Shigeyuki Naka

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Since we first successfully performed magnetic resonance (MR)-guided microwave coagulation therapy for liver tumors in January 2000, we have developed new MR-compatible instruments, laparoscopy and thoracoscopy, which have enabled us to approach liver tumors located just below the diaphragm and in contact with other organs. We have customized software for(More)
Totally implantable access ports (TIAPs) are generally used in oncology. Few studies have addressed complications associated with the insertion site. A total of 233 consecutive oncology patients were enrolled to receive TIAP inserts via internal jugular vein (IJV) or subclavian vein (SV). Data on clinicopathologic parameters and early/late complications(More)
INTRODUCTION The drugs and protocols used for hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) vary among institutions. Here we show the efficacy of the 3-drug combination of mitomycin C (MMC), 5-fluorouracil (5FU), and oxaliplatin (OHP) in an in vitro simulation of HIPEC and the safety of HIPEC with these drugs during a Phase I study of patients at high(More)
BACKGROUND Liver metastases from breast cancer are associated with a poor prognosis, however, local control with microwave thermocoagulation therapy has been used in certain subgroups of these patients in the past decade. In this study, open-configuration magnetic resonance (MR) -guided microwave thermocoagulation therapy was used for metastatic liver(More)
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to utilize computer assistance effectively for both easy and accurate magnetic resonance (MR) image-guided microwave thermocoagulation therapy of liver tumors. MATERIALS AND METHODS An open configuration MR scanner and a microwave coagulator at 2.45 GHz were used. Navigation software, a 3D Slicer, was(More)
The prognostic value of mucin expression has been reported in several studies. We examined the association between mucin expression and other previously reported prognostic factors, including infiltration of CD10⁺ myeloid cells, transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1) expression, and tumor budding at invasion fronts. Immunohistochemical analysis of 206(More)
Irinotecan is a key drug for patients with advanced and recurrent colorectal carcinoma. However, the efficacy of irinotecan is not sufficient; partly, as there is no useful marker to predict chemosensitivity to the drug. The aim of the present study was to evaluate whether the expression levels of adenosine triphosphate-binding cassette sub-family G (WHITE)(More)
PURPOSE To utilize a microwave coagulator for MR-guided interstitial thermal therapy of liver tumors as a clinically feasible heating device. MATERIALS AND METHODS MR-guided microwave thermocoagulation therapy was carried out 34 times in 30 patients with liver tumors (eight hepatocellular carcinoma, 22 metastatic tumors) using a 0.5 T open configuration(More)
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to develop and test new assistive devices to aid in the performance of safe, easy, and accurate microwave thermocoagulation therapy guided by magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. MATERIALS AND METHODS An open-configuration MR imager with an optical tracking system for image plane control and a microwave(More)
We report a case of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) occurring in a patient with Crohn's disease (CD) without chronic hepatitis or liver cirrhosis, and review the clinicopathological features of HCC in CD patients. A 37-year-old Japanese man with an 8-year history of CD and a medication history of azathioprine underwent resection of a liver tumor. The(More)