Ayana Endo

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BACKGROUND A multicenter prospective observational study evaluated the effect of gastrointestinal cancer chemotherapy with short-term periodic steroid premedication on bone metabolism. PATIENTS AND METHODS Seventy-four patients undergoing chemotherapy for gastrointestinal cancer were studied. The primary endpoints were changes in bone mineral densities(More)
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVES Belimumab is a recombinant human monoclonal antibody that binds and antagonizes the biological activity of soluble B-lymphocyte stimulator (BLyS) protein. BLyS appears to play a role in the pathogenesis of systemic lupus erythematosus, and the biological profile of belimumab suggests that it may have a therapeutic benefit in the(More)
A 53-year-old man had a history of alcohol-induced chronic pancreatitis. In July 2011, because of suspicion of a pseudocyst infection, he had undergone endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-guided cyst drainage. Further investigation after drainage had revealed a fistula between the pancreatic pseudocyst and descending colon; however, the transgastric internal(More)
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