Hiroharu Kawakubo

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PURPOSE To evaluate factors influencing visual acuity after laser photocoagulation for subfoveal choroidal neovascularization of exudative age-related macular degeneration. METHODS Subfoveal choroidal neovascular membranes were photocoagulated. Factors favoring a visual acuity of 20/200 or better were analyzed using Fisher's exact probability test or(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Upper gastrointestinal symptoms are more frequent and severe in female than in male outpatients in Japan. This study compared theupper gastrointestinal symptoms between healthy male and female young adult volunteers using a questionnaire. METHODS In total, 581 third-grade medical students at Saga Medical School aged 22 to 30 years(More)
BACKGROUND Bleeding from a colonic diverticulum is serious in aged patients. The aim of this study was to determine the risk factors for high-cost hospitalization of colonic diverticular bleeding using the diagnosis procedure combination (DPC) data. METHODS From January 2009 to December 2015, 78 patients with colonic diverticular bleeding were identified(More)
Objective The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and risk factors of reflux esophagitis and Helicobacter pylori (H.pylori) infection and their interrelationship in healthy young Japanese volunteers. Materials and Methods Between 2010 and 2016, 550 fifth-year medical students at Saga Medical School, aged 22 to 30 years, underwent upper(More)
An 82-year-old man was admitted to our hospital due to dysphagia. Barium esophagography showed the esophagus to have a corkscrew appearance (Picture 1). Esophagogastroduodenoscopy also showed similar findings (Picture 2). Given these typical imaging findings, he was diagnosed with diffuse esophageal spasm (DES), although esophageal manometry for a definite(More)
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