Koichi Taniguchi

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BACKGROUND The delayed release of serum cardiac markers such as creatine kinase isoenzyme MB and equivocal early electrocardiographic changes have hampered a diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in the early phase after its onset. Therefore, a reliable serum biochemical marker for the diagnosis of AMI in the very early phase is desirable. (More)
A 61-year-old female underwent right hemihepatectomy and caudate lobectomy for hilar cholangiocarcinoma in 1999. Ten years later, increasing serum carbohydrate 19-9 was detected by routine follow-up. Subsequent positron emission tomography revealed an asymptomatic lesion in the right 11th rib. As the mass steadily grew in size, the lesion was resected en(More)
BACKGROUND Endoscopic biliary stenting (EBS) is one of the most important palliative treatments for biliary tract cancer. However, reflux cholangitis arising from bacterial adherence to the inner wall of the stent must be avoided. We evaluated the use of EBS above the sphincter of Oddi to determine whether reflux cholangitis could be prevented in(More)
The use of immunosuppressants after liver transplantation (LT) is associated with postoperative complications, including infections. A 49-year-old male underwent living-donor (LD) LT because of primary sclerosing cholangitis. He was treated with tacrolimus, mycophenolate mofetil, and steroids as immunosuppressants, discharged on postoperative day (POD) 40,(More)
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