Keiichiro Abe

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AIM This study examined the factors associated with burdens on the primary caregivers of community-dwelling disabled people. METHODS Participants were 78 disabled people (40 men, 38 women; mean age 77.8+/-11.5 years) who received home-based physical therapy and/or occupational therapy, and their 78 caregivers (20 men, 58 women; mean age 66.8+/-10.2(More)
BACKGROUND Sedatives or analgesics are widely used to relieve a patient's discomfort during colonoscopy (CS). Although cardiopulmonary adverse events are sometimes experienced during the examination, the risk factors for vital signs fluctuation (VSF) have not been fully elucidated. This study thus aimed to identify the risk factors for VSF during the(More)
Along with the development of interferon and therapeutic medication, the incidence of viral hepatitis constituting the largest part of liver disease decreased, and the main target in the field of liver disease is now shifting from viral hepatitis to alcoholic liver disease (ALD) and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) as metabolic liver disease.(More)
A male in his eighties attended our hospital for further evaluation of gastric cancer. A gastroscopy revealed a whitish flat elevated lesion (Paris, 0-IIa) of 15 mm in diameter on the greater curvature of the proximal fornix. The preoperative diagnosis was intra-mucosal differentiated gastric cancer, and a novel therapeutic approach, combination of(More)
Background and study aims  Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) is a technically advanced procedure for colorectal tumors. Hayashi et al. invented the "pocket-creation method (PCM)," and reported that Is-type lesions with fibrosis could be efficaciously and safely resected. However, only case studies have been published, and there are no previous reports(More)
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