Junichi Kaneko

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BACKGROUND Although intraoperative cholangiography has been recommended for avoiding bile duct injury during laparoscopic cholecystectomy, radiographic cholangiography is time consuming and may itself cause injury to the bile duct. Recently, a novel fluorescent cholangiography technique using the intravenous injection of indocyanine green (ICG) has been(More)
Although the use of single-incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy (SILC) is spreading rapidly, this technique has disadvantages. It does not allow for sufficient surgical views to be obtained or for intraoperative radiographic cholangiography to be performed. Fluorescent cholangiography using a preoperative intravenous injection of indocyanine green (ICG)(More)
The staphylococcal Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL) genes, [lukS-PV-lukF-PV], exist on the genome of a temperate bacteriophage phiPVL isolated from mitomycin C-induced Staphylococcus aureus V8 (ATCC 49775) (Kaneko, J., Kimura, T., Kawakami, Y., Tomita, T., Kamio, Y., 1997b. Panton-Valentine leukocidin genes in phage-like particle isolated from mitomycin(More)
Staphylococcal Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL) is an important virulence factor, which causes leukocytolysis and tissue necrosis. Our previous report on the existence of the PVL genes (lukS-PV and lukF-PV) on the genome of prophage phiPVL in the Staphylococcus aureus strain V8 suggested the horizontal transmission of PVL genes by temperate bacteriophage(More)
BACKGROUND For safe laparoscopic cholecystectomy, surgeons must possess detailed knowledge of the anatomy of the bile duct and arterial system as seen through a laparoscope. STUDY DESIGN We developed an indocyanine green (ICG) reinjection technique for use in fluorescent angiography. Here, we evaluated the efficacy of the ICG reinjection technique in(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The influence of lymphocytotoxic crossmatch on survival or acute rejection in liver transplantation remains controversial. Data regarding graft survival and acute rejection of living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) are limited. METHODS We retrospectively examined the influence of a positive T or B lymphocytotoxic crossmatch on survival(More)
Staphylococcal toxins, leukocidin and gamma-hemolysin, consist of two protein components, i.e. LukF and LukS for leukocodin and H gamma I and H gamma II for gamma-hemolysin. From a culture fluid of Staphylococcus aureus strain P83, a new protein component of leukocidin or gamma-hemolysin which was designated as LukM was isolated. This component showed the(More)
Although laparoscopic hepatectomy has increasingly been used to treat cancers in the liver, the accuracy of intraoperative diagnosis may be inferior to that of open surgery because the ability to visualize and palpate the liver surface during laparoscopy is relatively limited. Fluorescence imaging has the potential to provide a simple compensatory(More)
BACKGROUND A right liver graft without the middle hepatic vein (MHV) trunk is now commonly used in living-donor liver transplantation for adult patients. The significance of MHV reconstruction on regeneration or functional recovery of right liver grafts after living-donor liver transplantation, however, remains unclear. METHODS From 2000 to 2002 at the(More)
The autosomal dominant cerebellar ataxias (ADCAs) comprise a genetically and clinically heterogenous group of neurodegenerative disorders. Very recently, a C-to-T single nucleotide substitution in the puratrophin-1 gene was found to be strongly associated with a form of ADCA linked to chromosome 16q22.1 (16q-linked ADCA; OMIM 600223). We found the C-to-T(More)