Social Insurance Sagamino Hospital

Sagamihara, Japan

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Sagamihara, Japan

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Nomura H.,Keio University | Aoki D.,Keio University | Takahashi F.,Kitasato University | Katsumata N.,National Cancer Center Hospital | And 6 more authors.
Annals of Oncology | Year: 2011

Background: The purpose of this study is to assess the efficacy and safety of treatment with taxane plus platinum in combination therapies for advanced or recurrent endometrial carcinoma. Patients and methods: Patients with measurable disease derived from histologically confirmed stage III/IV or recurrent endometrial carcinoma were randomly assigned to receive docetaxel plus cisplatin (DP), docetaxel plus carboplatin (DC), or paclitaxel plus carboplatin (TC) every 3 weeks until disease progression or adverse events prohibited further therapy. Among these regimens, the study evaluated the tumor response rate as the primary end point as well as toxicity. Results: Ninety patients were enrolled. Of them, 88 were eligible and consequently 29, 29, and 30 patients were randomly assigned to DP, DC, and TC, respectively. Tumor response rates were 51.7%, 48.3%, and 60.0% in DP, DC, and TC, respectively (P = 0.65). The following toxic effects were observed: grade 3/4 neutropenia in 83.3%, 90.0%, and 76.6%; febrile neutropenia in 10.0%, 6.7%, and 3.3%; grade 3/4 thrombocytopenia in 6.7%, 10.0%, and 10.0%; grade 3/4 diarrhea in 13.3%, 3.3%, and 0%, respectively; and grade 3 neurotoxicity in 10.0% of TC. These toxicity profiles were not significantly different. Conclusion: The taxane plus platinum combination therapies could be candidates in further phase III trials for endometrial carcinoma. © The Author 2010. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the European Society for Medical Oncology. All rights reserved.


Kumagai S.,Iwate Medical University | Sugiyama T.,Iwate Medical University | Shoji T.,Iwate Medical University | Michimae H.,Kitasato University | And 6 more authors.
International Journal of Gynecological Cancer | Year: 2011

Introduction: To evaluate the incidence of anemia in patients with epithelial ovarian cancer receiving paclitaxel-carboplatin combination therapy (TC) using data from the Japanese Gynecologic Oncology Group (JGOG) 3016 trial, and to examine the effect of severe anemia on survival during dose-dense TC. Methods: Retrospective analysis was conducted in patients enrolled in the JGOG 3016 trial who underwent at least one cycle of the protocol therapy (n = 622). Hemoglobin values at enrollment and during each cycle of TC were collected. One-to-one matching was performed between patients with and patients without grade 3/4 anemia during TC (anemia and nonanemia groups) to adjust the baseline characteristics of the patients. The cumulative survival curve and median progression-free survival were estimated using the Kaplan- Meier method. Results: Grades 2 to 4 anemia was observed in 19.8% of patients before first-line TC. The incidence of grade 3/4 anemia rapidly increased to 56.1% after the fourth cycle of dosedense TC. After matching, the median progression-free survival in the anemia (hemoglobin <8.0 g/dL) and nonanemia (hemoglobin >8.0 g/dL) groups was 777 and 1100 days, respectively (P = 0.3493) for patients receiving dose-dense TC. The median progression-free survival in patients receiving conventional TC was similar between the 2 groups. Conclusions: The difference in progression-free survival between patients with epithelial ovarian cancer with and those without severe anemia during TC was not statistically significant, but for patients receiving dose-dense TC, severe anemia seems to have prognostic relevance. Prospective trials are needed to investigate whether the optimal management of chemotherapy-induced anemia, including appropriate use of erythropoiesis-stimulating agents, would further improve the survival of patients with ovarian cancer receiving dose-dense TC. Copyright © 2011 by IGCS and ESGO.


