Satoshi Nara

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BACKGROUND A favorable neurological outcome is likely to be achieved in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) patients with ventricular fibrillation or pulseless ventricular tachycardia (VF/VT) on the initial electrocardiogram (ECG). However, in patients without pre-hospital restoration of spontaneous circulation despite the initial VF/VT, the outcome is(More)
AIM Although favourable outcomes in patients receiving extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ECPR) for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest have been frequently reported in Japanese journals since the late 1980s, there has been no meta-analysis of ECPR in Japan. This study reviewed and analysed all previous studies in Japan to clarify the survival rate of(More)
Invasive intraductal papillary-mucinous carcinoma (I-IPMC) is a heterogeneous entity with various postoperative outcomes. The aim of this study is to characterize early-stage I-IPMC with nonaggressive characteristics. One hundred and four patients with intraductal papillary-mucinous neoplasm (IPMN) were clinicopathologically investigated. The lesions were(More)
This study was conducted to examine the characteristics of esophageal cancers with primary synchronous or metachronous cancer in another organ. We retrospectively evaluated 744 patients who underwent esophagectomy for esophageal cancers between 1985 and 1998. The patients were divided into two groups according to whether they had multiple primary cancer(More)
OBJECTIVE We aimed to investigate preoperative findings that are useful to distinguish intraductal papillary-mucinous neoplasm (IPMN) subtypes. METHODS One hundred twenty-three patients who underwent pancreatectomy for IPMN were analyzed clinicopathologically and radiologically. Invasive IPM carcinomas (IPMCs) were subdivided into early-stage(More)
Delayed gastric emptying (DGE) is one of the most troublesome complications after pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD). Between 2004 and 2009, 387 patients underwent PD and of these, 302 patients (78%) underwent pylorus-preserving PD. The stapled reconstruction of duodeno- or gastrojejunostomy was introduced in 2006, and 70 patients (18%) underwent stapled(More)
Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress transducers IRE1 (inositol requiring 1), PERK (PKR-like endoplasmic reticulum kinase), and ATF6 (activating transcription factor 6) are well known to transduce signals from the ER to the cytoplasm and nucleus when unfolded proteins accumulate in the ER. Recently, we identified OASIS (old astrocyte specifically induced(More)
BACKGROUND Routine and radical lymph node dissection is a clinical concern for improving the surgical outcome in patients with intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC). The therapeutic value of the procedure during hepatectomy has, however, not been evaluated. METHODS Between January 1990 and December 2004, 104 patients with ICC undergoing macroscopic(More)
OBJECTIVE Percutaneous catheter drainage (PCD) is not always effective in a case of hemopericardium. Acute occlusion of catheter and cardiac perforation can happen more often. To perform subxiphoid pericardiotomy within a minute for emergency cases, we have done this procedure in a blind method after finger dissection by subxiphoid approach. We report the(More)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy has been shown to be associated with favorable postoperative outcomes using meta-analysis. However, there have been no randomized controlled studies yet. This study aimed to compare laparoscopic and open distal pancreatectomy using propensity score-matching. METHODS We retrospectively collected perioperative(More)