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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)
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)
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)
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)
The safety of surgery for gastric cancer in the elderly has been shown previously. However, potentially fatal complications based on an established severity grading system were not well described, and associated risk factors have not been assessed. The present study sought to examine severity-dependent postoperative complications after laparoscopy-assisted(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Laparoscopic gastric resection is widely used for gastric submucosal tumors (SMTs). However, determining an appropriate resection line using only the laparoscopic approach is difficult. We developed a laparoscopic and endoscopic cooperative surgery (LECS) technique by combining laparoscopic gastric resection with endoscopic submucosal(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)