Junichiro Furui

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BACKGROUND The outcome after surgery for intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) is dismal and data on long-term survival are not available. This study evaluated prognostic indicators and characteristic features of long-term survivors after hepatic resection for ICC. METHODS Thirty-one patients who had undergone hepatic resection for ICC were studied.(More)
A 28-year-old pregnant Japanese woman developed fulminant hepatic failure (FHF) with coma grade IV at 15 weeks' gestation and underwent emergency orthotopic living-related liver transplantation (LRLT) using the right hepatic lobe of her father. Blood type was identical. On postoperative day 2, she regained consciousness and was extubated. For fear of(More)
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the relationship between portal venous (PV) velocity and degree of liver regeneration in humans after living donor liver transplantation (LDLT). Between July 1997 and September 2002, a total of 15 adult-to-adult LDLTs with right-lobe grafts were performed, and 13 of these patients were enrolled in this study.(More)
BACKGROUND Surgery remains the treatment of choice for patients with Graves' disease. The purpose of the present study was to assess the usefulness and efficacy of video-assisted subtotal or near-total thyroidectomy in patients with Graves' disease. METHODS Between March 2000 and December 2004, 63 patients with Graves' disease underwent video-assisted(More)
BACKGROUND At present, little information is available on the outcome of medical therapy for patients with acute right colonic diverticulitis, and this has meant a gap in constructing guidelines for its treatment. METHODS The records of patients with acute right colonic diverticulitis at Nagasaki University Graduate School and affiliated hospitals were(More)
BACKGROUND This study assessed the value of the time-signal intensity curve (TIC) obtained from dynamic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the evaluation of remnant pancreatic fibrosis after pancreaticojejunostomy in patients undergoing pancreaticoduodenectomy. METHODS Two modes of pancreaticojejunostomy-duct-to-mucosa anastomosis (DMA; 24 patients) and(More)
This study prospectively assessed subclinical cardiotoxicity in patients undergoing chemotherapy by using the Tei index combining systolic and diastolic time intervals. A significant difference in the Tei index was observed between patients who received a low dose and those who received a moderate to high dose of anthracycline antibiotic drugs. The Tei(More)
To investigate the relationship between tumor angiogenesis and hematogenous metastasis in colorectal cancer, an immunohistochemical analysis using antibody against factor VIII was carried out on archival specimens of 35 primary tumors. In addition, we also evaluated the levels of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and interleukin-8 (IL-8), by an(More)
PURPOSE The present study was undertaken to evaluate whether the microscopic patterns of distribution and extracapsular invasion of cancer cells in the regional lymph nodes were linked to the survival rates for patients with advanced colorectal cancer who undergo a curative surgical resection. METHODS Two hundred ninety-six surgically resected metastatic(More)