Yoshitaka Nishikawa

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BACKGROUND Primary thyroid lymphoma (PTL) develops mostly in middle-aged and older females. However, the optimal treatment for elderly patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), which accounts for most PTL cases, is unclear. Rituximab is a promising drug that, in combination with traditional combination therapy, has demonstrated an increased(More)
Obesity and insulin resistance, the key features of metabolic syndrome, are closely associated with a state of chronic, low-grade inflammation characterized by abnormal macrophage infiltration into adipose tissues. Although it has been reported that chemokines promote leukocyte migration by activating class IB phosphoinositide-3 kinase (PI3Kγ) in(More)
AIMS To assess the impact of the Great East Japan Earthquake Disaster on daily diabetes practice and to determine the feasibility of controlling type 2 diabetes mellitus in an outpatient department. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the data on disaster-affected patients with type 2 diabetes who periodically attended outpatient department of Soma(More)
BACKGROUND Considering the health impacts of evacuation is fundamental to disaster planning especially for vulnerable elderly populations; however, evacuation-related mortality risks have not been well-investigated. We conducted an analysis to compare survival of evacuated and non-evacuated residents of elderly care facilities, following the Great East(More)
A 61-year-old woman with multiple splanchnic arterial aneurysms (SAAs) was transferred to our hospital in a state of shock. She underwent coil embolization under the diagnosis of ruptured pancreaticoduodenal artery aneurysm. Follow-up computed tomography performed 2 weeks later showed rapid enlargement of a gastric artery aneurysm, and she underwent an(More)
OBJECTIVE Although much attention is now being paid to the health risks associated with nuclear disasters, reliable information is lacking. We retrospectively evaluated the health effects of living in highly contaminated radioactive areas in Japan. METHODS The health evaluation was conducted in Tamano district, Fukushima prefecture, in 2011 and 2012. The(More)
A fter the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear incident in 2011, radiation contamination of the affected area raised public health concerns about internal radiation exposure. 1 Internal radiation exposure screening using a whole body counter (WBC) (Fastscan Model 2251, Canberra Inc, Meriden, CT) has been performed for the affected residents in Soma City, 40 km north(More)
Following Japan's 2011 Fukushima nuclear incident, voluntary participation, rather than mandatory, was adopted as the default scenario for individual radiation monitoring. We evaluated the representativeness of the internal monitoring results from voluntary participants in Minamisoma City, which is located 10-40 km from the Fukushima nuclear plant. Of(More)
Although radiation esophagitis is one of the most common adverse events that occurs during chemoradiotherapy (CRT) in patients with esophageal cancer, CRT-associated cytomegalovirus (CMV) esophagitis is rare. CMV esophagitis typically occurs in patients with an immunosuppressed status. Here we report a case of CMV esophagitis during CRT initially treated as(More)