To determine laryngeal preservation following concurrent chemoradiation therapy with DOC. METHODS A total of 141 patients with untreated T2N0M0 squamous cell carcinoma of the glottic larynx were included(More)
A 48-year-old man with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) presented with a right pleural effusion. A 3D computed tomography (CT) angiogram showed an aneurysm of the right 11th intercostal artery. He had no history of chest trauma so we diagnosed a spontaneous rupture of the aneurysm causing a massive effusion. We opened his pleural cavity and found lacerated(More)
A 41-year-old man was diagnosed as having primary parotid carcinoma on the right side. After radical parotidectomy, radiation therapy and systemic chemotherapy, the primary parotid carcinoma was completely remitted. Two years later, right abducens nerve palsy and Horner syndrome appeared. Neuroimaging demonstrated a gadolinium-enhanced lesion in the(More)