Teruyoshi Ishida

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AIM To evaluate the impact of obesity on the posto-perative outcome after hepatic resection in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS Data from 328 consecutive patients with primary HCC and 60 patients with recurrent HCC were studied. We compared the surgical outcomes between the non-obese group (body mass index: BMI < 25 kg/m(2)) and the(More)
Akt activation has been found in various human cancers, while experimental studies have suggested that Akt plays an important role in the development of tumor angiogenesis and lymphangiogenesis. Immunohistochemical analyses for VEGF-C and Akt and the lymphatic endothelial specific marker D2-40 were performed on a series of 242 invasive ductal carcinomas of(More)
We evaluated the usefulness of fluorine-18-fluoro-2-deoxy-d-glucose positron emission tomography (FDG PET) in the detection of mediastinal lymph node metastases in patients with non-small cell lung cancer and then compared the findings with the results of X-ray CT by region based on the histological diagnoses. We examined 29 patients with non-small cell(More)
BACKGROUND We sought to evaluate the influence of age on the outcome of repeat hepatectomies in patients > or = 75 years with recurrent hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS We studied 121 curative repeat hepatectomies retrospectively. Among the 121 patients, 100, 20, and 1 received second, third, and fourth hepatectomies, respectively. The short-term(More)
Increased levels of tumor marker in intra-operative peritoneal lavage are associated with an earlier detection of recurrent peritoneal dissemination. Intra-operative peritoneal lavage samples from 193 patients with gastric cancer were obtained to determine the levels of the tumor markers, carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) and cancer-related antigen 72-4(More)
Follicular thyroid carcinoma is a differentiated cancer originating from the follicular cells in the thyroid gland. A 73-year-old woman, who had undergone curative resection of thyroid carcinoma 32 years earlier, was referred to our hospital after ultrasonography showed a solid mass in the liver. Laboratory data revealed positive hepatitis B core antibody,(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The aim of this retrospective study was to determine the effect of age on the outcome of hepatic resection in octogenarian patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODOLOGY Data of 408 consecutive primary HCC patients who underwent curative hepatectomy were studied. The surgical results of the younger group (<80 years of age) and(More)
The expression of P-glycoprotein in 159 non-small cell lung cancers was immunohistochemically examined using a monoclonal antibody (MoAb C219). A total of 93 (60%) cancers were found to be positive for P-glycoprotein. The 5-year survival rates of patients with P-glycoprotein (P-gp+) and those without P-glycoprotein (P-gp−) were 47.6% and 73.6%, respectively(More)
The effectiveness of subcuticular absorbable suture with subcutaneous drainage to decrease the risk of postoperative incisional surgical site infection (SSI) in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients was evaluated. A total of 149 patients with HCC who underwent hepatectomy (Hx) were retrospectively investigated. Patients were divided into two groups: the(More)
OBJECTIVE The study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of surgery after preoperative chemotherapy for unresectable advanced gastric cancer. METHOD Twenty patients with disappeared peritoneal dissemination or decreased lymph node metastasis by systemic chemotherapy underwent surgery (group S), while 14 with peritoneal dissemination or lymph nodes >N2 (group C)(More)