Kazuya Ura

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Recently direct-acting antiviral agents, such as hepatitis C virus (HCV) non-structural 3/4A (NS3/4A) protease inhibitors (PI), have been introduced, and triple therapy regimens that include PI with conventional pegylated interferon α and ribavirin have significantly improved the sustained virological response (SVR) rate, up to 80% for both treatment-naïve(More)
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a serious global health problem. Previous studies have suggested that the interleukin 28B (IL28B) rs8099917 genotype is related to spontaneous clearance of HCV in Caucasian populations. Our objective was to investigate the association of the IL28B rs8099917 genotype with spontaneous clearance of HCV by community-dwelling(More)
Many reports have been made on gallbladder dysfunction after gastric surgery. We reported that the gallbladder contractions were abolished after antrectomy. Our hypothesis is that preservation of the neural connection along gastric vessels maintains normal gallbladder function during fasting after antrectomy. Six dogs underwent antrectomy with preservation(More)
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