Masaaki Sumioka

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A close relationship exists between nodular gastritis and Helicobacter pylori infection in children. The pathogenesis and optimal management of nodular gastritis in adults, however, are unclear. This study describes the clinicopathologic features of nodular gastritis in adults and correlates treatment with outcome. Of 97,262 adult patients who underwent(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine whether a combination of transcatheter arterial chemoembolization using doxorubicin and radiofrequency ablation can increase tumor destruction compared with radiofrequency alone in the treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma. SUBJECTS AND METHODS. Twenty-one patients with 26 nodules smaller than 3 cm in(More)
Aging and smoking are known to promote atrophic gastritis (AG) and intestinal metaplasia (IM). This study investigated the relationship between Helicobacter pylori (Hp) infection, aging, smoking, and AG/IM. Ninety-six Hp-negative and 231 Hp-positive subjects were divided according to age; (< or = 39 years, 40-59 years, and > or = 60 years) and smoking(More)
BACKGROUND Many patients with quiescent ulcerative colitis (UC) experience relapse. However, clinical and conventional colonoscopic signs are inadequate for predicting relapse. This study's aim was to investigate the effectiveness of magnifying colonoscopy in predicting relapse in patients with quiescent UC and to evaluate the association of the findings of(More)
We report two cases of granulomatous gastritis that resolved completely with Helicobacter pylori eradication. Two Japanese women, one 61 years old and one 58 years old, presented to our hospital with epigastralgia. Endoscopy revealed multiple shallow ulcerative lesions in the gastric corpus of both patients. Biopsy specimens demonstrated acute and chronic(More)
A 37-year-old man, who had been admitted to another facility because of integration dysfunction syndrome suffered from postprandial epigastric pain, vomiting and weight loss. He was referred to our hospital for further examinations and treatment. Ultrasound examination revealed gastric and duodenal dilatation, reduction of the distance between the superior(More)
The effects of changes in diet on antral gastrin-like immunoreactivities and antral and corporal somatostatin-like immunoreactivities were studied in three groups of young male rats. Group 1 rats were weaned physiologically, group 2 rats received only breast milk, and group 3 rats were fed milk until 20 days of age and then were switched abruptly to(More)