Kazutoshi Takagi

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OBJECTIVE To investigate the significance of preoperative Glasgow prognostic score (GPS) for postoperative prognostication of patients with colorectal cancer. BACKGROUND Recent studies have revealed that the GPS, an inflammation-based prognostic score that includes only C-reactive protein (CRP) and albumin, is a useful tool for predicting postoperative(More)
BACKGROUND Recent studies have revealed that the modified Glasgow Prognostic Score (mGPS), an inflammation-based prognostic score that includes only C-reactive protein (CRP) and albumin, is a useful tool for predicting postoperative outcome in cancer patients. However, few studies have investigated the mGPS in patients undergoing chemotherapy for(More)
This study was designed to estimate the clinical significance of the C-reactive protein (CRP)/albumin ratio (CAR) for prediction of postoperative survival in patients with colorectal cancer (CRC). The Glasgow Prognostic Score (GPS), calculated from the serum levels of CRP and albumin, is well known to be a valuable inflammation-based prognostic system for(More)
Although carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) is a valuable indicator for estimating the progression of colorectal cancer (CRC), some patients with advanced CRC show no elevation of the CEA level. On the other hand, inflammation-based prognosis, assessed by the Glasgow Prognostic Score (GPS), has been established as one of the important prognostic factors of(More)
BACKGROUND The internal jugular vein (IJV) is one of the recommended sites for safe insertion of a central venous catheter (CVC). Although CVC insertion via the IJV has a lower risk of severe complications such as pneumothorax and arterial bleeding than insertion via the subclavian vein, few reports have provided concrete evidence for the safety of a(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS To demonstrate the usefulness of a fluorescence imager (photodynamic eye; PDE) for observation of lymph flow in lower rectal cancer (LRC). METHODOLOGY Between October 2006 and January 2010, PDE observations were performed in 14 patients with LRC. After induction of general anesthesia, a total of 2mL of indocyanine green (ICG) (2.5mg/mL)(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the influence of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPAR gamma) and delta (PPAR delta) expression on postoperative mortality of patients with colorectal cancer (CRC). METHODS Optimal cutoff values were determined for each relative expression ratio (RER) (RER = PPAR expression of tumor/PPAR expression of normal mucosa) of(More)
We report a case of bleeding in the small intestine of a 59-year-old man that was successfully diagnosed and treated by total intraoperative enteroscopy. The patient was admitted to our hospital because of gastrointestinal bleeding. Gastroscopy, colonoscopy and mesenteric arteriography could not identify the bleeding point. Technetium-99m-labeled red blood(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the influence of preoperative thrombocytosis on survival after surgery in patients with colorectal cancer (CRC). METHODS Four hundred fifty-three patients who had undergone CRC surgery were retrospectively identified from institutional database. On the basis of receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve analysis, they were(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to estimate whether the Glasgow prognostic score (GPS) is useful for predicting the survival of patients after surgery for stage IV colorectal cancer (CRC). METHODS The GPS was calculated on the basis of admission data as follows: patients with both an increased C-reactive protein (CRP) level (>1.0 mg/dL) and(More)