Masaharu Odo

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OBJECTIVE Acute mesenteric ischemia is potentially fatal, but prognostic factors have not yet been established. This study was undertaken to elucidate them. METHODS This is a retrospective cohort study, consisting of 110 patients who had been treated in the past 5 years, from 26 national hospitals in Japan. RESULTS The overall in-hospital mortality rate(More)
We report a patient with benign bile duct stricture causing difficulty in differential diagnosis from bile duct carcinoma. A 66-year-old woman consulted a local physician because of general fatigue. Blood biochemical tests showed increased levels of biliary tract enzymes. Abdominal ultrasonography (US) revealed tapering and blockage of the midportion of the(More)
We evaluated the resection of the papilla of Vater performed in patients with cancer in the papilla of Vater. The subjects were 6 patients who underwent resection of the papilla of Vater between January 1969 and December 2001. The patients aged 57-87 years consisted of 3 males and 3 females. The maximal diameter of the tumors was 0.5 cm in 1 patient, 1.5 cm(More)
The patient was a 72-year-old woman who had been diagnosed with cholecystolithiasis and had undergone laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Since the postoperative pathologic diagnosis was a gallbladder cancer with a depth of wall penetration of subserosa, she was admitted to Kurume University Hospital for a second-look operation. After admission, abdominal(More)
We report 2 patients with acute cholecystitis for which percutaneous transhepatic gallbladder aspiration (PTGBA) was useful. In Case 1, the patient was a 75-year-old woman who experienced a sudden onset of back pain and upper abdominal pain at night. Abdominal ultrasound (US) showed enlargement of the gallbladder with thickening of the wall, a sonolucent(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Telomerase, an enzyme that prevents the loss of telomere regions consisting of TTAGGG repeats, which maintain the stability of cells, is considered to be involved in cell immortality and cancer growth. Recent genetic analysis has shown that the mRNA for the catalytic subunit of human telomerase reverse transcriptase (hTERT) is expressed(More)
We report a case of gallbladder cancer associated with pancreaticobiliary maljunction. The patient was a 60-year-old woman who consulted a local doctor because of discomfort in the right hypochondriac region. Abdominal ultrasonography (US) showed a gallbladder abnormality, and she was referred to Kurume University Hospital, where she was hospitalized for(More)
Between 1978 and 1999, 86 patients with chronic pancreatitis were surgically treated at the Surgical Department of Kurume University Hospital. Of these patients, 30 were treated by pancreatic duct drainage operation (drainage operation), while 40 were treated by pancreatic resection, and the results were compared between the two groups. In patients who(More)
The neurobehavioural patterns in the open field following oral artesunate administration was studied using 40 albino rats randomly assigned to three Groups, namely A, B and C. Prior to the test, all the animals were acclimatized for 5 minutes in the open field maze. Group A (8 males and 8 females) received therapeutic doses of artesunate (1.42 mg/kg per(More)
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