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A previous phase II clinical trial of adipose-derived stem cell (ASC) therapy for fistulae associated with Crohn's disease, a devastating condition with a high recurrence rate, demonstrated safety and therapeutic potential with a 1-year sustained response. In the present study, 41 of the 43 phase II trial patients were followed for an additional year,(More)
Fistula is a representative devastating complication in Crohn's patients due to refractory to conventional therapy and high recurrence. In our phase I clinical trial, adipose tissue-derived stem cells (ASCs) demonstrated their safety and therapeutic potential for healing fistulae associated with Crohn's disease. This study was carried out to evaluate the(More)
BACKGROUND Because palpating colonic tumors during laparoscopy is impossible, the precise location of a tumor must be identified before operation. The aim of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of various diagnostic methods that are used to localize colorectal tumors and to propose an adequate localization protocol for laparoscopic colorectal surgery.(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study is to document perioperative results and mid-term oncologic outcomes of single-incision laparoscopic (SIL) colectomy compared to conventional laparoscopic (CL) colectomy. BACKGROUND SIL surgery is an advance in minimally invasive operative techniques and is widely accepted for various types of surgery. METHODS We(More)
AIM To compare outcomes from radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and hepatectomy for treatment of colorectal liver metastasis (CRLM). METHODS From January 2000 to December 2009, 408 patients underwent curative intent treatment for CRLM. We excluded patients using the criteria: size of CRLM > 3 cm, number of CRLM ≥ 5, percutaneous RFA, follow-up period < 12 mo,(More)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic colectomy for malignancy currently is the standard operative technique together with open colectomy. Single-incision laparoscopic surgery (SIL) is a recent advance in minimally invasive surgical techniques. This study aimed to compare SIL right colectomy with conventional laparoscopy (CL) used to treat patients with colon cancer. (More)
The present study was designed to evaluate the safety and potential of adipose tissue-derived stem cells (ASCs) for the treatment of Crohn's fistula. In this dose escalation study, patients were sequentially enrolled into three dosing groups with at least three patients per group. The first three patients (group 1) were given 1 × 10(7) cells/ml. After 4(More)
Colorectal cancers (CRCs) with microsatellite instability-high (MSI+) but without detectable germline mutation or hypermethylation in DNA mismatch repair (MMR) genes can be classified as Lynch-like syndrome (LLS). The underlying mechanism and clinical significances of LLS are largely unknown. We measured MSI and MMR protein expression in 4,765 consecutive(More)
PURPOSE This study aimed to compare the learning curves and early postoperative outcomes for conventional laparoscopic (CL) and single incision laparoscopic (SIL) right hemicolectomy (RHC). METHODS This retrospective study included the initial 35 cases in each group. Learning curves were evaluated by the moving average of operative time, mean operative(More)
The role of laparoscopic resection in patients with clinically suspicious T4 colorectal cancer remains controversial. The aim of this study was to compare the long-term and oncologic outcomes of laparoscopic resection and the open approach in clinical T4 colorectal cancer. Two hundred ninety-three consecutive patients undergoing curative surgery for(More)