Akihisa Okada

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AIM Endoscopic papillary balloon dilatation (EPBD), which allows preservation of papillary functions, is used as the first-line therapy in our hospital for common bile duct (CBD) stones to reduce biliary complications. In the present study, we investigated causal factors for CBD stones and compared long-term prognosis between EPBD and endoscopic(More)
A 58-year-old man came to our hospital, complaining of diarrhea and bloody stool of about 2 weeks' duration. Colonoscopic examination showed mucosal edema and bleeding, and irregular ulcer in the transverse colon and sigmoid colon. Laboratory data indicated elevated WBC (22300/mm(3)) and CRP (11.93mg/dl), and hypereosinophilia (30%). We diagnosed ischemic(More)
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