Masahide Ikeguchi

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It has been reported that decreased numbers of dendritic cells (DCs) are correlated with poor prognosis in some types of malignancy, such as gastric cancer. However, factors that determine the density of DCs have not been characterized. It was recently reported that vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) inhibits the functional maturation of DCs from(More)
The expression of thymidine phosphorylase (TP) and the density of microvessel in advanced gastric carcinoma were examined by immunohistochemistry to evaluate the significance of TP. The expression of TP was negative in 72 cases, positive in 54. The microvessel density correlated with the expression of TP. In total cases, patients with TP-positive tumours(More)
Oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma is one of the most malignant tumours. To identify patients with a high risk of recurrence of oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma, we investigated the prognostic significance of survivin mRNA expression in oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma, which has recently been reported to be a good marker for unfavourable prognosis(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)
Surgery has been reported to suppress cell-mediated immunity; however, the detailed mechanisms responsible for this remain unclear. We obtained information on expressions of T-cell immunoglobulin domain and mucin domain 3 (TIM-3) and programmed cell death 1 (PD-1) on both CD4+ and CD8+ T cells postoperatively from colorectal cancer patients and evaluated by(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)
The intraperitoneal (i.p.) administration of cisplatin (CDDP) is one of the most effective therapies for cancers that are confined to the abdominal cavity. However, the effect of fluid osmolarity on the therapeutic efficacy of i.p. administration of CDDP has not been well established. In the current study, hypotonic (154 mosmol 1-1), isotonic (308 mosmol(More)
BACKGROUND In hepatic resection for liver tumors, reducing operation time and blood loss are important for postsurgical complication prevention. This study aimed to compare the safety and efficacy of the LigaSure Small Jaw (Covidien, Boulder, CO) with those of the Cavitation Ultrasonic Surgical Aspirator (CUSA) system (Integra Life Sciences, Plainsboro, NJ)(More)
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)
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)