Bridging and downstaging with TACE in early and intermediate stage hepatocellular carcinoma: Predictors of receiving a liver transplant
Annals of Gastroenterological Surgery
by Chao Yin, Samantha Armstrong, Richard Shin, Xue Geng, Hongkun Wang, Rohit S. Satoskar, Thomas Fishbein, Coleman Smith, Filip Banovac, Alexander Y. Kim, Aiwu Ruth He
3d ago
The ultimate goal in treating patients with early and intermediate stage HCC is liver transplantation; surgery is the only means of a cure in HCC. Locoregional therapies such as transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) has historically played a crucial role in optimizing patients for liver transplantation. However, we call into question whether these patients still derive the greatest benefit from repeated TACE procedures, particularly in the current landscape of new and effective systemic therapy options. Abstract Background and Aims In patients with surgically unresectable early and intermed ..read more
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Effects of the COVID‐19 pandemic on gastroenterological surgeries in 2020: A study using the National Clinical Database of Japan
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by Hiromichi Maeda, Hideki Endo, Hiroyuki Yamamoto, Hiroaki Miyata, Masaya Munekage, Akinobu Taketomi, Yoshihiro Kakeji, Yasuyuki Seto, Kazuhiro Yoshida, Hiroki Yamaue, Masakazu Yamamoto, Yuko Kitagawa, Mori Masaki, Kazuhiro Hanazaki
1w ago
The number of surgeries for gastroenterological cancer across Japan declined soon after the state of emergency declared during the COVID-19 pandemic. The remarkable decline in T1/T2 tumors is suggestive of the prioritization or loss of the opportunity for cancer screening. The rates of severe complications and mortality were not worsened by COVID-19, even for acute diffuse peritonitis. However, the observed reduction in the cases and lack of rebound deserve further evaluation and public motivation to promote cancer screening. Abstract Aim This study aimed to investigate the effect of the cor ..read more
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The impact of C‐reactive protein‐albumin‐lymphocyte (CALLY) index on the prognosis of patients with distal cholangiocarcinoma following pancreaticoduodenectomy
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by Masashi Tsunematsu, Koichiro Haruki, Tomohiko Taniai, Yoshiaki Tanji, Yoshihiro Shirai, Kenei Furukawa, Tadashi Uwagawa, Shinji Onda, Mitsuru Yanagaki, Teruyuki Usuba, Yukio Nakabayashi, Tomoyoshi Okamoto, Toru Ikegami
1w ago
The CALLY index may be an independent and significant indicator of poor long-term outcomes in patients with distal cholangiocarcinoma after pancreaticoduodenectomy, suggesting the importance of comprehensive assessment for inflammatory status. Abstract Aim The C-reactive protein (CRP)-albumin-lymphocyte (CALLY) index is a novel inflammation-based biomarker, which has been associated with long-term outcomes in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma. We aimed to investigate whether the CALLY index can predict the prognosis for distal cholangiocarcinoma after pancreaticoduodenectomy. Methods Th ..read more
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Prognostic significance of preoperative osteopenia on outcomes after gastrectomy for gastric cancer
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by Naoko Fukushima, Kazuto Tsuboi, Yuya Nyumura, Masato Hoshino, Takahiro Masuda, Toshimasa Suzuki, Tetsuya Kajimoto, Fumiaki Yano, Ken Eto
2w ago
Osteopenia was independently associated with a poor prognosis and recurrence in patients who underwent gastrectomy for gastric cancer. This is the first report to show the impact of osteopenia on the prognosis of gastric cancer and to compare this risk factor with other preoperative systemic inflammatory response markers or sarcopenia. Abstract Aim Osteopenia, characterized by low bone mineral density, is a potential prognostic factor for patients with cancer. The aim of this study was to clarify the impact of preoperative osteopenia in patients with gastric cancer (GC) after gastrectomy. Me ..read more
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Emerging evidence of immunotherapy for colorectal cancer
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by Yuji Miyamoto, Katsuhiro Ogawa, Mayuko Ohuchi, Ryuma Tokunaga, Hideo Baba
2w ago
Abstract Since the advent of immune checkpoint inhibitors, which modulate the interplay between the tumor cell and immune system, immunotherapy has become widely recognized as a new standard treatment for cancers including microsatellite instability-high (MSI-H) colorectal cancer. Immune checkpoint inhibitors such as pembrolizumab and nivolumab (anti-PD-1 antibodies) that act in the effector phase of T cells and ipilimumab (anti-CTLA-4 antibody) that acts mainly in the priming phase are now in clinical use. These antibodies have shown therapeutic efficacy in MSI colorectal cancer patients who ..read more
