Hiromasa Ohira

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The term, portal biliopathy, denotes various biliary abnormalities, such as stenosis and/or dilatation of the bile duct, in patients with portal hypertension. These vascular abnormalities sometimes bring on an obstructive jaundice, but they are not clear which vessels participated in obstructive jaundice. The aim of present study(More)
BACKGROUND It is considered that gastric varices (GVs) which have the large form in endoscopic view should be treated because they are regarded as having high blood flow volume and the risky varices of hemorrhage. However, there is no data of the correlation among the endoscopic view, diameter of GV, and blood flow volume in GV. The aim of this study was to(More)
PURPOSE Although the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is unclear, autoimmune processes seem to play roles in IBD because several types of autoantibodies have been found in it. Calreticulin (CRT) is a soluble Ca2+ binding protein which is present in a wide variety of cells. CRT is localized mainly in the endoplasmic reticulum and is often a(More)
We detected anti-triosephosphate isomerase antibodies (anti-TPI) in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in 5 of 12 neuropsychiatric lupus patients (41.6%) by Western blotting. C3d index was significantly higher in anti-TPI-positive patient (n=5, median 0.446) than in anti-TPI-negative patient (n=7, median 0.098) (p=0.019) CSF samples. TPI was detected from immune(More)
CONTEXT Pancreatic mesenchymal tumors are rare, accounting for only 1-2% of pancreatic tumors. A pancreatic lipoma is an especially rare condition. This is only the second report of a pancreatic lipoma diagnosed before surgery using endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy (EUS-FNA). CASE REPORT A 75-year-old woman with a round(More)
A 70-year-old man was admitted to our institution due to aggravation of blood-sugar level control and because an abdominal CT showed dilatation of the main pancreatic duct. Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy revealed a flat elevated tumor with central ulceration in the second portion of the duodenum. Subsequent duodenoscopy for a more detailed examination(More)
AIM Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG) placement is a useful but invasive method. Recently, the hemodynamic change of ultrathin transnasal esophagogastroduodenoscopy (transnasal EGD) was reported as less than that of conventional transoral EGD (transoral EGD). This study compared hemodynamic changes between transnasal EGD and transoral EGD in the(More)
A 43-year-old man, a regular drinker, developed a pseudocyst in the pancreatic tail as a result of acutely worsening chronic pancreatitis. Because the pseudocyst, 10 cm in diameter, did not disappear despite conservative treatment, an internal drainage stent was placed transgastrically under endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) guidance. However, cyst infection(More)
Primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) is characterized by antimitochondrial antibodies (AMAs) that react with the lipoyl-containing E2 subunits of 2-oxoacid dehydrogenase complexes such as BCOADC and PDC. The lipoyl domains of E2 contain the major epitopes essential for immunopathology. However, the non-lipoyl-containing E1 subunits are also frequently targeted.(More)
UNLABELLED The aims of this study were to evaluate the distribution of 99mTc-methoxyisobutylisonitrile (MIBI) in 3 animal models of breast cancer, the effect of radiotherapy on 99mTc-MIBI uptake, and the relationship between uptake and microvessel density. METHODS We used syngeneic, subcutaneously transplanted FM3A, MM48, and Ehrlich mouse breast cancer.(More)