Hiroki Ohzato

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Postoperative serum interleukin-6 (SIL-6) and C-reactive protein (SCRP) levels were examined in 71 patients who underwent various types of abdominal surgery. Similar time-dependent changes in SIL-6 and SCRP levels were observed in 12 patients despite differences in surgical procedures and liver function among the patients. SIL-6 started to increase within 3(More)
We investigated the presence of K-ras gene mutation in plasma DNA and assessed its clinical value in patients with pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Mutations in codon 12 of the K-ras gene were examined by mutant allele-specific amplification method using DNA extracted from surgical specimens and plasma samples of 21 patients with pancreatic adenocarcinoma. K-ras(More)
This study tried to improve the number of viable islets isolated from a pancreas because a sufficient number cannot be obtained when the organ is preserved in the manner used for pancreas transplantation. The mechanism involved in the decrease in islet yield during preservation was studied to try to develop a better method for islet preparation. First, the(More)
The aim of this study was to clarify the usefulness of staging laparoscopy for planning the treatment strategy in patients with advanced gastric cancer. This was a retrospective study of patients with gastric cancer who underwent staging laparoscopy. The patients were divided into three groups according to the presence/absence of peritoneal metastasis (P)(More)
CONTEXT Postoperative endocrine and exocrine insufficiencies following traditional pancreatectomies might cause a deterioration of the quality of life and surgical outcome. Parenchyma-sparing pancreatectomies have been utilized in benign lesions and low-grade malignancies. CASE REPORT A 67-year-old female with a past history of right nephrectomy for renal(More)
BACKGROUND The precise intraoperative localization of insulinoma is essential for successful surgical treatment. In addition to various imaging modalities developed recently, arterial stimulation and venous sampling (ASVS) has also been used for tumor localization. METHODS Preoperative and intraoperative ASVS procedures were performed in 6 patients with(More)
In this study, we examined the effect of mitomycin C (MMC) treatment on graft survival and evaluated its efficacy in immunomodulation of islet graft for transplantation. Male WS rats were used as islet donors and streptozotocin-induced diabetic C57BL/6 mice as recipients. The isolated islets were treated with MMC at concentrations of 0, 0.1, 1, 3.2, 10, 32,(More)
BACKGROUND Greater than 50% of patients who undergo curative resection of liver metastases from colorectal carcinoma develop recurrent disease in the residual liver. Although several studies have attempted to use hepatic arterial infusion (HAI) chemotherapy to prevent recurrence, to the authors' knowledge the efficacy of the treatment has not yet been(More)
Fas ligand (FasL) is highly expressed in testicular tissues and thought to be responsible for protection from allograft rejection by inducing apoptosis of anti-graft activated T cells. FasL-expressing islets have been shown to induce a granulocyte-mediated inflammatory reaction. We investigated whether a graft can be protected from alloimmune responses by(More)
Although chronic immunosuppression has been extremely successful in clinical organ transplantation, it is associated with severe complications such as opportunistic infections, spontaneous neoplasms, drug toxicities, metabolic complications, and the inability to control rejection. We therefore have investigated the ability of allogeneic donor lymphoid cells(More)