Yusuke Akamaru

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AIM The optimal second-line regimen for treating advanced gastric cancer (AGC) remains unclear. While irinotecan (CPT-11) plus cisplatin (CDDP) combination therapy and CPT-11 monotherapy have been explored in the second-line setting, the superiority of second-line platinum-based therapies for AGC patients initially treated with S-1 monotherapy has not yet(More)
BACKGROUND Staples have been widely used for skin closure after open gastrointestinal surgery. The potential advantages of subcuticular sutures compared with staples have not been assessed. We assessed the differences in the frequency of wound complications, including superficial incisional surgical site infection and hypertrophic scar formation, depending(More)
This study aimed to assess the efficacy of daikenchuto (DKT), a commonly prescribed, traditional Japanese herbal medicine, on postoperative intestinal dysfunction after gastric cancer surgery. Patients with gastric cancer scheduled for a total gastrectomy were randomly assigned before surgery to receive either no treatment (n = 40; control group) or DKT(More)
BACKGROUND In terms of the temporal relationship between pancreas transplantation (PTx) and reversal of diabetic ocular complications, it has been difficult but important to determine a "point of no return." Thus, it is of great clinical interest to evaluate the efficacy of PTx on diabetic ocular complications. METHODS A spontaneous type 2 diabetic model(More)
BACKGROUND The mechanism involved in the spontaneous acceptance of liver allografts in some rat strain combinations remains unclear. Immunoregulatory NKR-P1TCRalphabetaT (NKT) cells primarily produce IL-4 and IFN-gamma, and enhance the polarization of immune responses to Th2 and Th1, respectively. The aim of this study was to clarify the role of(More)
Post-gastrectomy weight loss is associated with deterioration in quality of life, and influences the long-term prognosis of gastric cancer patients. We conducted a prospective, randomized controlled, open-label study to examine whether an oral elemental diet (Elental®, Ajinomoto Pharmaceuticals, Tokyo, Japan; hereafter referred to as ED) prevents(More)
INTRODUCTION Liposarcoma is one of the most common soft tissue sarcomas; however, early diagnosis is rare as the tumor remains difficult and unpalpable for a prolonged period of time. PRESENTATION OF CASE Here we report the first case of retroperitoneal liposarcoma associated with pregnancy and expression of estrogen receptor. A 34-year-old woman(More)
INTRODUCTION Widespread application of laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) has resulted in a high complication rate and leads to prolonged hospital stays. This study aimed to investigate the preoperative and intraoperative clinical factors that relate to prolongation of hospital stay. METHODS We studied 370 patients who underwent LC for gallbladder disease(More)