Kazuhiko Shibuya

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BACKGROUND/PURPOSE To provide a framework for clinicians to manage acute pancreatitis, evidence-based guidelines have been developed by the Japanese Society of Abdominal Emergency Medicine. METHODS Evidence was collected by a systematic search of MEDLINE and Japana Centra Revuo Medicina. A total of 1348 papers were reviewed and levels of evidence were(More)
To assess the advantages of a laparoscope-assisted proctocolectomy with ileal J-pouch anal anastomosis compared with conventional procedures, we retrospectively analyzed the results of the two procedures as follows: Eleven patients including five patients with familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) and six with ulcerative colitis (UC) underwent a(More)
INTRODUCTION The mortality associated with severe acute pancreatitis is still high, and death in the later stage of the disease is chiefly due to bacterial infection and sepsis. However, objective parameters for the risk of sepsis in acute pancreatitis have not been established. AIM To investigate the value of human leukocyte antigen-DR (HLA-DR) on(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to clarify the still poorly understood dynamics of peritoneal inflammatory cells (PICs) in acute pancreatitis. METHODS Acute pancreatitis of 3 different degrees of severity was induced in male Wistar rats. Peritoneal lavage was performed at 1, 6, 12, and 24 hours after the induction, and the fluids collected were(More)
OBJECTIVE Kawasaki disease (KD) was first reported by Tomisaku Kawasaki in 1967 in Japan. Large-scale nationwide epidemiologic surveys have been conducted continuously by the Japan Kawasaki Disease Research Committee; however, there were very few reports of KD before 1967. This study was performed to clarify when KD appeared in Japan. DESIGN We(More)
The authors report a case of laryngeal atresia (congenital high airway obstruction syndrome [CHAOS]) that was diagnosed prenatally. The patient underwent successfully tracheostomy by ex utero intrapartum treatment (EXIT). The fetal ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging MRI showed a typical CHAOS pattern with expanded hyperechogenic lungs, inverted(More)
On March 1, 1999, a 71-year-old woman was diagnosed as having cholecystolithiasis, for which she underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy at a local hospital. Intraoperative cholangiography was not performed. No malignant lesion was detected in the gallbladder. In March 2000, a subcutaneous tumor was pointed out at the port site in her abdomen, and resected.(More)
INTRODUCTION Macrophages are considered to play an essential role in the events leading to systemic inflammatory response. Some are known to reside in the peritoneal cavity but there are no reports defining the participation of peritoneal macrophages (PMs) in the progression of acute pancreatitis. AIM To clarify the role of PMs in the progression of acute(More)
An in vivo microscopic technique was used to clarify the increase in microvascular permeability and enhanced leukocyte–endothelium interaction of pancreatic microcirculation in experimental pancreatitis of differing severity. Using bovine albumin fluorescein isothiocyanate (FITC) and carboxyfluorescein diacetate succinimidyl ester (CFDASE) as tracers, the(More)