Katsumata N.,Nippon Medical School | Yasuda M.,Jikei University School of Medicine | Isonishi S.,Jikei University School of Medicine | Takahashi F.,Kitasato University | And 8 more authors.
The Lancet Oncology | Year: 2013

Background: The primary analysis of the JGOG 3016 trial showed that a dose-dense paclitaxel and carboplatin regimen significantly improves progression-free and overall survival compared with the conventional regimen as first-line chemotherapy for patients with epithelial ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cancer. We report the long-term follow-up results for survival. Methods: This randomised controlled trial was done at 85 centres in Japan. Patients with stage II-IV ovarian cancer were randomly assigned to receive conventional treatment (carboplatin area under the curve [AUC] 6 mg/mL per min and paclitaxel 180 mg/m2 on day 1) or dose-dense treatment (carboplatin AUC 6 mg/mL per min on day 1 and paclitaxel 80 mg/m2 on days 1, 8, and 15). The treatments were repeated every 3 weeks for six cycles; responding patients had three additional cycles. The randomisation was done centrally by telephone or fax, stratified by residual disease, stage, and histological type. The primary endpoint was progression-free survival; overall survival was a secondary endpoint. Long-term information on adverse events was not collected. Efficacy analyses were by intention to treat. This study is registered with ClinicalTrials.gov, number NCT00226915. Findings: 637 patients were enrolled, of whom 631 were analysed (312 assigned to the dose-dense regimen, 319 to the conventional regimen). Median follow-up was 76·8 months (IQR 68·9-85·6). Median progression-free survival was significantly longer in the dose-dense treatment group than in the conventional treatment group (28·2 months [95% CI 22·3-33·8] vs 17·5 months [15·7-21·7]; hazard ratio [HR] 0·76, 95% CI 0·62-0·91; p=0·0037). Median overall survival was 100·5 months (95% CI 65·2-∞) in the dose-dense treatment group and 62·2 months (52·1-82·6) in the conventional treatment group (HR 0·79, 95% CI 0·63-0·99; p=0·039). Interpretation: Dose-dense treatment offers better survival than conventional treatment and is a potential new standard of care for first-line chemotherapy for patients with advanced epithelial ovarian cancer. Funding: Japanese Gynecologic Oncology Group, Bristol-Myers Squibb. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd.


Kitajima O.,Nihon University | Suzuki T.,Nihon University | Fukano N.,Nihon University | Saeki S.,Nihon University | And 2 more authors.
Journal of Anesthesia | Year: 2011

Purpose: The main aim of this study was to compare the onset times of rocuronium evaluated subjectively and by acceleromyography at the masseter muscle (MM). Methods: Forty female patients were sequentially enrolled in this study. In the first 20 patients, neuromuscular block was evaluated subjectively. After induction of anesthesia with fentanyl and propofol, both the left masseter and ulnar nerves were stimulated in 2-Hz train-of-four (TOF) mode using peripheral nerve stimulators. Contractions of the MM were felt with an anesthesiologist's left hand holding an anesthesia facemask; those of the adductor pollicis (APM) were visually observed. All the patients received a bolus of rocuronium, 0.6 mg/kg. Onset times after rocuronium were defined as the duration until the contractions became impalpable at the MM or invisible at the APM. At the time contraction of the MM had not been felt, intubating conditions were assessed. In the next 20 patients, contractions of the MM and the APM were concurrently quantified using acceleromyography after induction of anesthesia and laryngeal mask insertion. Following 0.6 mg/kg rocuronium, onset of the action was recorded. Results: Onset of the action of rocuronium at the MM evaluated subjectively [mean (SD), 70.3 (17.7) s] was similar to that monitored acceleromyographically [73.3 (27.6) s, P > 0.05], and significantly shorter than that at the APM acceleromyographically [111.0 (34.8) s, P = 0.016]. Intubating conditions of 20 patients were graded either excellent or good. Conclusion: Subjective evaluation of contractions of the MM by an anesthesiologist's hand may be reliable to determine faster timing for safe tracheal intubation. © 2011 Japanese Society of Anesthesiologists.


