Shin-ichi Yamashita

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OBJECTIVES Segmentectomy is one of the treatment options for small-sized non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Although growing results support the feasibility and efficacy, it still remains unclear in segmentectomy. The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer recommended a revised classification of TNM staging in 2009 (the seventh edition) and(More)
Thymectomy is regarded as a useful therapeutic option for myasthenia gravis (MG), though perioperative management in MG patients is largely empirical. While evidence-based medicine is limited in the perioperative management of MG patients, treatment guidelines are required as a benchmark. We selected issues faced by physicians in clinical practice in the(More)
AIMS p53AIP1 is a potential mediator of p53-dependent apoptosis that is mutated in many kinds of carcinoma. To investigate the role of this gene for non-small cell lung cancer, we compared the relationship between p53AIP1 gene expression and clinicopathological status of lung cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS Seventy samples from non-small cell lung cancer(More)
OBJECTIVE The primary objective was to assess the feasibility and accuracy of intraoperative sentinel lymph node mapping by using a video-assisted thoracoscopic indocyanine green fluorescence imaging system in patients with clinical stage I non-small-cell lung cancer. METHODS Thirty-one patients who underwent operation between January 2009 and September(More)
OBJECTIVES The increased use of computed tomography has led to an increasing proportion of lung cancers that are identified when still less than 1 cm in diameter. However, there is no defined treatment strategy for such cases. The aim of this study was to investigate the surgical outcomes of small lung cancers. METHODS A total of 143 patients were(More)
We investigated the possibility of human epididymis 4(HE4) to predict survival for patients with pulmonary adenocarcinoma. One hundred and thirty-seven patients with pulmonary adenocarcinoma underwent surgery in our institute from 2000 to 2008. We used immunohistochemical analysis to determine the expression of HE4 and compared with the clinicopathological(More)
Alteration of sialyltransferase expression has been implicated in carcinogenesis. Out of sialyltransferases cloned to date, we focused on ST3Gal IV expression in human renal cell carcinoma (RCC). Levels of ST3Gal IV mRNA were examined in human RCC in comparison with non-tumor kidney. ST3Gal IV cDNA obtained by polymerase chain reaction from cDNA library of(More)
BACKGROUND Although accumulating data support the feasibility and efficacy of video-assisted thoracic surgery anatomic resection, few studies have reported on intraoperative complications, such as vessel injury. The purpose of this study was to evaluate intraoperative vessel injury and to analyze troubleshooting. METHODS Twenty-six of 557 patients with(More)
BACKGROUND Segmentectomy for small or early stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has been controversial. Further, video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) for lung cancer was accepted during the past decade. We here compared the outcome between VATS segmentectomy and VATS lobectomy for stage I NSCLC. METHODS In the retrospective study, 109 consecutive(More)
Spontaneous rupture of the esophagus (Boerhaave's syndrome) is a critical disease. Most patients should undergo surgery for primary closure and drainage of the mediastinum and thorax. We treated a total of 7 cases of spontaneous rupture of the esophagus between December 2000 and August 2007. The time delay was 3 hours to 4 days (mean 16.7 hours) and the(More)