Yasushi Nakane

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Background: The need for a precise lymph node staging without stage migration is of paramount importance when comparing and evaluating international treatment results. Methods: We reviewed 1019 patients who underwent R0 resection at Kansai Medical University between 1980 and 1997. The patients were classified according to the 1997 International Union(More)
The aim of the study was to evaluate the potential advantages of the ultrasonic scalpel compared with the conventional technique in gastric cancer surgery. Patients with resectable adenocarcinoma of the stomach were randomly assigned to ultrasonic scalpel or conventional technique. We used the HARMONIC FOCUS® (Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.) as ultrasonic(More)
The present study was directed towards the identification of novel factors involved in the transformation process leading to the formation of gastric cancer. A cDNA library from human gastric cancer cells was constructed using a retroviral vector. Functional cloning was performed by screening for transformation activity in transduced NIH3T3 cells. Six cDNA(More)
This study evaluated the preserved function of the remnant stomach by gastric emptying scintigraphy in patients who underwent pylorus-preserving gastrectomy (PPG), and it investigated whether this examination method is a useful tool for evaluation. The residual stomach function was evaluated by gastric emptying scintigraphy in 45 patients with early gastric(More)
We describe herein our technique of performing gastrectomy followed by side-to-end gastroduodenostomy. Because the clamp is removed at the resection line of the greater curvature, there is no need to perform an additional gastrotomy for insertion of the instrument. This feature differentiates our technique from previous methods of anastomosis using the(More)
A better method for detecting early peritoneal progression is needed. This study evaluated the feasibility and accuracy of second-look laparoscopy for patients with gastric cancer treated using systemic chemotherapy after gastrectomy. Second-look laparoscopy was conducted for patients who had no clinical evidence of distant metastases but had peritoneal(More)
The major object of this study was to characterize the effect of prepubertal trans-3,4',5-trihydroxystilbene (resveratrol) exposure on N-methyl-N-nitrosourea (MNU)-induced mammary carcinogenesis in female Sprague-Dawley rats. Prepubertal rats (15 to 19 days of age) were treated daily with either 10 or 100 mg/kg resveratrol for 5 days, and were compared with(More)
BACKGROUND Pylorus-preserving gastrectomy (PPG) has the advantages of preventing dumping syndrome and duodenogastric reflux. However, time was required to reduce symptoms of gastric fullness or to improve food intake after surgery. The aim of this study was to investigate whether the length of the retained antral segment influenced the postoperative(More)
A phase II clinical trial has started in the South West region of Japan to investigate the efficacy and safety of weekly paclitaxel chemotherapy for the treatment of patients with ascites-forming advanced gastric cancer. A novel trial design was created to assess more effectively prospective changes in symptomatology. The study design focuses on the typical(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Jejunal interposition after distal gastrectomy is reported to prevent both duodenogastric reflux and rapid gastric emptying. However, comparing primary reconstruction with this procedure and Billroth-I in terms of clinical evaluation by the same surgeon is rare. In this study, the benefit of this procedure was retrospectively evaluated as(More)