Atsushi Imagawa

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Moderate to severe migraine attacks are treated with triptans. However, about 25% of migraineurs fail to respond to triptans. We investigated the involvement of gene polymorphisms, personality traits and characteristics of headache, and made a scoring system for prediction of clinical response to triptans in patients with migraine. Gene polymorphisms(More)
A 73-year-old Japanese man with synchronous follicular lymphoma and adenocarcinoma of the stomach underwent curative surgical resection. The follicular lymphoma lesion was preoperatively diagnosed as extranodal marginal zone lymphoma of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT lymphoma) according to biopsy samples. However, postoperative pathological(More)
A case of spinal epidural abscess following epidural anesthesia is described. Gadolinium-enhanced magnetic resonance images were essential in diagnosis of the abscess without frank pus formation, in defining the extension of the infection, and in assessing the therapeutic effect. The patient was successfully treated non-operatively before neurological(More)
A 52-year-old Japanese woman who was eventually diagnosed with primary follicular lymphoma of the duodenum showed atypical endoscopic features, namely, erosions with peripheral whitish edematous mucosa. Initial biopsy specimens taken from the erosions revealed insufficient numbers of lymphoma cells for histological diagnosis. Subsequent biopsy specimens(More)
DESCRIPTION A 68-year-old Japanese man annually underwent endoscopic examination of the upper gastrointes-tinal tract. The latest examination revealed longitudinal sloughing of mucosal casts (which was not detected previously) from the mid-oesophagus to the oesophagogastric junction, with mild redness (figure 1). Endoscopic biopsy of the sloughed casts(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Propofol administration via a target-controlled infusion system with bispectral index monitoring (BIS/TCI system) is expected to prevent complications from sedation during complex and long endoscopic procedures. We evaluated the feasibility of setting the BIS/TCI system for non-anesthesiologist administration of propofol (NAAP)(More)
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