Masayuki Shiraishi

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BACKGROUND Although lymph node metastasis (LNM) has been considered an important prognostic factor for intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC), the impact of lymph node enlargement on the prognosis of ICC, and the accuracy of diagnosis of LNM, have not been fully clarified. METHODS Using a chart review of 225 patients with ICC, we compared survival times(More)
BACKGROUND Although Bcl-2 is well known to have antiapoptotic activities in vitro and in vivo, the role of Bcl-2 remains controversial. In the present study, we evaluated whether the adenovirus mediated gene transfer of hBcl-2 could exert an antiapoptotic effect in a rat model of hepatic ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury. MATERIALS AND METHODS Each 6 x(More)
A 26-year-old woman with lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) was hospitalized for the surgical excision of a giant abdominal tumor of right kidney origin. The pathological diagnosis of the tumor was conventional angiomyolipoma (AML). After 8 months, 2 liver tumors appeared and grew rapidly. The tumors were resected, and the pathological finding of these tumors(More)
PURPOSE To identify the characteristics, risk factors, and clinical outcomes of radiation enterocolitis requiring surgery in patients with gynecologic malignancies. METHODS AND MATERIALS The records of 1,349 patients treated with pelvic radiotherapy were retrospectively reviewed. The majority of the patients (88%) were treated with 50 Gy or 50.4 Gy pelvic(More)
AIM Severe late complications, particularly radiation enterocolitis and leg edema, remain major problems in patients with uterine cancer, who have undergone hysterectomy and postoperative external beam radiotherapy (EBRT). We carried out this retrospective analysis to identify the incidence of risk factors for such complications. PATIENTS AND METHODS The(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of the present study was to show the feasibility and safety of ipsilateral portal vein embolization (PVE) using an improved four-lumen balloon catheter with fibrin glue. MATERIALS AND METHODS To improve the ipsilateral PVE with fibrin glue, we modified a commercially available four-lumen balloon catheter to create a catheter comprising(More)
Outbreaks of vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) infection occur sporadically in Japan, and their frequency has been gradually increasing. We experienced a nosocomial outbreak of VRE in two hospitals in the city of Kitakyushu, and the spread of VRE strains was suspected in this area. To examine the prevalence rate of infection and colonization of VRE in(More)
METHODS Subjects were 239 patients with colorectal cancer who underwent curative resection surgery from December 1994 to March 1997(Stage I-III b). The patients were given 5'-DFUR for postoperative 10 months as scheduled. They had been allocated into either a 1-year group or a 3-year group by dynamic randomization. 5'-DFUR was administered by an(More)
We assessed whether the adenovirus-mediated gene transfer of triple human complement regulating proteins (hCRPs) to the porcine aortic endothelium (PAE), could possibly exert a synergistic effect to inhibit human complement activation. Adenovirus vectors, encoding E.Coli beta-galactosidase (AxCALacZ), human membrane cofactor protein (MCP) (AxCAMCP),(More)