Tada-aki Eto

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Recent studies have demonstrated relationships between circadian clock function and the development of metabolic diseases such as type 2 diabetes. We investigated whether the peripheral circadian clock is impaired in patients with type 2 diabetes. Peripheral leucocytes were obtained from eight patients with diabetes and six comparatively young non-diabetic(More)
We discuss a rare complication in a patient who underwent laparoscopic colectomy. A 69-year-old woman underwent laparoscopy-assisted right colectomy for cancer of the ascending colon. Two months after the operation, bowel obstruction developed. Decompression with a long intestinal tube failed to resolve the obstruction. Thus, surgery was performed.(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Abdominoperineal resection (APR) is generally performed in the lithotomy position (LT-APR). The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the advantage of the right lateral (RL) position during the perineal phase of APR, in extended APR (ext-APR) that needed additional excision of the pelvic organs and sacrococcyx, and in total pelvic(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to assess the efficacy and safety of intraoperative enteroscopy (IOE) in patients undergoing minimally invasive surgery. METHODS Twelve patients underwent minimally invasive surgery and IOE at Miyazaki University Hospital. Patients included 11 men and 1 woman. After extraction of the intestine via minilaparotomy,(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Although the size and number of the metastatic liver tumors have been considered to be prognostic factors after hepatectomy in patients with colorectal liver metastases, the importance of these parameters is still controversial. The aim of this study was to evaluate the importance of the new factor, namely, the sum of longest diameters of(More)
A 43-year-old woman who complained of abdominal fullness, appetite loss, and constipation was diagnosed as unresectable advanced schirrhous gastric cancer with left supra-clavicular lymph node metastases, massive ascites, rectal stenosis, and bilateral hydronephrosis due to peritoneal metastases. The biopsy specimen showed a poorly differentiated(More)
Mitochondrial sterol 27-hydroxylase (EC is an important enzyme, not only in the formation of bile acids from cholesterol intermediates in the liver but also in the removal of cholesterol by side chain hydroxylation in extrahepatic tissues. The enzyme has been assayed by complicated methods using radiolabeled substrates or deuterium-labeled(More)
Cholesterol 7alpha-hydroxylase (cholesterol-NADPH oxidoreductase, EC, 7alpha-hydroxylating) is known to have extremely sensitive sulfhydryl group(s). It is believed that a cysteine residue that has a sulfhydryl group plays an important role in the decrease of this enzyme activity. The amino acid sequences of cholesterol 7alpha-hydroxylase of five(More)
A 59-year-old man was admitted to our hospital for the treatment of gastric cancer with synchronous and multiple metastatic liver tumors. After total gastrectomy in February 2005, partial resection of the posterior segment of the liver was carried out in the next month. Pathological study of both the resected specimens showed moderately differentiated(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the attitude of medical students to laparosocopic surgery. METHODOLOGY Two hundred and seven medical students completed a questionnaire regarding their visualization of, understanding of, and interest in observation of laparoscopic surgery via laparoscopic monitor (laparoscopic observation)(More)