Yoshinobu Okada

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The usefulness of adriamycin is limited by its cardiotoxicity. The purpose of the present study was to examine the usefulness of sequential monitoring of cardiac function of patients undergoing adriamycin therapy. In this cardiologic monitoring procedure a baseline echocardiogram should be obtained when the cumulative adriamycin dose was between 450 mg/m2(More)
Adverse events associated with bevacizumab (BV) were haemorrhage, impaired wound healing and arterial thromboembolism. We report 2 patients with colorectal cancer who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for unstable angina soon after administration of chemotherapy including BV. CASE 1: A 74-year-old male with rectal cancer and simultaneous(More)
We analyzed 127 consecutive patients who received trastuzumab-based chemotherapy from December, 2003 to February, 2009 in our hospital. Of 127 patients, cardiac dysfunction appeared in 6 patients(4. 7%). Cardiac dysfunction was defined as a decline in left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction (EF) < or =55% with absolute reduction of at least 10% from(More)
We analyzed 7 patients with breast cancer who suffered from trastuzumab-associated cardiac dysfunction. Left ventricular ejection fraction (EF) was calculated by M-mode echocardiography. We propose a protocol for the administration of trastuzumab based on EF in the clinical courses of the 7 patients and the literatures concernig trastuzumab. If the EF is(More)
Neoplastic cardiac tamponade (NCT) is a life-threatening complication of cancer. The interval between cancer diagnosis and NCT onset and the prognosis after pericardiocentesis may differ according to cancer type. We performed a retrospective study of 113 patients (54 % male) with NCT who underwent pericardiocentesis at Niigata Cancer Center Hospital between(More)
BACKGROUND Heart failure (HF), which can be caused by left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVSD), is a growing problem in developed countries with a large aging population. The aim of the present study was to characterize outpatients with LVSD in the adult population (45-84 years) in an urban Japanese community (Niigata City), and delineate their(More)
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