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BACKGROUND/PURPOSE It is important to predict the development of clinically relevant pancreatic fistula (grade B/C) in the early period after pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD). This study has been carried out as a project study of the Japanese Society of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery (JSHPBS) to evaluate the predictive factors associated with clinically(More)
BACKGROUND The prognosis of patients with cholangiocarcinoma is unsatisfactory. Therefore, evaluation of prognostic factors and establishment of new therapeutic strategies are needed to improve their long-term survival. The aim of this study was to identify useful prognostic factors for patients with intrahepatic, hilar, and distal cholangiocarcinoma. (More)
The purpose of the study was to investigate whether examination for plasma beta-D-glucan, a cell wall constituent of fungi, is useful for selecting surgical patients with Candida colonization who would benefit from empiric antifungal therapy. We administered fluconazole to postoperative patients with Candida colonization who have risk factors for candidemia(More)
PURPOSE Adjuvant chemotherapy is accepted as a standard treatment after surgical resection of pancreatic carcinoma; however, the optimal timing between surgery and initiation of adjuvant chemotherapy has not been reported. The aim of this study was to determine the optimal timing of adjuvant chemotherapy after surgical resection of pancreatic carcinoma. (More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to identify useful prognostic factors in patients undergoing pancreatoduodenectomy for distal cholangiocarcinoma. METHODS The records of 36 patients with distal cholangiocarcinoma undergoing pancreatoduodenectomy were retrospectively reviewed. Potential clinicopathological prognostic factors that may affect survival(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE The aims of this study were to evaluate long-term outcomes and to determine prognostic factors for survival in patients with resected biliary carcinoma who received adjuvant gemcitabine plus S-1 chemotherapy. METHODS Seventy patients with International Union Against Cancer (UICC) stage II, III, or IV biliary carcinoma received(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate hemodynamics by arteriographic examinations with and without CT in the stomach wall and liver after preoperative embolization to redistribute blood flow to the stomach and liver, which is unified to be supplied from the superior mesenteric artery, before distal pancreatectomy with en bloc celiac axis resection (DP-CAR). MATERIAL AND(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of neoadjuvant gemcitabine plus S-1 (GS) chemotherapy as measured by overall survival for patients with pancreatic carcinoma with arterial contact. Medical records of 77 patients with pancreatic carcinoma with arterial contact who intended to undergo tumor resection were analyzed retrospectively. These(More)
BACKGROUND In recent years, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) after pancreatoduodenectomy (PD) has become increasingly problematic. Our aims were to clarify the relationship between NAFLD and postoperative pancreatic exocrine function and to identify the risk factors for NAFLD after PD. METHODS Patients who underwent PD (n = 104) were assessed with(More)
BACKGROUND This study aimed to evaluate the impact of preoperative biliary drainage (PBD) on the long-term survival of patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) who underwent pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD). METHODS A multicenter observational study was performed using a common database of patients with resected PDAC from seven high-volume(More)