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Clinical diagnostic criteria of autoimmune pancreatitis: revised proposal
In 1961, Sarles et al.1 asked the following question regarding the particular cases of pancreatitis with hypergammaglobulinemia: “Chronic inflammatory sclerosis of the pancreas—an autoimmuneExpand
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Functional Relation among RecQ Family Helicases RecQL1, RecQL5, and BLM in Cell Growth and Sister Chromatid Exchange Formation
ABSTRACT Human RECQL1 and RECQL5 belong to the RecQ family that includes Bloom syndrome, Werner syndrome, and Rothmund-Thomson syndrome causative genes. Cells derived from individuals suffering fromExpand
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JPN Guidelines for the management of acute pancreatitis: epidemiology, etiology, natural history, and outcome predictors in acute pancreatitis
Acute pancreatitis is a common disease with an annual incidence of between 5 and 80 people per 100 000 of the population. The two major etiological factors responsible for acute pancreatitis areExpand
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JPN Guidelines for the management of acute pancreatitis: medical management of acute pancreatitis
The basic principles of the initial management of acute pancreatitis are adequate monitoring of vital signs, fluid replacement, correction of any electrolyte imbalance, nutritional support, and theExpand
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The revised Japanese clinical diagnostic criteria for chronic pancreatitis
In Japan, we are now using the clinical diagnostic criteria for chronic pancreatitis (CP) that were revised in 2001 to add the findings of magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography to the criteriaExpand
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New model of acute necrotizing pancreatitis induced by excessive doses of arginine in rats
We examined the biological and histologic characteristics of a new experimental model of acute necrotizing pancreatitis induced by excessive doses of arginine in rats. Rats were given a singleExpand
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Interactions between the Endocrine and Exocrine Pancreas and Their Clinical Relevance
In consequence of the close anatomical and functional links between the exocrine and endocrine pancreas, any disease affecting one of these parts will inevitably affect the other. PancreaticExpand
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Development and Use of a New Staging System for Severe Acute Pancreatitis Based on a Nationwide Survey in Japan
Methodology In 1997, a cooperative nationwide survey of 192 patients diagnosed with severe acute pancreatitis in 1996 was carried out. Results Alcoholic pancreatitis was the major etiology (46%), andExpand
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Influence of Steroid Therapy on the Course of Diabetes Mellitus in Patients with Autoimmune Pancreatitis: Findings from a Nationwide Survey in Japan
Objective: The aim of this study was to estimate the number of autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) patients in Japan and evaluate the influence of steroid therapy on the course of diabetes mellitus (DM) inExpand
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Effect of Gymnema sylvestre, R.Br. on glucose homeostasis in rats.
Effect of Gymnema sylvestre, R.Br. (G. sylvestre; GS4) on glucose homeostasis was studied in rats. In the first set of experiments, the acute effect of GS4 was examined in both non-diabetic andExpand
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