Tatsuhito Ashizawa

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We previously reported significant relationships between sialyl Lewis antigen expression on gastric cancer cells and both hepatic metastasis and clinical prognosis. The purpose of this study was to compare the expression of sialyl Lewis antigens on gastric cancer cells to elucidate the possible role of sialyl Lewis antigens in predicting the spread of a(More)
BACKGROUND This study evaluated the usefulness of machine perfusion preservation parameters as indicators of kidney graft viability. METHODS Eighty-eight cadaveric kidneys were analyzed in this study. Of these, 74 kidneys (84.1%) were procured from nonheartbeating donors. The criteria for an acceptable kidney for transplantation were a perfusion flow of(More)
A radial flow bioreactor (RFB) is used for a three-dimensional perfusion culture of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cells and renal cells, to create a bioartificial liver and kidney. The cylindrical reactor is filled with porous cellulose microcarrier. RFB can be characterized as a system in which the medium flows from the periphery toward the center of the(More)
ABO-incompatible liver transplantation is usually contraindicated. The presence in the recipient of preformed anti-A/B antibodies located on endothelial cells raises the risk of antibody-mediated humoral rejection of the graft. We describe four successful cases of steroid withdrawal in adult patients who had living-donor liver transplantation from(More)
BACKGROUND In Japan, living donor renal transplantation has gained momentum due to an increased number of patients with end-stage renal disease. Living donation not only provides better outcomes, but also the recipients usually need less medications, thereby increasing the quality of life and reducing the potential side effects of immunosuppression. (More)
Forty-five patients with biliary atresia were accepted for orthotopic liver transplantation. Nine patients died awaiting transplantation, and 36 underwent transplantation. A portoenterostomy had been performed in 28 of these 36 patients, and its presence did not significantly affect the intraoperative blood loss (5.6 vs 4.1 blood volumes), the need for(More)
A 35-year-old female who suffered advanced gastric cancer (classified Borrmann type 3) with para-aortic lymph nodes swelling received chemotherapy preoperatively. These lymph nodes, which could be detected by abdominal CT scan, were highly suspected of metastasis from gastric cancer. The regimens of neoadjuvant chemotherapy were Mitomycin C (MMC) 8 mg/m2(More)
We evaluated the relative clinical potency of cyclosporine (CyA) and tacrolimus (Tac) using pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic parameters of the drug to obtain the most suitable converting dose and target trough level. The relative pharmacodynamic potency was examined by the mean ratio of drug concentrations giving 50% inhibition of blastogenesis of(More)