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This preliminary investigation, involving 422 patients, tested the hypothesis that rate of eating is associated with obesity in patients with type 2 diabetes or hyperlipidaemia at all ages. The patients' eating habits were determined using a questionnaire, and the patients were classified as quick, normal or slow eaters. The body mass indices of the three(More)
We conducted a randomized trial of dose-intensive weekly alternating chemotherapy (CAV/PE-W) and standard alternating chemotherapy (CAV/PE) in small cell lung cancer (SCLC) patients with good prognostic factors. A total of 76 patients with SCLC was randomized. The CAV/PE-W consisted of 4 alternating cycles of cyclophosphamide: 500 mg/m2, doxorubicin: 30(More)
Autologous stem cell transplantation is used widely after high-dose chemotherapy for treating hematological and other malignancies. Bone marrow harvested for autologous bone marrow transplantation may contain residual malignant cells even when the cancer is judged to be in remission. Attempts to purge marrow of its putative residual malignant cells may(More)
A 70-year-old man was diagnosed as having retroperitoneal fibrosis 12 years ago. The patient was admitted to our hospital with complaints of fever and left chest pain. On admission, chest radiography revealed left pleural effusion and left pleural thickening. Percutaneous pleural biopsy was performed, and the pleural tissue gave a chronic inflammatory(More)
We report a case of thymoma complicated with miliary tuberculosis. A 69-year-old woman was admitted to a hospital because of body weight loss, general fatigue, and dyspnea. Chest X-ray showed a small, diffuse granular shadows in both lungs. Biopsied-specimens from bone marrow and left pharynx revealed granuloma with both giant cells and caseous necrosis.(More)
We experienced a case of progressive giant bulla which ruptured and disappeared on chest roentgenogram. The patient was a 60-year-old male who had been treated with home oxygen therapy for chronic pulmonary emphysema. One year after initiating home oxygen, emphysematous bulla occurred and expanded to become giant bulla which occupied 3/4 of the right(More)
Advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has proven to be remarkably resistant to standard chemotherapy regimens. One potential alternative approach is the use of dose-intensive chemotherapy with supportive therapy such as granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (G-CSF). We conducted a randomized study of dose-intensive cisplatin/vindesine/mitomycin C(More)
A 43-year-old female was admitted to our hospital because of an abnormality detected in chest radiography. Chest radiographs showed a nodular shadow behind the heart. Chest CT revealed a nodule connected to the descending aorta with increased blood flow in left lower lobe, suggesting the presence of a pulmonary sequestration. Bronchography showed an(More)
The value of fiberoptic bronchoscopy in the diagnosis of solitary pulmonary nodules was studied. The subjects were 59 patients with chest-roentgenographic evidence of a solitary pulmonary nodule 2 cm or less in diameter. Definitive diagnoses were made in 34 patients (57.6%). Primary lung care was diagnosed 21 of 32 patients (65.6%), pulmonary tuberculosis(More)
A 58-year-old man visited our hospital because of back pain. Blood examinations revealed the presence of acute inflammation and an increase of pancreatic enzymes. Abdominal computed tomography indicated pseudocysts in the pancreas. The patient was diagnosed as having acute pancreatitis with pseudocysts formation. During the course of the disease, a newly(More)