Akinobu Taketomi

Summary

Affiliation: Kyushu University
Country: Japan

Publications

  1. doi request reprint The long-term outcomes of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma after living donor liver transplantation: a comparison of right and left lobe grafts
    Akinobu Taketomi
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyushu University, 3 1 1 Maidashi, Higashi ku, Fukuoka, Japan
    Surg Today 42:559-64. 2012
  2. pmc Mucin-hypersecreting bile duct neoplasm characterized by clinicopathological resemblance to intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN) of the pancreas
    Yo ichi Yamashita
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, 3 1 1 Maidashi, Higashi ku, Fukuoka 812 8582, Japan
    World J Surg Oncol 5:98. 2007
  3. doi request reprint Donor risk in adult-to-adult living donor liver transplantation: impact of left lobe graft
    Akinobu Taketomi
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Transplantation 87:445-50. 2009
  4. doi request reprint Predictors of extrahepatic recurrence after curative hepatectomy for hepatocellular carcinoma
    Akinobu Taketomi
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Ann Surg Oncol 17:2740-6. 2010
  5. doi request reprint Improved results of a surgical resection for the recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma after living donor liver transplantation
    Akinobu Taketomi
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyushu University, Higashi ku, Fukuoka, Japan
    Ann Surg Oncol 17:2283-9. 2010
  6. ncbi request reprint Trends in morbidity and mortality after hepatic resection for hepatocellular carcinoma: an institute's experience with 625 patients
    Akinobu Taketomi
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    J Am Coll Surg 204:580-7. 2007
  7. doi request reprint Living donor hepatectomies with procedures to prevent biliary complications
    Akinobu Taketomi
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    J Am Coll Surg 211:456-64. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Total resection of the right hepatic vein drainage area with the aid of three-dimensional computed tomography
    Akinobu Taketomi
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, 3 1 1 Maidashi, Higashi ku, Fukuoka 812 8582, Japan
    Surg Today 42:46-51. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Impact of des-gamma-carboxy prothrombin and tumor size on the recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma after living donor liver transplantation
    Akinobu Taketomi
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Transplantation 87:531-7. 2009
  10. doi request reprint Early diagnosis and treatment resolved cholestatic hepatitis C without fibrosis after living donor liver transplantation: report of a case
    Takasuke Fukuhara
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, 3 1 1 Maidashi, Higashi ku, Fukuoka 812 8582, Japan
    Surg Today 40:982-5. 2010

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Publications127 found, 100 shown here

  1. doi request reprint The long-term outcomes of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma after living donor liver transplantation: a comparison of right and left lobe grafts
    Akinobu Taketomi
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyushu University, 3 1 1 Maidashi, Higashi ku, Fukuoka, Japan
    Surg Today 42:559-64. 2012
    ..However, the long-term outcome of the hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients with LL grafts has not been elucidated. The aim of this study was to analyze the long-term outcomes after LDLT for HCC according to the graft type...
  2. pmc Mucin-hypersecreting bile duct neoplasm characterized by clinicopathological resemblance to intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN) of the pancreas
    Yo ichi Yamashita
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, 3 1 1 Maidashi, Higashi ku, Fukuoka 812 8582, Japan
    World J Surg Oncol 5:98. 2007
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  3. doi request reprint Donor risk in adult-to-adult living donor liver transplantation: impact of left lobe graft
    Akinobu Taketomi
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Transplantation 87:445-50. 2009
    ..To ensure donor safety in adult-to-adult living donor liver transplantation, we established a selection criterion for donors in which left lobe (LL) was the first choice of graft...
  4. doi request reprint Predictors of extrahepatic recurrence after curative hepatectomy for hepatocellular carcinoma
    Akinobu Taketomi
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Ann Surg Oncol 17:2740-6. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to elucidate the predictors of extrahepatic hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) recurrence after hepatectomy...
  5. doi request reprint Improved results of a surgical resection for the recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma after living donor liver transplantation
    Akinobu Taketomi
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyushu University, Higashi ku, Fukuoka, Japan
    Ann Surg Oncol 17:2283-9. 2010
    ..This study was designed to analyze the clinical outcomes of the recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) after living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) and to evaluate the efficacy of a surgical resection in treating such a recurrence...
  6. ncbi request reprint Trends in morbidity and mortality after hepatic resection for hepatocellular carcinoma: an institute's experience with 625 patients
    Akinobu Taketomi
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    J Am Coll Surg 204:580-7. 2007
    ..Despite recent developments in surgery and patient management during the perioperative period, critical complications still developed in a few patients who had hepatic resection for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)...
  7. doi request reprint Living donor hepatectomies with procedures to prevent biliary complications
    Akinobu Taketomi
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    J Am Coll Surg 211:456-64. 2010
    ..Biliary complications in donor hepatectomies are still common, and occur in approximately 5% of the procedures...
