Thyroid Papillary Carcinoma, Type 2 Diabetes, COPD, Chronic Heart Failure
Male in the 70s
Chief Complaint ： No significant symptoms
Past Medical History ： Type 2 Diabetes, COPD and Chronic Heart Failure
Current Medical History ：
He was admitted to our hospital and given medical treatment of thyroid papillary carcinoma, COPD and chronic heart failure. For thyroid papillary carcinoma, he desired to receive a follow-up examination. During hospitalization, we found bilateral pleural effusion (R/O carcinomatous pleural effusion). Also, as NT-pro BNP showed a high value of 1457, we started administering a diuretic agent etc. Although pleural effusion was reduced for a while, on October 4, 2016, due to a decrease in oxygen saturation in blood and an increase in NT-pro BNP, we administered fucoidan mix (1g) concurrently.
Treatment Outcomes ：
On January 19 2017, the value of NT-pro BNP decreased from the one at the time of hospitalization and pleural effusion disappeared.
Fucoidan mix intake per day: Approximately 1.0g （October 2016）
|September 2016||October 2016||January 2017|
|NT-proBNP (< 125)||1457||5965||1269||(pg/ml)|