Hiroshi Nimura

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BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to investigate the differences in location of the main occluding area with reduction of occlusal support and to evaluate the subsequent impairment in masticatory ability. METHODS One hundred and two patients were recruited according to the Eichner's index, which is based on the number of occlusal support zones.(More)
BACKGROUND Although the infrared indocyanine green (ICG) imaging is an effective method to identify sentinel lymph nodes (SLNs) of gastric cancer, its objectivity has not been verified. METHODS We studied 563 lymph nodes under infrared light observation from the ICG-positive lymphatic basins of 36 patients who underwent SLN-navigated gastrectomy for(More)
Accurate prediction of lymph node (LN) status is crucially important for appropriate treatment planning in patients with early gastric cancer (EGC). However, consensus on patient and tumor characteristics associated with LN metastasis are yet to be reached. Through systematic search, we identified several independent variables associated with LN metastasis(More)
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