Takeshi Mimura

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BACKGROUND Improved radiologic imaging provides earlier detection of non-small cell lung cancer, but controversy exists regarding the need for complete lymph node dissection. This study was designed to evaluate the possibility of lesser mediastinal dissection for early-stage lung cancer. METHODS Selective mediastinal dissection is defined as follows:(More)
OBJECTIVE Segmentectomy is an anatomic parenchyma-sparing resection that is recently being performed for small-sized lung carcinoma and constitutes a useful procedure in a thoracic surgeon's armamentarium. We have generated a new technique that improves the identification of the intersegmental border and whose clinical utility we evaluate in this study. (More)
The education of surgical trainees should be based on an accurate evaluation of their surgical skill levels. In our hospital, the Objective Structured Assessment of Technical Skills (OSATS) is used for this purpose. We conducted this study to demonstrate the validity and accuracy of the OSATS for assessing surgical skills in the operating room (OR) setting.(More)
OBJECTIVE The aggressiveness of small adenocarcinomas has not been fully evaluated using integrated positron emission tomography/computed tomography. We investigated malignant aggressiveness according to positron emission tomography/computed tomography, high-resolution computed tomographic findings, and the proportions of pathologically defined(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVES Controversy regarding the most suitable surgical approach for treating malignancies of the lung is a matter of continuous discussions. "Complete" video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) that is performed using only the vision of a monitor is generally limited to lung resections of minimal difficulty. With the great interest in minimally(More)
OBJECTIVES Pleural lavage cytology is the microscopic study of cells obtained from saline instilled into and retrieved from the chest during surgery for non-small-cell lung cancer. The aims of this study were to collate multi-institutional individual patient data for meta-analysis to determine independence as a prognostic marker and to characterize the(More)
BACKGROUND We aimed to examine associations among serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD) levels, 1,25-dihyroxyvitamin D (1,25OHD) levels, vitamin D receptor (VDR) polymorphisms, and renal function based on estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) in patients with type 2 diabetes. METHODS In a cross-sectional study of 410 patients, chronic kidney disease(More)
To clarify the role of plasminogen activator inhibitor type 1 (PAI-1) in postburn hypercoagulation, we assayed the plasma levels of tissue-type plasminogen activator (t-PA) antigen, total PAI-1 antigen, and total t-PA-PAI-1 complex in 15 burned patients. The total body surface area of the burn injury ranged from 30 to 80%. Serial blood samples were(More)
OBJECTIVE Distinction of lymph node stations is one of the most crucial topics still not entirely resolved by many lung cancer surgeons. The nodes around the junction of the hilum and mediastinum are key points at issue. We examined the spread pattern of lymph node metastases, investigated the prognosis according to the level of the involved nodes, and(More)
OBJECTIVES There is uncertainty as to which factors determine the aggressiveness of lung adenocarcinoma with a micropapillary pattern (MPP). The present study aimed to clarify the influence of a MPP on the malignant aggressiveness of clinical stage IA lung adenocarcinoma. METHODS We retrospectively examined 347 consecutive patients with clinical stage IA(More)