Yutaka Miyawaki

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We measured the level of myelin basic protein (MBP) in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of patients with various kinds of tumors, including malignant tumors, using radioimmunoassay. The CSF had been obtained by lumbar puncture through an Ommaya reservoir or a shunt device placed in the lateral ventricle. The level of MBP was high (> 4 ng/ml) in the patients(More)
Parenchymal brain tumors, which were metastases of primary lung cancer, were surgically removed from 25 patients. During the operation, patients were administered (intravenous or intracarotid) 100 mg/sq m of cis-diamminedichloroplatinum (CDDP) and postoperatively, they received intravenous CDDP at 3-month intervals for 1 year. The results of this mode of(More)
We administered selective intra-arterial chemotherapy consisting of a combination of etoposide and cisplatin to 20 patients with malignant glioma (seven with recurrent and six with enlarged tumors after initial treatment, and seven newly diagnosed patients). Evaluation of efficacy was based on computed tomographic and magnetic resonance imaging findings. In(More)
OBJECTIVE Distal motor latency (DML) is shortened when the anode is held distally instead of the cathode by increasing the stimulus intensity. The objective of this study was to clarify the mechanism responsible for this shortening. METHODS In seven healthy subjects, compound muscle action potential (CMAP) was obtained from the thenar muscle by bipolar(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the present study was to clarify differences between micro-vascular and iodine-staining patterns in the vicinity of the tumor fronts of superficial esophageal squamous cell carcinomas (ESCCs). METHODS Ten consecutive patients with ESCCs who were treated by endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) were enrolled. At the edge of the(More)
Chemotherapy with CDDP and/or other agents was performed in 15 patients after removal of metastatic brain tumors. A chemosensitivity test using a system of collagen gel-embedded culture and computerized image analysis was performed on the tumors from these patients. The clinical usefulness of the chemosensitivity test was evaluated by comparing(More)
CSF and plasma platinum levels were examined in patients with malignant glioma after administration of etoposide and cisplatin each at doses of 60 mg/m2 by 60-minute selective intraarterial infusion. These same factors were also examined in patients with metastatic brain tumors after administration of cisplatin at a dose of 60 or 100mg/m2 by 60-minute(More)
The records of 89 patients who underwent surgery for solitary or multiple parenchymal brain metastases of lung cancer at the Osaka Center for Adult Diseases between 1978 and 1990 were reviewed with follow up until March 1992. The aim of this retrospective analysis was to identify prognostic features that were associated with a favourable outcome. The(More)
Myelin basic protein (MBP) in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of patients with brain tumors and other neurological diseases was measured before, during and after various treatments such as surgery, chemotherapy and irradiation. We assessed the significance of changes in the MBP levels during the course of treatment, and speculate on what the elevated level of(More)