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Preoperative Prognostic Nutritional Index Predicts Long-Term Surgical Outcomes in Patients with Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Background The purpose of the present study is to investigate the utility of prognostic nutritional index (PNI) as a simple and readily available marker in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). Methods We retrospectively analyzed 169 patients who underwent potentially curative esophagectomy, for histologically verified ESCC. We decided to set the optimal cutoff value for ...

A Novel Prognostic Scoring System Using Inflammatory Response Biomarkers for Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma

. Compliance with ethical standards Conflict of interest Noriyuki Hirahara, Yoshitsugu Tajima, Yusuke Fujii, Tetsu Yamamoto, Ryoji Hyakudomi, Takanori Hirayama, Takahito Taniura, Kazunari Ishitobi, Akihiko

Analysis of Macular Drusen and Blood Test Results in 945 Macaca fascicularis

Age-dependent formation of macular drusen caused by the focal accumulation of extracellular deposits beneath the retinal pigment epithelium precede the development of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), one of the leading causes of blindness worldwide. It is established that inflammation contributes to the pathogenesis of drusen and AMD. However, development of a preemptive ...

Development of Cutting and Suction Device with Twist Blade Screw for Minimally Invasive Surgery: Evaluation of Suction Performance

, Japan , 4 Faculty of Advanced Science and Engineering, Waseda University , Tokyo , Japan , 5 R&D Department , J. Morita MFG. Corp., Kyoto , Japan 1 Competing Interests: One of the authors, Yusuke Fujii

Significance of prophylactic intra-abdominal drain placement after laparoscopic distal gastrectomy for gastric cancer

Takai, and Yusuke Fujii for contributing to patient recruitment and providing information on the patients. We are also grateful to Takeshi Matsubara and Yusuke Fujii for acting as co-surgeons for the

A Proton Beam Therapy System Dedicated to Spot-Scanning Increases Accuracy with Moving Tumors by Real-Time Imaging and Gating and Reduces Equipment Size

this article: Moving body pursuit irradiating device and positioning method using this device; Number: US6307914 B1; Issue Date: 2001-10-23; Inventors: Tatsuya Kunieda, Hiroki Shirato. Yusuke Fujii ... , Masumi Umezawa, and Kazuo Hiramoto are the permanent employees of Hitachi, Ltd. Their affiliation is as follows: Yusuke Fujii Hitachi, Ltd., Hitachi Research Laboratory. Masumi Umezawa Hitachi, Ltd

Secure hemostasis in transhiatal esophagectomy for esophageal cancer with gauze packing

Background Transhiatal esophagectomy for esophageal cancer implies blind manipulation of the intrathoracic esophagus. We report a secure hemostatic method with gauze packing in transhiatal esophagectomy. Methods The gauze-packing technique is utilized for hemostasis just after removal of the thoracic esophagus during transhiatal esophagectomy. After confirming cancer-free margins, ...