Ikue Watari

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BACKGROUND/AIMS The usefulness of capsule endoscopy (CE) and of double-balloon endoscopy (DBE) for detection of small-bowel lesions is widely accepted. We compared CE- and DBE-based detection of small-bowel lesions in patients with obscure gastrointestinal bleeding (OGIB) who underwent total enteroscopy by both CE and DBE. METHODOLOGY One hundred eighteen(More)
BACKGROUND Treatment of low-dose aspirin (LDA)-induced small-bowel injury has not been established. Polaprezinc, a chelate of zinc and L-carnosine, may be efficacious for such injury. We conducted a pilot randomized controlled study to investigate whether polaprezinc is effective against LDA-induced small-bowel injuries. METHODS Consecutive patients under(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The differences in the severity of small-bowel toxicity induced by aspirin and non-aspirin non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) remain unclear. This study aimed at clarifying these differences in small-bowel mucosal injury by using capsule endoscopy (CE). METHODS We retrospectively compared the records of 78 and 40 obscure(More)
Background/Aim. Usefulness of capsule endoscopy (CE) for diagnosing small-bowel lesions in patients with obscure gastrointestinal bleeding (OGIB) has been reported. Most reports have addressed the clinical features of overt OGIB, with few addressing occult OGIB. We aimed to clarify whether occult OGIB is a definite indication for CE. Methods. We(More)
BACKGROUND Colon capsule endoscopy (CCE) is a new procedure for colon imaging. Limited information is available regarding visualization of flat colon lesions and patient acceptability in Japan. OBJECTIVE The aims of this study were to evaluate the sensitivity of CCE in detecting polyps and other lesions compared with optical colonoscopy (OC) and to(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Effectiveness of capsule endoscopy (CE) for screening the small bowel in patients with portal hypertension (PHT) has been reported. However, few reports discuss CE detection of specific esophagogastric lesions related to PHT. Thus, we assessed whether CE is useful for detecting such lesions. METHODS One hundred nineteen consecutive(More)
Although capsule endoscopy is available as a minimally invasive imaging technique that contributes significantly to the detection of small bowel lesions, there are only a very few published descriptions of small bowel abnormalities in patients with portal hypertension. The aim of this study was to characterize the occurrence of small bowel lesions by means(More)
We report a rare case of metastasis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) to the small bowel that presented as a pedunculated epithelial polyp. A 60-year-old man with liver cirrhosis type B was treated for HCC (stage IVb) at our hospital. He had been admitted for melena and anemia. Capsule endoscopy was performed in this patient with obscure gastrointestinal(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Despite recent advances in enteroscopy, such as balloon enteroscopy, accessing the small intestine remains challenging. Spiral enteroscopy is a novel technique in which an endoscope is fitted with a rotating overtube that has a soft spiral fin at the tip. Whereas spiral enteroscopy is beginning to be carried out in Western countries, it(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the clinical usefulness of transabdominal ultrasonography (TUS) for detection of small-bowel stricture. PATIENTS AND METHODS Subjects were 796 patients undergoing double-balloon endoscopy (DBE), December 2003-October 2011. All underwent TUS prior to DBE. The TUS findings were classified by type as intestinal narrowing and distension at(More)