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Nakata S.,Itami City Hospital
Kyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery | Year: 2016

A-21-year old man presented with dyspnea and a chest radiograph showed a right pneumothorax. Chest computed tomography revealed a collapsed lung and floating membrane, which was the lowermost part as a tear-shaped shadow. After the chest tube was inserted and surgical management was performed using a video-assisted thoracoscopic approach. At surgery, the visceral and parietal layers of pleura forming the mesoazygos were not fused, and azygos vein had a partial mobility. There was no adhesion between an upper lobe and visceral pleura. A stapling bullectomy was performed. The azygos lobe is a common malformation and has a reported incidence of 0.05~0.4% on health screening. The presence of an azygos lobe is usually assumed to be of no significance. We report a case and discuss the problems that it posed for surgical management.

Kawanishi Y.,Itami City Hospital | Oka K.,Osaka University | Tanaka H.,Osaka University | Sugamoto K.,Osaka University | Murase T.,Osaka University
Journal of Hand Surgery | Year: 2017

Purpose: In nonsurgical treatment for acute undisplaced or minimally displaced scaphoid waist fractures, immobilization of both wrist and thumb can be an option. However, in vivo scaphoid motion during forearm and thumb motion with the wrist immobilized in a cast has not been measured. Therefore, we examined the in vivo kinematics of the scaphoid during forearm and thumb motion with cast immobilization. Methods: Ten healthy right wrists of 10 male volunteers were included. These wrists were immobilized in a short-arm spica cast with the thumb in a position of volar abduction and then were scanned with the forearm in supination, neutral rotation, and pronation using computed tomography. Next, these wrists were scanned with a forearm gauntlet cast in place with the thumb abducted radially and opposed with the forearm positioned in neutral rotation. From these data, the 3-dimensional position of the third metacarpal and scaphoid was analyzed. Results: From forearm supination to pronation, the scaphoid showed 0.2° radial deviation, 0.4° pronation, and 8.3° extension. The third metacarpal showed 14.6° ulnar deviation, 6.5° pronation, and 1.6° flexion. During thumb opposition from radial abduction, the scaphoid showed 2.9° radial deviation, 0.4° supination, and 7.2° extension and the third metacarpal showed 4.5° ulnar deviation, 2.8° pronation, and 5.5° extension. Conclusions: The scaphoid was not completely immobilized by either cast. However, the scaphoid motion during forearm and thumb motion was not significant. Clinical relevance: Several high-quality studies have shown that undisplaced or minimally displaced scaphoid waist fractures can be successfully treated with casts. Movement of scaphoid and wrist during forearm rotation or thumb motion with a cast may not be sufficient to have a negative impact on the outcome of scaphoid fracture using a cast. © 2017 American Society for Surgery of the Hand.

Amemiya K.,Itami City Hospital | Adachi K.,Minoh City Hospital | Sasamoto N.,Minoh City Hospital | Yamamoto Y.,Minoh City Hospital
Gynecology and Minimally Invasive Therapy | Year: 2017

Study objective: The aim of this study was to compare the surgical outcomes, particularly the specimen retrieval time, between two methods of laparoscopic myomectomy: transumbilical retrieval of the myoma without a morcellator and conventional retrieval of the myoma using a power morcellator via the left lower quadrant. Design: Retrospective study. Setting: Public hospital. Patients: Seventy-four women undergoing laparoscopic myomectomy. Interventions: Laparoscopic myomectomy followed by myoma retrieval via transumbilical extraction or electric motorized morcellator extraction. Measurements and main results: Seventy-four patients undergoing laparoscopic myomectomy followed by myoma retrieval via transumbilical extraction or electric motorized morcellator extraction were studied. Significant differences were observed in the average weight of the retrieved myomas between the transumbilical and morcellator groups (141.0 vs. 262.8 g, respectively; p < 0.001). Therefore, we chose 27 patients whose total specimen weight was 151-300 g; 13 patients were in the transumbilical extraction group and 14 were in the electric motorized morcellator group. No significant differences were observed in patient characteristics between the two groups. The operative time, blood loss volume, and myoma retrieval time were similar between the two groups. Conclusion: Laparoscopic myomectomy with transumbilical extraction for myoma retrieval is a feasible method for specimens weighing up to 300 g. © 2017.

