Yoshiki Kataoka

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During esophagectomy, laparoscopy can be used together with thoracoscopy, but it is not known whether a combined thoracoscopic–laparoscopic procedure is associated with fewer postoperative complications than open esophagectomy, and without compromising oncological outcome. This was a longitudinal cohort study that included 185 esophageal cancer patients,(More)
A recent randomized controlled trial (Trastuzumab for Gastric Cancer [ToGA] study) established standard scoring criteria of human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) for gastric cancer and demonstrated the efficacy of trastuzumab for treating metastatic gastric cancer. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the frequency of HER2-positive cases(More)
To provide an overview of noninferiority trials in oncology with a special emphasis on methodologic issues, we conducted a systematic review of randomized trials assessing noninferiority of antineoplastic treatments.We identified 72 articles, of which 65were randomized phase III trials with a single control arm, 3were factorial phase III trials, and 4were(More)
To investigate the relation between plasma amino acid levels and mental fatigue, we measured the plasma concentrations of 20 amino acids in 9 healthy volunteers before and after a fatigue-inducing mental task session for 8 hr. As fatigue-inducing mental tasks, the subjects performed an advanced trail making test, a Japanese KANA pick up test, and a mirror(More)
Pancreatic acinar cell carcinomas are rare, and little is reported on their chemotherapy. We report a 49-year old male patient with pancreatic acinar cell carcinoma and multiple liver metastases, which responded to oral TS-1 and hepatic arterial infusion of cisplatin. The patient underwent a partial hepatectomy, MCT abrasions and excision of the pancreatic(More)
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