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BACKGROUND A British randomised study of gemcitabine plus cisplatin (GC) combination showed promising results in biliary tract cancer (BTC) patients. In our study, we evaluated the efficacy and safety of this combination compared with gemcitabine alone (G) in Japanese BTC patients. METHODS Overall, 84 advanced BTC patients were randomised to either(More)
PURPOSE The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of two doses of pemetrexed supplemented with folic acid and vitamin B(12) in pretreated Japanese patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Patients with an Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status 0 to 2, stage III or IV, and who(More)
The effect of denopamine, a selective beta(1)-adrenergic agonist, on alveolar fluid clearance was determined in both ex vivo rat and guinea pig lungs. Alveolar fluid clearance was measured by the progressive increase in the concentration of Evans blue-labeled albumin over 1 h at 37 degrees C. Denopamine (10(-6) to 10(-3) M) increased alveolar fluid(More)
There is little information regarding the effect of hypoxia on alveolar fluid clearance capacity. We measured alveolar fluid clearance, lung water volume, plasma catecholamine concentrations, and serum osmolality in rats exposed to 10% oxygen for up to 120 h and explored the mechanisms responsible for the increase in alveolar fluid clearance. The principal(More)
OBJECTIVES To demonstrate the pharmacokinetic equivalence of CT-P13 and its innovator infliximab (IFX) in Japanese patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and to compare the efficacy and safety of these drugs, administered for 54 weeks. METHODS In a randomized, double-blind, parallel-group, multicenter study, 3 mg/kg of CT-P13 or IFX, in combination with(More)
Previous studies have established the rationale for NK105, a nanomicellar formulation of paclitaxel, administered every 3 weeks. The aim of this phase I study was to determine the recommended dose and pharmacokinetics of weekly administered NK105. NK105 was administered by a 30-min infusion once weekly for three consecutive weeks in each 4-week cycle. In(More)
1) Etiology of convulsions starting prior to two years of age was discussed in 418 cases. Neonatal seizures before 30 days old appeared in 86 cases (53 boys and 33 girls). Three hundred and thirty-two patients (172 boys and 160 girls) had convulsions in infancy. Twelve patients (9 boys and 3 girls) suffered from convulsions both in neonatal and infantile(More)
A rare case is reported of pineal metastasis from lung cancer initially caused by neurological abnormalities of pineal tumor. A 70-year-old female suffering from headache and deterioration of consciousness for 1 week was admitted. She also had a tumor on both sides of her neck. On admission, neurological examination revealed disturbance of upward gaze, and(More)
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