Junko Nambu

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PURPOSE To investigate the detectability of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) on Gd-EOB-enhanced MR images (Gd-EOB-MRI), we performed tumor-by-tumor analysis of pathologically confirmed tumors using explants from cirrhotic patients who had undergone liver transplantation. MATERIALS AND METHODS We studied 11 explanted livers and classified the tumor intensity(More)
Fatty liver (FL) is associated with development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, whether FL itself promotes the progression of HCC is unclear. We recently found that hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) were prominently activated in the steatotic liver. Here, we investigated whether steatotic livers promote HCC progression and whether HSCs of steatotic(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Hepatic stellate cells are thought to play a role in modulating intrahepatic vascular resistance based on their capacity to contract via Rho signaling. We investigated the effect of a Rho-kinase inhibitor on ischemia-reperfusion injury in the steatotic liver. METHODS Steatotic livers, induced by a choline-deficient diet in rats, were(More)
Objective: To review the characteristics of and the procedure for preventing postoperative bleeding after neck surgery. Materials and Methods: A retrospective review of 9 patients (9/893; 1.0%) with postoperative bleeding who required reoperation was performed to analyze clinical findings. Results: There was no significant difference in the incidence of(More)
Although several studies have shown that serum antithrombin III (ATIII) has anti-inflammatory effects, the prognostic value of ATIII in HCC is unknown. We investigated the influence of preoperative ATIII levels on the outcome of patients who underwent hepatectomy for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Data from 440 patients (314 patients with ATIII ≥70 % and(More)
Serum carbohydrate antigen 19-9 (CA 19-9), a marker of malignant tumors, is generally slightly elevated in benign conditions. We report a case of acute cholecystitis with a significantly elevated level of serum CA 19-9 based on positron emission tomography (PET)-computed tomography (CT) findings. A 65-year-old woman presented with abdominal pain and fever.(More)
Anaplastic thyroid cancer is one of the most aggressive human malignancies and is resistant to multimodal treatments. The expression of h-prune, the human homologue of Drosophila prune, has been reported to be correlated with progression and aggressiveness in various cancers including breast, colorectal and pancreatic cancers. We examined the role of(More)
INTRODUCTION De Garengeot hernia is rare. Although previous reports have suggested various surgical options according to patient condition, comorbidities, surgeon preference, and clinical findings during surgery, a treatment strategy has not been established. PRESENTATION OF CASE An 81-year-old woman presented with an irreducible tender mass that was(More)
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