Keiko Nojima

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BACKGROUND N-nitroso compounds are carcinogens formed from nitrite, a process that is inhibited by vitamin C in gastric juice. Helicobacter pylori infection has been reported to increase nitrite and decrease vitamin C in gastric juice. Therefore, susceptibility to gastric cancer in H. pylori-infected patients may be derived from increased N-nitroso(More)
We examined the role of capsaicin-sensitive afferent neurons in pH-dependent gastrin secretion in the rat stomach. The change in serum gastrin levels relative to changes in luminal pH (using omeprazole for luminal alkalization or 0.1 N HCl for luminal acidification) was studied after oral administration of 4% lidocaine or capsaicin-induced ablation of(More)
We analyzed the flow velocity pattern in the main pulmonary artery after Fontan operation in patients with tricuspid atresia (n = 10) or with single ventricle (n = 10) by means of a catheter-mounted velocity probe. The area underneath the velocity signal of the forward flow was integrated, and ratios of the portions during atrial systole and during the(More)
BACKGROUND Helicobacter pylori infection causes chronic gastritis and results in increased serum concentrations of pepsinogens I and II as well as gastrin, while the ratio of pepsinogen I to II (I : II) is decreased. Inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) is induced in H. pylori-associated gastritis and may modulate inflammation. However serum nitrate and(More)
A right-handed woman developed pseudobulbar palsy and a particular writing disturbance mainly composed of omission of kana letters (OKL) at the age of 79, followed by gradual progression of generalized motor disturbance and mutism. She died at the age of 88. Postmortem examination revealed frontotemporal lobar degeneration. The precentral cortex and(More)
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