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OBJECTIVE Differentiating non-neoplastic colorectal lesions from neoplastic lesions during screening colonoscopies is essential to reduce the unnecessary treatment of non-neoplastic lesions. The present study was conducted to verify the diagnostic yields of the computer-aided diagnostic system that enables 'real-time' color analysis of colorectal lesions(More)
We report the case of a 26-year-old male who presented with acute pancreatitis during the course of treatment for pancolitic ulcerative colitis (UC) with a time-dependent mesalazine formulation, prednisolone and azathioprine (AZA). Despite a review of his clinical history and various tests, the cause of pancreatitis could not be determined. Since(More)
We retrospectively investigated the status of transfusional iron overload at Kinki University Hospital. One hundred and sixty three patients received more than 10 red blood cell (RBC) units per year in 2009 and 2010. Myelodysplastic syndrome (37.4%) and aplastic anemia (11.0%) accounted for about 50% of the underlying diseases. At the time of receiving a(More)
For decades, hyperbaric oxygen therapy has been considered a treatment option in patients with chronic radiation-induced proctitis after pelvic radiation therapy. Refractory cases of chronic radiation-induced proctitis include ulceration, stenosis, and intestinal fistulas with perforation. Appropriate treatment needs to be given. In the present study, we(More)
Malaria is one of the most common and serious infectious diseases in the tropics and subtropics. For high-risk travelers to endemic regions, malaria chemoprophylaxis is recommended. Internationally, atovaquone-proguanil (A/P), mefloquine (MEF), or doxycycline (DOX) are the prescribed malaria chemoprophylactic drugs. However, A/P and DOX are not approved in(More)
We report a case of a patient with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and ileocecal ulcer. A 31-year-old man was admitted with chief complaints of decreased body weight and abdominal pain. Colonoscopy revealed a round punched-out ulcer on the ileocecal valve. Initially, we suspected entero-Behçet's disease and simple ulcer as the cause of the(More)
abstract Synaptic connections are known to change dynamically. High-frequency presy-naptic inputs induce decrease of synaptic weights. This process is known as short-term synaptic depression. The synaptic depression controls a gain for presy-naptic inputs. However, it remains a controversial issue what are functional roles of this gain control. We propose a(More)