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Single-port laparoscopic colectomy versus conventional laparoscopic colectomy for colon cancer: a comparison of surgical results
BackgroundSingle-port laparoscopic surgery is a new technique that leaves no visible scar. This new technique has generated strong interest among surgeons worldwide. However, single-port laparoscopicExpand
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Objective assessment of endoscopic surgical skills by analyzing direction-dependent dexterity using the Hiroshima University Endoscopic Surgical Assessment Device (HUESAD)
PurposeWe evaluated our system of objectively assessing endoscopic surgical skills.MethodsWe developed the Hiroshima University Endoscopic Surgical Assessment Device (HUESAD), which records theExpand
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Regulation of T helper type-1 immunity in hapten-induced colitis by host pretreatment with granulocyte colony-stimulating factor.
Recombinant human granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (rhG-CSF) is an immunoregulatory drug whose effects include modulation of antigen-presentation. We investigated the potential ameliorativeExpand
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Overexpression of Hypoxia Inducible Factor-1 Alpha is an Independent Risk Factor for Recurrence After Curative Resection of Colorectal Liver Metastases
BackgroundHypoxia inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α) is a major regulator of tumorigenesis in hypoxic conditions and therefore represents a potential therapeutic target in colorectal cancer (CRC). ClinicalExpand
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Initial experiences of robotic versus conventional laparoscopic surgery for colorectal cancer, focusing on short-term outcomes: a matched case-control study
BackgroundRobotic surgery is a new technique with the benefits of a three-dimensional view, the ability to use multi-degree-of-freedom forceps, the elimination of physiological tremors, and a stableExpand
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Primary lung cancer presenting with metastasis to the colon: a case report
Although about 50% of lung cancers have distant metastasis at the time of initial diagnosis, colonic metastases are extremely rare. This report presents a rare clinical case of colonic metastasisExpand
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KIF11 Is Required for Spheroid Formation by Oesophageal and Colorectal Cancer Cells.
BACKGROUND Oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) and colorectal cancer (CRC) are common types of human cancer. Spheroid colony formation is used to characterize cancer stem cell (CSCs). In theExpand
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Face, Content and Concurrent Validity of the Mimic® dV-Trainer for Robot-Assisted Endoscopic Surgery: A Prospective Study
Objective: The aim of this study was to determine whether any correlation exists between the performance of the Mimic® dV-Trainer (Mimic Technologies, Seattle, Wash., USA) and the da Vinci SurgicalExpand
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Overexpression of PCDHB9 promotes peritoneal metastasis and correlates with poor prognosis in patients with gastric cancer
Gastric cancer (GC) is one of the most common human cancers. Genes expressed only in cancer tissue, especially on the cell membrane, may be useful biomarkers for cancer diagnosis and therapeutics. InExpand
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Approaching time is important for assessment of endoscopic surgical skills
Abstract This study aimed to verify whether the approaching time (the time taken to reach the target point from another point, a short distance apart, during point-to-point movement in endoscopicExpand
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