Eiji Uchida

Osaka City University, Ōsaka, Ōsaka, Japan

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    ABSTRACT: IntroductionLaparoscopic distal pancreatectomy (Lap-DP) has been recognized worldwide as a feasible and highly beneficial procedure. The aim of this study is to investigate whether Lap-DP techniques are being implemented safely by surgeons training to perform this procedure.Methods We retrospectively compared the perioperative outcomes of Lap-DP in patients operated on by the surgeon originating this procedure at our hospital (expert surgeon group [E group], n = 47) and patients operated on by surgeons training to perform this procedure (training surgeons group [T group], n = 53).ResultsThe median operating times for the E group and T group were 321 min (range, 150–653 min) and 314 min (range, 173–629 min), respectively; these times were not significantly different (P = 0.4769). The median blood loss in the T group (100 mL; range, 0–1950 mL) was significantly smaller than in the E group (280 mL; range, 0–1920 mL) (P = 0.0003). There were no significant intergroup differences in other operative results: combined operation ratio, spleen- and splenic vessels-preserving ratio, hand-assisted procedure ratio, and the ratio of transition to open. The frequency of pancreatic fistulas in the E group and T group was 12.8% and 16.9%, respectively; these rates were not significantly different (P = 0.5886). There were no significant differences between the two groups in terms of other complications and reoperation rates. The median hospital stay for the E group was significantly shorter than for the T group (10 vs 13 days; P = 0.0307).Conclusion This retrospective analysis shows that teaching safe Lap-DP techniques to surgeons is reflected in stable perioperative outcomes.
    Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery 11/2014;
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    ABSTRACT: The short-term safety and efficacy of insertion of a self-expandable metallic colonic stent followed by elective surgery, bridge to surgery (BTS), for malignant large-bowel obstruction (MLBO) have been well described. However, long-term oncological outcomes are still debated. Hence, this study is conducted to evaluate long-term outcomes of colonic stent insertion followed by surgery for MLBO.
    Annals of Surgical Oncology 08/2014; · 4.12 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: OBJECTIVE:: To determine whether the extent of surgery is associated with survival in anorectal malignant melanoma (ARMM). BACKGROUND:: ARMM is a rare and highly malignant neoplasm with unfavorable prognosis. The optimal surgical management, abdominoperineal resection (APR) or local excision (LE), has been long debated, but conclusive evidence has not been obtained. METHODS:: A comprehensive electronic literature search was performed to identify studies evaluating survival between APR and LE for ARMM. The main outcome measures were overall survival, relapse-free survival, and local recurrence. A meta-analysis was performed using the random-effects models to calculate the odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs). RESULTS:: Thirty-one studies, with a total of 1006 patients [544 (54.1%) APR and 462 (45.9%) LE], were included. Meta-analyses showed that overall survival (OR, 1.14; 95% CI, 0.74-1.76; P = 0.54) and relapse-free survival (OR, 0.95; 95% CI, 0.43-2.09; P = 0.89) did not differ significantly between the APR and LE groups. APR significantly reduced local recurrence compared with LE (OR, 0.18; 95% CI, 0.09-0.36; P < 0.00001). CONCLUSIONS:: Although several limitations, such as inclusion of only retrospective studies with relatively small sample size and selection biases for surgical procedure, are involved, this meta-analysis suggested that APR has no survival benefit; however, APR confers better local control than LE. Given that local failures after LE could be managed by salvage surgery, minimizing morbidity and maximizing quality of life should be the focus in surgical treatment of ARMM.
    Annals of surgery 08/2014; · 7.90 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: A 62-year-old woman, with a past history of long-term non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug use and gastric ulcer, was hospitalized for intestinal obstruction in April 2012. Two stenoses were identified in the ileum in association with small intestinal ulcers, and she underwent partial resection of the small intestine. Histologically, the two lesions were poorly differentiated adenocarcinomas; metastatic small intestinal cancer was suspected, but whole body examination revealed no other lesions. The final diagnosis was multiple primary small intestinal malignancies, necessitating additional resection of the small intestine in July. We report this case to raise awareness among physicians of the possibility of primary small intestinal cancer in patients with multiple small intestinal stenoses.
