Emiko Kono

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Commercially available mechanical devices for gastrointestinal anastomosis are mostly made in overseas. Japanese female surgeons have described these devices as being too large and difficult to handle. This study investigated the degree of satisfaction and problems experienced by Japanese surgeons in using various staplers for mechanical anastomosis. A(More)
The clinical benefit of cetuximab combined with oxaliplatin-based chemotherapy remains under debate. The aim of the present multicenter open-label Phase II study was to explore the efficacy and safety of biweekly administration of cetuximab and mFOLFOX-6 or XELOX as first-line chemotherapy in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer. Sixty-two patients(More)
INTRODUCTION Widespread application of laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) has resulted in a high complication rate and leads to prolonged hospital stays. This study aimed to investigate the preoperative and intraoperative clinical factors that relate to prolongation of hospital stay. METHODS We studied 370 patients who underwent LC for gallbladder disease(More)
The patient was a 66-year-old woman, who was diagnosed with cT3N3M0, cStage III esophageal cancer with widespread lymph node metastases in the mediastinum and abdomen. She was treated with 2 courses of chemotherapy with docetaxel/ cisplatin/5-FU(DCF therapy). CT and FDG PET-CT showed a significant reduction in both the primary tumor and the metastatic lymph(More)
The Oxford classification of IgA nephropathy consists of four markers as prognosticators. We retrospectively examined the relevance of extracapillary proliferation involving cellular and fibrocellular crescents (Ex) and arteriolar hyalinosis (A) on the long-term outcome of renal function. A total of 314 Japanese patients who were diagnosed with IgA(More)