Nobuya Ishibashi

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Pulmonary resection for colorectal metastases is well accepted. However, the main cause of death after pulmonary resection is recurrence in the lung. The aim of this study was to clarify whether a repeat pulmonary resection was warranted in patients with recurrent lung metastases. The records of 76 patients undergoing initial pulmonary resection, including(More)
Hand-assisted laparoscopic total colectomy for ulcerative colitis has allowed less invasive operations in acute severe colitis and poor risk, and has not yet been widely applied for the reason of prolong the operating time in comparison with open surgery. We present the advantages of the use of the LigaSure Atlas vessel sealing for vascular control during(More)
BACKGROUND The molecular and morphological alterations of the tight junctions in ulcerative colitis (UC)-associated colorectal cancer are still poorly understood. The possible involvement of claudin-1 (CL-1), one of the major tight junctional proteins, was investigated in the tumorigenesis of UC-associated CRC. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 39 patients(More)
Background: The aim of this study was to determine any correlation between the efficacy of postoperative adjuvant chemotherapy using oral fluoropyrimidines and the matrix metalloproteinase 9 (MMP-9) expression in primary colorectal cancer tissues. Patients and Methods: The data on 307 patients with colorectal cancer at stage II or III, who underwent(More)
BACKGROUND To determine the prognostic factors and to rationalize adjuvant therapy, the clinicopathologic data of patients with a stage II colon cancer were analyzed retrospectively. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 392 patients underwent potentially curative resection at the Kurume University Hospital between 1982 and 2005. Postoperative adjuvant(More)
BACKGROUND A phase II study was designed to evaluate the efficacy, safety and predictors for response of metronomic chemotherapy using weekly low-dosage CPT-11 and doxifluridine (5'-DFUR) in 45 patients with metastatic colorectal cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS Forty mg/m2 of CPT-11 was administered for 3 consecutive weeks in a 4-week treatment cycle, with(More)
The water-soluble vitamin (included vitamin B1, B6, B12 and C) preparations are not always replenished when peripheral parenteral nutrition (PPN) is used in Japan. We evaluated the need for administration of vitamins preparation during PPN, and involved analysis of the blood levels of water-soluble vitamins in patients receiving perioperative PPN before and(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Thermal ablation (TA) therapies such as microwave coagulation therapy (MCT) and radiofrequency interstitial thermal ablation (RFA) for colorectal metastasis to the liver cannot always achieve a complete tumor cell death, and the multiple insertions of the TA probe may lead to intrahepatic dissemination and/or distant metastasis. (More)
Stroke is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in major industrial countries. Many factors contribute to the cellular damage resulting from ischemia-reperfusion (I-R). Growing evidence indicates that reactive oxygen species (ROS) contribute significantly to this process, though their exact mechanism of action is mostly unknown. We have examined the(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES We have investigated the regulation by mitomycin C (MMC) of thymidine phosphorylase (dThdPase) and dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase (DPD), which enhances or reduces the efficacy of capecitabine and its metabolite 5'-deoxy-5-fluorouridine (5'-DFUR), in rectal cancer tissues. MATERIALS AND METHODS In 31 patients with a rectal(More)