    08/2014; 111(8):1594-601.
  • Digestive Endoscopy 08/2014; · 1.61 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The alternative splicing of the extracellular domain of fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR)-2 generates the IIIb and IIIc isoforms. FGFR-2 IIIb expression correlates with vascular endothelial growth factor-A (VEGF-A) expression and venous invasion of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). By contrast, FGFR-2 IIIc expression correlates with faster development of liver metastasis after surgery, and increased proliferation rates and invasion of the cancer. In this study, we analyzed the expression and roles of total FGFR-2 (both isoforms) to determine the effectiveness of FGFR-2-targeting therapy for PDAC. Immunohistochemically, FGFR-2 was highly expressed in 25/48 (52.1%) PDAC cases, and correlated with advanced-stage cancer. In FISH analysis, FGFR2 was amplified in 3/7 PDAC cell lines. We stably transfected a FGFR-2 short hairpin (sh) RNA targeting the IIIb and IIIc isoforms into FGFR2-amplified-PDAC cells. The proliferation rates, migration, and invasion of FGFR-2-shRNA-transfected cells were lower than those of control cells in vitro. In response to FGF-2, FGFR-2-shRNA-transfected cells showed decreased phosphorylation of extracellular-signal-regulated kinase (ERK) compared with control cells. The FGFR-2-shRNA-transfected cells also expressed lower levels of VEGF-A than control cells, and formed smaller subcutaneous tumors in nude mice. These findings suggest that FGFR-2 is a therapeutic target for inhibition in PDAC. (197/250 words)This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
    Cancer Science 06/2014; · 3.48 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Abstract Background: Since 2005, we have been conducting prospective surgical site infection (SSI) surveillance and infection control according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for patients who undergo gastrointestinal surgery at our institution. Surgical site infection occurs with greater frequency in emergency than in elective surgery because of factors such as ill-conceived preoperative preparation and "dirty" operations. A large number of studies have been reported on risk factors for SSI in elective colorectal surgery; however, there are few papers on such factors in emergency colorectal surgery. The aim of this study was to identify risk factors for incisional SSI in emergency colorectal surgery. Methods: Using our SSI surveillance database, we analyzed retrospectively 78 patients who underwent emergency colorectal surgery between 2005 and 2010. Univariable and multivariable analyses were used to identify risk factors for incisional SSI. Moreover, we subclassified dirty-infected operations (class IV) by the extent of contamination according to our own definition to study the incidence of incisional SSI at each degree. Results: The incidence of incisional SSI was 32.1% (25/78 patients). By univariable analysis, seven parameters correlated with a higher risk of incisional SSI: Surgical incision class III-IV, obesity (body mass index ≥25 kg/m(2)), American Society of Anesthesiologists score 3 or 4 points, chronic kidney disease (serum creatinine concentration >1.2 mg/dL), blood loss ≥200 mL, blood transfusion, and ventilator support. Multivariable analyses showed that surgical incision class III-IV (odds ratio [OR] 5.9; 95% confidence interval [CI] 1.7, 25.2) and obesity (OR 11.9; 95% CI 2.1, 87.8) were independent risk factors for incisional SSI. The incidence of incisional SSI in colon perforation with generalized contamination was statistically higher than that in prepared colon perforation and colon perforation with localized contamination (82.4% vs. 25.0%; p<0.001). Conclusions: The risk factors for incisional SSI in emergency colorectal surgery were incision contamination and obesity. Moreover, the incidence of incisional SSI among the incision class IV operations increased significantly with increasing extents of contamination. As a tactic for management of dirty abdominal wounds, we suggest that primary skin closure is suitable in cases of perforation of a prepared colon or colon perforation with localized contamination. On the other hand, in cases of colon perforation with generalized contamination, delayed primary skin closure or leaving an incision open to heal by secondary intention should be considered.
