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Expanding hematoma of the abdominal wall is a rare example of acute abdominal disease. We report two cases of lateral abdominal wall hematoma caused by the rupture of a deep circumflex iliac artery, which is a rare cause of an abdominal wall hematoma. Both patients experienced severe abdominal pain after sneezing or coughing. In both cases, computed(More)
PURPOSE This study presents a new method that enables the detection of sentinel lymph nodes (SLN) with high sensitivity using indocyanine green (ICG) fluorescence imaging. METHODS This study enrolled 128 patients with clinically node-negative breast cancer. Fluorescence imaging was obtained after ICG was injected into the areola. Subcutaneous lymphatic(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate whether functional preservation after segmentectomy has a greater advantage of pulmonary functions than volume-reduction effects after lobectomy in patients with emphysema with clinical T1N0 non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). PATIENTS AND METHODS Between January 2000 and December 2006, 47 cases of lobectomy and 71 cases of(More)
Exaggerated plasma concentrations of GLP-1 precede reactive hypoglycemia after oral glucose in gastrectomy patients, resulting in late dumping syndrome. Recently, we showed that GLP-1 elicits the activation of sympathetic outflow. Because sympathetic activation is thought to be a cause of early dumping, we hypothesized that exaggerated GLP-1 may contribute(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether the silkworm larvae plasma (SLP) test is a reliable diagnostic marker of infection in patients with infectious complications following gastrointestinal surgery. DESIGN Prospective study. SETTING Department of Surgery, University Hospital, Shiga University of Medical Science. PATIENTS One hundred and twelve adult patients(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Infections are important causes of postoperative morbidity after gastric surgery; currently, no factors have been identified that can predict postoperative infection. Adiponectin (ADN) mediates energy metabolism and functions as an immunomodulator. Perioperative ADN levels and perioperative immune functioning could be mutually(More)
Invasive lobular carcinoma (ILC) is a distinct type of breast carcinoma and represents 5-15% of invasive breast carcinomas in female. However, the occurrence of ILC is exceptional in male breast, and the incidence is 1.5-1.9% of male breast carcinomas. Herein, we report a case of pleomorphic lobular carcinoma in a male breast. A 76-year-old Japanese male(More)
BACKGROUND Adiponectin is an anti-inflammatory cytokine that is specifically and abundantly produced by adipocytes as a secretory protein. A direct interaction between adiponectin and lipopolysaccharide (LPS) is not fully understood. To elucidate the effects of adiponectin on LPS, we first investigated interactions between recombinant adiponectin and LPS.(More)
A carcinoma displaying undifferentiated features with dense lymphoplasmacytic infiltration is defined as a lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma (LEC), and some of LEC is associated with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). All of the 13 previously reported cases of LEC of the biliary system were intrahepatic in location. Herein, we describe the first case of LEC of the(More)
Our aim in this study was to find out whether edaravone (3-methyl-1-phenyl-pyrazolin-5-one, MCI-186), a novel free radical scavenger, improved the survival rate in a rat hemorrhagic shock (HS) model. Fifty male Sprague-Dawley rats were divided randomly into an edaravone group and a saline group. Both groups were subjected to HS by inducing a mean arterial(More)