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PubMed | Kobe University, Otokoyama Hospital, Toyooka Hospital, Osaka City University and Kansai Medical University
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Oncology letters | Year: 2015

Angioimmunoblastic T cell lymphoma (AITL) is a peripheral T cell lymphoma, known to express CD3 and CD4, and, frequently, also CD10 and c-Maf-1. Hypergammaglobulinemia is not particularly rare in patients with AITL. However, AITL in conjunction with plasmacytosis in the peripheral blood is rare. The current report presents a case of CD10-negative AITL demonstrating leukemic change and plasmacytosis in the peripheral blood mimicking plasma cell leukemia. A 78-year-old male was admitted to hospital due to systemic lymph node enlargement, high serum IgG and IgA, and increased counts of plasmacytoid cells and lymphoid cells with atypical nuclei in the peripheral blood. Initially, plasma cell leukemia was suspected, due to the extreme increase in the number of plasma cells in the peripheral blood. However, the plasma cells did not show clonal expansion on examination by flow cytometry. Based on histological analyses, following a biopsy of an enlarged lymph node, the patient was diagnosed with AITL. This case suggests that when hypergammaglobulinemia and increases in B-lineage cells are observed, AITL should be considered in addition to disorders of B-lineage cells.


PubMed | Kyoto University, University of Bologna, Toyooka Hospital and Kansai Medical University
Type: Journal Article | Journal: European archives of psychiatry and clinical neuroscience | Year: 2016

In electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), remifentanil is often used concurrently with anesthetics. The objective of this study was to provide an up-to-date and comprehensive review on how the addition of remifentanil to anesthetics affects seizure duration and circulatory dynamics in mECT. We performed a meta-analysis of RCTs that investigated seizure duration and circulatory dynamics in patients treated with ECT using anesthetics alone (non-remifentanil group) and with anesthetics plus remifentanil (remifentanil group). A total of 13 RCTs (380 patients and 1024 ECT sessions) were included. The remifentanil group showed a significantly prolonged seizure duration during ECT compared to the non-remifentanil group [motor: 9 studies, SMD=1.25, 95% CI (0.21, 2.29), p=0.02; electroencephalogram: 8 studies, SMD=0.98, 95% CI (0.14, 1.82), p=0.02]. The maximum systolic blood pressure (SBP) was significantly reduced in the remifentanil group compared to the non-remifentanil group [7 studies, SMD=-0.36, 95% CI (-0.65, 0.07), p=0.02]. Substantial heterogeneity was observed for meta-analyses for seizure durations, but a pre-planned subgroup analysis revealed that seizure duration was prolonged only when the use of the anesthetic dose was reduced in the remifentanil group. The results of our study suggest that addition of remifentanil to anesthesia in ECT may lead to prolonged seizure duration when it allows the use of reduced anesthetic doses. Further, the addition of remifentanil was associated with reduced maximum SBP.


PubMed | Iwate Medical University, Kyoto Institute of Technology, Toyooka Hospital and Kansai Medical University
Type: Letter | Journal: FEBS letters | Year: 2016

Heme is degraded by heme oxygenase to form iron, carbon monoxide (CO), and biliverdin. However, information about the catabolism of heme in erythroid cells is limited. In this study, we showed the production and export of bilirubin in murine erythroleukemia (MEL) cells. The production of bilirubin by MEL cells was enhanced when heme synthesis was induced. When mouse bone marrow cells were induced with erythropoietin to differentiate into erythroid cells, the synthesis of bilirubin increased. The expression of -globin was enhanced by CO at the transcriptional level. These results indicate that constant production of CO from heme regulates erythropoiesis.


PubMed | Kyoto University, Toyooka Hospital and Kansai Medical University
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Molecular and clinical oncology | Year: 2016

Carcinosarcoma is a rare malignant tumor of the uterus with a poor prognosis. We herein present a case of uterine carcinosarcoma in a 67-year-old woman suffering from pervaginal bleeding for 3 months, with progressive anemia. Upon biopsy of the endometrium, the tumor was diagnosed as endometrioid adenocarcinoma. Total hysterectomy, bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy and pelvic lymph node dissection were performed. The histological examination revealed that the tumor consisted of serous adenocarcinoma and sarcoma of homologous components. After the operation, chemotherapy with paclitaxel and carboplatin was administered. At approximately 3 years postoperatively, the patient remains alive and recurrence-free.


