Youichi Ishida

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The present patient was diagnosed as having human herpes virus-8 (HHV-8)/Kaposi sarcoma herpes virus (KSHV)-negative and CD20-positive primary effusion lymphoma (PEL) of the right-sided pleural effusion. After pleural drainage, malignant cells disappeared spontaneously in a small amount of the remaining pleural effusion without chemotherapy. The patient was(More)
Primary effusion lymphoma (PEL) is a rare type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma usually confined to the body cavities of predominantly immunosuppressed patients infected with human herpes virus-8 (HHV-8). In PEL, malignant cells are usually negative for B-cell markers, such as CD19, CD20, and CD79a, but are positive for activation and plasma cell-related markers,(More)
Pancreatic arteriovenous malformation is a very rare disease. The case we have encountered is the second in Japan and the 10th in the world. A vascular lesion was seen in the pancreatic body; however, findings suggestive of vascular lesions in other regions such as those seen in Osler-WeberRendu disease were not observed. This case was interesting in that(More)
Microscopic polyangiitis (MPA) rarely affects ocular small vessels, in contrast to the pulmonary and/or renal vasculature of antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis. This report focuses on a 60-year-old woman who had MPA with ocular manifestations as the initial clinical symptom, which were improved by steroid administration. This(More)
On March 11, 2011, a 9.0-magnitude earthquake struck east Japan, following tsunami. Many people are forced to live in evacuation shelters without enough life-saving drugs. Asthma control for management of health crisis is required, because asthma exacerbation is a major cause of morbidity, can need acute care and results in death. However, it remains(More)
An increasing number of patients with lung cancer are undergoing outpatient chemotherapy as an alternative to inpatient therapy. To investigate the factors influencing the quality of life (QOL) for these patients, we administered a QOL questionnaire, The QOL Questionnaire for Cancer Patients Treated with Anticancer Drugs (QOL-ACD) to 8 older adult patients(More)
A 77-year-old man was admitted to our hospital complaining of general malaise, loss of appetite and hemoptysis. Chest X-ray film and computed tomography (CT) scan showed right-sided pleural effusion with lung tumor. Succeeding upper gastro-intestinal fiberscopy and cystoscopy revealed poorly-differentiated adenocarcinoma of the stomach and urothelial(More)
A 64-year-old man was admitted to our hospital for 6th-line chemotherapy. Chest X-ray film and computed tomographic (CT) scan showed right-sided pleural thickening with multiple lung tumors. Repeated treatment with carboplatin (AUC 6), paclitaxel (200 mg/m(2)) and bevacizumab (150 mg/kg) on day 1 every 21 days was effective for this patient. Chemotherapy(More)
Increasing number of patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer are receiving outpatient maintenance chemotherapy. It is very important to maintain these patients' quality of life(QOL). Pemetrexed has been reported to be an effective maintenance chemotherapy. However, its effects on the QOL of patients with non-small cell lung cancer who are(More)