  8. doi request reprint Total resection of the right hepatic vein drainage area with the aid of three-dimensional computed tomography
    Akinobu Taketomi
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, 3 1 1 Maidashi, Higashi ku, Fukuoka 812 8582, Japan
    Surg Today 42:46-51. 2012
    ..We analyzed the feasibility and safety of our preliminary surgical approach for total hepatic resection of the right hepatic vein drainage area (THR-RHV) with the aid of three-dimensional computed tomography (3D-CT) guidance...
  9. doi request reprint Impact of des-gamma-carboxy prothrombin and tumor size on the recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma after living donor liver transplantation
    Akinobu Taketomi
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Transplantation 87:531-7. 2009
    ....
  10. doi request reprint Early diagnosis and treatment resolved cholestatic hepatitis C without fibrosis after living donor liver transplantation: report of a case
    Takasuke Fukuhara
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, 3 1 1 Maidashi, Higashi ku, Fukuoka 812 8582, Japan
    Surg Today 40:982-5. 2010
    ..This case serves to demonstrate that early diagnosis and timely initiation of optimal antiviral therapy is essential for the resolution of cholestatic hepatitis C...
  11. doi request reprint Fascin expression in progression and prognosis of hepatocellular carcinoma
    Tomohiro Iguchi
    Department of Anatomic Pathology, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    J Surg Oncol 100:575-9. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the clinicopathological and prognostic relevance of fascin by immunohistochemistry...
  12. ncbi request reprint Radiological assessment of hepatic vein invasion by hepatocellular carcinoma using combined computed tomography hepatic arteriography and computed tomography arterial portography
    Akihiro Nishie
    Department of Clinical Radiology, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, 3 1 1 Maidashi, Higashi ku, Fukuoka, 812 8582, Japan
    Jpn J Radiol 28:414-22. 2010
    ....
  13. doi request reprint Zero mortality in more than 300 hepatic resections: validity of preoperative volumetric analysis
    Shinji Itoh
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, 3 1 1 Maidashi, Higashi ku, Fukuoka, 812 8582, Japan
    Surg Today 42:435-40. 2012
    ....
  14. doi request reprint The significance of fibroblast growth factor receptor 2 expression in differentiation of hepatocellular carcinoma
    Norifumi Harimoto
    Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, National Kyushu Cancer Center, Fukuoka, Japan
    Oncology 78:361-8. 2010
    ..These data suggest that FGFR2 may be a potentially useful biological marker of tumor invasiveness in HCC as well as a novel molecular target for HCC...
  15. doi request reprint Congestion of the donor remnant right liver after extended left lobe donation
    Takasuke Fukuhara
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, 3 1 1 Maidashi, Higashi ku, Fukuoka, Japan
    Transpl Int 22:837-44. 2009
    ..Therefore, the conversion of the graft from the left to right lobe might be appropriate according to the degree of the congestion...
  16. ncbi request reprint Impact of preoperative serum sodium concentration in living donor liver transplantation
    Takasuke Fukuhara
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 25:978-84. 2010
    ..The current study was designed to demonstrate the impact of pre-transplant sodium concentration on postoperative clinical outcomes...
  17. ncbi request reprint Impact of donor age and recipient status on left-lobe graft for living donor adult liver transplantation
    Tomoharu Yoshizumi
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Transpl Int 21:81-8. 2008
    ..LDALT can be safely performed using a left-lobe graft. However, when using the graft from the donor > or = 50 years, especially for the recipients with the MELD > or = 20, the indications should be carefully discussed...
  18. doi request reprint Rituximab, IVIG, and plasma exchange without graft local infusion treatment: a new protocol in ABO incompatible living donor liver transplantation
    Toru Ikegami
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Transplantation 88:303-7. 2009
    ....
  19. doi request reprint Clinicopathological prognostic factors after hepatectomy for patients with mass-forming type intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma: relevance of the lymphatic invasion index
    Ken Shirabe
    Department of Surgery and Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Ann Surg Oncol 17:1816-22. 2010
    ..The present study was conducted to clarify the pathological factors in patients who underwent surgery for mass-forming type intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (IHC)...
  20. ncbi request reprint Poorly versus moderately differentiated hepatocellular carcinoma: vascularity assessment by computed tomographic hepatic angiography in correlation with histologically counted number of unpaired arteries
    Yoshiki Asayama
    Department of Clinical Radiology, Kyushu University, Higashi ku, Fukuoka, Japan
    J Comput Assist Tomogr 31:188-92. 2007
    ....
  21. doi request reprint Variants in IL28B in liver recipients and donors correlate with response to peg-interferon and ribavirin therapy for recurrent hepatitis C
    Takasuke Fukuhara
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Gastroenterology 139:1577-85, 1585.e1-3. 2010
    ..We investigated genetic factors of host, liver donor, and virus that might predict sensitivity of patients with recurrent hepatitis C to PEG-IFN/RBV...
