Shinichi I Tanaka

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BACKGROUND HER2 testing for samples from recurrent or metastatic disease is recommended by the 2013 update of the American Society of Clinical Oncology/College of American Pathologists (ASCO/CAP) guidelines and cytological analysis can be applied to several types of metastatic lesions. However, the practical method to assess the HER2 testing of breast(More)
BACKGROUND Most organisms have evolved a circadian clock in order to anticipate daily environmental changes and many of these organisms are also capable of sophisticated measurement of daylength (photoperiodism) that is used to regulate seasonal events such as diapause, migration and polymorphism. It has been generally accepted that the same elements are(More)
PURPOSE Endovascular repair of an abdominal aortic aneurysm (EVAR) is sometimes not performed in accordance with the instructions for use (IFU) of the endoprosthesis ("off-label use"). We investigated whether the off-label use of the endograft affected the outcomes of EVAR. METHODS Demographic, anatomical, intraoperative and follow-up data on 100 patients(More)
BACKGROUND Sarcopenia has been proposed as a prognostic factor for various diseases. Patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI) have a very poor prognosis, but sarcopenia has not been reported as a prognostic factor for CLI patients. If sarcopenia is associated with the prognosis of CLI patients, it could help select the treatment plan. Therefore, we(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy of hybrid procedure for peripheral arterial disease (PAD), we compared the cases treated using the hybrid procedure with those treated using open revascularization (bypass alone) in our facilities. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively reviewed 204 patients who underwent revascularization for PAD between 2007 and(More)
During parathyroidectomy (PTx) for primary hyperparathyroidism (PHP), we surgically explored the contralateral parathyroid glands as well as those whose localization was clarified by ultrasonography and parathyroid scintigraphy. Although it is important to explore the contralateral side and other glands, we frequently treat only the gland whose localization(More)
This study was designed to evaluate the prognostic importance of p53, mitosis, apoptosis and necrosis with long-term follow-up in Japanese patients with breast cancer. Four hundred and twenty-two patients with breast cancer were studied. We investigated 7 factors, including p53, mitotic index (MI), apoptotic index (AI), necrosis, lymph-node status (n),(More)
BACKGROUND Minimally invasive radioguided parathyroidectomy (MIRP) for primary hyperparathyroidism for one gland, located by scanning with technetium 99m-labelled sestamibi (MIBI), has been performed. Total parathyroidectomy with autotransplantation or percutaneous ethanol injection therapy (PEIT) for severe secondary hyperparathyroidism (2HPT) has also(More)
The clinical and pathological features of four cases of pseudoxanthomatous salpingitis (PXS) and xanthogranulomatous salpingitis (XGS) are described. The women with PXS underwent salpingectomy for primary sterility (Case 1) and endometriosis (Case 2). The two women with XGS presented with pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) and an adnexal mass and were(More)
BACKGROUND Secondary hyperparathyroidism (2HPT) is one of the most important complications in chronic dialysis (CD) patients. Percutaneous ethanol injection therapy (PEIT) of the parathyroid glands was introduced initially as an alternative treatment to parathyroidectomy and, with the technical progress of parathyroid imaging, it has now become a useful(More)