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In adult-to-adult living liver transplantation, small-for-size graft syndrome sometimes occurs. The relationship between the hemodynamic changes and histologic findings has not been studied in patients with failure of small-for-size grafts. We analyzed the relationship between the postoperative hemodynamic changes and pathologic findings in patients with(More)
Hand-assisted laparoscopic surgery (HALS) has gained wide clinical acceptance as a practical alternative to laparoscopically assisted surgery (LAP) for the surgical treatment of complex colorectal diseases (e.g., ulcerative colitis and diverticulitis). However, its role in the further challenging operation for Crohn’s colitis (i.e., subtotal or total(More)
BACKGROUND We examined the effectiveness of volume replacement using a lateral tissue flap (LTF) in breast-conserving surgery for a good cosmetic outcome. METHODS We analyzed the results of 130 patients with breast cancer who underwent breast-conserving surgery with replacement using an LTF from 2006 to 2010 with cosmetic evaluations performed according(More)
Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic, relapsing, and refractory disorder of the intestine. Total proctocolectomy with ileal pouch anal anastomosis (IPAA) is the preferred and standard surgical procedure for patients’ refractory to medical therapy. Pouchitis is one of the most common long-term complications after IPAA. In the present study, the safety and(More)
Thirty-eight (designated as cases) of 60 Korean emigrants who consumed raw fresh water fish in Yangon, Myanmar developed migratory swellings and creeping eruptions on the back, abdomen, flank, and other cutaneous areas 1-10 weeks later. The symptoms included itching, nodule formation, fatigue, urticaria, fever, pain on the skin, and erythematous plaques.(More)
Silicon nanowire (SiNW) arrays were prepared on silicon substrates by metal-assisted chemical etching and peeled from the substrates, and their optical properties were measured. The absorption coefficient of the SiNW arrays was higher than that for the bulk silicon over the entire region. The absorption coefficient of a SiNW array composed of 10-μm-long(More)
To achieve a high-efficiency silicon nanowire (SiNW) solar cell, surface passivation technique is very important because a SiNW array has a large surface area. We successfully prepared by atomic layer deposition (ALD) high-quality aluminum oxide (Al2O3) film for passivation on the whole surface of the SiNW arrays. The minority carrier lifetime of the(More)
A 54-year-old woman with advanced pancreatic cancer with peritoneal dissemination was given gemcitabine on days 1,8 and 15, and this was repeated on day 29 at a dose of 1,000-1, 150 mg/m2. After 5 courses,the total infusion was 20,900 mg. Thirteen days after the last infusion, she suffered from sudden dyspnea, and soon went into respiratory failure of WHO(More)
We report a case of an anomalous junction of the cystic duct with the left hepatic duct found during laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Only five other patients with this anatomy have been reported. Two of these five patients had left-sided gallbladders, and the remaining patients (including ours) had their gallbladder in its normal location. Although the(More)