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OBJECTIVES The objective of this study was to investigate comparatively the influence of proton-pump inhibitors (PPI) administration on three bacterial communities in the oral cavity, stomach, and colon along the alimentary tract. METHODS Forty-five subjects including 18 patients taking PPI were enrolled. Stimulated saliva, gastric fluid (GF), and feces(More)
The neuronal organization of the optic tectum (OT) was studied in the hagfish using the rapid Golgi method. The OT shows laminar structure. Beginning from the ventricular surface, the following four concentric strata are discernible: the stratum ependymale, stratum periventriculare, stratum cellulare et fibrosum, and stratum marginale. The stratum(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the structure of the gastric microbiota in functional dyspepsia (FD) and its role in the pathophysiology. DESIGN We compared the basic physiological properties of the gastric fluid (GF) and the structure of the microbiota in the GF of 44 healthy control (HC) participants and 44 patients with FD. We then treated the patients with(More)
In patients with functional upper gastrointestinal disorders such as gastroesophageal reflux disease and functional dyspepsia, the presence of symptoms is thought to occur in the absence of any organic diseases and the mechanisms behind this remain unclear. We therefore examined the relationship between stomach-related biomarker levels and symptoms.(More)
Infection with non-typhoidal Salmonella often results in a self-limited acute gastroenteritis. Extra-intestinal Salmonella infection is relatively rare and occurs predominantly in infants and adults with significant underlying conditions. We describe a 54-year-old Japanese man with a history of heavy alcohol consumption and daily contact with a dog, who(More)
To date, there are only 15 case reports of lymphoma in patients with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), a common autosomal dominant tumor predisposition syndrome. Here, we present the first report of a primary effusion lymphoma (PEL)-like lymphoma (PEL-L), which is a human herpes virus 8/Kaposi sarcoma herpes virus-unrelated PEL, in a 73-year-old woman with(More)
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