Hiroaki Furuyama

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BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to validate the Beppu nomogram, which predicts disease-free survival (DFS) after resection of colorectal liver metastases, and to investigate the efficacy of neoadjuvant chemotherapy based on the nomogram-predicted recurrence risk. METHODS We retrospectively analyzed 234 patients with colorectal liver metastases(More)
BACKGROUND Prognostic factors for patients with advanced biliary tract cancer (BTC) who received palliative chemotherapy have not been fully established. Especially, the status of unresectable/recurrent disease has not been well studied because of a small number of patients with recurrent BTC in previous studies. METHODS This multicenter retrospective(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Liver regeneration in a cirrhotic liver is unsatisfactory. In the course of liver regeneration, non-parenchymal cells such as sinusoidal endothelial cells as well as hepatocytes increase in number while the liver structure and physiological functions are maintained. The aim of this study was to examine whether sufficient liver regeneration(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Few studies have reported the efficacy and safety of palliative chemotherapy in elderly patients with advanced biliary tract cancer. We aimed to investigate the clinical outcomes of palliative chemotherapy for advanced biliary tract cancer in elderly patients. METHODS We retrospectively evaluated 403 consecutive patients who received(More)
DNA cloning is often used to select and amplify one DNA species from a mixture. However, the cloning process is complex and labor-intensive. We have developed a new two-step method for DNA sequencing directly from a mixture. The first is the introduction of a known oligonucleotide (common part) into the terminus of unknown DNA by ligation. The second is(More)
In ischaemic heart disease patients, transient left ventricular dysfunction is observed due to post-exercise stunning. The aim of this study was to determine whether transient left ventricular dysfunction could also be seen after short-acting pharmacological stress (adenosine triphosphate). A 1 day rest/stress gated myocardial single photon emission(More)
A 50-year-old man was diagnosed with advanced gastric cancer(Borrmann type 3)accompanied with N3.Staging laparoscopy revealed invasion to the transverse mesocolon and positive cytology from peritoneal washing (CY1). After the patient underwent gastrojejunostomy, we administered DCS combination chemotherapy consisting of docetaxel (40 mg/m² intravenously on(More)
A 6 6-year-old woman with hematochezia was admitted to our hospital. A colonoscopy detected KRAS wild-type rectal cancer. An abdominal computed tomography (CT) scan revealed a liver metastasis, and invasion to the uterus was suspected. The patient underwent a laparotomy, and intraoperative cytology and peritoneal dissemination proved positive. The tumor had(More)
[reaction: see text]. A protected version of the northern part of TMC-95A, a potent and selective proteasome inhibitor, was synthesized with full stereochemical control. Highlights of this synthesis include (i) a (Z)-selective Mizoroki-Heck reaction to construct the oxyindole portion, (ii) a diastereoselective epoxidation, (iii) a 6-endo selective epoxide(More)
Background. Hepatectomy, an important treatment modality for liver malignancies, has high perioperative morbidity and mortality rates. Safe, comprehensive criteria for selecting patients for hepatectomy are needed. Since June 2011, we have used a cut-off value of ≧ 0.05 for future liver remnant plasma clearance rate of indocyanine green as a criterion for(More)