Tran T.T.,Kyoto Institute of Technology | Mu A.,Kyoto Institute of Technology | Adachi Y.,Kyoto Institute of Technology | Adachi Y.,Toyooka Hospital | Taketani S.,Kyoto Institute of Technology
Photochemistry and Photobiology | Year: 2014

δ-Aminolevulinic acid (ALA)-induced protoporphyrin accumulation is widely used in the treatment of cancer, as photodynamic therapy (PDT). To clarify the mechanisms of ALA uptake by tumor cells, we have examined the ALA-induced accumulation of protoporphyrin by the treatment of colon cancer DLD-1 and epithelial cancer HeLa cells with γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA)-related compounds. When the cells were treated with GABA, taurine and β-alanine, the level of protoporphyrin was decreased, suggesting that plasma membrane transporters involved in the transport of neurotransmitters contribute to the uptake of ALA. By transfection with neurotransmitter transporters SLC6A6, SLC6A8 and SLC6A13 cDNA, the ALA- and ALA methylester-dependent accumulation of protoporphyrin markedly increased in HEK293T cells, dependent on an increase in the uptake of ALA. When ALA-treated cells were exposed to white light, the extent of photodamage increased in SLC6A6- and SLC6A13-expressing cells. Conversely, knockdown of SLC6A6 or SLC6A13 with siRNAs in DLD-1 and HeLa cells decreased the ALA-induced accumulation. The expression of SLC6A6 and SLC6A13 was found in some cancer cell lines. Immunohistochemical studies revealed that the presence of these transporters was elevated in colon cancerous cells. These results indicated that neurotransmitter transporters including SLC6A6 and SLC6A13 mediate the uptake of ALA and can play roles in the enhancement of ALA-induced accumulation of protoporphyrin in cancerous cells. © 2014 The American Society of Photobiology.


PubMed | Red Cross, Toyooka Hospital and National Hospital Organization Kyoto Medical Center
Type: Case Reports | Journal: Neuropathology : official journal of the Japanese Society of Neuropathology | Year: 2016

An intra-axial tumor measuring about 4cm was excised from the right temporal lobe of a 35-year-old woman, who had a past history of resection of craniopharyngioma and postoperative radiation 21years earlier. The tumor involved both the cortex and white matter, but was not attached to the dura mater. It consisted of a dense, interlacing, fascicular proliferation of atypical fibroblastic cells and was associated with an extensive, lace-like, desmoplastic change mainly involving the perivascular region around the tumor and overlying the subarachnoid space. The histopathological features of the desmoplastic change resembled meningioangiomatosis, but no proliferation of meningothelial cells was noted. The patient has been free from recurrence for 12months since the operation. The association of primary cerebral fibrosarcoma with an extensive, lace-like, perivascular, desmoplastic change has not been documented in the literature. The radiation administered 21years previously may have played some pathogenetic role in the perivascular desmoplastic change, and a malignant transformation of fibroblasts within the perivascular collagenous tissue is considered the most likely origin of the fibrosarcoma.


Arai A.,Kobe University | Aihara H.,Kobe University | Miyake S.,Toyooka Hospital | Hanada Y.,Toyooka Hospital | Kohmura E.,Kobe University
Neurologia Medico-Chirurgica | Year: 2011

A 50-year-old male presented with back pain and numbness of the lower extremities persisting for 10 years. He had played volleyball for a long period until recently. He had no history of meningitis or traumatic injury. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a syringomyelia located in the region from T8 to T9 without contrast enhancement or Chiari malformations. Computed tomography showed T9-10 spinal stenosis caused by the right enlarged ossified yellow ligament. Decompressive laminectomy was performed and the ossified ligament removed. Due to the finding of arachnoid thickening and adhesions during the intradural operation, shunting was also performed. Postoperatively, the neuroimaging and clinical findings improved. Syringomyelia is often associated with Chiari malformations, trauma, spinal tumor, hemorrhaging, and meningitis. We suggest that repeated minor mechanical damage caused by physical exercise in addition to long-standing compression of the spinal cord due to spinal spondylosis could induce severe arachnoid fibrotic change similar to adhesive arachnoiditis, which may be one of the main triggers of syringomyelia. Extradural decompressive surgery is considered to be the initial treatment for syringomyelia associated with spinal spondylosis.


