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The aim of this review is to describe recent advances and topics in the surgical management of bile duct cancer. Radical resection with a microscopically negative margin (R0) is the only way to cure cholangiocarcinoma and is associated with marked survival advantages compared to margin-positive resections. Complete resection of the tumor is the surgeon's(More)
The impact of oral antimicrobial prophylaxis on the surgical site infection and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection after elective colorectal surgery was evaluated by a prospective randomized single-blind study. The patients were randomly allocated to receive either mechanical bowel cleansing with polyethylene glycol alone (group 1)(More)
Matrix metallproteinases (MMP)-2 and -9 are associated with cancer invasion and metastasis. MMP-2 and MMP-9 activities have never been assayed in bile. In the present study we investigated whether MMP-2 and -9 activities in the bile could be a marker for evaluation of liver metastasis in colorectal cancer. Fifty-three patients underwent colorectal resection(More)
OBJECTIVE Postoperative pancreatic fistula (POPF) is a severe and frequent complication after pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD). The aim of this study was to identify an independent predictor of POPF and to assess the efficacy of preoperative multidetector row computed tomography (MDCT) images as an indicator for POPF. METHODS A total of 122 patients who(More)
PURPOSE Expression of tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases (TIMP)-1 in colorectal cancer tissue is known to be related to disease progression; however, the clinical significance of measuring the blood level of TIMP-1, which we evaluate herein, has not yet been clarified. METHODS The serum level of TIMP-1 was measured by a one-step enzyme immunoassay in(More)
BACKGROUND Matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) is one of the MMPs that play an important role in cancer invasion and metastasis. Increased levels of MMP-9 in tumor tissue have been found to correlate with advanced stages of colorectal cancer. However, the clinical significance of determining the levels of MMP-9 in blood samples from patients with colorectal(More)
Abdominal wall lifting is a method to produce operative space between the anterior abdominal wall and the intra-abdominal organs during laparoscopic surgery. We devised a hanger lifting procedure for the anterior abdominal wall to avoid complications as well as reduce the costs related to the pneumoperitoneum. In our series, we performed 50 cases of(More)
The aim of the present study was to clarify the clinical characteristics and prognosis of patients with interstitial lung disease (ILD) associated with amyopathic dermatomyositis (ILD-ADM). The study consisted of 14 consecutive patients with ILD-ADM. Patients were classified into two categories, acute/subacute and chronic forms, according to the clinical(More)
Diagnostic pneumoperitoneum, which has been considered the first step of any laparoscopic procedure, is no longer an absolute necessity. We devised an alternative to pneumoperitoneum or abdominal insufflation by upward and outward traction on the anterior abdominal wall with a "hanger lifting method" using subcutaneous wiring. Fairly good room was produced(More)
Biliary reconstruction remains common in postoperative complications after liver transplantation. A systematic search was conducted on the PubMed database and 61 studies of retrospective or prospective institutional data were eligible for this review. The study comprised a total of 14,359 liver transplantations. The overall incidence of biliary stricture(More)