Yasuhiro Akazawa

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Whether free peritoneal cancer cells should be considered peritoneal dissemination in colorectal cancer patients remains controversial. The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical significance of positive peritoneal washing cytology (PWC) in patients with colorectal cancer. We retrospectively analyzed the records of 771 sequential patients(More)
BACKGROUND Atherosclerosis progression is thought to be one of the mechanisms of late stent failure. Atherosclerosis progression is detected as yellow plaque formation on angioscopy. Cypher sirolimus-eluting stent has been reported to accelerate atherosclerosis progression, but the influence of Endeavor zotarolimus-eluting stent (Endeavor-ZES) or Xience(More)
Although the concept of vulnerable plaque has become common, it is still impossible to predict effectively the onset of acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Thin-cap fibroatheroma (TCFA) is regarded as vulnerable from pathological studies and various diagnostic tools have tried to detect TCFA clinically but failed to predict ACS. Because there are so many silent(More)
BACKGROUND Clarification of frequency and distribution of yellow plaques and disrupted plaques will increase understanding of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) onset. METHODS AND RESULTS Consecutive patients with ACS (n=75) or without ACS (n=90) who received coronary angioscopic examination were studied. Distance from ostium to yellow plaques, diameter(More)
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