    Surgical Infections 05/2014; · 1.87 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: We report a case of locally advanced pancreatic tail adenosquamous carcinoma that was treated by performing R0 resection after neoadjuvant chemotherapy with S-1 and gemcitabine. A 75-year-old man visited our hospital because of left lateral abdominal pain. On the basis of computed tomography and endoscopic biopsy findings, an 80-mm locally advanced pancreatic tail carcinoma with direct invasion to the gastric upper body, splenic flexure of the colon, and left kidney was diagnosed. Combined chemotherapy with S-1 and gemcitabine was initiated for reduction in the tumor size. After 11 courses of treatment, computed tomography revealed a partial response in tumor size reduction. Grade 3 neutropenia was observed as an adverse event. Distal pancreatectomy, proximal gastrectomy, partial resection of the descending colon, resection of the left kidney and left adrenal gland, and D2 lymph node dissection were performed. The pathological diagnosis was adenosquamous carcinoma in the pancreatic tail, and an R0 resection was achieved. However, a month after surgery, multiple distant liver metastases were observed. Neoadjuvant chemotherapy with S-1 and gemcitabine may reduce the tumor size in locally advanced pancreatic tail adenosquamous carcinoma and increase the R0 resection rate. However, treatment for distant metastasis is warranted in cases of pancreatic adenosquamous carcinoma.
    Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy 05/2014; 41(5):669-72.
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    ABSTRACT: Along with the increasing need for living-donor liver transplantation (LDLT), the issue of organ shortage has become a serious problem. Therefore, the use of organs from elderly donors has been increasing. While the short-term results of LDLT have greatly improved, problems affecting the long-term outcome of transplant patients remain unsolved. Furthermore, since contradictory data have been reported with regard to the relationship between donor age and LT/LDLT outcome, the question of whether the use of elderly donors influences the long-term outcome of a graft after LT/LDLT remains unsettled. To address whether hepatocyte telomere length reflects the outcome of LDLT, we analyzed the telomere lengths of hepatocytes in informative biopsy samples from 12 paired donors and recipients (grafts) of pediatric LDLT more than 5 years after adult-to-child LDLT because of primary biliary atresia, using quantitative fluorescence in situ hybridization (Q-FISH). The telomere lengths in the paired samples showed a robust relationship between the donor and grafted hepatocytes (r = 0.765, p = 0.0038), demonstrating the feasibility of our Q-FISH method for cell-specific evaluation. While 8 pairs showed no significant difference between the telomere lengths for the donor and the recipient, the other 4 pairs showed significantly shorter telomeres in the recipient than in the donor. Multiple regression analysis revealed that the donors in the latter group were older than those in the former (p = 0.001). Despite the small number of subjects, this pilot study indicates that donor age is a crucial factor affecting telomere length sustainability in hepatocytes after pediatric LDLT, and that the telomeres in grafted livers may be elongated somewhat longer when the grafts are immunologically well controlled.
    PLoS ONE 04/2014; 9(4):e93749. · 3.53 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: With the increasing number of long-term survivors of living donor liver transplantation, the occurrence of secondary cancer is sometimes reported. Solid tumors such as lymphomas are mainly observed. However, only 8 cases of leukemia have been reported so far. For patients younger than 15 years old, leukemia developed in 4 within 3 years after the liver transplantation, whereas acute lymphoblastic leukemia developed in only 1 patient. This is the first case report of a patient in whom FLT3-ITD-positive acute myeloid leukemia (AML) developed more than 10 years after living donor liver transplantation for congenital biliary atresia. AML developed in a 14-year-old boy 11 years after living donor liver transplantation from his father. The patient received the transplant at the age of 3 years and was treated with tacrolimus and methylprednisolone for transplant rejection. Eleven years posttransplantation, he visited the hospital with general malaise and anemia. Blood tests revealed an elevated white blood cell count of 60,100/μL, and the patient was diagnosed with AML. Chromosome analysis revealed a t(6; 9) (p23 q34) translocation; moreover, genetic testing revealed a FLT3-ITD-positive mutation. We started treatment in accordance with the Tokyo Children's Cancer Study Group AML99 protocol. With chemotherapy treatment, the patient achieved complete remission. After chemotherapy, we performed stem cell transplantation from his father. Other patients were reported in relatively early stages after liver transplantation, but our case was more than 10 years posttransplantation. The association with the onset of congenital bile duct atresia and leukemia is still not clear, but we consider the possibility that long-term immunosuppressive drugs contribute to developing leukemia.
