Takasuke Harada

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Objective: To investigate skin, subepidermal low echogenic band (SELEB), and subcutaneous tissue (SCT) thickness as well as the degree of increase in subcutaneous echogenicity (SEG) and subcutaneous echo-free space (SEFS) in arms with lymphedema (LE). Materials and Methods: The skin and SCT of both arms of 30 patients with unilateral stage II breast(More)
INTRODUCTION We report a case of duodenal neuroendocrine tumor (NET) G1 resected by laparoscopic and endoscopic cooperative surgery (LECS) technique. PRESENTATION OF CASE A 58-year-old woman underwent esophagastroduodenoscopy, revealing an 8-mm, gently rising tumor distal to the pylorus, on the anterior wall of the duodenal bulb. Endoscopic(More)
Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is characterized by chronic inflammation, which leads to pathological remodeling of the extracellular matrix. Decorin, a small leucine-rich repeat proteoglycan, has been suggested to regulate inflammation and stabilize the extracellular matrix. Therefore, the present study investigated the role of decorin in the pathogenesis(More)
OBJECTIVES To study the immediate impact of manual lymph drainage (MLD) on skin and subcutaneous tissue strains in legs with lymphedema using free-hand real-time tissue elastography (RTE). METHODS Skin and subcutaneous tissue strain measurements were taken at the middle of the inner thigh and calf by RTE in 20 legs with lymphedema of 18 patients (stage(More)
Objectives To investigate the adherence to and efficacy of different compression methods in elderly patients. Methods A retrospective review of compression therapy in 120 elderly patients (≥65 years) with chronic venous insufficiency was performed to study the initially preferred compression method, adherence to each method, and its efficacy. Results(More)
OBJECTIVE Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a life-threatening vascular disease that is associated with persistent inflammation and extracellular matrix degradation. The molecular mechanisms underlying the macrophage-mediated progression of AAA remain largely unclear. APPROACH AND RESULTS We show that focal adhesion kinase (FAK) expression and activity(More)
Purpose: To clarify the risk factors for venous stasis-related skin lesions in the legs in patients without major abnormalities on duplex ultrasonography (DUS). Methods: Fifty patients (nine males and 41 females, age 27-93 years) with symptoms of C4 or greater according to the Clinical, Etiological, Anatomical, Pathological (CEAP) classification, but having(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study is to present an easy and quick technique for embolization of the inferior mesenteric artery (IMA) during endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR). TECHNIQUE We performed IMA embolization using a conventional EVAR device alone with the femoral artery approach during EVAR, which has not been reported previously. First, a 16F or 18F(More)
Celiac stenosis may result in a pancreaticoduodenal artery aneurysm (PDAA). Celiac stenosis with a PDAA is rare and treatment guidelines are absent. Here, we report 4 cases of celiac stenosis treated using different methods. Of these, 3 involved PDAAs. The PDAAs were successfully treated with coil embolization. For celiac stenosis, we performed open surgery(More)
A 42-year-old, obese woman was admitted to our hospital 3 h after the sudden development of abdominal pain. Her umbilical region was swollen and she was diagnosed with incarceration of an umbilical hernia by computed tomography. Although we tried, we were unable to reduce the hernia with a manipulative procedure. We decided to perform an emergency(More)