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Ito K.,Almeida Hospital | Imafuku S.,Fukuoka University | Hamaguchi Y.,Kanazawa University | Fujimoto M.,Kanazawa University | Nakayama J.,Fukuoka University
Journal of Dermatology | Year: 2013

Dermatomyositis is a rare connective tissue disease often associated with internal malignancy and interstitial pneumonitis. Serologically, various auto-antibodies (Ab) are associated with dermatomyositis. Anti-transcription intermediary factor-1-γ/α (TIF-1-γ/α) Ab was recently identified as an auto-Ab and was observed mostly in cancer-associated dermatomyositis. IgG4-related disease is a newly described entity characterized by increased serum IgG4 levels and IgG4-positive plasma cell infiltration with fibrosis in organs such as the pancreas and parotid gland. IgG4-related disease also includes inflammatory pseudotumors in various organs. We report herein a 59-year-old Japanese man who had dermatomyositis complicated with a gastric cancer and an IgG4-related pulmonary inflammatory pseudotumor. He manifested typical classical Gottron's papules on the fingers, V-sign erythema on the chest, flagellate erythema on the back, nail fold bleeding and facial erythema. Serum levels of anti-TIF-1-γ/α Ab were positive as assessed by immunoprecipitation assay. He also had bilateral swelling of the parotid gland, and an excised specimen of the lung showed inflammatory pseudotumor with IgG4-positive plasma cells. As far as we know, this case is the first to report the association of IgG4-related disease and TIF-1-γ/α-positive dermatomyositis. Further accumulation of such cases is required to elucidate the mechanism of this association. © 2013 Japanese Dermatological Association. Source


Koga H.,National Hospital Organization Beppu Medical Center | Iida K.,Oita Prefectural Hospital | Maeda T.,Oita University | Takahashi M.,Oita University | And 2 more authors.
PLoS ONE | Year: 2016

To investigate malformations associated with cleft lip and cleft palate, we conducted surveys at neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) and other non-NICU facilities and to determine whether there are differences among facilities. The regional survey investigated NICU facilities located in Oita Prefecture, including 92 patients with cleft lip and palate (CLP) or cleft palate (CP) that occurred between 2004 and 2013, and the national survey investigated oral surgery, plastic surgery, and obstetrics and gynecology facilities located in Japan, including 16,452 patients with cleft lip (CL), CLP, or CP that occurred since 2000. The incidence per 10,000 births was 4.2, 6.2, and 2.8 for CL, CLP, and CP, respectively, according to the national survey, and 6.3 and 2.9 for CLP and CP, respectively according to the regional survey. These results indicated comparable incidences between the two surveys. In contrast, when the survey results on malformations associated with CLP and CP according to the ICD-10 classification were compared between the national survey conducted at oral surgery or plastic surgery facilities and the regional survey conducted at NICU facilities, the occurrence of associated malformations was 19.8% vs. 41.3% for any types of associated malformation, 6.8% vs. 21.7% for congenital heart disease, and 0.5% vs. 16.3% for chromosomal abnormalities. These results indicated that the incidences of all of these associated malformations were significantly greater in the survey conducted at NICU facilities and similar to the findings from international epidemiological surveys. When comparing the survey conducted at obstetrics facilities vs. NICU facilities, the occurrence of associated malformations was similar results as above. The incidence of CLP and CP was not different between surveys conducted at NICU facilities vs. non-NICU facilities; however, when conducting surveys on associated malformations, it is possible to obtain accurate epidemiological data by investigating NICU facilities where detailed examinations are thoroughly performed. © 2016 Koga et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Source


Matsukawa S.,Almeida Hospital | Shiratori T.,Almeida Hospital | Kugimiya M.,Almeida Hospital | Matsuo S.,Almeida Hospital | And 2 more authors.
Japanese Journal of Cancer and Chemotherapy | Year: 2010

We have experienced and report here a case of postoperative recurrence of colon cancer with metastases in the liver and the periaortic lymph nodes, where we attained CR through combination therapy with bevacizumab+mFOLFOX6. The patient was a male aged 65. He had already had cecal cancer, metastasis in the para-aortic lymph nodes, and multiple hepatic metastases. The surgery involved right colon resection+partial hepatectomy as well as dissection of the para-aortic and the superior mesenteric lymph nodes. The postoperative stage was SSN3H1P0M1 (#216)-pStage IV. S-1+CPT-11 was chosen as an adjuvant therapy. The para-aortic lymph nodes at the level of renal hilus were found enlarged after 17 courses of the therapy. Hence bevacizumab+mFOLFOX6 was chosen for the first-line treatment. After 14 courses of the therapy, CR was proved on the RECIST standard. On continued chemotherapy, CR has been maintained at present, 2 years and 11 months after the surgery or 10 months after confirmation of CR. Source

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