Kitajima O.,Social Insurance Sagamino Hospital | Suzuki T.,Nihon University | Watanabe N.,Social Insurance Sagamino Hospital | Maeda T.,Social Insurance Sagamino Hospital | And 3 more authors.
Journal of Anesthesia | Year: 2010

Purpose The aim of this study was to investigate whether monitoring neuromuscular block at the masseter muscle (MM) would allow faster tracheal intubation when compared with that at the adductor pollicis muscle (APM). Methods Twenty female patients undergoing gynecological surgery were enrolled into this study. Immediately after inducing anesthesia with fentanyl and propofol, both the left masseter and ulnar nerves were stimulated in a 2 Hz train-of-four (TOF) mode using peripheral nerve stimulators. Contractions of the MM were felt with the anesthesiologist's left hand lifting the patient's jaw and holding an anesthesia facemask, while those of the APM were visually observed. Immediately after the contracting responses of the muscles were confirmed, all of the patients received an iv bolus of vecuronium 0.1 mg kg -1. Onset times after vecuronium were defined as the duration until the contractions became impalpable at the MM or invisible at the APM. When the contraction of the MM could no longer be felt, the conditions for laryngoscopy and tracheal intubation were assessed. Results Onset time evaluated tactually at the MM (mean ± SD, 108.4 ± 27.7 s) was significantly shorter than that evaluated visually at the APM (181.2 ± 32.1 s, P<0.0001). The intubating conditions for all patients were graded as either excellent or good. Conclusion Tactual evaluation of muscle paralysis of the MM during induction of anesthesia is clinically useful since it leads to faster tracheal intubation. © Japanese Society of Anesthesiologists 2010.


Danbara M.,Kitasato University | Tadera N.,Social Insurance Sagamino Hospital | Togano T.,Kitasato University | Katayama T.,Kitasato University | And 3 more authors.
International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics | Year: 2013

Objective: Lenalidomide is now widely used for the treatment of multiple myeloma in virtue of its potent anti-tumor activity and low toxicity. Very few reports stressed the association of this drug with serious pulmonary toxicity. Here we present the case of multiple myeloma who underwent acute respiratory failure caused by non-specific interstitial pneumonia after few days of treatment with lenalidomide. Case summary: A 50-year-old man diagnosed as multiple myeloma of IgA κ type, International Staging System III received a combination therapy of lenalidomide (15 mg, Day 1-21) with dexamethasone (40 mg, Day 1, 8, 15, 22). After 4 days on chemotherapy, he experienced worsened dyspnea and was urgently hospitalized because of acute respiratory failure. Because serial imaging procedures and thorough laboratory workup strongly suggested that his lung injury was caused by drug-induced interstitial pneumonia, lenalidomide, which was the most suspicious drug, was discontinued immediately, and the glucocorticoid pulse was performed. He showed an excellent response to the therapy. Interstitial pneumonia on the CT scan was resolved dramatically at 12 days after the start of the glucocorticoid pulse. Conclusion: We are convinced that our case is so instructive as to arouse attention to clinicians that lenalidomide has an extremely rare but potential adverse effect. ©2013 Dustri-Verlag Dr. K. Feistle.


Oshida S.,Social Insurance Sagamino Hospital
Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy | Year: 2013

The patient was a 66-year-old woman with left breast cancer who underwent left segmental mastectomy with sentinel lymph node biopsy. The histopathological diagnosis was estrogen receptor-positive (ER+), progesterone receptor-positive( PgR+), human epidermal growth factor receptor-2-equivocal( HER2()2+)( with no HER2 gene amplification by fluorescence in-situ hybridization analysis) invasive ductal carcinoma (scirrhous carcinoma) with Ki-67 expression of less than 10% (pathological T1c, N0, M0, stage I). The patient requested chemotherapy, and 4 cycles of docetaxel plus cyclophosphamide (TC) were scheduled. Fever and epigastric pain developed on day 13 of cycle 2. On day 22, the patient was examined before the third cycle of TC, and right lower abdominal pain was reported. Computed tomography revealed appendicitis and an intraperitoneal abscess. She was admitted to the hospital and underwent partial ileocecal resection. The patient was discharged on the 12th postoperative day with no further complications. Acute abdomen during chemotherapy for malignant tumors has been reported sporadically in patients with leukemia. A diagnosis of acute abdomen in patients undergoing cancer treatment requires careful assessment of gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea and vomiting during chemotherapy, fever associated with granulocytopenia, and findings indicative of local inflammation. The patient in this case recovered uneventfully because imaging studies and surgery were performed promptly after presentation.