    Transplantation Proceedings 04/2014; 46(3):1003-5. · 0.95 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: A 56-year-old woman with an 8-year history of dysphagia and chest pain received a diagnosis of diffuse esophageal spasm by esophageal high-resolution manometry (HRM). Approximately 2 years of medical therapy was ineffective, and the patient's symptoms were worsening. Therefore, surgery was considered to be the most optimal treatment for this patient. The right thoracoscopic approach was selected because a long myotomy from the distal to proximal level of the esophagus was needed based on the HRM findings. The operation was performed in the prone position with establishment of pneumothorax. The total length of the myotomy was 16 cm, and the operation was finished within 2 hours. After the operation, the symptoms were considerably improved and no contractions were detected by HRM. The HRM findings before the operation were classified as rapid contractions with normal latency based on the 2012 Chicago classification of esophageal motility. Treatment for patients with rapid esophageal contractions with normal latency has not been previously described; however, treatment for diffuse esophageal spasm was considered to be pertinent to this patient. In conclusion, right thoracoscopic esophageal long myotomy in the prone position with establishment of pneumothorax may be useful when a proximal-level esophagomyotomy is required based on preoperative mapping by HRM.
    Journal of clinical gastroenterology 03/2014; · 2.21 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Pioglitazone modulates adipocyte differentiation and enhances adiponectin promoter activity to increase plasma adiponectin levels. We investigated the effects of pioglitazone on cecal ligation and puncture (CLP)-induced visceral-adipose-tissue inflammation and lung injury in mice. Eight-wk-old male mice were assigned to three groups: (1) a sham-operated control group, (2) a CLP group, and (3) a pioglitazone-treated CLP group. Pioglitazone (10 mg/kg) was injected intraperitoneally for 7 d. Serum, lung, and visceral adipose tissue were collected 24 h after surgery. Tumor necrosis factor α (TNF-α) levels in peritoneal lavage fluid were measured by an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, and TNF-α and interleukin 6 messenger RNA (mRNA) expression levels in visceral adipose tissue were quantified by real-time polymerase chain reaction. Lung tissue specimens were stained with hematoxylin-eosin, and the terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase dUTP-mediated nick-end labeling method was used to evaluate tissue damage. TNF-α levels in peritoneal lavage fluid were significantly higher in the CLP group than in the sham group. TNF-α levels in the pioglitazone-treated CLP group were significantly lower than those in the CLP group. TNF-α and interleukin 6 mRNA expression levels of visceral adipose tissue were significantly higher in the CLP group than in the sham group. Pioglitazone treatment decreased the mRNA expression levels of these cytokines compared with the respective values in the CLP group. Histopathologic analysis of lung tissue revealed significantly increased numbers of terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase dUTP-mediated nick-end labeling-positive cells in the CLP group compared with the sham group. Pioglitazone effectively prevents lung injury caused by CLP-induced sepsis by maintaining the anti-inflammatory status of visceral adipose tissue.
    Journal of Surgical Research 03/2014; · 2.02 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The effects of mechanical bowel preparation (MBP) on morbidity (e.g., anastomotic leakage and surgical site infection) have been evaluated. Its effect on early recovery after surgery has drawn renewed attention, and its use is discouraged in the postsurgical management of enhanced recovery. However, most surgeons in Japan prefer polyethylene glycol (PEG) for MBP. We investigated the effect of MBP with PEG on postoperative intestinal motility.
