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INTRODUCTION Pancreaticobiliary maljunction (PBM) is a congenital anomaly, which can be defined as a union of the pancreatic and biliary ducts located outside off the duodenal wall. We herein investigate clinical features of PBM including as the 2nd report of a Japanese nationwide survey. PATIENTS AND METHODS During a period of 18 years (from 1990 to(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE It is important to predict the development of clinically relevant pancreatic fistula (grade B/C) in the early period after pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD). This study has been carried out as a project study of the Japanese Society of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery (JSHPBS) to evaluate the predictive factors associated with clinically(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE The results from the Japanese Biliary Tract Cancer Statistics Registry from 1988 to 1998 were reported in 2002. In the present study, we report here selectively summarized data as an overview of the 2006 follow-up survey of the registered cases from 1998 to 2004 for information bearing on problems with the treatment of cancer of the(More)
BACKGROUND It is widely accepted that congenital choledochal cyst is associated with pancreaticobiliary maljunction (PBM). But, PBM is an independent disease entity from choledochal cyst. PBM is synonymous with "abnormal junction of the pancreaticobiliary ductal system", "anomalous arrangement of pancreaticobiliary ducts", "anomalous union of(More)
We posed six clinical questions (CQ) on preoperative biliary drainage and organized all pertinent evidence regarding these questions. CQ 1. Is preoperative biliary drainage necessary for patients with jaundice? The indications for preoperative drainage for jaundiced patients are changing greatly. Many reports state that, excluding conditions such as(More)
The 3(rd) English edition of the Japanese classification of biliary tract cancers was released approximately 10 years after the 5(th) Japanese edition and the 2(nd) English edition. Since the first Japanese edition was published in 1981, the Japanese classification has been in extensive use, particularly among Japanese surgeons and pathologists, because the(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the effective and optimum dose of taurine for exercise performance and to maintain tissue taurine concentration. Rats received a respective daily dose of 0, 20, 100, and 500 mg/kg body weight of taurine (EC and ET-1, -2, -3 groups, respectively) for two weeks, and then, were subjected to treadmill until exhaustion. The(More)
The new thiolactone antibiotic, thiolactomycin, is rapidly absorbed in rats when administered either orally or by intramuscular injection. A peak in concentration of the drug is reached in the blood and in various visceral organs within 15 minutes after administration. The concentration decreases rather rapidly and about 51-69% of the drug is excreted in(More)
Thiolactomycin is a new broad-spectrum antibiotic, active in vitro against many species of Gram-positive cocci, Enterobacteriaceae, Haemophilus, acid-fast bacteria and anaerobic bacteria. However, the activity is generally moderate and bacteriostatic in action. This antibiotic eludes cross resistance with any of the known antibacterial drugs such as(More)
BACKGROUND In the field of gastroenterological surgery, laparoscopic surgery has advanced remarkably, and now accounts for most gastrointestinal operations. This paper outlines the current status of and future perspectives on robot-assisted laparoscopic pancreatectomy. METHODS A review of the literature and authors' experience was undertaken. RESULTS(More)