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BACKGROUND Single-port laparoscopic surgery is a new technique that leaves no visible scar. This new technique has generated strong interest among surgeons worldwide. However, single-port laparoscopic colon surgery has not yet been standardized. Our aim in this study was to evaluate the feasibility of single-port laparoscopic colectomy compared with(More)
Although about 50% of lung cancers have distant metastasis at the time of initial diagnosis, colonic metastases are extremely rare. This report presents a rare clinical case of colonic metastasis from primary squamous cell carcinoma of the lung. A 60-year-old female with anorexia and fatigue was referred to the department of pulmonary surgery in our(More)
PURPOSE Few studies have investigated the risk factors in patients with peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC) from colorectal cancer (CRC) who die within 3 months of undergoing surgical intervention and systemic chemotherapy. This study aimed to identify the risk factors associated with the post-treatment 3-month mortality rate. METHODS Retrospectively collected(More)
PURPOSE To estimate the feasibility and limitations of incomplete cytoreductive surgery and modern systemic chemotherapy in patients with synchronous peritoneal carcinomatosis from colorectal cancer and to identify risk factors for death and factors associated with the patient prognosis. METHODS Sixty-five consecutive patients underwent surgery for(More)
BACKGROUND Postoperative adhesion formation is regulated by peritoneal fibrinolysis, which is determined by tissue-type plasminogen activator (tPA) and plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1). This study compared peritoneal fibrinolysis and adhesion formation after laparoscopic surgery (LAP) and open surgery (OP). METHODS We divided 154 male rats into 3(More)
The gastrointestinal tract is continuously exposed to a variety of chemicals and commensal bacteria. Recent studies have shown that changes in gut microbial populations caused by chlorine or other chemicals in the drinking water influence the development of human colorectal cancer, although the mechanism of tumorigenesis in the gut epithelium is obfuscated(More)
PURPOSE Surgical site infection (SSI) is a frequent complication of elective surgery for colorectal cancer. The classical clinical markers of infection-elevations in white blood cell count, C-reactive protein (CRP) level, and body temperature-do not precisely predict SSI after elective colorectal resection. The objective of this study was to evaluate the(More)
BACKGROUND Hypoxia inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α) is a major regulator of tumorigenesis in hypoxic conditions and therefore represents a potential therapeutic target in colorectal cancer (CRC). Clinical significance of HIF-1α expression in liver metastases has not been elucidated. Therefore, this study aimed to clarify the clinical significance of HIF-1α(More)
Here, we illustrated that the morphological structures of ubiquitin carboxyl-terminal hydrolase L1 (UCH-L1) variants and Parkinson's disease (PD) exhibit good pathological correlation by a small-angle neutron scattering (SANS). UCH-L1 is a neuro-specific multiple functional enzyme, deubiquitinating, ubiquityl ligase, and also involved in stabilization of(More)
Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNSTs) are rare soft tissue tumors that arise from a peripheral nerve or exhibit nerve sheath differentiation. Most of these tumors arise on the trunk, extremities, or head and neck regions; they are very rarely located in the abdominal cavity. The patient was a 71-year-old man who was referred to our hospital for(More)