Kosaku Maeda

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A 32-year-old woman was admitted with intermittent rectal bleeding with disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC)-like coagulopathy. CT and MRI revealed a retroperitoneal tumor, and we diagnosed giant retroperitoneal hemangioma complicated with Kasabach-Merritt syndrome, following blood pool scintigraphy. Corticosteroid and interferon-alpha were not(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) has become widely accepted as a minimally invasive treatment for early gastric cancer (EGC), and opportunities to use ESD to treat EGC in elderly patients are increasing. The objective of this study was to elucidate the safety and efficacy of ESD in elderly patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS(More)
AIM Disorders of protein metabolism in liver cirrhosis can affect prognosis or cause complications. Treatment with branched-chain amino acid (BCAA) and zinc supplements has been shown to be effective against abnormal nitrogen metabolism in liver cirrhosis. There are, however, few studies on the effects of combining these supplements. In this study, the(More)
Successful prophylactic administration of Helicobacter pylori whole cell sonicate (WCS) plus complete Freund's adjuvant (CFA) or aluminum hydroxide (ALM) against subsequent H. pylori infection was reported recently. Here we tested the effect of WCS plus TiterMax Gold (TMX) or ALM in mice with chronic H. pylori infection. Mice with chronic (18 weeks) H.(More)
Blunt trauma to the abdomen accounts for the majority of abdominal injuries in children. Pancreatic injury is the fourth most common solid organ injury, following injuries to the spleen, liver and kidneys. The most common complications are the formation of pancreatic fistulae, pancreatitis and the development of pancreatic pseudocysts, which usually present(More)
The management of the congenital esophageal stenosis is not well established. The authors present an infant with critical esophageal stenosis owing to tracheobronchial remnant. This lesion was managed successfully by circular myectomy of the esophageal wall without resection. An 1-year-old girl was referred for recurrent vomiting and dysphagia. An(More)
Neonates with congenital tracheal stenosis (CTS) sometimes develop respiratory distress and may be difficult to intubate. We used balloon tracheoplasty with a rigid bronchoscope for emergency airway management in neonates with symptomatic CTS. Herein, we describe the balloon tracheoplasty procedure and the early outcomes following its use as the initial(More)
AIM The current study aimed to assess the perinatal risk of congenital cystic lung diseases (CCLD) and to establish a suitable surgical strategy in consideration of postoperative lung growth and problems during adulthood. METHODS Among 874 CCLD patients identified in a nationwide survey, 428 patients were born between 1992 and 2012 and treated at 10(More)