    Journal of Surgical Research 03/2014; · 2.02 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: We report an extremely rare case of primary squamous cell carcinoma of the stomach. A 69-year-old man was admitted to our hospital with a 2-month history of dysphagia and tarry stools. Endoscopic examination revealed a cauliflower-shaped protruding mass along the lesser curvature of the gastric cardia. Biopsy of the lesion revealed squamous cell carcinoma of the stomach. Computed tomography revealed a thickened stomach wall and a mass protruding into the gastric lumen. Total gastrectomy with splenectomy, distal pancreatectomy, and Roux-en-Y reconstruction was performed, together with a lower thoracic esophagectomy via a left thoracotomy. Histopathological examination of the specimen revealed well-differentiated squamous cell carcinoma of the stomach. Postoperative follow-up was uneventful for the first 18 months. However, multiple liver metastases and para-aortic lymph node metastasis developed subsequently. Despite systemic combination chemotherapy, the patient died because of progression of the recurrent tumors. Here, we review the characteristics of 56 cases of gastric squamous cell carcinoma reported in Japan.
    Journal of gastric cancer. 03/2014; 14(1):58-62.
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    ABSTRACT: It has previously been reported that gene profiles in surgically-resected colorectal cancer tissues are altered over time possibly due to the different tissue-acquisition methods and sample extraction timing that were used. However, the changes that occur are still not clearly understood. In the present study, time-dependent changes in gene expression profiling in colorectal surgical specimens were analyzed. Normal and tumor tissues at several time-points (0, 30, 60 and 120 min) were extracted, and RNA quality, microarray experiments, quantitative PCR and bioinformatics clustering were performed. Although RNA integrity was preserved 2 h after resection, inherent increased/decreased gene expression was observed from 30-120 min in approximately 10% of genes. Bioinformatics clustering could not distinguish case-by-case, probably due to gene profiling changes. Irregular changes in gene expression after surgical resection were found, which could be a crucial confounding factor for quantitative analyses.
    Oncology Reports 02/2014; · 2.30 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The patient, a 56-year-old woman, was found during routine checkup to have a disorder of hepatic function. Abdominal ultrasonography showed an ill-defined hypoechoic mass in the head and body of the pancreas; however, no blood-flow signal was observed within the tumor on Doppler ultrasonography. Abdominal computed tomography showed a low-density area in the arterial and portal venous phases. The lesion was visualized as an area of low signal intensity on both T1- and T2-weighted magnetic resonance images, whereas fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography showed fluorodeoxyglucose accumulation in the tumor. Although a preoperative diagnosis was difficult to make, a rapid cytologic examination revealed evidence of a pancreatic endocrine tumor, and subtotal stomach-preserving pancreaticoduodenectomy with portal vein resection was performed. Histopathological examination showed tumor cell nests scattered in abundant fibrotic tissue; the tumor cells had proliferated in a cord-like fashion and showed immunostaining for chromogranin A. Staining for fibroblast activation protein α was seen in the fibroblastic cells contained within the fibrous stroma surrounding the tumor cell nests, whereas both the fibroblastic cells in the tumor and those in the stroma showed a high rate of staining for thrombospondin. We presume that tumor-associated fibroblasts were involved in the fibrosis of the tumor stroma.
    Journal of Nippon Medical School 01/2014; 81(3):179-85.
