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BACKGROUND Some clinicians have argued that combining pancreatic and portomesenteric venous resection could improve the rates of long-term survival. However, whether resection of the portosplenomesenteric vein could provide an acceptable survival benefit to patients with pancreatic cancer involving the portosplenomesenteric system remains controversial. The(More)
Carcinosarcoma of the hepatobiliary tract is highly aggressive and has a poor prognosis even after curative resection. The purpose of this study was to collate and analyze published data to clarify the surgical outcome of carcinosarcoma of the hepatobiliary tract and the relationships between potential prognostic factors and survival after surgery. We(More)
BACKGROUND Pancreatectomy with regional lymphadenectomy remains the only curative treatment option for pancreatic cancer. There is no clear consensus on what type of adjuvant therapy should be used for patients with pancreatic cancer. OBJECTIVE Our objective was to retrospectively evaluate whether postoperative adjuvant chemotherapy using S-1 is(More)
OBJECTIVE The optimal perioperative blood glucose range to improve surgical site infection (SSI) in surgical intensive care unit (ICU) patients remains unclear. We sought to determine whether the incidence of SSI is reduced by perioperative intensive insulin therapy (IT). RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Patients were randomly assigned to receive perioperative(More)
Functional disturbances due to herpetic keratouveitis in rabbits were investigated. Measurements of pupillary reactivity and exudative processes in the anterior chamber with marked elevations of aquenous proteins and enzymes (LDH and GOT) were used to determine virus-induced pharmacodynamic changes by application of several autonomic and antiviral agents.(More)
A 55-year-old man suffering from melena was admitted to our hospital. A blood test showed severe anemia. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) revealed a huge lesion in the duodenum and dilatation of the common bile duct. Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy also identified hemorrhaging from the tumor in the duodenum. Due to the low density of the tumor(More)
Current case is the third report of S-1 chemotherapy against acinar cell carcinoma (ACC) of pancreas, and our patient has achieved the longest reported recurrence-free survival, longer than 6 years, despite the presence of disseminated nodules at laparotomy.A 77-year-old man presented with abdominal discomfort. Computed tomography showed a low-density tumor(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS In recent years, bone marrow (BM)-derived stem cell repopulation of injured organs has been increasingly observed; however, the extent to which it occurs and its clinical relevance remain unclear. Here, we investigated on the potential of extrahepatic stem cells to become hepatocytes using the treatment of the oral supplementation of(More)
A 65-year-old man presented with upper abdominal pain and was suspected of having choledocholithiasis. Endoscopic extraction of the stone was performed; however, a round filling defect in the common bile duct (CBD) persisted. Subsequent cholangioscopy showed the presence of a papillary tumor in the CBD, and the lesion was removed via the Whipple procedure.(More)
A 61-year-old man was referred to our hospital to treat extrahepatic portal venous obstruction. Endoscopic injection sclerotherapy (EIS) was performed for the esophageal varices; however, the patient returned with massive hematemesis from gastric varices 6 months after treatment. Although the varices were treated with EIS, gastric devascularization and(More)