Takayuki Anazawa

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Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) reportedly has an important role in the progression of malignant neoplasms and has been reported to induce myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) that appear in cancer and inflammation. In the present study, serum concentrations of VEGF were measured in patients with digestive system cancer and the correlations(More)
The aim of the study was to evaluate preoperative variables predictive of lethal morbidities in critically ill surgical patients at a national level.There is no report of risk stratification for morbidities associated with mortality in critically ill patients with acute diffuse peritonitis (ADP).We examined data from 16,930 patients operated during 2011 and(More)
Visit-to-visit blood pressure (BP) variability is an important predictor of stroke. However, which antihypertensive drug combination is better at reducing visit-to-visit BP variability and therefore at reducing stroke incidence remains uncertain. We have previously reported that the dihydropyridine calcium channel blocker benidipine combined with a(More)
International collaboration is important in healthcare quality evaluation; however, few international comparisons of general surgery outcomes have been accomplished. Furthermore, predictive model application for risk stratification has not been internationally evaluated. The National Clinical Database (NCD) in Japan was developed in collaboration with the(More)
The role of university hospitals should be re-examined considering the recent situation in psychiatrical health care. In this report, we investigated inpatients of neuropsychiatry in Sapporo Medical University Hospital from various aspects. Statistics were gathered on 1) age and sex, 2) address, 3) admission form based on the mental health law, 4) the(More)
OBJECT We conducted a prospective study to determine whether or not combined emergency percutaneous cardiopulmonary support (PCPS) and coronary reperfusion treatment are useful for acute myocardial infarction (MI) patients with unsynchronized electric shock-resistive ventricular fibrillation (VF). PATIENTS AND METHODS Thirty-two acute MI patients who(More)
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