  22. ncbi request reprint Radiologic detectability of minute portal venous invasion in hepatocellular carcinoma
    Akihiro Nishie
    Department of Clinical Radiology, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, 3 1 1, Maidashi, Higashi ku, Fukuoka 812 8582, Japan
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 190:81-7. 2008
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate whether minute portal venous invasion in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) can be diagnosed radiologically...
  23. doi request reprint De novo hepatocellular carcinoma in a liver graft with sustained hepatitis C virus clearance after living donor liver transplantation
    Kazutoyo Morita
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Liver Transpl 15:1412-6. 2009
    ..To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of de novo HCC in a liver graft with sustained hepatitis C virus clearance after LT for advanced HCCs and hepatitis C cirrhosis...
  24. doi request reprint Assessment of graft fibrosis by transient elastography in patients with recurrent hepatitis C after living donor liver transplantation
    Noboru Harada
    Department of Surgery and Medical Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Transplantation 85:69-74. 2008
    ..We prospectively assessed the performance of transient elastography in patients with recurrent hepatitis C virus after living donor liver transplantation, in comparison with the surrogate serum markers...
  25. doi request reprint Acoustic radiation force impulse imaging predicts postoperative ascites resulting from curative hepatic resection for hepatocellular carcinoma
    Noboru Harada
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Surgery 151:837-43. 2012
    ..This prospective study investigated how well the VTTQ value predicts the development of postoperative complications before curative hepatic resection for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)...
  26. doi request reprint V5-drainage-preserved right lobe grafts improve graft congestion for living donor liver transplantation
    Takeo Toshima
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Transplantation 93:929-35. 2012
    ..This study aimed to evaluate the feasibility of our new V5-drainage-preserved RL (VP-RL) graft...
  27. ncbi request reprint Explanted portal vein grafts for middle hepatic vein tributaries in living-donor liver transplantation
    Toru Ikegami
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka
    Transplantation 84:836-41. 2007
    ..The availability of a venous graft is limited in the setting of living donor liver transplantation (LDLT), and the management of the middle hepatic vein middle hepatic vein tributaries in right lobe LDLT still remains controversial...
  28. doi request reprint Roles of vascular endothelial growth factor and endothelial nitric oxide synthase during revascularization and regeneration after partial hepatectomy in a rat model
    Daisuke Yoshida
    Department of Disaster and Emergency Medicine, Kyushu University, 3 1 1 Maidashi, Higashi ku, Fukuoka, 812 8582, Japan
    Surg Today 41:1622-9. 2011
    ..This study aimed to determine the roles of NO derived from endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) and VEGF in sinusoidal endothelial cell (SEC) proliferation during liver regeneration...
  29. doi request reprint Characterization of hepatocellular carcinoma developed after achieving sustained virological response to interferon therapy for hepatitis C
    Kensaku Sanefuji
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    J Surg Oncol 99:32-7. 2009
    ..However, HCC develops in the some patients who have achieved a sustained virological response (SVR). The aim of this study was to clarify the features and prognosis of SVR patients who developed HCC...
  30. doi request reprint Lymphatic spread is related to VEGF-C expression and D2-40-positive myofibroblasts in intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma
    Shinichi Aishima
    Department of Pathology, Hamanomachi Hospital, Fukuoka, Japan
    Mod Pathol 21:256-64. 2008
    ..D2-40-positive myofibroblasts may contribute to lymphatic metastasis...
  31. ncbi request reprint Recurrence of intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma nine years after surgical resection
    Dai Kitagawa
    Department of Surgery and Medical Sciences, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka 812 8582, Japan
    Hepatogastroenterology 55:1085-8. 2008
    ....
  32. ncbi request reprint Use of recipient's left hepatic artery for artery reconstruction in right lobe living donor liver transplantation with duct-to-duct anastomosis
    Hideaki Uchiyama
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Transplantation 89:1016-21. 2010
    ..This study retrospectively investigated whether the selection of left or right HA for HA reconstruction affects the outcomes of right lobe LDLT (RL-LDLT)...
  33. doi request reprint Biliary phenotype of hepatocellular carcinoma after preoperative transcatheter arterial chemoembolization
    Yunosuke Nishihara
    Departments of Anatomic Pathology, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 23:1860-8. 2008
    ..We aimed to assess the morphological and immunohistochemical features of HCC treated with TACE by immunostaining cytokeratin (CK) 7, CK14, CK19 and vimentin, and to correlate these data with observed clinicopathological characteristics...
  34. doi request reprint One-step venous reconstruction for a right lobe graft with multiple venous orifices in living donor liver transplantation
    Yuji Soejima
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Liver Transpl 14:706-8. 2008
  35. doi request reprint Phase II trial of gemcitabine combined with 5-fluorouracil and cisplatin (GFP) chemotherapy in patients with advanced biliary tree cancers
    Yo ichi Yamashita
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Jpn J Clin Oncol 40:24-8. 2010
    ..We reported the promising anti-tumor activity of gemcitabine/5-fluorouracil (5-FU)/cisplatin (CDDP) therapy, called 'GFP chemotherapy' in a pilot study...
