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Controlling Nutritional Status (CONUT) score is a prognostic marker for gastric cancer patients after curative resection
BackgroundControlling Nutritional Status (CONUT), as calculated from serum albumin, total cholesterol concentration, and total lymphocyte count, was previously shown to be useful for nutritionalExpand
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Effect of LSKL peptide on thrombospondin 1-mediated transforming growth factor β signal activation and liver regeneration after hepatectomy in an experimental model
A strategy for accelerating liver regeneration after hepatectomy would offer great benefits in preventing postoperative liver failure and improving surgical outcomes. Transforming growth factor (TGF)Expand
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Pancreatic cancer in the remnant pancreas following primary pancreatic resection
AbstractPurposeTo clarify the clinical features of cancer in the pancreatic remnant.Methods We retrospectively reviewed the clinical and pathological findings of 10 patients who developed remnantExpand
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An Imbalance in TAZ and YAP Expression in Hepatocellular Carcinoma Confers Cancer Stem Cell-like Behaviors Contributing to Disease Progression.
Transcriptional coactivator with PDZ-binding motif (TAZ) and yes-associated protein (YAP) are equivalently placed downstream effectors of the Hippo pathway with oncogenic roles in human cancers.Expand
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Percentage of Future Liver Remnant Volume Before Portal Vein Embolization Influences the Degree of Liver Regeneration After Hepatectomy
BackgroundClinical determinants of liver regeneration induced by portal vein embolization (PVE) and hepatectomy remain unclear. The aims of this study were to investigate how liver regenerationExpand
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Epithelial-mesenchymal transition expression profiles as a prognostic factor for disease-free survival in hepatocellular carcinoma: Clinical significance of transforming growth factor-β signaling.
Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) plays a pivotal role in cancer invasion and metastasis, and transforming growth factor (TGF)-β signaling is a potent inducer of EMT. However, the clinicalExpand
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Tumour-infiltrating inflammatory and immune cells in patients with extrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma
Background:Inflammation and immune characteristics of the tumour microenvironment have therapeutic significance. The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical impact on disease progression inExpand
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Cancer cells spread through lymph vessels in the submucosal layer of the common bile duct in gallbladder carcinoma.
INTRODUCTION In the present study, we performed immunohistochemical staining with a lymphatic epithelium-specific marker, D2-40, to analyze the status of lymphatic spreading in the hepatoduodenalExpand
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Epithelial-mesenchymal transition in gastroenterological cancer
Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) was fi rst reported as an essential process in embryonic cells and later showed that cancer cells, regardless of the context, exhibited a similar phenomenonExpand
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Percutaneous transfistulous pancreatic duct drainage and interventional pancreatojejunostomy as a treatment option for intractable pancreatic fistula.
We present 2 techniques for treatment of intractable pancreatic fistula: percutaneous transfistulous pancreatic duct drainage and interventional pancreatojejunostomy. Percutaneous transfistulousExpand
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