Takeshi Ogura

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BACKGROUND AND AIMS Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) is the standard procedure for treatment of colorectal tumors. Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) can be performed for resection of larger tumors, but has not been studied in the colorectum because of technical difficulties and complications. We compared outcomes and complications after resection of(More)
Although recent reports indicate that K-ras mutation status is a biomarker that acts as a prognostic factor, only a few analyses of K-ras mutation subtypes have been published. In addition, there are no reports that analyze overall survival and prognostic factors according to K-ras mutation status and subtypes in only unresectable pancreatic cancer (PC)(More)
A 12-year-old girl with neurofibromatosis type 1 presented with headache, visual acuity and visual field disturbance. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging revealed an enhanced solid mass involving her right optic nerve and optic chiasm, and a cystic lesion in the pineal region that had resulted in obstructive hydrocephalus. An open biopsy of(More)
OBJECTIVE Early hematoma expansion is a known cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). The goal of this study was to identify clinical predictors of ICH growth in the acute stage. MATERIALS AND METHODS We studied 201 patients with acute (<6 h) deep ganglionic ICH. Patients underwent CT scan at baseline and hematoma(More)
We studied the relationship between physiologic parameters in cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) and prognosis in terms of survival time in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in order to accurately assess the severity of the disease. From a group of 195 patients with COPD who had consecutively undergone CPET between July 1989(More)
Physical exercise ameliorates metabolic disorders such as type 2 diabetes mellitus and obesity, but the molecular basis of these effects remains elusive. In the present study, we found that exercise up-regulates heparin-binding epidermal growth factor-like growth factor (HB-EGF) in skeletal muscle. To address the metabolic consequences of such gain of(More)
We have prospectively analyzed three antigens for serodiagnosis of tuberculosis (TB). These antigens were tuberculous glycolipid antigen, lypoarabinomannan polysaccharide antigen, and antigen 60 (A60), which was derived from purified protein derivatives. Of the 131 patients with active pulmonary TB, 57 were both smear and culture negative and 14 had chronic(More)
Muir-Torre syndrome (MTS) is an autosomaldominant skin condition of genetic origin, characterized by tumors of the sebaceous glands or keratoacanthomas that are associated with malignant visceral diseases. MTS associated with gynecologic malignancy has rarely been reported. Here we report a woman with no family history of colorectal cancer who developed(More)
Since the I/O bandwidth demand for mobile consumer electronics has been growing rapidly, the importance of high-speed low-power I/O links has also been increasing. Among proposed I/O architectures, [1] and [2] are attractive solutions. However, for an application that needs the burst-mode operation, the lockin time should be within the period of several(More)