  36. doi request reprint Long-term results of hepatic resection combined with intraoperative local ablation therapy for patients with multinodular hepatocellular carcinomas
    Shinji Itoh
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Ann Surg Oncol 16:3299-307. 2009
    ..The present study assessed the outcome of hepatic resection combined with intraoperative local ablation therapy in patients with multinodular HCCs...
  37. ncbi request reprint [Liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma: status quo and experience in Kyushu University]
    Yuji Soejima
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical and Sciences, Kyushu University, Japan
    Fukuoka Igaku Zasshi 99:95-101. 2008
  38. doi request reprint Hilar anatomical variations in living-donor liver transplantation using right-lobe grafts
    Toru Ikegami
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Dig Surg 25:117-23. 2008
    ..Living-donor liver transplantation using a right-lobe graft has increased the frequency of hilar anatomical variations despite its advantage of a larger graft volume...
  39. ncbi request reprint The predictors of microvascular invasion in candidates for liver transplantation with hepatocellular carcinoma-with special reference to the serum levels of des-gamma-carboxy prothrombin
    Ken Shirabe
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    J Surg Oncol 95:235-40. 2007
    ..A tumor biopsy and a preoperative measurement of DCP could improve the selection of patients with HCC for OLT. Our scoring system for mvi provides us a precise prediction of the presence of mvi...
  40. doi request reprint The feasibility and effectiveness of a hand-assisted laparoscopic splenectomy for hypersplenism in patients after living-donor liver transplantation
    Hideo Uehara
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Science, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 19:484-7. 2009
    ..This report documents the efficacy and safety of a hand-assisted laparoscopic splenectomy (HALS) for hypersplenism in patients after LDLT...
  41. doi request reprint Performance of radiological methods in diagnosing hepatocellular carcinoma preoperatively in a recipient of living related liver transplantation: comparison with step section histopathology
    Masakazu Hirakawa
    Department of Clinical Radiology, Kyushu University Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Higashi ku, Fukuoka, Japan
    Jpn J Radiol 29:129-37. 2011
    ....
  42. doi request reprint Extra-anatomical hepatic artery reconstruction in living donor liver transplantation: can this procedure save hepatic grafts?
    Hideaki Uchiyama
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Liver Transpl 16:1054-61. 2010
    ..These procedures can save hepatic grafts, even when recipient HAs cannot be used as inflow arteries...
  43. doi request reprint A simple hilar dissection technique preserving maximum blood supply to the bile duct in living donor liver transplantation
    Yuji Soejima
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Transplantation 86:1468-9. 2008
    ..We believe that this technique can be a standard in the field of LDLT...
  44. doi request reprint Hepatocellular carcinoma with a pseudocapsule on gadolinium-enhanced MR images: correlation with histopathologic findings
    Kousei Ishigami
    Departments of Clinical Radiology, Anatomic Pathology, and Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Radiology 250:435-43. 2009
    ..To evaluate the characteristics of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with a pseudocapsule on dynamic magnetic resonance (MR) images...
  45. doi request reprint De novo autoimmune hepatitis subsequent to switching from type 2b to type 2a alpha-pegylated interferon treatment for recurrent hepatitis C after liver transplantation: report of a case
    Kazuki Takeishi
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, 3 1 1 Maidashi, Higashi ku, Fukuoka, 812 8582, Japan
    Surg Today 41:1016-9. 2011
    ..He was treated with steroid pulse treatment, followed by high-level immunosuppression maintenance, but eventually died of Pneumocystis pneumonitis 4 months after the diagnosis of de novo AIH...
  46. ncbi request reprint Histologic characteristics and prognostic significance in small hepatocellular carcinoma with biliary differentiation: subdivision and comparison with ordinary hepatocellular carcinoma
    Shinichi Aishima
    Department of Pathology, Hamanomachi, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Am J Surg Pathol 31:783-91. 2007
    ..The combination of intermediate cancer cells, inflammatory cell infiltrate, and desmoplastic stroma is likely to be related to the biliary differentiation of HCC...
  47. ncbi request reprint Extended indication for living donor liver transplantation in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma
    Yuji Soejima
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Transplantation 83:893-9. 2007
    ..The present study assessed the outcome of living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) under extended selection criteria based on a single-center experience...
  48. doi request reprint Down-regulation of artery in moderately differentiated hepatocellular carcinoma related to tumor development
    Nobuhiro Fujita
    Department of Anatomic Pathology, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka 812 8582, Japan
    Hum Pathol 41:838-47. 2010
    ..The changes of arterial vessel density in moderately differentiated hepatocellular carcinomas were suggested...
  49. ncbi request reprint Living donor liver transplantation for hepatitis B associated liver diseases: a 10-year experience in a single center
    Toru Ikegami
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Hepatogastroenterology 55:1445-9. 2008
    ..Hepatic failure associated with hepatitis B virus (HBV) is one of the main indications for living donor liver transplantation (LDLT)...
