Kenichi Goda

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BACKGROUND AND AIM Magnifying endoscopy combined with narrow-band imaging (ME-NBI) has been used for differential diagnosis of various focal lesions. The aim of our study was to evaluate ME-NBI criteria for cancer diagnosis in superficial depressed gastric lesions in comparison to conventional white light endoscopy (WLE). PATIENTS AND METHODS ME-NBI and(More)
PURPOSE Most of the esophageal squamous cell carcinomas (ESCCs) and cancers of the head and neck (H&N) region are diagnosed at later stages. To achieve better survival, early detection is necessary. We compared the real-time diagnostic yield of superficial cancer in these regions between conventional white light imaging (WLI) and narrow band imaging (NBI)(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIM Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) is a new and radical treatment for superficial gastrointestinal neoplasms that provides high rates of en bloc resection compared with treatment by conventional mucosal resection. However, ESD is a complex procedure that is associated with long operating times and a higher complication rate.(More)
The invasion depth of superficial esophageal squamous cell carcinoma is important in determining therapeutic strategy. The aim of this study was to prospectively investigate the clinical utility of magnifying endoscopy with narrow band imaging compared with that of non-magnifying high-resolution endoscopy or high-frequency endoscopic ultrasonography in(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Although several classification systems have been proposed for characterization of Barrett's esophagus (BE) surface patterns based on narrow-band imaging (NBI), none have been widely accepted. The Barrett's International NBI Group (BING) aimed to develop and validate an NBI classification system for identification of dysplasia and cancer(More)
BACKGROUND A considerable number of superficial gastric neoplasias are overlooked with conventional white light imaging (WLI) endoscopy. OBJECTIVE The aim was to investigate the diagnostic potential of trimodal imaging endoscopy (TME), which combines WLI, autofluorescence imaging (AFI), and narrow-band imaging (NBI), for superficial gastric neoplasia. (More)
BACKGROUND Three different classification systems for the evaluation of Barrett's esophagus (BE) using magnification endoscopy (ME) and narrow-band imaging (NBI) have been proposed. Until now, no comparative and external evaluation of these systems in a clinical-like situation has been performed. OBJECTIVE To compare and validate these 3 classification(More)
In Asian countries, squamous cell carcinoma is the most common type of esophageal cancer, and the incidence of gastric cancer remains have plateaued. To synthesize current information and to illustrate its clinical benefit of narrow band imaging (NBI) for diagnosis of superficial esophageal squamous carcinoma (SESCC) and early gastric cancer (EGC), a(More)
BACKGROUND En bloc EMR is performed in Japan as a curative treatment for early stage gastric cancer. However, current methods of EMR are technically difficult and require proficiency in determining the extent of the cancer. This study assessed the feasibility of a new method to obviate these problems and to facilitate en bloc EMR. METHODS The new method(More)
BACKGROUND Although caspase recruitment domain (CARD) membrane-associated guanylate kinase (MAGUK) protein 1 (CARMA1) and CARD9 play important roles in lymphocyte activation, the significance of CARMA1 and CARD9 in the pathogenesis of gastric mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma remains to be elucidated. METHODS By using reverse(More)