We describe a case of a 69-year-old woman who underwent left breast-preserving surgery and axillary dissection for left-sided breast cancer at 60 years of age. The histopathological diagnosis was papillotubular carcinoma, luminal A (pathological T1N0M0).In the eighth year after surgery, computed tomography (CT) revealed recurrence in the liver and cervical lymph node metastasis. The patient did not respond to 3 months of treatment with letrozole (progressive disease [PD]). Six courses of chemotherapy with epirubicin and cyclophosphamide (EC) were administered. Subsequently, the attending physician was replaced while the patient was receiving paclitaxel( PTX).After 4 courses of treatment with PTX, the liver metastasis disappeared (complete response [CR]).However, the cervical lymph nodes did not shrink (PD).The cytological diagnosis was papillary thyroid cancer with associated cervical lymph node metastasis. Total thyroidectomy and D3b cervical lymph node dissection were performed. The pathological diagnosis was pEx0T1bN1Mx, pStage IVA disease. Replacement of the attending physician is a critical turning point for patients. During chemotherapy or hormone therapy for breast cancer, each organ should be evaluated according to Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST).In the case of our patient, thyroid cancer was diagnosed according to RECIST. Cancer specialists should bear in mind that the treatment policy may change dramatically depending on the results of RECIST assessment.


Hayashi K.,Social Insurance Sagamino Hospital
Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy | Year: 2012

Patient 1 was a 63-year-old woman whose chief complaint was a mass in the left breast. Physical examination revealed an inverted left nipple, a very large mass on the anterior aspect of the sternum, and erythema. Because the tumor had directly invaded the sternum, T4cN3M0, stage IIIC breast cancer was diagnosed. The patient preoperatively received chemotherapy with 6 courses of FEC100 (5-fluorouracil, epirubicin, and cyclophosphamide) and 5 courses of nanoparticle albumin -bound paclitaxel (260 mg/m2), which enabled a partial response. Patient 2 was an 83-year-old woman whose chief complaint was a mass in the upper internal and external quadrants of the right breast measuring 20×15 cm and erythema. The mass was accompanied by enlarged right axillary lymph nodes(T4bN1M0, stage IIIB breast cancer). Both patients underwent core needle biopsy of the skin and breast masses. They were both diagnosed with invasive, lobular, triple-negative breast cancer (estrogen receptor negative, progesterone receptor negative, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 negative). The surgical resection line was drawn to include the extensive skin invasion, and mastectomy and axillary dissection were performed. Skin grafting was scheduled but the retromammary space on the healthy side was dissected to the anterior border of the latissimus dorsi muscle, and the skin of the healthy side was used to cover the defect on the affected side. Consequently, the pendulous breast on the healthy side was elevated. This surgical technique provided an excellent aesthetic outcome without any skin problems, because autologous skin was used to fill the defect. Radiotherapy could subsequently be administered as scheduled. This procedure may be useful for elderly patients.


Oshida S.,Social Insurance Sagamino Hospital
Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy | Year: 2012

The patient was a 73-year-old woman with diabetes mellitus who was receiving insulin therapy. A poorly demarcated mass of 2 cm in diameter was palpated in the C region of the left breast. Mammography showed a dense locally asymmetric shadow. Ultrasonography revealed an irregular, poorly demarcated, hypoechoic mass measuring 14×21×10 mm accompanied by an attenuated posterior echo. Needle biopsy showed no evidence of malignancy, and the patient was kept under observation. An ultrasonographic examination performed 6 months later showed no change, but the possibility of cancer could not be ruled out on contrast-enhanced computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. Tumor resection at the patient's request was therefore performed. Histopathological examination of the breast revealed interstitial fibrosis with superimposed ground-glass opacities and lymphocyte infiltration around the ducts, leading to a diagnosis of diabetic mastopathy. Diabetic mastopathy occurs primarily in patients with a prolonged history of diabetes mellitus. It is difficult to distinguish diabetic mastopathy from breast cancer by palpation and imaging studies. Most cases are conclusively diagnosed by needle biopsy. Clinicians should be aware of diabetic mastopathy to avoid overdiagnosis and overtreatment. In our patient, diabetic mastopathy could be diagnosed on the basis of clinical characteristics and needle biopsy.

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