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OBJECTIVE To investigate the significance of preoperative Glasgow prognostic score (GPS) for postoperative prognostication of patients with colorectal cancer. BACKGROUND Recent studies have revealed that the GPS, an inflammation-based prognostic score that includes only C-reactive protein (CRP) and albumin, is a useful tool for predicting postoperative(More)
Angiolipoma is a common benign tumor with a characteristic vascular component that usually occurs in subcutaneous tissue. Although lipomas are frequently encountered at colonoscopy as submucosal tumors, angiolipomas are rarely found in the gastrointestinal tract including the large intestine. Here we report a 77-year old Japanese man who underwent transanal(More)
Prosthetic hip joint dislocation phenomenon is generated by the hip joint simulator and the effect of the femoral head diameter is studied under the same condition which is similar to the condition in daily activities. Impedance control is applied to control the hip joint motion and the joint contact force simultaneously in order to take into account the(More)
We report a case of bleeding in the small intestine of a 59-year-old man that was successfully diagnosed and treated by total intraoperative enteroscopy. The patient was admitted to our hospital because of gastrointestinal bleeding. Gastroscopy, colonoscopy and mesenteric arteriography could not identify the bleeding point. Technetium-99m-labeled red blood(More)
This study was designed to evaluate the usefulness of central venous access via the external jugular vein (EJV) employing Groshong catheters, and to compare the complications with those of conventional internal jugular venous catheterization. Central venous access was achieved by insertion of a single-lumen 4.0 Fr Groshong catheter via the EJV or internal(More)
BACKGROUND To demonstrate the efficacy and safety of insertion of a Groshong catheter via the external jugular vein (EJV) for central vein access. METHODS Central venous access was done by either insertion of a Groshong catheter via the EJV or an Argyle catheter via the subclavian vein with single puncture. RESULTS Eighty patients (group 1) were treated(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The purpose of this study was to determine the most useful predictive scoring system for the postoperative mortality of patients with colorectal perforation using the Acute Physiological and Chronic Health Evaluation II (APACHE II), Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) and Physiological and Operative Severity Score for the enUmeration(More)
It is now generally believed that regulatory T cells (Tregs) play an important role in peripheral tolerance, and a defect in Tregs is considered one of the most important factors in the induction of various kinds of autoimmune disease including ulcerative colitis (UC). Here, we examined the change in frequency of Tregs phenotype in five patients with UC(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the influence of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPAR gamma) and delta (PPAR delta) expression on postoperative mortality of patients with colorectal cancer (CRC). METHODS Optimal cutoff values were determined for each relative expression ratio (RER) (RER = PPAR expression of tumor/PPAR expression of normal mucosa) of(More)