Kunimitsu Eiraku

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BACKGROUND/AIMS Helicobacter pylori infection causes gastritis, peptic ulcers and gastric malignancies, and its eradication has been advocated by many groups. We determined the H. pylori carrier status and eradication rates of patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. METHODS In total, 76 chronically HCV-infected patients were enrolled for(More)
AIM A simple, non-invasive medical device, using bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) for the evaluation of visceral fat level (VFL) was developed recently. The aim of this study was to investigate the utility of VFL by BIA in the screening of metabolic syndrome (MetS). METHODS VFL was measured by the BIA device in 1,451 Japanese residents (546 men and(More)
Monitoring hepatitis C virus (HCV) kinetics during antiviral treatment is recommended for determining the best form of treatment management. We compared the measurement of HCV RNA by two Real-time PCR assays during the first 12weeks phase of telaprevir in combination with pegylated interferon α2b and ribavirin treatment for chronic hepatitis C patients. The(More)
OBJECTIVES This prospective, pharmacokinetic study was done to investigate the impact of telaprevir plasma trough concentration (Ctrough) in the early stage of treatment on the response to telaprevir-based triple therapy for chronic hepatitis C patients. METHODS Participants were 70 chronic hepatitis C patients infected with genotype 1. All patients(More)
BACKGROUND Cutaneous infections such as impetigo contagiosum (IC), molluscum contagiosum (MC) and herpes virus infection (HI) appear to be associated with atopic dermatitis (AD), but there are no reports of concrete epidemiological evidence. OBJECTIVE We evaluated the association of childhood AD with these infections by conducting a population-based(More)
A 12-year-old boy with T-cell ALL was found to have occult papillary thyroid carcinoma at autopsy. This patient was treated with chemotherapy but no radiotherapy was utilized. Family history was not contributory. Because of short latent period (14 months) and no history of radiotherapy, an intrinsic factor might have played a major role in developing this(More)
A 39-year-old Japanese man presented to our hospital complaining of left chest pain and rash on the hands and feet. Plain thoracic computed tomography (CT) revealed multiple nodular shadows in the left lower lobe of the lung. A diagnosis of secondary syphilis was made based on the appearance of the rash and positive serologic tests for syphilis. The patient(More)
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