  50. doi request reprint MR prediction of liver fibrosis using a liver-specific contrast agent: Superparamagnetic iron oxide versus Gd-EOB-DTPA
    Akihiro Nishie
    Department of Clinical Radiology, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, 3 1 1 Maidashi, Higashi ku, Fukuoka, Japan
    J Magn Reson Imaging 36:664-71. 2012
    ..To examine whether the uptake of a liver-specific contrast agent in the liver parenchyma was correlated with the degree of liver fibrosis...
  51. pmc Factors linked to longterm survival of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma accompanied by tumour thrombus in the major portal vein after surgical resection
    Rumi Matono
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    HPB (Oxford) 14:247-53. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to clarify the factors linked to survival of >5 years after hepatectomy in HCC patients with MPVTT...
  52. doi request reprint Risk factors that increase mortality after living donor liver transplantation
    Tomoharu Yoshizumi
    Department of Surgery and Multidisciplinary Treatment, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Transplantation 93:93-8. 2012
    ..No studies have been performed on the role of gender in the field of living donor liver transplantation. This report investigates the effect of gender mismatch on the outcome of living donor liver transplantation...
  53. ncbi request reprint The impact of surgical treatment and poor prognostic factors for patients with intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma: retrospective analysis of 60 patients
    Yo ichi Yamashita
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, 3 1 1 Maidashi, Higashi ku, Fukuoka 812 8582, Japan
    Anticancer Res 28:2353-9. 2008
    ..Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) is a primary adenocarcinoma of the liver arising from the intrahepatic bile duct. Hepatectomy with extensive lymph node dissection is the standard treatment for ICC...
  54. doi request reprint Accuracy of an age-adjusted formula in assessing the graft volume in living donor liver transplantation
    Hiroto Kayashima
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Liver Transpl 14:1366-71. 2008
    ..4%). In conclusion, although younger donor age is a major factor for estimation errors in hepatic volumetry, our age-adjusted formula is very useful in reducing the error in estimating GV...
  55. ncbi request reprint Longterm favorable results of limited hepatic resections for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma: 20 years of experience
    Yo ichi Yamashita
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    J Am Coll Surg 205:19-26. 2007
    ..We have reported the effectiveness of limited hepatic resection for cirrhotic patients with HCC...
  56. doi request reprint New prediction factors of small-for-size syndrome in living donor adult liver transplantation for chronic liver disease
    Kensaku Sanefuji
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Transpl Int 23:350-7. 2010
    ..Donor age and actual graft-to-recipient native liver volume ratio may become predictive factors for SFSS development in left and right lobe grafts in patients undergoing LDALT...
  57. doi request reprint Fascin overexpression is involved in carcinogenesis and prognosis of human intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma: immunohistochemical and molecular analysis
    Tomohiro Iguchi
    Department of Anatomic Pathology, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka 812 8582, Japan
    Hum Pathol 40:174-80. 2009
    ..It is a significant indicator of a poor prognosis for patients with intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma...
  58. doi request reprint Imaging of cholangiolocellular carcinoma of the liver
    Yoshiki Asayama
    Department of Clinical Radiology, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, 3 1 1 Maidashi, Higashi ku, Fukuoka 812 8582, Japan
    Eur J Radiol 75:e120-5. 2010
    ..Cholangiolocellular carcinoma (CoCC) is currently considered to originate from hepatic progenitor cells. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the imaging features of cholangiolocellular carcinoma of the liver...
  59. ncbi request reprint Surgical radiofrequency ablation for treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma: an endoscopic or open approach
    Shinji Tanaka
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Hepatogastroenterology 56:1169-73. 2009
    ..Endoscopic RFA is a feasible and reliable therapy for unresectable primary HCCs in the patients with cirrhosis...
  60. doi request reprint Minimal hilar dissection prevents biliary anastomotic stricture after living donor liver transplantation
    Toru Ikegami
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Transplantation 92:1147-51. 2011
    ..The aim of this study is to investigate whether the Min-HD technique could prevent biliary anastomotic stricture (BAS) after LDLT with duct-to-duct biliary reconstruction...
  61. doi request reprint Surgical complications after living donor liver transplantation in patients with biliary atresia: a relatively high incidence of portal vein complications
    Yukiko Takahashi
    Department of Pediatric Surgery, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, 3 1 1 Maidashi, Higashi ku, Fukuoka 812 8582, Japan
    Pediatr Surg Int 25:745-51. 2009
    ..The aim of this study is to present the surgical complications in living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) for biliary atresia (BA) as a treatment for end stage liver disease...
  62. ncbi request reprint Surgical resection of pulmonary malignant tumors after living donor liver transplantation
    Fumihiro Shoji
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Ann Thorac Surg 88:206-11. 2009
    ....