Arai A.,Kobe University | Morishita A.,Toyooka Hospital | Hanada Y.,Toyooka Hospital | Aihara H.,Kobe University
Neurologia Medico-Chirurgica | Year: 2010

A 61-year-old female, previously treated for lung cancer, presented with a rare case of metastasis directly to the optic chiasm manifesting as visual deficits. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a suprasellar mass similar to an optic glioma. At surgery, the optic chiasm appeared swollen with hypervascularity over the surface. The bilateral optic nerves and the pituitary stalk appeared normal. A small incision was made on the superior surface of the chiasm and biopsy specimens were taken. The histological diagnosis was adenocarcinoma, which was consistent with the primary lung cancer. She received whole brain irradiation, resulting in mild improvement of her vision. Suprasellar metastatic tumors to the pituitary gland, pituitary stalk, and hypothalamus are well documented, but solitary metastasis within the optic chiasm should be considered as one of several differential diagnoses of suprasellar tumors, in patients with or without a history of treated cancer.


Mechanical thrombectomy using the stent retriever has been proven to be effective for select patients with acute ischemic stroke. We evaluated our early experience using the device after its approval in 2014 in Japan, with a special emphasis on the occlusion site. Fifty consecutive endovascular revascularization procedures for treating anterior acute large vessel occlusion were performed using the Trevo ProVue as the first-line device at our institute between April 2015 and March 2016. Focusing on the involvement of the M1-M2 bifurcation with deployment or retrieval of the stent retriever, we regarded the middle cerebral artery M1 mid-portion as the boundary and divided the cases into proximal (n = 26) and distal (n = 24) groups. We assessed the overall clinical outcome and compared the outcome between the two groups. Among 50 patients (median age, 80 years; National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale score (NIHSS) score, 20), successful (modified Thrombolysis in Cerebral Infarction score (TICI) 2b or 3) or complete revascularization (TICI 3) was achieved in 41 patients (82%; 88% in the proximal group vs 75% in the distal group, P = 0.28) and in 27 patients (54%; 73% vs 33%, P = 0.01), respectively. Symptomatic intracranial hemorrhage occurred in three patients (6%; 4% vs 8%, P = 0.60). A good outcome (mRS score 0 to 2) was obtained in 25 patients at 90 days (50%; 54% vs 46%, P = 0.78). Mechanical thrombectomy using the Trevo ProVue was safe and effective in patients with acute cerebral artery occlusion, especially for proximal occlusions. The efficacy of the procedure for distal occlusions was somewhat inferior to those for proximal occlusions, which might be resolved by next generation devices.


Sawazaki H.,Toyooka Hospital | Goto H.,Toyooka Hospital | Takao N.,Toyooka Hospital | Taki Y.,Toyooka Hospital | Takeuchi H.,Toyooka Hospital
Urology | Year: 2012

A 41-year-old woman presented with severe lower abdominal pain. She had a history of 2 cesarean deliveries. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed a 4.3 × 4.6 × 4.8-cm mass on the urinary bladder dome. Preoperative diagnosis was invasive urachal tumor. Wide resection of the tumor was performed. The histopathological diagnosis was clear cell adenocarcinoma with endometriosis. MRI revealed normal-sized ovaries and uterus. The definite diagnosis of clear cell carcinoma arising from abdominal wall endometriosis was made. Adjuvant chemotherapy with paclitaxel and carboplatin (total 6 courses) was planned. The patient has thus far received 4 courses of this treatment. © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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