Shoji Takemiya

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Most secondary aneurysms following trauma to the cerebral artery were reported as a complication of head injury. Three cases of aneurysm due to arterial injury during operations are reported. A search of the world literature revealed ten other cases. The responsible surgical procedure and the location of these aneurysms varied. Rupture of these aneurysms(More)
BACKGROUND The relationship between the recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and the serum alanine aminotransferase (ALT) level was studied in hepatectomized patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV)-associated cirrhosis and HCC. METHODS Twenty-six hepatectomized patients with HCV-associated cirrhosis and HCC whose resected specimens showed neither(More)
BACKGROUND The probable role of cyclo-oxygenase-2 (COX-2) in the development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in patients with chronic liver diseases has been accepted to be relevant. The purpose of the present study was to determine whether overexpressed COX-2 in the background liver affects the clinical course of hepatitis C virus (HCV)-related cirrhosis(More)
Negative ions are considered to have potential health benefits, but few studies have examined their effects in vivo. We studied water-generated negative ions (WNI) with respect to physical properties as well as immunologic activation and anti-tumor activity (inhibition of carcinogenesis and tumor growth) in mice. Electrically, generated negative ions (ENI)(More)
In order to study the biological nature of various mammary tumors, differences in the formation of polynuclear cells after the administration of cytochalasin B were investigated in cultures of human mammary tumors and normal mammary gland. When cytochalasin B was applied to the cultures, polynuclear cells increased in all cancer cases (6.1% on average), but(More)
To evaluate the clinical efficacy and safety of carboplatin for head and neck cancer, a phase II study was conducted in 21 institutions. Eighty-eight patients were entered into this trial, of which 70 were evaluable. Carboplatin was administered intravenously over 0.5-1 hr at the dose of 400 mg/m2 in good risk cases and 300 mg/m2 in poor risk cases. One(More)
With the aim of examining increasing deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) synthesis of liver cirrhotic tissue when hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is developing, bromodeoxyuridine labeling indices (BrdU LI) of liver biopsy specimens from 19 control cirrhotic (control LC) patients without HCC, 19 cirrhotic patients with HCC, and from six control subjects were examined(More)
The concentration of 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) in blood and lymph node of 55 patients with gastric cancer who were endoscopically injected 250 mg of 5-FU alone or adsorbed on activated carbon into the gastric wall or 300 mg of 5-FU dry syrup orally before operation, were measured chronologically. The concentration of 5-FU in blood were similar in all cases but(More)
We examined whether sustained alleviation of inflammation as monitored by serum alanine aminotransferase (ALT) levels was associated with longer survival in hepatectomized hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients with hepatitis C virus-associated liver cirrhosis (HCV-LC). Thirty-four hepatectomized patients with HCV-LC and HCC as a single nodule, and for(More)