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PURPOSE We performed this study to evaluate the clinical presentation as well as the proper surgical intervention for ovarian metastasis from gastric cancers and these tumors were identified during postoperative follow-up. This will help establish the optimal strategy for improving the survival of patients with this entity. MATERIALS AND METHODS 22(More)
INTRODUCTION Previous studies have shown that portal venous transfusion (PVT) induces a state of immunosuppression, and Kupffer cells may be involved in the mechanism. OBJECTIVE This study was aimed to investigate the effect of PVT on Kupffer cell gene expression. MATERIALS AND METHODS Each BALB/C mouse was subjected to laparotomy and received one of(More)
Surgical thromboembolectomy for acute limb ischemia using Fogarty catheter is basically a blind procedure. Therefore, the complete removal of thromboemboli in all calf arteries is difficult even if completion angiography or radiological intervention is performed. The purpose of this study is to identify whether limb salvage could be achieved if at least one(More)
Complement 1 (C1) inhibitor is an acute phase protein with anti-inflammatory properties. The aim of the present study was to elucidate the relationship between brachial ankle pulse wave velocity (baPWV), the parameter of arterial stiffness, and C1 inhibitor. One hundred subjects were randomly enrolled in this study. Data about baPWV, age, gender,(More)
BACKGROUND The validity of N classification of the 7th edition of the American Joint Committee on Cancer/Union Internationale contre le Cancer (AJCC/UICC) tumor-node-metastasis (TNM) staging system is still under debate. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the prognostic efficacy of the 7th edition of the AJCC/UICC TNM staging system (focusing on N(More)
BACKGROUND Aging is associated with changes in coagulation status and progression of arterial insufficiency. The purpose of this study was to identify interrelationships among aging, coagulation status, and leg necrosis in patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI). METHODS Between March 2010 and February 2013, 103 consecutive patients with CLI were(More)
BACKGROUND D-dimer levels are closely related to the clinical status of deep vein thrombosis (DVT). This study aimed to investigate the factors which were associated with the normalization of D-dimer level by vitamin K antagonist (VKA) therapy, the maintenance of normal D-dimer levels for 6 months during VKA therapy, and the recurrent elevations of D-dimer(More)
Rupture of the iliac artery during percutaneous angioplasty is a life-threatening condition that requires prompt diagnosis and treatment to rescue the patient. Recently, percutaneous angioplasty has become an outpatient procedure, but there is no reliable guideline for observation time in the hospital after percutaneous angioplasty. We describe a(More)
PURPOSE This study aimed to determine whether deep vein thrombosis (DVT) predominantly occurred on a particular side in the pelvic and lower extremity veins. MATERIALS AND METHODS Among 259 consecutive patients with leg swelling, 65 were confirmed to have DVT in the pelvis and lower extremities, and enrolled in this study. The serum levels of initial(More)
A schwannoma is a kind of neurogenic tumor that rarely occurs in the gastrointestinal tract. Gastric schwannomas make up 0.2% of all gastric neoplasms. Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) are the most common mesenchymal tumors and up to 60-70% of GIST occur in the stomach. Schwannoma and GIST are similar in clinical features, so they are difficult to(More)