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Annals of Gastroenterological Surgery, Volume 6, Issue 6, Page 733-735, November 2022 ..read more
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Impacts of trans‐anal tube placement in patients with sigmoid colon cancer: Risk verification analysis using inverse probability weighting analysis
Annals of Gastroenterological Surgery
by Tetsuro Tominaga, Takashi Nonaka, Toshio Shiraishi, Hiroshi Yano, Shuntaro Sato, Akiko Fukuda, Makoto Hisanaga, Shintaro Hashimoto, Terumitsu Sawai, Takeshi Nagayasu
1M ago
Sigmoid colon cancer patients with BMI = 25 kg/m2 are the most appropriate candidates for postoperative TDT insertion, in terms of reduced incidence of AL and improved prognosis. Abstract Purpose Anastomotic leakage (AL) is a serious postoperative complication that affects short- and long-term outcomes. The use of a trans-anal drainage tube (TDT) is reported to prevent AL in rectal cancer patients, but its value in sigmoid colon cancer patients is unknown. Methods Admitted to the study were 379 patients who underwent surgery for sigmoid colon cancer between 2016 and 2020. Patients ..read more
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Clinical outcomes of neoadjuvant chemotherapy for resectable colorectal liver metastasis with intermediate risk of postoperative recurrence: A multi‐institutional retrospective study
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by Takehiro Noda, Hidekazu Takahashi, Mitsuyoshi Tei, Naohiro Nishida, Taishi Hata, Yutaka Takeda, Masayuki Ohue, Hiroshi Wada, Tsunekazu Mizushima, Tadafumi Asaoka, Mamoru Uemura, Shogo Kobayashi, Kohei Murata, Taroh Satoh, Yuichiro Doki, Hidetoshi Eguchi, the Clinical Study Group of Osaka University (CSGO), Colorectal Group, and Hepato‐Biliary‐Pancreatic Group, Masaaki Miyo, Kenji Sakai, Masanori Tujie, Yoshihito Ide, Osakuni Morimoto, Ken Nakata, Shin Nakahira, Kohtarou Kidani, Kazuhiko Hashimoto, Shinichi Yoshioka, Yasuji Hashimoto, Tomoya Kishimoto, Katsuki Danno, Keishi Sugimoto, Masakazu Ikenaga, Terumasa Yamada, Takamichi Komori, Shigekazu Yokoyama, Hiroyoshi Takemoto, Satoshi Ohshima, Hirotoshi Kim, Masahiro Tanemura, Shingo Noura, Junzo Shimizu, Yujiro Fujie, Satoshi Hyuga, Shu Okamura, Nariaki Fukuchi, Nobuo Tanaka
1M ago
Neoadjuvant chemotherapy for resectable CRLM might prolong the recurrence-free survival period for intermediate-risk patients with preoperative risk scores in the range of 1-10. Abstract Aims Risk-scoring systems for colorectal liver metastasis (CRLM) after hepatectomy allow prognoses to be predicted preoperatively. We investigated the clinical outcomes of neoadjuvant chemotherapy for resectable CRLM according to patient risk status, aiming to determine the subgroup of patients who could benefit from neoadjuvant chemotherapy. Methods In this multi-institutional retrospective analysis, the pr ..read more
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Defining conversion therapy for esophageal squamous cell carcinoma
Annals of Gastroenterological Surgery
by Satoru Matsuda, Takahiro Tsushima, Ken Kato, Chih‐Hung Hsu, Jang Ming Lee, Ian Yu‐Hong Wong, Hu‐Lin Christina Wang, Chang Hyun Kang, Xufeng Guo, Shun Yamamoto, Takayuki Tsuji, Hirofumi Kawakubo, Hiroya Takeuchi, Simon Law, Yuko Kitagawa
1M ago
A multimodality treatment conference with experts from across East Asia was held to establish a consensus for conversion therapy. An agreement was reached that conversion therapy was defined as surgery or chemoradiotherapy (CRT) aiming at cure after initial treatment for tumors that were initially unresectable due to adjacent organ invasion or distant metastasis ..read more
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Changes in operative trends and short‐term outcomes of surgery for congenital biliary dilatation in adults using real‐world data: A multilevel analysis based on a nationwide administrative database in Japan
Annals of Gastroenterological Surgery
by Yasuhisa Mori, Makoto Okawara, Kazunori Shibao, Shiro Kohi, Toshihisa Tamura, Norihiro Sato, Yoshihisa Fujino, Kiyohide Fushimi, Shinya Matsuda, Keiji Hirata
1M ago
Our real-world data highlight that laparoscopic surgery for CBD had short-term results comparable to those of open surgery. The rate of laparoscopic surgery has been increasing every year; however, the number of cases is still low, and the high cost of laparoscopic surgery is an issue that requires further research to resolve. More high-quality studies are needed to further validate our conclusions and long-term outcomes. Abstract Aim We aimed to evaluate the operative trends and compare the short-term outcomes between open and laparoscopic surgery for congenital biliary dilatation (CBD) in ..read more
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