Masahide Ikeguchi

Tomohiro Osaki7
Yoji Fukumoto6
Seigo Takaya6
Kozo Miyatani6
7Tomohiro Osaki
6Yoji Fukumoto
6Seigo Takaya
6Kozo Miyatani
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Asian dust is a seasonal meteorological phenomenon caused by the displacement of atmospheric pollutants from the Mongolian and Chinese deserts. Although the frequency of Asian dust events and atmospheric dust levels have steadily increased in the eastern Asia region, the effects on human health remain poorly understood. In the present study, the impact of(More)
OBJECTIVES Gastric cancer (GC) in young patients is thought to exhibit a worse prognosis due to specific clinicopathologic characteristics and delayed diagnosis; however, the data are controversial. This study aimed to analyse the clinicopathologic characteristics and prognostic factors of GC in young patients and to determine whether GC is a different(More)
BACKGROUND Thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP) plays an important role in promoting tumor survival, by manipulating the immune response and angiogenesis. However, the clinical significance of TSLP in gastric cancer is unclear. METHODS Immunohistochemistry was used to investigate TSLP expression in non-cancerous gastric mucosa and gastric cancer tissue(More)
BACKGROUND Fucoidan is a high-molecular polysaccharide whose main constituent is sulfated fucose. We specifically focused on the anti-proliferation activity of fucoidan and examined the underlying mechanism in MKN45 gastric cancer cells. METHODS MKN45 cell proliferation was analyzed by BrdU assay and fucoidan cytotoxicity was examined by LDH and(More)
BACKGROUND Surgery has been reported to suppress cell-mediated immunity; however, the detailed mechanisms responsible for this remain unclear. This study determined the expression of lymphocyte activation gene 3 (LAG-3) and programmed cell death 1 (PD-1) in lymphocytes following surgery for gastric cancer. METHODS LAG-3 and PD-1 expression on both CD4+(More)
BACKGROUND Reportedly, the recently established postoperative adjuvant chemotherapies (ADJs) with tegafur and uracil (UFT) or fluoropyrimidine S (S-1) show better survival than surgery alone in patients with advanced gastric cancer (GC). We analyzed chronological changes in postoperative prognosis of patients with advanced GC in our institute, and(More)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic surgery requires a more detailed understanding of local anatomy than does conventional open surgery. The aim of this study was to examine the usefulness of dynamic computed tomography (D-CT) for identification of the location of the left gastric vein (LGV) and existence of the aberrant left hepatic artery (ALHA) compared with(More)
The peritoneum is the most frequent site of recurrence for gastric cancer after gastrectomy, followed by the liver and lymph nodes. In contrast, metastasis to the thymus is rare. Annual surveillance with computed tomography was performed on a 67-year-old man who previously underwent a distal gastrectomy and D2 lymph node dissection for gastric cancer at(More)
BACKGROUND Unresectable colorectal cancer has a poor prognosis. However, some patients survive intensive chemotherapy, and complete resection of primary and metastatic tumors may even be possible. In the present study, we examined the prognostic factors associated with survival after intensive chemotherapy in patients with unresectable colorectal cancer. (More)
BACKGROUND Retroperitoneal liposarcoma (RL) is a relatively rare tumor and is usually found at the advanced stage. Chemotherapy or radiotherapy for this tumor is not yet defined, and if operable, surgery is the treatment of choice. Complete resection of tumor with wide margins including excision of other organs has been recommended. However, many patients(More)