Masaaki Inomata

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BACKGROUND The aim of the present study was to examine the safety and efficacy of endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) for early gastric cancer (EGC) based on the long-term outcomes. PATIENTS AND METHODS From June 2002 to March 2007, ESD was carried out in 472 cases and 570 lesions of EGC. Post-surgical cases and status-unknown cases were excluded. The(More)
There are differing views between Western and Japanese pathologists on the use of histological criteria to classify gastrointestinal tumors. It is therefore a priority to create a new histological classification of the stomach in order to resolve the confusion. Expression patterns were examined of mucin (MUC2, CD10, MUC5AC, pyloric gland-type mucin), p53(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Calcium polycarbophil improves abdominal symptoms in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). We examined colonic transit times in IBS patients both before and after administration of calcium polycarbophil, and clarified the correlations among colonic transit, bowel movements, stool form and abdominal pain. METHODOLOGY A total of 26(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The effect of itopride hydrochloride or ranitidine on the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of functional dyspepsia is not well known. Our aim was to assess the HRQoL before and after administration of itopride hydrochloride or ranitidine in patients with functional dyspepsia. METHODOLOGY A total of 18 functional dyspepsia patients(More)
Muscarinic M3 receptors exist in the gastrointestinal wall in humans and the muscarinic M3 agonist cevimeline hydrochloride (Evoxac) is a candidate therapeutic agent for the treatment of xerostomia in Sjögren's syndrome. However, M3 receptor agonists are not known to show efficacy for diseases associated with abnormal gastrointestinal motility. Herein the(More)
AIM The aim of the present study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of giving pentazocine as an analgesic with benzodiazepine during endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). METHODS The paradoxical reactions (PR) incidence was evaluated as an indicator of usefulness. Transcutaneous arterial carbon dioxide tension (PtcCO(2) ) was(More)
e13049 Background: The mechanism of gastrointestinal toxicity of chemotherapy including nausea and vomiting especially in late phase remains unclear. Nausea and vomiting are also known as major side effects of iron supplementation in pregnancy or anemia patients. The relationship between serum iron level and toxicity of chemotherapy was investigated. (More)
A case of primary hepatic carcinoid tumor is reported. A 57-year-old woman had no endocrine symptoms. Light microscopic findings revealed tumor cells forming trabecular or insular structures and demonstrating diffuse positive staining by the Grimelius method. Mucin stained with Periodic acid-Schiff (PAS) and alcian-blue was partially present in the tumor(More)