Hiroaki Fuji

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5-Fluorouracil (5-FU) has been used as a chemotherapeutic drug for colorectal cancer. Escherichia coli uracil phosphoribosyltransferase (UPRT), a pyrimidine salvage enzyme, converts 5-FU into 5-fluorouridine monophosphate (5-FUMP) at the initial step of 5-FU activation. We investigated the effects of adenoviral-mediated transfer of the E. coli UPRT gene(More)
PURPOSE Laparoscopic liver resection is safe, feasible and associated with less blood loss, shorter hospital stays and fewer postoperative complications in the working age patients with malignant liver tumors. However, it is still unclear if the elderly patients with malignant liver tumors would also benefit from that approach as the younger patients. So,(More)
Post-hepatectomy liver failure is one of the most serious complications liver surgeons must overcome. We previously examined olprinone, a selective phosphodiesterase III inhibitor, and demonstrated its hepatoprotective effects in rats and pigs. We herein report the results of a phase I clinical trial of olprinone in liver surgery (UMIN000004975).(More)
Although treatment strategies for intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) are shifting towards multidisciplinary approaches, preoperative radiographic methods for identifying patients requiring further therapy are unclear. This study was designed to establish a prognostic grading system using preoperatively available objective biomarkers. A novel preoperative(More)
Liver regeneration after partial hepatectomy (PHx) is a time-dependent process, which is tightly regulated by multiple signaling cascades. Failure of this complex process leads to posthepatectomy liver failure (PHLF), which is associated with a high rate of mortality. Thus, it is extremely important to establish a useful biomarker of liver regeneration to(More)
Definitive guidelines for recurrent intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) do not exist. This study has focused on the repeat surgery when analyzing the survival outcomes of recurrent ICC. We evaluated the relationship between clinicopathological features of the primary tumor and implementation of the repeat surgery to identify its potential selection(More)
INTRODUCTION THUNDERBEAT (TB) is a novel device that uses both ultrasonic and advanced bipolar energies for hemostasis. Several recent human studies have proved the safety and efficacy of TB in different surgical procedures, but there have been no similar studies about its efficacy in hepatic parenchymal transection. Therefore, the aim of the study was to(More)
We report 3 cases of gastric carcinoids with hypergastrinemia. Case 1: A 60-year-old man had a 2 cm carcinoid of the stomach and underwent partial resection. Involvement of the muscularis propria and lymph nodes metastasis were observed microscopically. Follow-up gastroscopy revealed another carcinoid lesion and total gastrectomy was performed. Case 2: A(More)
We report a resected case of ascending colon cancer with left supraclavicular and paraaortic lymph nodes and liver metastases which completely responded in terms of metastases but not the primary tumor to FOLFOX4 therapy. A 62-year-old woman with epigastric discomfort was initially diagnosed as malignant lymphoma by FDG-PET with abnormal accumulation at(More)
A 48-year-old man was administered bevacizumab+FOLFOX for lymph node recurrence of colon cancer in the abdominal cavity, and developed serious thrombosis of the portal system after 6 courses of the chemotherapy. We discontinued it promptly and anticoagulant therapy with urokinase was started immediately, but a complete dissolution was not achieved.(More)