Kengo Morimoto

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Gelatin sponge (GS) is one of the most widely used embolic agents in interventional procedures. There are four commercially available GS products in Japan; however, the endovascular use of Gelfoam and Spongel is off-label, and Gelpart can only be used for hepatic artery embolization and Serescue can only be used for hemostasis of arterial bleeding. GS has(More)
To investigate some basic aspects of soil remediation using biomimetic catalysts, the effects of humic substances (HSs) on the removal of xenobiotics, such as pentachlorophenol (PCP), were investigated. The use of a biomimetic catalytic system using tetra(p-sulfophenyl)porphine-iron(III) (Fe(III)-TPPS) and potassium monopersulfate (KHSO5) resulted in the(More)
We evaluated the efficacy of ethanolamine oleate (EO) as a sclerosing agent for a symptomatic hepatic or renal cyst. Seven patients with symptomatic hepatic (n = 3) or renal cysts (n = 4) were treated by sclerotherapy with EO. The cyst size in the greater diameter ranged from 6 to 13 cm. The cyst was punctured under ultrasound guidance, and after all of the(More)
To elucidate the structural features of humic acids (HAs) that potentially contribute to enhancing the activity of a tetra(p-sulfonatophenyl)porphineiron(III) (Fe(III)-TPPS) catalyst, the effects of the chemical properties of molecular weight fractionated HAs on the catalytic activity of Fe(III)-TPPS were investigated. Three fractions were obtained as the(More)
OBJECTIVE Systemic chemotherapy and chemoradiotherapy, the standard treatments, do not satisfactorily improve the poor prognosis of unresectable pancreatic cancer. The authors administered arterial infusion of 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) combined with concurrent radiation therapy to enhance the antitumor effect of chemotherapy. The purpose of this study was to(More)
PURPOSE To identify the drug infusion vessel for use in obtaining the best drug distribution in arterial infusion chemotherapy for advanced pancreatic cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS In 16 cases of advanced pancreatic cancer (pancreatic head, n = 12; pancreatic body and/or tail, n = 4), computed tomography during arterial injection of contrast material was(More)
In the presence of humic substances (HSs), the oxidative conversion of pentachlorophenol (PCP) was found to be efficiently catalyzed by tetra(p-sulfophenyl)porphineiron(III) (Fe(III)-TPPS) using KHSO5 as an oxygen donor. Ortho-tetrachloroquinone (o-TeCQ), 2-hydroxyl-nonachlorodiphenyl ether (2H-NCDE), 4-hydroxyl-nonachlorodiphenyl ether (4H-NCDE), and(More)
PURPOSE This study was designed to clarify the advantages of biodegradable stents in terms of mucosal reaction and biodegradation after placement. We designed a biodegradable stent and assessed stent degradation and changes in the normal bile ducts of dogs. METHODS The biodegradable stent is a balloon-expandable Z stent consisting of poly-L-lactic acid(More)
PURPOSE To clarify the efficacy of transcatheter hepatic sub-subsegmental, subsegmental, and segmental arterial chemoembolization using lipiodol (subseg/seg lip-TACE) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), long-term outcomes of patients who had been treated using subseg/seg lip-TACE alone were retrospectively examined. MATERIALS AND METHODS Subjects(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the pharmacological advantages of transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) with cisplatin powder for hypervascular hepatic tumors in animal experiments. VX2 tumors were transplanted to the livers of nine rabbits. Cisplatin (1 mg/kg) was infused into the proper hepatic artery. In the cisplatin-HAI group, cisplatin(More)