Masahiko Inamori20
Masato Yoneda14
20Masahiko Inamori
14Masato Yoneda
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BACKGROUND Evidence regarding the association between alcohol consumption and the gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) spectrum has been conflicting. We examined the association between alcohol consumption and erosive esophagitis and Barrett's epithelium in Japanese men. METHODS The study population comprised 463 men subjects who had undergone an upper(More)
It still remains controversial whether simple obesity, as measured by the body mass index (BMI), is an independent risk factor for Barrett's esophagus (BE). Recent studies have shown abdominal obesity, as defined by the waist circumference (WC) and the waist-to-hip ratio (WHR), to be a risk factor for BE, independent of the BMI, with the association between(More)
BACKGROUND Genetic factors as well as environmental factors are important in the development of NAFLD and in this study we investigated associations between polymorphisms of peroxisome proliferators-activated receptor gamma coactivator 1alpha polymorphism (PPARGC1A) and NAFLD. AIMS We recruited 115 patients with biopsy-proven NAFLD, 65 with NASH and 50(More)
BACKGROUND The changes in the liver in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) range over a wide spectrum, extending from steatosis to steatohepatitis (NASH). However it has remained difficult to differentiate between NASH and non-progressive NAFLD on the basis of the clinical findings alone. AIMS In this study we investigated the clinical usefulness of(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS There are few reports on the correlation between chewing gum and the gastrointestinal functions. But previous report showed use of chewing gum to be an effective method for controlling gastrointestinal symptoms. The aim of this study was to determine the correlation between chewing gum and gastric emptying using the continuous real time(More)
Tektins, which are thought to be the constitutive proteins of microtubules in cilia, flagella, basal bodies, and centrioles, have been reported to be involved in the stability and structural complexity of axonemal microtubules. Four types of mammalian Tektins have been reported, and at least two types of Tektins, Tektin 2 and Tektin 4, have been verified to(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the usefulness of lubiprostone for bowel preparation and as a propulsive agent in small bowel endoscopy. Six healthy male volunteers participated in this randomized, 3-way crossover study. The subjects received a 24 μg tablet of lubiprostone 60 minutes prior to the capsule ingestion for capsule endoscopy (CE) and a(More)
Obscure gastrointestinal bleeding (OGIB) is one of the common complications in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), especially those who are on maintenance hemodialysis (HD). However, little is known about the characteristics of the small-bowel lesions in these patients, or of the factors that could predict the presence of such lesions. Therefore we(More)
  • Rieko Yano, Takuya Matsuyama, Takane Kaneko, Hitoshi Kurio, Emi Murayama, Kiyotaka Toshimori +1 other
  • 2010
To elucidate the molecular mechanisms involved in sperm maturation during epididymal transit, we intended to isolate secretory molecules that are region-specifically expressed along the epididymis and secreted into the lumen of epididymal ducts. By using differential display screening and DNA sequence analyses, we isolated a rat(More)