Yasushi Okamoto

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Metronomic combination chemotherapy with the oral fluoropyrimidine doxifluridine/5′-deoxy-5-fluorouridine (5 -DFUR) and oral cyclophosphamide (C) showed promising efficacy in a single-arm study. The oral fluoropyrimidine capecitabine was designed to deliver 5-fluorouracil preferentially to tumors, potentially improving efficacy over doxifluridine. We(More)
The aim of this retrospective study was to identify the risk factors associated with the severity characteristics in the Tokyo guidelines for conversion to open surgery in patients with acute cholecystitis (AC) who underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy. A total of 225 patients were enrolled in the study. The patients were classified into two groups: a(More)
This report presents the case of a common hepatic artery (CHA) pseudoaneurysm secondary to postoperative pancreatic fistula (POPF) after pancreatoduodenectomy (PD), which was successfully treated using a coronary covered stent. A 70-year-old female underwent subtotal stomach-preserving PD for middle cholangiocarcinoma. POPF was identified on postoperative(More)
Oophorectomy (OOX) has been known to increase bone turnover, but its precise mechanism is not fully understood. In order to further investigate the mechanism, we determined insulinlike growth factor I (IGF-I) concentrations in serum and bone tissue and interleukin 1 (IL-1) release from spleen macrophages in oophorectomized rats because it has been(More)
BACKGROUND This study examined the feasibility of early laparoscopic cholecystectomy (ELC) for acute cholecystitis (AC) according to the Tokyo guidelines severity grade, and analyzed the changes in the therapeutic strategy for AC after the Tokyo guidelines were published. METHODS A total of 225 patients were enrolled in this study. The therapeutic period(More)
The first-line treatment for intra-abdominal abscess is source control. Sometimes, however, source control is too invasive for relatively small abscesses and is not feasible due to the risk of injury to some organs. Based on reports that fosfomycin (FOM) can break up biofilms to enhance the permeability of other antibiotics, we investigated the FOM time-lag(More)
We report three cases of biliary tract cancer with positive surgical margin obtained a long-term survival after multimodality therapy. Case 1: A 58-year-old man had operated PPPD for middle part of biliary tract cancer. Final pathological findings revealed HM2. Hepatic metastasis and anastomotic recurrence were observed, postoperatively. RFA and(More)
[reaction: see text] A newly developed strategy for construction of eight-membered carbocycles via [6 + 2] annulation that involves the combination of beta-alkenoyl acylsilanes and a vinyllithium derivative is described. A unique feature of this annulative approach is that it enables in one operation and a stereoselective manner construction of(More)
BACKGROUND Determining prognosis in advanced cancer is of key importance. Various prognostic scores have been developed. However, they are often very complex. In this study, we evaluated the feasibility of neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio (NLR) as an index to estimate survival in terminal cancer patients. METHODS NLR was calculated retrospectively based on(More)
To evaluate the feasibility and efficacy of weekly paclitaxel and 5'-DFUR combination therapy in advanced or recurrent breast cancer, 13 patients were enrolled in this pilot study. 5'-DFUR was administered orally at a dose of 800 mg/day for 14 consecutive days, and paclitaxel was administered by 1 hour infusion at a dose of 80 mg/m2 after short(More)