Kazumasa Miyake

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OBJECTIVES:One of the counter-effects of Helicobacter pylori eradication therapy is subsequent obesity. Ghrelin is a recently discovered growth hormone releasing peptide. This endogenous secretagogue increases appetite and facilitates fat storage. The majority of circulating ghrelin is produced in the gastric mucosa. Therefore, we aimed at investigating(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS The symptoms of postprandial distress syndrome (PDS) and epigastric pain syndrome (EPS), the two subtypes of functional dyspepsia (FD) under the new Rome III classification, tend to overlap with those of non-erosive reflux disease (NERD). Plasma ghrelin levels have been associated with gastric motility; however, clinical studies have yet(More)
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients are at increased risk of peptic ulcers (PU) induced by nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). However, the impact of potential drug interactions on the development of PU has yet to be determined in a daily clinical setting. The aim was to estimate the clinical important interactions for PU presented by comedication(More)
BACKGROUND Helicobacter pylori eradication decreases recurrence of peptic ulcers with marked improvement in histological inflammation, but gastric mucosal injuries may be developed even after eradication. PURPOSE To investigate the mechanisms responsible for the development of gastric erosions after eradication, we analysed the relationship between(More)
VEGF is a highly specific stimulator of endothelial cells and may play an important role in angiogenesis in the process of tissue regeneration. We previously showed that cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) expressed in mesenchymal cells of the ulcer bed is involved in the ulcer repair process. To clarify the role of COX-2 in angiogenesis during gastric ulcer healing,(More)
Studies have linked microsomal prostaglandin E synthase (mPGES)-1 with gastric cancer. The purpose of this study was to determine mPGES-1, mPGES-2, and cytosolic PGES (cPGES) expression in gastric cancer and to evaluate the correlation between mPGES-1 and mPGES-2 expression and clinicopathological factors and cyclooxygenase-2 expression. PGES protein(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM The aim of this study was to see whether administration of celecoxib, a selective COX-2 inhibitor, prior to the appearance of intestinal metaplasia could prevent the development of gastric cancer in Helicobacter pylori-infected Mongolian gerbils. METHODS Fifty-two Mongolian gerbils were divided into 3 groups and given 5 biweekly doses of(More)
A 54-year-old man was admitted to our hospital with the symptoms of palpitation, dyspnea, and tarry stool. Upper gastroduodenal endoscopy revealed submucosal lesions with vascular ectasia in the second part of the duodenum. Dynamic computed tomography (CT) detected a hypervascular lesion in the pancreatic head and the duodenum. Selective angiography showed(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Little is known about the clinical significance of treatment for endoscopically determined peptic ulcers (EPU), incidentally detected as surrogate endpoints for non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)-associated ulcers complication, such as overt bleeding and perforation. Even uncomplicated-EPU without overt bleeding signs when(More)
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) have been shown to increase the risk of upper gastrointestinal tract bleeding. To reduce the morbidity associated with NSAID, it will be necessary to establish specific estimates individual drugs and different risk profile. Advanced age has been identified as one of the primary risk factors for adverse GI(More)