Yasuyuki Tomiyama

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BACKGROUND Laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy has been shown to be associated with favorable postoperative outcomes using meta-analysis. However, there have been no randomized controlled studies yet. This study aimed to compare laparoscopic and open distal pancreatectomy using propensity score-matching. METHODS We retrospectively collected perioperative(More)
BACKGROUND Although thermal ablation therapies have gained fairly wide acceptance as an effective treatment for small hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), there have been only a few clinical studies comparing the response to radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and percutaneous microwave coagulation therapy (PMCT). We evaluated the therapeutic efficacy and safety of(More)
Staphylococcus aureus and coagulase-negative staphylococci (CNS) isolated from the nasal mucosa of medical students were examined for susceptibility to 16 antimicrobial agents. No methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) was isolated, while MRCNS was present in 23.5% of the medical students. CNS exhibited significantly more resistance to antimicrobial agents(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS To evaluate the initial therapeutic effect and safety of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and percutaneous microwave coagulation therapy (PMCT) for the treatment of small hepatocellular carcinomas (HCCs). METHODOLOGY Forty-eight patients with HCC were treated by RFA and 70 patients with HCC were treated by PMCT. These procedures were repeated(More)
A 78-year-old man had a history of blood transfusion and hepatitis C virus-related liver cirrhosis. He was admitted to the authors' hospital with a hepatocellular carcinoma just below the right hemidiaphragm. Although the lesion was not well visualized with standard sonography, it was clearly defined by performance of sonography with intraarterial injection(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Although local ablation procedures are useful in eradication treatment for small hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), there have only been a few clinical studies comparing the response to radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and percutaneous microwave coagulation therapy (PMCT). We evaluated the clinical effect and safety of these two procedures for the(More)
BACKGROUND Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is characterized by an extensive desmoplastic stromal response. Fibroblast activation protein-α (FAP) is best known for its presence in stromal cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs). Our aim was to assess whether FAP expression was associated with the prognosis of patients with PDAC and to investigate how(More)
The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of the combination of endoscopic variceal ligation (EVL) and partial splenic embolization (PSE) compared with EVL alone in cirrhosis patients with thrombocytopenia. In a prospective study, 84 cirrhosis patients with esophageal varices and thrombocytopenia (platelet count < 50,000/mm3) underwent EVL plus PSE(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Branched-chain amino acids (BCAA) reduce the incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in patients with cirrhosis. However, the mechanisms that underlie these effects remain unknown. Previously, we reported that oxidative stress in male transgenic mice that expressed hepatitis C virus polyprotein (HCVTgM) caused hepatic iron accumulation(More)