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BACKGROUND Thirty-two patients who were 70 years of age or older underwent hepatic resection in the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma. There were 25 men and 7 women. Age ranged from 70 to 84 years, averaging 74 +/- 3 years (mean +/- SD). Underlying liver diseases were associated in all patients but one, cirrhosis of the liver in 22, and chronic(More)
OBJECTIVE This study analyzed the results in 229 patients with primary hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) who were treated by radical hepatic resection in the past 11 years. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Due to marked advances in diagnostic and therapeutic methods, the therapeutic strategy for HCC has changed significantly. However, there are still many problems to(More)
Interaction of chromatin with the nuclear envelope and lamina is thought to help determine higher order chromosome organization in the interphase nucleus. Previous studies have shown that nuclear lamins bind chromatin directly. Here we have localized a chromatin binding site to the carboxyl-terminal tail domains of both A- and B-type mammalian lamins, and(More)
BACKGROUND Detailed follow-up of patients with chronic hepatitis has resulted in increased diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in patients without cirrhosis. Despite numerous studies on hepatic resection, the prognostic factors for intrahepatic recurrence and survival are not well known for patients with HCC without cirrhosis. METHODS Among 349(More)
During a 10-yr-period, 24 cases of alpha-fetoprotein-producing gastric cancer were experienced in our department. The mean age was 62.5 yr, and the sex ratio of males to females was 3:1. Borrmann II and III types of gastric cancer were predominant (83.3%). The prognosis was dismal. Most of the patients, including three radically operated cases of early(More)
The first Japanese case of fibrolamellar carcinoma (FLC) of the liver is described. The 17-year-old Japanese male affected died of the disease 25 months after palliative operation. The diagnosis of FLC had not been confirmed before autopsy. Pre-operative diagnosis of FLC is important to surgeons. According to the literature, FLC is rare in Asia. The endemic(More)
Nuclear DNA content of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) was estimated by flow cytometry after hepatic resection in 91 patients during the past 5 years. There were 53 diploid and 38 aneuploid tumours. Clinicopathological features were compared retrospectively between the patients with diploid and those with aneuploid HCC. DNA ploidy did not show any(More)
We compared 27 cases of alpha-fetoprotein (AFP)-positive gastric cancer with 478 cases of AFP-negative gastric cancer in our department. The incidences of AFP-positive gastric cancer were 5.4% (27/505), 7.2% (23/218), and 2.1% (4/187) for overall, advanced, and early cases of gastric cancer, respectively. Sex, age distribution, pathologic type, and serum(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Rabeprazole has a faster onset of antisecretory activity than omeprazole and lansoprazole. The aim of the present study was to clarify whether there is any difference in the speed of symptom relief in patients with reflux esophagitis following the administration of these three proton pump inhibitors (PPI). METHODS Eighty-five patients(More)
We examined regions of human lamins A and C involved in binding to surfaces of mitotic chromosomes. An Escherichia coli expression system was used to produce full-length lamin A and lamin C, and truncated lamins retaining the central alpha-helical rod domain (residues 34-388) but lacking various amounts of the amino-terminal 'head' and carboxy-terminal(More)