Manabu Shimomura

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Colon cancer (CC) is a leading cause of cancer mortality. Novel biomarkers are needed to identify CC patients at high risk of recurrence and those who may benefit from therapeutic intervention. The aim of this study is to investigate if miR-21 expression from RNA isolated from formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue sections is associated with(More)
BACKGROUND Single-port laparoscopic surgery is a new technique that leaves no visible scar. This new technique has generated strong interest among surgeons worldwide. However, single-port laparoscopic colon surgery has not yet been standardized. Our aim in this study was to evaluate the feasibility of single-port laparoscopic colectomy compared with(More)
The glycocalyx layer on the surface of an endothelial cell is an interface barrier for uptake of macromolecules, such as low-density lipoprotein and albumin, in the cell. The shear-dependent uptake of macromolecules thus might govern the function of the glycocalyx layer. We therefore studied the effect of glycocalyx on the shear-dependent uptake of(More)
High morbidity rates related to anastomotic leakage and other factors restrict the application of laparoscopic rectal excision. The aim of the present study was to assess the effect of left colonic artery (LCA) preservation on postoperative complications after laparoscopic rectal excision. Data from 888 patients from 28 leading hospitals in Japan who(More)
Surgical site infection (SSI) is a frequent complication of elective surgery for colorectal cancer. The classical clinical markers of infection—elevations in white blood cell count, C-reactive protein (CRP) level, and body temperature—do not precisely predict SSI after elective colorectal resection. The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy(More)
To estimate the feasibility and limitations of incomplete cytoreductive surgery and modern systemic chemotherapy in patients with synchronous peritoneal carcinomatosis from colorectal cancer and to identify risk factors for death and factors associated with the patient prognosis. Sixty-five consecutive patients underwent surgery for synchronous peritoneal(More)
BACKGROUND Robotic surgery is a new technique with the benefits of a three-dimensional view, the ability to use multi-degree-of-freedom forceps, the elimination of physiological tremors, and a stable camera view. The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and short-term outcomes of robotic surgery for colorectal cancer as initial cases, compared(More)
Few studies have investigated the risk factors in patients with peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC) from colorectal cancer (CRC) who die within 3 months of undergoing surgical intervention and systemic chemotherapy. This study aimed to identify the risk factors associated with the post-treatment 3-month mortality rate. Retrospectively collected data from(More)
Intra-abdominal high pressure and acidosis by carbon dioxide (CO2) pneumoperitoneum is known to affect various organ functions. In this study, changes in liver functions and liver histology were investigated during CO2 pneumoperitoneum in a large animal model. Fourteen white pigs were anesthetized with intubation and controlled ventilation. The pigs in the(More)
This study aimed to assess the prognostic value of the lymph node ratio (LNR), estimated by dividing the number of positive lymph nodes (LNs) by the number of LNs examined, for stage III colorectal cancer in comparison to the new tumor, nodes, and metastasis (TNM) system, and to evaluate the relationship between the number of LNs examined and the prognostic(More)