Yutaka Matsuyama

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The present study conducted risk-adjusted analyses to investigate the impacts of hospital and surgeon volumes on postoperative complications and the modified Rankin scale (mRS) after intracranial clipping of unruptured aneurysms, and to discuss the efficacy of relevant policy changes. Among 107 Japanese institutions, physician-reported data for 702(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to develop a new Internet-based computerized cognitive behavior therapy (iCBT) program in Manga format, the Japanese cartoon, for workers and to examine the effects of the iCBT program on improving subthreshold depression using a randomized controlled trial (RCT) design among workers employed in private companies in(More)
The safety of the donor is paramount in living donor liver transplantation. The most important risk to the donor during hepatectomy is bleeding, and the inflow occlusion technique (Pringle's manoeuvre) has been reported to decrease bleeding without inducing liver injury in liver surgery. However, most transplant centres are doing donor hepatectomies without(More)
BACKGROUND In the current American Joint Committee on Cancer/International Union Against Cancer staging system (seventh edition) for intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC), tumor size was excluded, and periductal invasion was added as a new tumor classification-defining factor. The objective of the current report was to propose a new staging system for ICC(More)
INTRODUCTION When unique identifiers are unavailable, successful record linkage depends greatly on data quality and types of variables available. While probabilistic linkage theoretically captures more true matches than deterministic linkage by allowing imperfection in identifiers, studies have shown inconclusive results likely due to variations in data(More)
OBJECTIVES The combination of computed tomography with hepatic arteriography and arterial portography (CTHA/CTAP) can detect additional hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) nodules undetected by conventional dynamic CT. METHODS In this single-center, randomized, open-label, controlled trial, we randomly assigned 280 patients who were diagnosed as having HCC by(More)
BACKGROUND The high recurrence rate after surgery for colorectal cancer liver metastasis (CLM) remains a crucial problem. The aim of this trial was to evaluate the efficacy of adjuvant therapy with uracil-tegafur and leucovorin (UFT/LV). METHODS In the multicenter, open-label, phase III trial, patients undergoing curative resection of CLM were randomly(More)
BACKGROUND Most patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) have underlying liver disease, therefore, precise preoperative evaluation of the patient's liver function is essential for surgical decision making. METHODS We developed a grading system incorporating only two variables, namely, the serum albumin level and the indocyanine green retention rate at(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the association between long-term visit-to-visit variability in glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) and systolic blood pressure (SBP) and the incidence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in patients with type 2 diabetes. METHODS We retrospectively enrolled 632 patients with type 2 diabetes and no history of CVD who first visited our hospital(More)
BACKGROUND Brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (baPWV) is inversely associated with cognitive function. However, it is not known whether baPWV predicts cognitive decline (CD) in later life. We examined whether or not baPWV is an independent risk marker of subsequent CD in a population of older Japanese. METHODS Among 982 adults aged 65 years or older who(More)