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The field of nanotechnology holds great promise for the diagnosis and treatment of human disease. However, the size and charge of most nanoparticles preclude their efficient clearance from the body as intact nanoparticles. Without such clearance or their biodegradation into biologically benign components, toxicity is potentially amplified and radiological(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the long-term results of distal pancreatectomy with en bloc celiac axis resection (DP-CAR), a newly designed extended surgical procedure for locally advanced cancer of the pancreatic body. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Pancreatic body cancer often involves the common hepatic artery and/or the celiac axis and is regarded as an unresectable(More)
BACKGROUND Controversy exists over the preferred technique of preoperative biliary drainage (PBD) in patients with hilar cholangiocarcinoma (HCA). The goal of this retrospective study was to identify the preferred technique of PBD for HCA. METHODS A total of 128 consecutive patients with HCA diagnosed between September 1999 and December 2009 who underwent(More)
OBJECTIVE Our objective was to perform a prospective study of surgical treatment of hilar cholangiocarcinoma according to newly established guidelines for performing safe and curative resections. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA The poor survival rate after resection of hilar cholangiocarcinoma is considered to be mainly the result of in-hospital death and(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE The aim of this study was to clarify the prognostic factors of intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) following hepatectomy and to examine the impact of lymph node metastasis on survival. This study was therefore carried out as a Project Study of the Japanese Society of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery. METHODS Three hundred and(More)
PURPOSE To describe the feasibility of a dual microcatheter-dual interlocking detachable coil (DMDI) technique for preoperative embolization of the common hepatic artery (CHA) in preparation for distal pancreatectomy with en bloc celiac axis resection (DP-CAR) for locally advanced pancreatic body cancer. METHODS From January 2007 to December 2009, 26(More)
The 205-kD microtubule-associated protein (205K MAP) is one of the principal MAPs in Drosophila. 205K MAP is similar to the HeLa 210K/MAP4 family of MAPs since it shares the following biochemical properties: it is present in several isoforms, has a molecular mass of approximately 200 kD, and is thermostable. Furthermore, immuno-crossreactivity has been(More)
Due to advances in endoscopic equipment and techniques, preoperative endoscopic biliary drainage (EBD) has been developed to serve as an alternative to percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage (PTBD). This study sought to clarify the benefit of EBD in comparison to PTBD in patients who underwent radical resections of hilar cholangiocarcinoma. One hundred(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to examine the effect of efficient management of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in relation to disability levels in a large cohort of patients with RA over a period of 3 years. METHODS We studied 2775 patients with RA who had continuous enrolment for at least 3 years from 7511 patients with RA enrolled in an observational(More)