Aya Sugimoto

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AIM To estimate the efficacy of 2 h post-endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) serum amylase levels and other factors for predicting post-ERCP pancreatitis. METHODS This was a retrospective, single-center cohort study of consecutive patients who underwent ERCP from January 2010 to December 2013. Serum amylase levels were measured 2 h(More)
Since the introduction of combination antiretroviral therapy (ART), the life expectancy has increased for patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). This has been associated with reductions in the incidences of some AIDS-defining malignancies, such as Kaposi sarcoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma, but has coincided with an increased incidence of(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Sessile serrated adenoma/polyps (SSA/Ps) have a different potential than traditional adenomatous polyps for developing into malignant colorectal cancer. However, little is known about the coexistent cancer rate. Here, we evaluate the frequency of carcinoma in serrated polyps removed by endoscopic resection (ER). PATIENTS AND(More)
AIM Anemia frequently develops in patients given pegylated interferon, ribavirin (RBV), telaprevir (TVR) triple therapy and restricts treatment by forcing reduction or discontinuation of RBV administration. We investigated whether erythropoietin (EPO) could alleviate RBV-induced anemia to help maintain the RBV dose during the first 12 weeks, the triple(More)
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