Hironori Hayashi

Learn More
Five randomized trials of adjuvant trastuzumab have reported significant improvements in recurrence-free survival (RFS) and overall survival. However, patients with node-negative tumors 1 cm or smaller were excluded from these trials. We assessed the recurrence risk and benefit of adjuvant therapy in such patients with small tumors. We identified patients(More)
Several recent studies have reported that selectins are produced during ischemia-reperfusion injury, and that selectin ligands play an important role in cell binding to the endothelium and in liver metastasis. Portal clamping during pancreaticoduodenectomy with vessel resection for pancreatic head cancer causes(More)
Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) is characterized as a highly fatal tumor with poor prognosis because of its strong progression, early invasion, widespread metastasis and rich cancerous stroma. Although it is widely accepted that fibroblasts facilitate stromal fibrosis and tumor progression, the mechanisms of the interaction between cancer cells and(More)
BACKGROUND The prognosis of gastric cancer with para-aortic lymph node (PAN) metastasis is poor. We applied triple combination chemotherapy with docetaxel, cisplatin, and S-1 (DCS therapy) as pre-operative chemotherapy and investigated the outcome of the combination of this therapy and gastrectomy with para-aortic lymph node dissection (PAND). METHODS We(More)
Cytokeratin 18 (CK18) fragments are released into circulation during epithelial cell death. M30 (reflects caspase-cleaved CK18 fragment) and M65 (reflects total CK18 fragment) enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) detect circulating CK18 fragments released during caspase-dependent or total cell death, respectively; thus, CK18 has the potential of being(More)
The roles of aldosterone in the progression of heart failure have not been fully elucidated. This study examined whether aldosterone nongenomically activates reactive oxygen species (ROS) production, causing myocyte apoptosis. Addition of aldosterone to neonatal rat cardiac myocytes caused the activation of NADPH oxidase and intracellular ROS production in(More)
BACKGROUND Carbon dioxide-rich water bathing has the effect of vasodilatation, whereas it remains undetermined whether this therapy exerts an angiogenic action associated with new vessel formation. METHODS AND RESULTS Unilateral hindlimb ischemia was induced by resecting the femoral arteries of C57BL/J mice. Lower limbs were immersed in CO2-enriched water(More)
In primary malignant liver tumors, trypsinogen-immunoreactivity was present in 70% of intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) specimens, but absent in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) specimens. We suggest the secretion of trypsinogen to be a key difference in biological behavior between ICC and HCC cells. The purpose of this study was to investigate the(More)
This report presents a case that was successfully treated for acquired factor VIII inhibitor after extensive visceral surgery. A 71-year-old male who underwent surgery for bile duct cancer had active bleeding in the abdominal drainage tube on postoperative day (POD) 5, and prolonged activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT) was detected (83.1 s) on POD(More)
Pancreatic schwannoma is a very rare tumor that tends to be confused with other pancreatic tumors preoperatively. We report a case of schwannoma of the pancreatic head. A 40-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital for treatment of a pancreatic tumor which was found by medical checkup. It was a well-defined solid tumor exhibiting heterogeneous(More)