Kato M.,Osaka University | Nishida T.,Osaka University | Yamamoto K.,Toyonaka Municipal Hospital | Hayashi S.,Toyonaka Municipal Hospital | And 15 more authors.
Gut | Year: 2013

Background: After endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) of early gastric cancer (EGC), patients are at high risk for synchronous or metachronous multiple gastric cancers. Objective: To elucidate the time at which multiple cancers develop and to determine whether scheduled endoscopic surveillance might control their development. Design: A multicentre retrospective cohort study from 12 hospitals was conducted. Patients with EGC who underwent ESD with en bloc margin-negative curative resection were included. Synchronous cancer was classified as concomitant cancer or missed cancer. The cumulative incidence of metachronous cancers and overall survival rate were calculated using the Kaplan-Meier method. Results: From April 1999 to December 2010, 1258 patients met the inclusion criteria. Synchronous or metachronous multiple cancers were detected in 175 patients (13.9%) during a mean of 26.8 months. Among the 110 synchronous cancers, 21 were missed at the time of the initial ESD. Many of the missed lesions existed in the upper third of the stomach and the miss rate was associated with the endoscopist's inexperience (<500 oesophagogastroduodenoscopy cases). The cumulative incidence of metachronous cancers increased linearly and the mean annual incidence rate was 3.5%. The incidence rate did not differ between patients with or without Helicobacter pylori eradication. Four lesions (0.32%) were detected as massively invading cancers during the follow-up. Conclusions: Nineteen per cent of synchronous cancers were not detected until the initial ESD. The incidence rate of metachronous cancer after ESD was constant. Scheduled endoscopic surveillance showed that almost all recurrent lesions were treatable by endoscopic resection.

Miyashiro I.,Japan National Cardiovascular Center Research Institute | Hiratsuka M.,Itami City Hospital | Sasako M.,Hyogo College of Medicine | Sano T.,Cancer Institute Hospital of Japanese Foundation for Cancer Research | And 5 more authors.
Gastric Cancer | Year: 2014

Background: To evaluate the feasibility and accuracy of diagnosis using sentinel node (SN) biopsy in T1 gastric cancer, a multicenter trial was conducted by the Japan Clinical Oncology Group (JCOG). Methods: Sentinel node biopsy with indocyanine green (ICG) was performed in patients with T1 gastric cancer. Green-stained nodes (GNs), representing SNs, were removed first, and gastrectomy with lymphadenectomy was then performed. GNs in one plane (with the largest dimension) were histologically examined intraoperatively by frozen section with hematoxylin and eosin (H&E) stain. All harvested lymph nodes (GNs and non-GNs) were histologically examined by paraffin section after surgery. The primary endpoint was to determine the proportion of false negatives, which was defined as the number of patients with negative GNs by frozen section divided by those with positive GNs and/or positive non-GNs by paraffin section. The sample size was set at 1,550, based on the expected and threshold value as 5 and 10 % in the proportion of false negatives. Results: Accrual was suspended when 440 patients were enrolled because the proportion of false negatives was high. In the primary analysis, the proportion of false negatives was 46 % (13/28) after a learning period with 5 patients for each institution. Seven of 13 patients had nodal metastases outside the lymphatic basin. False negatives remained at 14 % (4/28) even by examining additional sections of GNs by paraffin section. Conclusions: The proportion of false negatives was much higher than expected. Intraoperative histological examination using only one plane is not an appropriate method for clinical application of SN biopsy in gastric cancer surgery. © 2013 The International Gastric Cancer Association and The Japanese Gastric Cancer Association.

Miyashiro I.,Japan National Cardiovascular Center Research Institute | Hiratsuka M.,Itami City Hospital | Kishi K.,Japan National Cardiovascular Center Research Institute | Takachi K.,The Mutual | And 4 more authors.
Annals of Surgical Oncology | Year: 2013

Background: Reliable indicators that can intraoperatively determine the absence of nodal metastasis are in great demand to avoid unnecessary lymphadenectomy. However, little has been reported about the intraoperative diagnostic performance of sentinel node (SN) biopsy. Methods: Sentinel node biopsy by subserosal or submucosal injection of indocyanine green (ICG) was performed in 241 patients with American Joint Committee on Cancer tumor, node, metastasis staging system, 7th edition, clinical T1 (n = 190) and T2 (n = 51) gastric cancer by two experienced surgeons. All nodes that stained green (green node, GN), representing SNs, were excised before gastrectomy and were sliced into 2-mm sections for intraoperative histological examinations with hematoxylin and eosin staining. The sliced GNs were also examined simultaneously by imprint cytology. Results: The GNs were detectable in 240 patients (3.8 ± 2.4 nodes per patient; range 1-17 nodes; median 3 nodes), and the success rate of detection was 99.6 % (240 of 241). Of 240 patients with a successful detection, 29 were found to have lymph node (LN) metastases; 16 were diagnosed with LN metastases in both GNs and non-GNs, 12 in GNs alone, and 1 in non-GNs alone. The false-negative rate based on the SN concept was 3.4 % (1 of 29). However, two patients with cT1 gastric cancer were diagnosed as intraoperative GN negative but were later confirmed as GN positive by histological examinations of paraffin sections. As an intraoperative diagnosis, the false-negative rate was 10.3 % (3 of 29). Conclusions: Sentinel node biopsy using ICG could be performed intraoperatively within reasonable limits under certain conditions, such as multiplanes for detection, combination use of imprint cytology, and open surgery by experienced surgeons. © 2012 Society of Surgical Oncology.

