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BACKGROUND Pulmonary complications (PCs) after esophagectomy for patients with esophageal cancer have been correlated with prolonged hospital stays and in-hospital mortality. Previous studies have shown that minimally-invasive esophagectomy (MIE) is associated with a lower rate of PCs compared to conventional open surgery. Although PCs were reportedly(More)
BACKGROUND Recently, the preoperative immune-nutritional status has been reported to correlate with the survival rate in patients with colorectal cancer (CRC). However, there have been no reports on the relationship between the controlling nutritional status (CONUT) score and the clinical outcome after curative surgery for CRC. We herein evaluated the(More)
The necessity of additional gastrectomy for patients not meeting the inclusion criteria after endoscopic submu cosal dissection (ESD) is controversial. The aim of this study was to elucidate the risk factors for lymph node metastasis (LNM) and residual cancer (RC) in patients not meeting the inclusion criteria after ESD and to determine additional treatment(More)
BUF/Mna strain rats spontaneously develop renal glomerular sclerotic lesions (RSL) at a nearly 100% incidence, diagnosed by hyperalbuminuria (greater than 500 mg/dl) and glomerular lesions morphologically resembling one type of human focal glomerular sclerosis (FGS). Genetic segregation of RSL development was studied by crossing the BUF/Mna strain with two(More)
BACKGROUND Markers of systemic inflammation, such as the neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR), C-reactive protein (CRP) level and Glasgow prognostic score (GPS), have been reported to be useful prognostic indicators for various types of cancers. However, most of the existing reports investigated the preoperative status, and the significance of markers of(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM The neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) may be related to progression in several cancers. The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of pretreatment NLR in advanced gastric cancer on the prognosis of the patients stratified by metastatic pattern. METHODS We retrospectively investigated clinical data from 191 patients with(More)
AIM To evaluate the prognostic significance of the lymphocyte to monocyte ratio (LMR) in patients with unresectable metastatic colorectal cancer who received palliative chemotherapy. METHODS A total of 104 patients with unresectable metastatic colorectal cancer who underwent palliative chemotherapy were enrolled. The LMR was calculated from blood samples(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to evaluate the significance of the combination of the carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) and carbohydrate antigen 19-9 (CA19-9) levels as a prognostic indicator and for monitoring for recurrence and metastasis after potentially curative surgery for patients with stage II colorectal cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total(More)
A 61-year-old man presented to our hospital with hypercalcemia and elevated C reactive protein (CRP). Evaluation revealed renal cell carcinoma (RCC) with metastasis to lung, bone, and brain. He underwent partial resection of the right kidney and a left nephrectomy. Histopathologic findings of resected tumors were consistent with clear cell RCC. Whole-brain(More)
The right non-recurrent inferior laryngeal nerve (NRILN) is a rare nerve anomaly that communicates the laryngeal nerve to the right vagal nerve trunk directly in the neck, which is usually accompanied by aberrant right subclavian artery (ARSA). We report on two cases of thoracic esophageal carcinoma undertaken in patients with these abnormalities: a(More)