  63. doi request reprint Significance of DNA polymerase delta catalytic subunit p125 induced by mutant p53 in the invasive potential of human hepatocellular carcinoma
    Kensaku Sanefuji
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Oncology 79:229-37. 2010
    ..To clarify the role of DNA polymerase delta in tumor progression, we examined the expression of its main catalytic subunit p125 encoded by POLD1 in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and human HCC cell lines...
  64. ncbi request reprint 14-3-3sigma negatively regulates the cell cycle, and its down-regulation is associated with poor outcome in intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma
    Yousuke Kuroda
    Department of Anatomic Pathology, Pathological Sciences, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Higashiku, Fukuoka, Japan
    Hum Pathol 38:1014-22. 2007
    ....
  65. doi request reprint Both fibrous capsule formation and extracapsular penetration are powerful predictors of poor survival in human hepatocellular carcinoma: a histological assessment of 365 patients in Japan
    Tomohiro Iguchi
    Department of Anatomic Pathology, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Ann Surg Oncol 16:2539-46. 2009
    ..The current aim was to present evidence to develop the fibrous capsule and fc-inf, from the Japanese histological findings for HCC, and to validate their biological significances and predictive power of survival in a large series...
  66. doi request reprint Prognostic significance of preoperative imaging in recipients of living donor liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma
    Keishi Sugimachi
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, 3 1 1 Maidashi, Higashi ku, Fukuoka, Japan
    Transplantation 91:570-4. 2011
    ..This study aimed to evaluate the preoperative detectability of HCC and clarify the role of preoperative assessment on prognosis after living donor liver transplantation (LDLT)...
  67. doi request reprint Living donor liver transplantation in patients older than 60 years
    Tomoharu Yoshizumi
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Transplantation 90:433-7. 2010
    ..Living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) has been performed in adult patients. However, there are a few reports on how recipient age affects the outcome of LDLT. This study assessed LDLT outcome in patients aged 60 years or older...
  68. doi request reprint The beneficial role of simultaneous splenectomy in living donor liver transplantation in patients with small-for-size graft
    Tomoharu Yoshizumi
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Transpl Int 21:833-42. 2008
    ..014). Simultaneous splenectomy is favorable for overcoming SFS graft syndrome in LDLT patients with a GW-SLW of 40% or less...
  69. doi request reprint Phase I/II study of the lipiodolization using DDP-H (CDDP powder; IA-call(®)) in patients with unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma
    Yo ichi Yamashita
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Maidashi, Higashi ku, Fukuoka, Japan
    Cancer Chemother Pharmacol 65:301-7. 2010
    ..DDP-H (IA-call(®)) developed as a CDDP powder, and may be a possible chemotherapeutic agent with lipiodol. We carried out a phase I/II study of the lipiodolization using DPP-H in patients with unresectable HCC...
  70. ncbi request reprint Living donor liver transplantation in a patient with giant hepatic hemangioma complicated by Kasabach-Merritt syndrome: report of a case
    Makoto Meguro
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Surg Today 38:463-8. 2008
    ..In conclusion, living donor liver transplantation was found to be an effective option for the treatment of a patient with unresectable giant hepatic hemangiomas complicated by Kasabach-Merritt syndrome...
  71. doi request reprint Graft size, donor age, and patient status are the indicators of early graft function after living donor liver transplantation
    Tomoharu Yoshizumi
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Liver Transpl 14:1007-13. 2008
    ..In conclusion, this preoperative calculated LHL/HH score is correlated with graft function and short-term prognosis. Thus, this predictive model may allow transplant surgeons to use a living donor left lobe graft with greater confidence...
  72. ncbi request reprint Extracorporeal hepatic resection for unresectable giant hepatic hemangiomas
    Toru Ikegami
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Liver Transpl 14:115-7. 2008
  73. ncbi request reprint Diagnostic value of the delayed phase image for iso-attenuating pancreatic carcinomas in the pancreatic parenchymal phase on multidetector computed tomography
    Kousei Ishigami
    Department of Clinical Radiology, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, 3 1 1 Maidashi, Higashi ku, Fukuoka 812 8582, Japan
    Eur J Radiol 69:139-46. 2009
    ..To assess the value of the delayed phase (DP) in pancreatic carcinomas which appear iso-attenuating in the pancreatic parenchymal phase (PPP)...
  74. ncbi request reprint Hyperbaric oxygen induces vascular endothelial growth factor and reduces liver injury in regenerating rat liver after partial hepatectomy
    Hideki Ijichi
    The Department of Surgery, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka 812 8582, Japan
    J Hepatol 45:28-34. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the effect and the mechanism of hyperbaric oxygen treatment on regenerating rat liver after partial hepatectomy (PH)...
  75. ncbi request reprint Successful treatment for a patient with hemophagocytic syndrome after a small-for-size graft liver transplantation
    Tomoharu Yoshizumi
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Hepatogastroenterology 55:359-62. 2008
    ..HPS is a fatal complication in immunologically compromised patients; however, early and accurate diagnosis could lead to an adequate treatment and improve the outcome...
