Hidenori Yanagi

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BACKGROUND Desmoid tumours or fibromatoses are rare entities characterized by the benign proliferation of fibroblasts, which can be life-threatening due to their locally aggressive properties. Surgery is widely accepted as the first line of treatment for extra-abdominal desmoids; however, it is not recommended for intra-abdominal desmoids because of the(More)
We examined protein kinase C (PKC) activity in the cytosolic and particulate fractions of homogenates obtained from 25 colorectal adenomas and adjacent normal mucosa in patients with colorectal carcinoma. The total PKC activity of colorectal adenomas was significantly reduced compared with that of normal mucosa in all cases (122 +/- 45.8 vs 174 +/- 50.5(More)
On page 1119, line 37-38, the following sentence appeared: " This study was approved by the Ethics Committee of Hyogo College of Medicine (TCOG GI-0901) ". The protocol number given here was incorrect and should have been removed, so the sentence should have read: " This study was approved by the Ethics Committee of Hyogo College of Medicine. " The authors(More)
The purpose of this study was to examine the safety and feasibility of a novel protocol of neoadjuvant short-course hyperfractionated accelerated radiotherapy (SC-HART) combined with S-1 for locally advanced rectal cancer. A total of 56 patients with lower rectal cancer of cT3N1M0 (Stage III b) was treated with SC-HART followed by radical surgery, and were(More)
The effect of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) on the human internal anal sphincter was investigated. Cumulative applications of GABA produced concentration-dependent contractions (10(-8)-10(-5) M) of the isolated human sphincter. Pretreatment with bicuculline (GABAA antagonist) turned them to relaxation. Muscimol, a GABAA agonist, induced(More)
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