Seiichi Kitahama

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Although laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) and laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB) are the most common bariatric procedures performed in the past decade, little is known about their long-term (>5 years) outcomes. A retrospective outcome study investigated 148 consecutive patients from a single practice who underwent LAGB from November(More)
BACKGROUND A small, but significant, number of patients undergoing bariatric surgery refuse blood transfusion for religious or other personal reasons. Jehovah's Witnesses number more than 1 million members in the United States alone. The reported rates of hemorrhage vary from .5% to 4% after bariatric surgery, with transfusion required in one half of these(More)
Endoscopic surgery has been widely accepted in various surgical fields, and for some surgeries such as cholecystectomy, these procedures are performed primarily by laparoscopic technique [1]. Consequently, concerns about education for open surgery have appeared, with some educators cautioning that ‘‘if so many surgeries are done using laparoscopy, chances(More)
Chemotherapy combining 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) with leucovorin is now used as a standard regimen for chemotherapy of inoperative, recurrent or distantly-metastasized colorectal carcinoma. We recently treated a patient with multiple metastases of sigmoid colon cancer by sigmoidectomy and oral drug therapy using a combination of Uzel (dl-leucovorin) and UFT(More)
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