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    ABSTRACT: Few reports have provided a direct comparison of thoracoscopic and open esophagectomy for treatment of esophageal carcinoma in a sufficiently large number of patients with an adequate follow-up period.We compared the short- and long-term (up to 5 years after surgery) outcomes of 121 patients who had undergone video-assisted thoracoscopic esophagectomy with 3-field lymphadenectomy (the VATE group) and 74 patients who had undergone conventional open esophagectomy with 3-field lymphadenectomy (the OE group) for treatment of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma.Total and intrathoracic operation times were longer and total and intrathoracic blood losses were lower in the VATE group than in the OE group. The number of dissected lymph nodes around the left recurrent laryngeal nerve was significantly higher, while both the intensive care unit stay and postoperative hospital stay were significantly shorter in the VATE group. Moreover, the frequency of postoperative analgesia use was lower in the VATE group. Overall morbidity and mortality rates were similar, and the incidences of overall, surgical-site, and thoracic wound infections were significantly lower in the VATE group. Additionally, the incidence of postoperative pneumonia was also lower in the VATE group, although the difference was not statistically significant. No differences were observed in recurrence or survival rates.Video-assisted thoracoscopic esophagectomy with 3-field lymphadenectomy is a safe and effective surgical method that can be used as an alternative to conventional open esophagectomy in patients with curable esophageal carcinoma.
    Esophagus 01/2014; 11(1). · 0.83 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: This study investigated gastric tube cancer (GTC) to clarify the clinicopathological characteristics in different generations. We analyzed 165 cases with metachronous GTC; 9 cases from our institution and 156 from reported Japanese cases. Cases were divided into 3 groups to provide a detailed analysis of age-specific variations. GTC most commonly occurred in the lower gastric tube, and the most common histological type was tubular adenocarcinoma (70%). There were no age-related variations in the site and histological type of GTC. The incidence rate of endoscopic detection increased from 2003 to 74% in 2012, and the incidence of early GTC detection also significantly increased in this period. The rate of endoscopic treatment before 2003 was approximately 20%, and it doubled over the 10-year course of the study. The recent progress made in the diagnosis and treatment of GTC may have contributed to an improvement in its prognosis.
    Nippon Shokakibyo Gakkai zasshi The Japanese journal of gastro-enterology 01/2014; 111(3):512-20.
  • Journal of Nippon Medical School 01/2014; 81(4):192-3.
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    ABSTRACT: The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) using warmed and nonwarmed miriplatin for hepatocellular carcinoma. Eighty patients (117 nodules), treated between January 2010 and June 2013, were evaluated. Thirty-two and 85 nodules were treated with nonwarmed and warmed miriplatin, respectively. The efficacy of TACE was evaluated on a per nodule basis according to treatment effect (TE). Adverse events were evaluated according to the Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (CTCAE) v4.0. TE grades were significantly improved in the warmed group compared to the nonwarmed group (nonwarmed: TE 4, 12.5%; TE 3, 0%; TE 2, 15.6%; TE 1, 71.9%; warmed: TE 4, 34.1%; TE 3, 5.9%; TE 2, 9.4%; TE 1, 50.6%; P = 0.017) . Multivariate analysis revealed significant impact of warming miriplatin on objective response rate (odds ratio, 12.35; 95% confidence interval, 2.90-90.0; P = 0.0028). CTCAE grades of elevated aspartate and alanine transaminase after TACE were significantly higher in the warmed group (P = 0.0083 and 0.0068, resp.); however, all adverse events were only transient. The use of warmed miriplatin in TACE significantly improved TE without causing serious complications.
    BioMed Research International 01/2014; 2014:359296. · 2.71 Impact Factor

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  • 2014
    • Osaka City University
      • Graduate School of Medicine
      Ōsaka, Ōsaka, Japan
  • 1988–2014
    • Nippon Medical School
      • • Nippon Medical School Hospital
      • • Department of Surgery
      • • Department of Pathology
      Edo, Tōkyō, Japan
  • 2012
    • Kosei Chuo General Hospital
      Edo, Tōkyō, Japan
  • 2008
    • Xi'an Jiaotong University
      • Department of Gastroenterology
      Xi’an, Shaanxi Sheng, China
  • 2007
    • Nippon Veterinary and Animal Science University
      Edo, Tōkyō, Japan
  • 1986–1989
    • University of Nebraska at Omaha
      • • Department of Internal Medicine
      • • Eppley Institute for Research in Cancer and Allied Diseases
      Omaha, NE, United States