Susumu Aikou

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BACKGROUND The inflammation-based Glasgow prognostic score (GPS) has been shown to be a prognostic factor for a variety of tumours. This study investigates the significance of the modified GPS (mGPS) for the prognosis of patients with gastric cancer. METHODS The mGPS (0=C-reactive protein (CRP) ≤ 10 mg l(-1), 1=CRP>10 mg l(-1) and 2=CRP>10 mg l(-1) and(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to combine clinicopathologic variables associated with overall survival after gastric resection with D2 lymphadenectomy (D2 gastrectomy) for gastric cancer into a prediction nomogram. PATIENTS AND METHODS We retrospectively analyzed 7,954 patients who underwent D2 gastrectomy for gastric cancer at Seoul National(More)
In gastric full-thickness resection employing both endoscopy and laparoscopy, intraabdominal contamination or even possibly tumor seeding is unavoidable as a result of iatrogenic perforation and the resultant spread of gastric juice. To minimize contamination and resected tissue volume, we developed a new technique without perforation termed non-exposed(More)
PURPOSES Robotic gastrectomy (RG), as an innovation of minimally invasive surgical method, is developing rapidly for gastric cancer. But there is still no consensus on its comparative merit in either subtotal or total gastrectomy compared with laparoscopic and open resections. METHODS Literature searches of PubMed, Embase and Cochrane Library were(More)
This study investigated differences in the features of postoperative complications between Billroth-I (B-I) and Roux-en-Y (R-Y) reconstructions after laparoscopy-assisted distal gastrectomy (LADG) for early gastric cancer. The study included 424 patients who underwent LADG for cT1, cN0 gastric cancer. Patient characteristics, surgical outcomes,(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Improving methods for early detection of gastric cancer could reduce mortality. Measurements of serum pepsinogen levels have been used for screening in Japan without satisfactory levels of sensitivity or specificity. Trefoil factor family (TFF) proteins (TFF1, TFF2, and TFF3) are small and stable molecules secreted by the mammalian(More)
Locoregional recurrent gastric cancer is commonly treated by systemic chemotherapy. The effectiveness of surgical treatment, in terms of complete tumor resection, is unknown. We reviewed the case histories of 36 patients with locoregional recurrent gastric cancer, selected for surgical treatment by careful preoperative assessment. Patient characteristics(More)
Surgical complications occur frequently after radical esophagectomy and one of its most serious complications is postoperative pneumonia. Preoperative or postoperative bacteriological assessment may be useful in predicting, preventing, and managing postoperative pneumonia. One hundred and five consecutive patients undergoing any procedure that included(More)
A 71-year-old man with a Helicobacter pylori infection-negative and API2-MALT1 translocation-negative extranodal marginal-zone B-cell lymphoma of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) type of the stomach has been followed conservatively for over 5 years. The lesion has shown no major morphological changes or malignant progression into a diffuse(More)
To define the effects of body mass index (BMI) on operative outcomes for both gastroenterological and cardiovascular surgery, using the National Clinical Database (NCD) of the Japanese nationwide web-based database. The subjects of this study were 288,418 patients who underwent typical surgical procedures between January 2011 and December 2012. There were(More)