Mamoru Takenaka

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Background Nivolumab demonstrates promising efficacy for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer and other malignancies. The clinical benefit of nivolumab, however, may be hampered by specific immune-related adverse events (irAEs), and little is known regarding nivolumab-related cholangitis. Methods A computerized search of our clinical database(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS)-guided choledochoduodenostomy (EUS-CDS) is increasingly used in the treatment of malignant distal biliary obstruction. Standardized use of this technique requires improvements in instruments, including more convenient and safer devices. The present study was designed to evaluate the resistance force to(More)
A new system was established using primary cultured mouse kidney epithelial cells to study the effect of PTH on renal tubular phosphate transport. The cells used in our study had alkaline phosphatase activity. They showed increased cAMP content in response to PTH, calcitonin, and vasopressin. Thus, these cells were thought to be a mixture of cells(More)
Responsiveness of cyclic adenosine 3':5'-monophosphate (cAMP) to parathyroid hormone, calcitonin, and vasopressin was studied in six human renal adenocarcinoma cell lines. Four of six renal adenocarcinoma cell lines showed increased cAMP content in response to calcitonin while the other two did not. Neither parathyroid hormone nor vasopressin increased the(More)
In this study, we aimed to assess the role of helper T cells in the development of gastric lymphoid follicles induced by Helicobacter suis infection. C57BL/6J mice were orally inoculated with H. suis. Six weeks after infection, gastric lymphoid follicles were observed in the gastric mucosa by hematoxylin and eosin staining, and the number of follicles was(More)
A 51-year-old woman with an unresectable pancreatic tumor that was histologically diagnosed as an adenosquamous carcinoma underwent chemoradiotherapy with 5-fluourouracil (FU) and low-dose cisplatin (low-dose FP). Because we recognized a partial response to the chemoradiotherapy, we subsequently administered combined chemotherapy with S-1 and cisplatin.(More)
BACKGROUND Conducting randomized controlled trial (RCT) for each of the risk factors associated with prophylactic pancreatic duct stent (PPDS) for post-endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) pancreatitis (PEP) is difficult owing to the volume of cases and ethical considerations. In this study, we tried to reveal the degree of preventive(More)
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES Many patients with autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) have an association with diabetes mellitus. It has not been clarified whether steroid therapy for AIP improves or worsens the condition of diabetes mellitus. The aim of this study was thus to investigate the relationship between pancreatic atrophy after steroid therapy and the clinical(More)
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES Morphological types and mucin protein expressions classify intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMNs). Main duct (MD)-IPMN mostly consists of intestinal type (I-type), which expresses MUC2. Branch duct (BD)-IPMN mostly consists of gastric type (G-type), which does not express MUC2. However, the definition of mixed-type IPMN has(More)
Recent studies have suggested that a peculiar tumor mimicking intraductal tubulopapillary neoplasms (ITPN) of the pancreas can develop in the bile duct. Here, we present a similar case and review the published work on the newly proposed biliary neoplasm. A 68-year-old woman was referred to us for further evaluation of a liver mass. On imaging, the tumor was(More)