Tetsu Yamamoto

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Fractalkine (CX3CL1) is the only CX3C chemokine that can chemoattract natural killer (NK) cells, CD8+ T cells, monocytes, and dendritic cells. Although experimental studies have demonstrated that Fractalkine expression by tumor cells is related to the infiltrating lymphocytes and initiates antitumor immunity, the clinical significance of Fractalkine remains(More)
INTRODUCTION Although acute liver failure (ALF) is a rare disease, it continues to have high mortality and morbidity rates due to its many causes. High mobility group box 1 (HMGB1), originally reported as a ubiquitous non-histone chromosomal protein, is a multi-functional protein with varying functions depending on its location, such as in the nucleus,(More)
Background: This study evaluated the tolerability and efficacy of intermittent oxaliplatin treatment based on mFOLFOX6 using oral uracil-tegafur(UFT) and leucovorin(LV) maintenance therapy in the treatment of elderly patients with advanced colorectal cancer. Methods: Ten non-elderly patients (<70 years) and 8 elderly patients (>70 years) with(More)
BACKGROUND Despite efforts to improve surgical techniques, serious complications still sometimes occur. Use of a physiological posterior mediastinal pathway has increased given advances such as automated anastomotic devices and a reduction in the incidence of anastomotic sufficiency. Until now the gastric conduit created has been protected by an echo probe(More)
A 73-year-old man was diagnosed with superficial esophageal cancer, and endoscopic mucosal resection was performed. Histologically, the lesion was found to be a squamous cell carcinoma invading the muscularis mucosae without vascular invasion. The patient was followed without being given adjuvant therapy, and lymph node recurrence along the lesser curvature(More)
Because local recurrence is common after a curative resection for advanced gastric cancer, there has been significant interest in adjuvant chemotherapy. However, the overall effect of chemotherapy remains debatable regarding patients with advanced gastric adenocarcinoma. Multidrug resistance is thought to be a major cause of failure in cancer chemotherapy,(More)
OBJECTIVE High-mobility group box 1, a ubiquitous nonhistone chromosomal protein, is passively released from necrotic cells and actively secreted by inflammatory cells. Extracellular high-mobility group box 1 has recently been recognized to be a mediator of hepatic ischemia-reperfusion injury; however, the kinetics of high-mobility group box 1 during(More)
A 27-year-old man with recurrent right lower quadrant pain was admitted to our hospital. Ultrasonography and computed tomography examination of the abdomen revealed a target sign in the ascending colon, which was compatible with the diagnosis of cecal intussusception. The intussusception was spontaneously resolved at that time, but it relapsed 6 mo later.(More)
A gastric conduit is commonly used to reconstruct the alimentary tract after esophagectomy. When the posterior mediastinum is applied to a reconstruction route, the gastric conduit created has been protected by an echo probe cover and, then blindly elevated to the neck. However, using this elevation method, the gastric conduit has the potential to catch on(More)
We report the method of anastomosis based on a hemi-double stapling technique (hereinafter, HDST) using a trans-oral anvil delivery system (EEA OrVil) for reconstructing the esophagus and lifted jejunum following laparoscopic total gastrectomy or proximal gastric resection. As a basic technique, end-to-side anastomosis was used for the cut-off stump of the(More)