Hiroo Matsuo

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The ideal approach to treat chronic hepatitis B remains controversial. This pilot study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of peginterferon (PEG-IFN) α-2b and entecavir hydrate (ETV) as a combination therapy for patients with chronic hepatitis B, particularly in the context of virological response and the reduction of intrahepatic covalently closed(More)
The gastrointestinal motor effects of the macrolide antibiotic, azithromycin, were compared with those of midecamycin acetate. The method of investigation consisted of intraluminal pressure measurements in the gastric antrum and upper small intestine by means of a low compliance perfused catheter system. Eleven healthy volunteers participated in the single(More)
An 85-year-old man underwent endoscopic submucosal dissection for a large superficial esophageal epithelial neoplasm, which required removal of 95% of the circumference of the esophageal mucosa. Steroids were given orally to prevent esophageal stricture starting on day 3 postoperatively. In the 6th week of steroid treatment, he developed high fever without(More)
AIM   Corona enhancement is the visualized drainage area from a hypervascular tumor observed on single-level dynamic computed tomography during hepatic arteriography (CTHA) and is thought to be a high-risk area for micrometastases. However, because it cannot be visualized with ordinary ultrasonography (US), we aimed to visualize corona enhancement on US by(More)
  • Hiroo Matsuo
  • Canadian journal of physiology and pharmacology
  • 2001
The identification of atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) induced an explosive series of studies on the new peptide involved in control of the circulation, both in the basic and clinical fields. During the first decade of ANP research surprising progress has been made, revealing that the heart is an endocrine organ regulating the circulation system. ANP has(More)
A 58-year-old man was followed up for HBV-associated chronic hepatitis. A low echoic hepatic nodule 1.6cm in diameter developed in segment 8 of the liver. The tumor was hypervascular and showed enhancement on CV during hepatic arteriography (CTHA) and a defect on CT during arterial portography (CTAP). Strong enhancement, which lasted for 30 seconds, was(More)