Kouichi Furukawa

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BACKGROUND/AIM Ecabet sodium has an anti-H. pylori effect. We assessed the efficacy of ecabet sodium in the rescue therapy for the eradication of H. pylori. METHODS A total of 74 patients with failed eradication of H. pylori after triple therapy with lansoprazole 30 mg bid, amoxicillin 750 mg bid and clarithromycin 200 mg bid were enrolled. They were(More)
We performed a retrospective survey at 15 hospitals in Niigata Prefecture to assess the effectiveness of gemcitabine in patients with stage IV pancreatic cancer and to analyze prognostic factors impacting survival in patients with stage IVb. The subjects were 244 unresectable or metastatic pancreatic cancer patients(IVa 68, IVb 176)who were treated with(More)
A 64-year-old man with a 2-month history of abdominal distension was admitted for transient cerebral ischemic attack. A CT scan revealed massive ascites. Laparoscopy showed multiple whitish nodules on the visceral peritoneum and the omentum. Peritoneal biopsy revealed tumor cells consistent with malignant peritoneal mesothelioma (MPeM). Pemetrexed in(More)
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