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This study presents a new method that enables the detection of sentinel lymph nodes (SLN) with high sensitivity using indocyanine green (ICG) fluorescence imaging. This study enrolled 128 patients with clinically node-negative breast cancer. Fluorescence imaging was obtained after ICG was injected into the areola. Subcutaneous lymphatic channels were(More)
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)
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 investigate the effects of edaravone, a novel free radical scavenger, on bacterial translocation induced by hemorrhagic shock. DESIGN Prospective, randomized, unblinded animal study. SETTING Surgical research laboratories of Shiga University of Medical Science. SUBJECTS Male specific-pathogen-free Sprague-Dawley rats. INTERVENTIONS The(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 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)
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)
UNLABELLED As adjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer, the addition of taxane to regimens containing anthracycline has been shown to be effective. However, in Japan, it is not probability yet as for safety. We examined the feasibility of FEC 100 followed by DOC 100 as adjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer. METHODS Node-positive breast cancer patients or(More)
Totally implantable access ports (TIAPs) are generally used in oncology. Few studies have addressed complications associated with the insertion site. A total of 233 consecutive oncology patients were enrolled to receive TIAP inserts via internal jugular vein (IJV) or subclavian vein (SV). Data on clinicopathologic parameters and early/late complications(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)