  76. doi request reprint Proctocolectomy for colon cancer associated with ulcerative colitis a few months after living donor liver transplantation for primary sclerosing cholangitis: report of a case
    Takasuke Fukuhara
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, 3 1 1 Maidashi, Higashi ku, Fukuoka, 812 8582, Japan
    Surg Today 39:59-63. 2009
    ..Moreover, surgery, such as radical resection of the colon and rectum should be performed without delay, even shortly after LDLT. To our knowledge, this is the first report of a patient undergoing proctocolectomy after LDLT...
  77. ncbi request reprint Intratumoral neoadjuvant immunotherapy using IL-12 and dendritic cells is an effective strategy to control recurrence of murine hepatocellular carcinoma in immunosuppressed mice
    Hiroto Kayashima
    Department of Surgery and Science, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    J Immunol 185:698-708. 2010
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  78. doi request reprint Noninvasive estimation of hepatic steatosis using plain CT vs. chemical-shift MR imaging: significance for living donors
    Kengo Yoshimitsu
    Department of Clinical Radiology, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    J Magn Reson Imaging 28:678-84. 2008
    ..To compare plain computed tomography (CT) and chemical-shift MR imaging (CSI) for establishing a noninvasive method to estimate the degree of steatosis...
  79. ncbi request reprint [Extracorporeal hepatic resection for advanced liver cancer]
    Keishi Sugimachi
    Dept of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Higashi ku, Fukuoka, Japan
    Gan To Kagaku Ryoho 37:399-401. 2010
    ..In this issue, we give an outline of the indication, procedures, and the problems of EHR...
  80. ncbi request reprint Usefulness of the long-axis and short-axis reformatted images of multidetector-row CT in evaluating T-factor of the surgically resected pancreaticobiliary malignancies
    Daisuke Kakihara
    Department of Clinical Radiology, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, 3 1 1 Maidashi, Higashi ku, Fukuoka 812 8582, Japan
    Eur J Radiol 63:96-104. 2007
    ..To evaluate the diagnostic efficacy of curved planar reformations along the duct (long-axis CPR) and series of reformations perpendicular to the duct (short-axis MPR) in evaluating T-factors of pancreaticobiliary malignancy...
  81. doi request reprint Living donor liver transplantation for acute liver failure: a 10-year experience in a single center
    Toru Ikegami
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    J Am Coll Surg 206:412-8. 2008
    ..Living donor liver transplantation has become an accepted treatment for various terminal liver diseases...
  82. ncbi request reprint Arterial blood supply of hepatocellular carcinoma and histologic grading: radiologic-pathologic correlation
    Yoshiki Asayama
    Department of Clinical Radiology, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Higashi ku, Fukuoka, Japan
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 190:W28-34. 2008
    ..The objective of our study was to clarify the sequential changes of arterial blood supply during the development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with an emphasis on its late stage...
  83. doi request reprint Liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma
    Akinobu Taketomi
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, 3 1 1 Maidashi, Higashi ku, Fukuoka 812 8582, Japan
    J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg 15:124-30. 2008
    ..With the recent advances in adult living-donor liver transplantation (LDLT), there may be a marked change in the role of liver transplantation for hepatic malignancies, in particular for HCC...
  84. ncbi request reprint Clinical usefulness of biliary scope for Pringle's maneuver in laparoscopic hepatectomy
    Shin ichiro Maehara
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    J Am Coll Surg 205:816-8. 2007
  85. ncbi request reprint High expression of insulin-like growth factor binding protein-3 is correlated with lower portal invasion and better prognosis in human hepatocellular carcinoma
    Shinichi Aishima
    Department of Anatomic Pathology, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Cancer Sci 97:1182-90. 2006
    ..Low expression of IGFBP-3 was independently associated with poor survival. IGFBP-3 could be a molecular target of intrinsic importance for further development of novel therapeutic strategy against HCC...
  86. ncbi request reprint Reduced expression of focal adhesion kinase in intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma is associated with poor tumor differentiation
    Ryuji Ohta
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Oncology 71:417-22. 2006
    ..The goal of this study was to investigate FAK expression in ICC and to assess whether its expression is correlated with clinicopathological factors or prognosis in patients with ICC...
  87. ncbi request reprint Clinical significance of histone deacetylase 1 expression in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma
    Tatsuya Rikimaru
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Higashi ku, Fukuoka, Japan
    Oncology 72:69-74. 2007
    ..This study was designed to clarify the role of HDAC1 expression in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)...
  88. ncbi request reprint Living donor liver transplantation with extra-small graft; inflow modulation using splenectomy and temporary portocaval shunt
    Toru Ikegami
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Hepatogastroenterology 55:670-2. 2008
    ..This type of inflow modulation may allow us to manage such an extra-small graft. However, careful post-transplant monitoring of the portal flow is essential for gaining an acceptable outcome...
