Yuichi Tomiki

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Several epidemiological studies suggested an inverse relation between serum cholesterol level and cancer mortality. We analyzed the relation between gastrointestinal cancers and serum cholesterol levels. A total of 631 patients were recruited as cancer-bearing cases, comprising 181 esophageal cancers, 251 gastric cancers and 199 colorectal cancers. A(More)
Plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1), an endogenous inhibitor of a major fibrinolytic factor, tissue-type plasminogen activator, can both promote and inhibit angiogenesis. However, the physiologic role and the precise mechanisms underlying the angiogenic effects of PAI-1 remain unclear. In the present study, we report that pharmacologic inhibition of(More)
Submucosal tumor-like colorectal carcinoma, most of whose surface is covered with normal mucosa, is very rare. We report a case of colonic carcinoma resembling submucosal tumor. A 54-yr-old man visited our institution for an evaluation of a positive fecal occult blood test. Colonoscopic examination revealed a small, mainly red polypoid lesion with a central(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Systemic inflammatory responses have been reported to be independent predictors of cancer-specific survival in colorectal cancer. The Glasgow Prognostic Score (GPS), which is an inflammation-based prognostic factor, is defined by the presence of elevated C-reactive protein and hypoalbuminemia. The purpose of this study was to estimate(More)
This case involved an 80-year-old man who was seen for melena. Further testing revealed a tubular adenocarcinoma 50 mm in size in the rectum. In addition, an anal fistula was noted behind the anus along with induration. A biopsy of tissue from the external (secondary) opening of the fistula also revealed adenocarcinoma. Nodules suspected of being metastases(More)
We retrospectively examined the optimal lymph node ratio (LNR) cutoff value and attempted to construct a new classification using the LNR in stage III colon cancer. The clinical and pathological data of 4,172 patients with histologically proven lymph node metastasis who underwent curative surgery for primary colon cancer at multiple institutions between(More)
To identify factors that influence the clinical response to 5-fluorouracil (5-FU), we studied the correlation between in vitro sensitivity to 5-FU and the expression of seven biological markers. The markers, thymidylate synthase (TS), dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase (DPD), pyrimidine nucleoside phosphorylase, p53 (wild/mutant), p21, cyclo-oxygenase-2, and(More)
PURPOSE Obesity has been generally associated with increased surgical risk. However, data on the outcome of laparoscopic colectomy in obese and non-obese patients are controversial. The aim of this study is to assess the short-term outcome of laparoscopic colectomy for colorectal cancer (CRC) in obese patients as compared with non-obese patients. (More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Colorectal endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) is a useful treatment method; however, no index has been established for time for patient to start food ingestion or be discharged after ESD. We investigated the potential of a clinical pathway in which patients started food ingestion on day 2 after ESD and were discharged on day 3. (More)