Kiyoshi Mochizuki

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The long-term impact of acute self-limited hepatitis B on the liver is unknown. Fourteen patients were recalled at a median of 4.2 years (range, 1.8-9.5 years) after the onset of acute hepatitis B. All showed clinical and serologic recovery with circulating hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) clearance. Antibody to HBsAg (anti-HBs) had developed in 12(More)
An inflammatory pseudotumor (IPT) is a relatively rare lesion characterized by chronic infiltration of inflammatory cells and areas of fibrosis. IPTs are difficult to diagnose because of the absence of specific symptoms or of characteristic hematological or radiological findings. In this study, a case of a woman aged over 70 years was reported, who(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS This study investigated the efficacy and adverse effects of pegylated interferon (Peg-IFN) plus ribavirin therapy in aged patients with chronic hepatitis C (CH-C). METHODS A total of 1040 naïve patients with CH-C (genotype 1, n=759; genotype 2, n=281), of whom 240 (23%) over 65 years old (y.o.), were treated with Peg-IFN alfa-2b plus(More)
Nucleotide analogues have recently been approved for the treatment of patients with hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. However, it is still controversial whether the decrease of HBV-DNA amount induced by treatment with nucleotide analogues can reduce the risk of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) development in HBV patients. A total of 293 HBV patients without(More)
OBJECTIVE To manage hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients surviving for a long term, the treatment strategy for recurrent cancer is as important as that for the initial treatment. However, no prognostic scoring system has been available for patients with HCC recurrence. The purpose of this study was to develop a new staging system for deciding the(More)
Previous reports demonstrated that amino acid (aa) substitutions in the hepatitis C virus (HCV) core protein are predictors of non-virological responses to pegylated interferon (Peg-IFN) and ribavirin combination therapy. The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of core aa substitutions on viral kinetics during the treatment and relapse after the(More)
Clinical relevance of occult hepatitis C virus (HCV) and/or hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection(s) remains uncertain years after interferon (IFN) therapy for chronic hepatitis C. By 1993, 38 sustained virological responders (SVRs) showing HCV RNA clearance at 6 months post-treatment and 37 biochemical responders (BRs) with end-of-treatment alanine(More)
The most serious problem of nucleoside/nucleotide analogue therapy for hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is the emergence of drug-resistant mutant virus. Here, we describe a patient with chronic hepatitis B infection with a complex drug-resistant mutant virus during sequential therapy with lamivudine (3TC), entecavir (ETV) and adefovir dipivoxil (ADV). The(More)
Recently, local administration bureaus have established a number of dental clinics and centers for the physically or mentally challenged (PMC) in collaboration with local dental associations. The aim of this study was to investigate dental treatment and general supportive care for the PMC in dental clinics in Tokyo. A dental clinic for the PMC located in(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Liver negative-strand hepatitis C virus (HCV) RNA is the most direct indicator of active viral replication but has only been examined in a few semiquantitative studies. METHODS Positive- and negative-strand HCV RNA in the right (R) and left (L) liver lobes was quantified by rTth-based strand-specific real-time polymerase chain reaction for(More)