  89. ncbi request reprint Surgical outcome of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma originating in the caudate lobe
    Shinji Tanaka
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Am J Surg 190:451-5. 2005
    ..Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) originating in the caudate lobe is rare, and the treatment for this type of carcinoma is difficult because of its unique anatomic location...
  90. ncbi request reprint [Estimation of indication for living donor liver transplantation in patients with HCV and/or HBV infection]
    Sawako Inoue
    Department of Medicine and Bioregulatory Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Fukuoka Igaku Zasshi 98:295-300. 2007
    ..Application to liver transplantation should also be considered based on HCC stage such as the UNOS scoring system...
  91. ncbi request reprint Successful living donor liver transplantation using a graft from a hepatitis B surface antigen-positive donor
    Yuji Soejima
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Liver Int 27:1282-6. 2007
    ..However, the severe shortage of donors often forces the transplant community to utilize suboptimal donors, especially in the setting of living donor liver transplantation (LDLT)...
  92. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for and management of delayed intraperitoneal hemorrhage after pancreatic and biliary surgery
    Yo ichi Yamashita
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, 3 1 1 Maidashi, Higashi ku, Fukuoka 812 8582, Japan
    Am J Surg 193:454-9. 2007
    ..Delayed intraperitoneal hemorrhage (DIH) is still an important cause of postoperative mortality in pancreatic and biliary surgery...
  93. ncbi request reprint Hepatitis B vaccination after living donor liver transplantation
    Yuji Soejima
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Liver Int 27:977-82. 2007
    ..The efficacy of hepatitis B vaccination after living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) in patients transplanted anti-HBc-positive grafts or in patients who underwent LDLT for fulminant hepatitis B remains unknown...
  94. ncbi request reprint Suppressed MKP-1 is an independent predictor of outcome in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma
    Eiji Tsujita
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Oncology 69:342-7. 2005
    ..This study was designed to clarify the expression of MKP-1 in surgically resected hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)...
  95. doi request reprint Tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes and hepatocellular carcinoma: pathology and clinical management
    Ken Shirabe
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, 3 1 1 Maidashi, Higashi ku, Fukuoka 812 8582, Japan
    Int J Clin Oncol 15:552-8. 2010
    ..The aim of this review is to introduce recent pathological findings for TILs in HCC and to evaluate new therapeutic strategies in this field...
  96. ncbi request reprint Delayed-phase dynamic CT enhancement as a prognostic factor for mass-forming intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma
    Yoshiki Asayama
    Department of Clinical Radiology, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, 3 1 1 Maidashi, Fukuoka 812 8582, Japan
    Radiology 238:150-5. 2006
    ..To retrospectively determine whether the degree of contrast material enhancement at delayed-phase dynamic computed tomography (CT) for intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) is related to the patient's prognosis after surgery...
  97. doi request reprint Appraisal of hepatic resection in the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma with severe thrombocytopenia
    Keishi Sugimachi
    Department of Surgery, Fukuoka City Hospital, 13 1 Yoshizuka honmachi, Hakata Ku, Fukuoka 812 0046, Japan
    World J Surg 32:1077-81. 2008
    ..Hepatic resection for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients with liver cirrhosis and severe hypersplenic thrombocytopenia is risky and controversial...
  98. doi request reprint Clinicopathological features and outcomes of young patients with hepatocellular carcinoma after hepatectomy
    Kazuki Takeishi
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, 3 1 1, Maidashi, Higashi ku, Fukuoka, 812 8582, Japan
    World J Surg 35:1063-71. 2011
    ..The present study aimed to investigate retrospectively the clinicopathological features and outcomes after hepatectomy of young HCC patients...
  99. ncbi request reprint Validity of preoperative volumetric analysis of congestion volume in living donor liver transplantation using three-dimensional computed tomography
    Yusuke Yonemura
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, 3 1 1 Maidashi, Higashi ku, Fukuoka 812 8582, Japan
    Liver Transpl 11:1556-62. 2005
    ..05). In conclusion, calculation of CV using 3D-CT software proved to be very useful. We concluded that this evaluation should be an integral part of procedure planning, especially for right-lobe LDLT...
  100. ncbi request reprint The risks of HBV infection after liver transplantation from HBc antibody positive donor to HBs antibody positive recipient
    Toru Ikegami
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Hepatogastroenterology 55:2162-5. 2008
    ..However, a great deal of caution is necessary in patients with negative or low HBsAb titers <10 IU/L...
  101. ncbi request reprint The newly established human hepatocyte cell line: application for the bioartificial liver
    Norifumi Harimoto
    The Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, 3 1 1 Maidashi, Higashi ku, Fukuoka 812 8582, Japan
    J Hepatol 42:557-64. 2005
    ..Human hepatocyte cell lines are reported to lose many of their biochemical functions in a hybrid artificial liver support system (HALSS). Differentiation therapy is useful to up-regulate liver function...