Yoshito Yamashita

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PURPOSE The purpose of the present study was to evaluate whether trastuzumab has antitumor effect against pancreatic cancer and whether this effect is concordant with levels of HER-2, which is reportedly overexpressed in pancreatic cancer. We also investigated whether the effect is potentiated in combined therapy with gemcitabine. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN(More)
To evaluate the correlation between serum levels of sialyl Lewis X-i antigen and distant metastasis and survival in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), we measured the serum levels of the tumor marker in 371 patients with untreated NSCLC. The sialyl Lewis X-i antigen level was measured using a RIA kit. In patients with adenocarcinoma or other(More)
Propylthiouracil (PTU) is known to cause vasculitis as a rare complication. We report the case of a patient who developed alveolar haemorrhage and haematuria whilst treated with PTU. The serum was positive for antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA) with myeloperoxidase (MPO) specificity (MPO-ANCA). All symptoms resolved completely after discontinuation(More)
BACKGROUND Sialyl Lewis X-i antigen has been used as a diagnostic tool for lung adenocarcinoma. However, serum levels of the antigen are also raised in some patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) without coexistent malignancy. Expression of the antigen in serum samples of patients with lung adenocarcinoma was evaluated and compared with that of(More)
A 72-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital for esophagectomy for esophageal cancer. On the third postoperative day, she developed polyuria (3.8 L/day), massive natriuresis, hyponatremia (112 mEq/L), hyperkalemia (5.6 mEq/L), and decreased central venous pressure, which was refractory to isotonic saline infusion. Laboratory findings indicated proximal(More)
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