Yukinori Okazaki

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BACKGROUND It is controversial as to whether nicorandil would have cardioprotective effects in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) who are undergoing reperfusion therapy. A meta-analysis was performed to study the impacts of nicorandil on functional outcomes after AMI. METHODS AND RESULTS Randomized prospective cohort or retrospective cohort(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Histological typing of gastric cancer is important for determining the treatment strategy and predicting the prognosis. We compared the histological types obtained by endoscopic forceps biopsy with the finally determined histological types of surgically resected specimens to investigate the reliability of histologically typing gastric cancer(More)
BACKGROUND Low-dose dobutamine stress echocardiography (DSE) assesses myocardial viability at the early stage of acute myocardial infarction (AMI), but its assessment is subjective and variable. Automated function image (AFI) determines global longitudinal peak strain (GLPS) based on tissue tracking technique. The ability of GLPS obtained by AFI during(More)
We treated two patients with a ruptured amebic liver abscess. The diagnosis was made at a relatively early stage and treatment was successful for one patient, but an accurate diagnosis of liver abscess was not made and invasive extraintestinal amebiasis led to multiple organ failure and to death for the other. Neither patient had been outside of Japan, and(More)
A p-i-n organic photovoltaic cell with tetrabenzoporphyrin (BP), a BP-C₆₀ dyad and PCBM for the p-, i- and n-layers, respectively, gave a better fill factor and power conversion efficiency than the corresponding p-i-n cell having a 1:1 blend film of BP and PCBM as the i-layer.
We report the case of a 64-year-old man who underwent resection on two occasions for recurrent renal cell carcinoma. He first underwent right nephrectomy for renal cell carcinoma, and 10 years later, he underwent pylorus-preserving pancreaticoduodenectomy for pancreatic metastasis. Microscopic extracapsular invasion without lymph node metastasis was(More)
A 64-year-old man underwent resection of a mesenteric desmoid tumor in May 2006. He presented with a chief complaint of loss of appetite at a local hospital in July 2011. A huge abdominal tumor was detected on computed tomography, and he was referred to our hospital. We suspected recurrence of the desmoid tumor 5 years and 2 months after the first surgery(More)
A 78-year-old woman underwent gastrectomy for type 3 gastric cancer with pyloric stenosis, which was detected in November 1997. Thoracic and abdominal CT and other diagnostic procedures were conducted regularly for 5 years after surgery. The patient was recurrence-free and her clinical course was satisfactory. Starting in early May 2005, however, she began(More)
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