Fushimi R.,Osaka University | Takashina M.,Osaka University | Yoshikawa H.,Osaka University | Kobayashi H.,University of Tokyo | And 3 more authors.
American Journal of Infection Control | Year: 2013

Background: This study evaluated 3 potential indicators of gastrointestinal endoscope cleanliness: adenosine triphosphate (ATP), microbiological load, and protein. Methods: Before and after cleaning, ATP and microbiological load were determined from swabs of exterior surfaces and rinses of interior suction/accessory channels. Similarly, before and after cleaning, residual protein was determined from rinses of interior suction/accessory channels. Results: Before cleaning, ATP values were 10,417 relative light units (RLU) from the exterior endoscope surface and 30,281 RLU from the suction/accessory channel rinsates. After cleaning, these ATP values were decreased to 82 RLUs and 104 RLUs, a statistically significant difference. A similar trend was observed with microbiological load, but the change in residual protein from before cleaning to after cleaning was not significant. ATP values reliably reflected microbiological colony counts. Conclusions: ATP measurement can provide a reliable, rapid and practical assessment of endoscope cleanliness for routine monitoring in the clinical setting. Copyright © 2013 by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

PubMed | Osaka Rosai Hospital, Central Institute for Experimental Animals, Osaka University, Itami City Hospital and 8 more.
Type: | Journal: Scientific reports | Year: 2017

Resistance-associated substitutions (RASs) in hepatitis C virus (HCV) appear upon failure of treatment with direct-acting antivirals (DAAs). However, their origin has not been clarified in detail. Among 11 HCV genotype 1b patients who experienced virologic failure with asunaprevir (ASV)/daclatasvir (DCV), 10 had major NS5A L31M/V-Y93H variants after treatment. L31M/V-Y93H variants were detected as a minor clone before therapy in 6 patients and were the most closely related to the post-treatment variants by phylogenetic tree analysis in 4 patients. Next, to consider the involvement of a trace amount of pre-existing variants below the detection limit, we analysed human hepatocyte chimeric mice infected with DAA-nave patient serum. L31V-Y93H variants emerged after treatment with ledipasvir (LDV)/GS-558093 (nucleotide NS5B inhibitor) and decreased under the detection limit, but these variants were dissimilar to the L31V-Y93H variants reappearing after ASV/DCV re-treatment. Finally, to develop an infection derived from a single HCV clone, we intrahepatically injected full-genome HCV RNA (engineered based on the wild-type genotype 1b sequence) into chimeric mice. A new Y93H mutation actually occurred in this model after LDV monotherapy failure. In conclusion, post-treatment RASs appear by 2 mechanisms: the selection of pre-existing substitutions among quasispecies and the generation of novel mutations during therapy.

Murayama Y.,Itami City Hospital | Oritani K.,Osaka University | Tsutsui S.,Itami City Hospital
World Journal of Gastroenterology | Year: 2015

There are 33 human tetraspanin proteins, emerging as key players in malignancy, the immune system, fertilization, cellular signaling, adhesion, morphology, motility, proliferation, and tumor invasion. CD9, a member of the tetraspanin family, associates with and influences a variety of cell-surface molecules. Through these interactions, CD9 modifies multiple cellular events, including adhesion, migration, proliferation, and survival. CD9 is therefore considered to play a role in several stages during cancer development. Reduced CD9 expression is generally related to venous vessel invasion and metastasis as well as poor prognosis. We found that treatment of mice bearing human gastric cancer cells with anti-CD9 antibody successfully inhibited tumor progression via antiproliferative, proapoptotic, and antiangiogenic effects, strongly indicating that CD9 is a possible therapeutic target in patients with gastric cancer. Here, we describe the possibility of CD9 manipulation as a novel therapeutic strategy in gastric cancer, which still shows poor prognosis. © 2015 Baishideng Publishing Group Inc. All rights reserved.

PubMed | Itami City Hospital
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy | Year: 2017

A 73-year-old woman was diagnosed with gall bladder cancer by contrast enhanced CT images.The tumor was detected at the fundus of the gall bladder and enhanced heterogeneously.She underwent radical cholecystectomy including Japanese D2 lymph node dissection for gall bladder cancer.After 4 courses of oral S-1(80mg/m2 administered for 4 weeks and then stopped for 2 weeks)as adjuvant chemotherapy, a liver metastasis at segment 5 appeared 11 months postoperatively.It showed a ring enhanced tumor on contrast enhanced CT images.FDG accumulated in a similar lesion on PET-CT images.The patient successfully underwent partial hepatectomy of segment 5 of the liver.However, another liver metastasis at segment 7 appeared 5 months after the second operation, but it was resected successfully.The primary lesion and both liver metastases showed similar microscopic appearances.Seven courses of gemcitabine therapy(gemcitabine 1,000mg/m2 once every week for 3 weeks and then stopped for 1 week)were administered as adjuvant chemotherapy.She is now doing well without any sign of recurrence 2 years after the initial operation and 14 months after the secondary liver resection.

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