Hiroshi Sakaeda

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AIM   We surveyed multiple centers to identify types and frequency of complications and mortality rate associated with radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS   We distributed a questionnaire developed by members of the Chugoku-Shikoku Society for the Local Ablation Therapy of Hepatocellular Carcinoma to 20 centers and(More)
Lymphokine-activated killer activity and natural killer activity in hepatocellular carcinoma patients were assessed. Maximum lymphokine-activated killer activity was induced at 3 to 5 days of incubation, and lymphokine-activated killer activity tended to increase in a manner dose dependent of recombinant interleukin-2. However, the maximum increase of(More)
Ten patients with hepatocellular carcinoma, three of whom had pulmonary metastasis, were treated with adoptive immunotherapy using autologous lymphokine-activated killer cells plus recombinant interleukin 2. Patients received 15 micrograms per day of recombinant interleukin 2 consecutively (for 14 to 64 days), from Day 7 prior to the first leukapheresis,(More)
A 77-year-old woman who have no past history, was admitted in a local hospital in Muroto City, Kochi, Japan, after several days of fever and severe general fatigue and generalized skin erythema. She was suspected to have Japanease spotted fever, which was a local pandemic disease. She was treated with minocycline immediately. The next day, she had(More)
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients can be divided into two groups according to the degree of lymphokine activated killer (LAK) cell activity; a high LAK activity group (H-LAK-HCC) and a low LAK activity group (L-LAK-HCC). Interferon-gamma (IFN-gamma) production is severely defective in L-LAK-HCC but not defective in H-LAH-HCC. IFN-gamma production is(More)
Gastric hyperplastic polyps are generally considered benign lesions, although rare cases of adenocarcinoma have been reported. Two cases of intramucosal adenocarcinoma originating from gastric hyperplastic polyps that were successfully removed by endoscopic mucosal resection or endoscopic submucosal dissection are reported. On pathological examination,(More)