Akihiko Seki

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To evaluate the safety, clinical outcomes, and hepatic artery damage after transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) with epirubicin-loaded superabsorbent polymer microspheres (ELM-TACE) in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in a single center in Japan. This embolic agent is the original form of microspheres, which has the same composition(More)
Contrast material pooling on angiography within a tumor bed during embolization for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) presents as the vascular lake (VL) phenomenon. This retrospective study aimed to evaluate the frequency and management of VLs during chemoembolization with drug-eluting beads (DEBs) and the relationship between the VL and local response. A(More)
The morbidity of diabetes mellitus is increasing gradually in Japanese populations. It is important to clarify the risk factors of diabetes in Japanese populations in order to take adequate measures against the increasing morbidity of diabetes. In order to evaluate the link between past and concurrent obesity and diabetes in middle-aged Japanese men, we(More)
There is no consensus on switching anticancer agents loaded onto drug carriers in transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). This study aimed to evaluate the safety and clinical outcomes of TACE with cisplatin-loaded microspheres (CLM-TACE) in HCC patients refractory to TACE with epirubicin-loaded microspheres(More)
This is the first case report describing transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) with docetaxel-loaded microspheres which was successful in controlling liver metastases. We report on a 50-year-old woman with unresectable liver metastases from colorectal cancer. Since November 2007, the patient had received 12 courses of mFOLFOX6 (LV/5-FU/L-OHP) as(More)
'Sick house syndrome' (SHS) is a health issue that closely resembles sick building syndrome (SBS) that had occurred in European countries. The aim of this review is to clarify the characteristics of SHS by reviewing previous reports rigorously. We propose the definition of SHS as "health impairments caused by indoor air pollution, regardless of the place,(More)
We encountered a 49-year-old Japanese man in whom tumor-like renal lesions developed as a result of chronic Staphylococcus aureus pyelonephritis. The patient complained of general fatigue, weight loss, and anorexia for 6 months. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) of the abdomen revealed multiple low-density lesions in both kidneys and paraaortic(More)
This retrospective study aimed to evaluate the safety and local efficacy of transcatheter arterial embolization (TAE) with superabsorbent polymer microspheres (SAP-MS) in patients with pulmonary metastases from renal cell carcinoma (RCC). Sixteen patients with unresectable pulmonary metastases from RCC refractory to standard therapy were enrolled to undergo(More)
This study involved the examination of 1,006 chest x-ray films of workers from the industries devoted to shipyard welding, stone grinding, and refractory crushing in southern Okayama prefecture. Of the reviewed films, analysis was focused on subjects with a profusion rate of 0/1 as well as pneumoconiotic subjects (exhibiting profusion rates of 1/0 or(More)
We aimed to retrospectively evaluate the safety and efficacy of transarterial treatment for the recurrence of ovarian cancer, limited to one or two gross regions, in a palliative setting as third-line and beyond therapy. Twenty-six consecutive patients were enrolled to undergo transarterial treatment of target lesions that were life-threatening or(More)