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Gastroduodenitis associated with ulcerative colitis
BackgroundUlcerative colitis (UC) is regarded as confined to the colorectum; however, there are several case reports showing upper gastrointestinal involvement. The aim of this study was to examineExpand
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Association Between Il‐18 Gene Promoter Polymorphisms and Inflammatory Bowel Disease in a Japanese Population
Background: Interleukin‐18 (IL‐18) is a pleiotropic cytokine that induces the production of interferon (IFN)‐&ggr; and also to regulate Th2 cytokines. Recently, association studies between IL‐18 geneExpand
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Scheduled infliximab monotherapy to prevent recurrence of Crohn's disease following ileocolic or ileal resection: A 3‐year prospective randomized open trial
Background: Infliximab (IFX) is effective for remission induction and maintenance of Crohn's disease (CD). This trial assessed the efficacy of scheduled maintenance IFX monotherapy to preventExpand
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The G-Protein β3 subunit 825 TT genotype is associated with epigastric pain syndrome-like dyspepsia
BackgroundAlthough familial clustering of functional dyspepsia (FD) has been reported, the role of genetics in the susceptibility to FD is still not well understood. Several reports indicate anExpand
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Passive smoking by pregnant women and fetal growth.
STUDY OBJECTIVE--The aim was to investigate the effect of passive smoke exposure during pregnancy on fetal growth in the Japanese population. DESIGN--The study comprised a community based interviewExpand
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Prospective randomized controlled trial to compare the effects of omeprazole and famotidine in preventing delayed bleeding and promoting ulcer healing after endoscopic submucosal dissection
Background and Aims:  Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are generally used to prevent delayed bleeding after endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) and to heal the artificial ulcers. However, it remainsExpand
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Outcomes of Treatment of Argon Plasma Coagulation Therapy in Elderly or High-risk Patients With Early Gastric Cancer: A Comparison of Outcomes Among Experienced and Nonexperienced Endoscopists
Background and Aims In the treatment of gastric cancer, argon plasma coagulation (APC) has certain merits, such as short operation time, easy procedure, and lack of serious complications comparedExpand
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Effect of a gastro‐protective agent, rebamipide, on symptom improvement in patients with functional dyspepsia: A double‐blind placebo‐controlled study in Japan
Background and Aim:  Although mucosal protective agents have been used frequently for treatment of symptomatic gastritis, there has been no well‐controlled study of functional dyspepsia. The aim ofExpand
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A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study of Rebamipide for Gastric Mucosal Injury Taking Aspirin With or Without Clopidogrel
IntroductionAntithrombotic drugs, such as low-dose aspirin (LDA) and clopidogrel, can cause upper gastrointestinal complications.AimThe goal of the present study was to investigate whether aExpand
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What types of early gastric cancer are indicated for endoscopic ultrasonography staging of invasion depth?
AIM To clarify the diagnostic efficacy and limitations of endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) and the characteristics of early gastric cancers (EGCs) that are indications for EUS-based assessment ofExpand
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