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The objectives of this study were to evaluate the accuracy of endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) in local and regional staging of early gastric cancer, to analyze the factors influencing the accuracy of EUS, and to reveal the usefulness and problems of EUS in pre-treatment staging of gastric cancer. We examined 105 lesions in 104 patients with histologically(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Although the usefulness of propofol sedation during endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) for gastric neoplasms was reported previously, information is limited on its use in elderly patients. We investigated the safety and efficacy of propofol sedation with a target-controlled infusion (TCI) pump and bispectral index (BIS) monitoring(More)
Atrophy of the gastric mucosa is a precursor of intestinal-type gastric cancer, and Helicobacter pylori infection causes atrophic gastritis. The aim of this study was to determine whether the genetic diversity of H. pylori virulence genes is associated with the development and progression of gastric atrophy in humans. We isolated and cultured H. pylori(More)
BACKGROUND We previously reported that the reinfection rate with Helicobacter pylori in Japan was low despite a high prevalence of infection. In the present study, we extended our previous work to more accurately determine the reinfection rate. METHODS We enrolled 1625 patients (219 women and 1406 men, mean age 50.8 years) who had received H. pylori(More)
A 78-year-old Japanese man underwent routine esophagogastroduodenoscopy, during which a reddish, flat elevated lesion was observed in the middle third of the esophagus. A bright red area of protrusion appeared in the center of the elevated lesion three months later, and the protruded nodule grew to be a blood blister six months after the initial endoscopy(More)
Atrophic gastritis is caused by Helicobacter pylori infection, and is involved in gastric cancer. In this study, we investigated the association with total IgG and IgG subclass antibodies using several strains isolated from Japanese in H. pylori positive and negative individuals, and gastric atrophy using measuring pepsinogen I and II levels. We found that(More)
A 36-year-old Japanese woman presented with extranodal marginal zone lymphoma of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT lymphoma) in the stomach. The gastric lesions only partially improved after eradication therapy for Helicobacter pylori. A fluorescence in situ hybridization analysis revealed no fusion genes of API2-MALT1, although trisomy of chromosome(More)
Since discovery of Helicobacter pylori, more than 30 species non-H. pylori Helicobacter spp. (NHPH) have been reported. Those NHPH were now classified into gastric Helicobacter spp. and enterohepatic Helicobacter spp.(EHS). Gastric NHPH show tight spiral and long shape in the gastric mucosa, and we can distinguish from H. pylori by light microscope. Some(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The interaction between nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and Helicobacter pylori remains controversial. We retrospectively investigated whether H. pylori infection exacerbates severe gastric mucosal injury among chronic NSAID users. METHODS From January 2010 to December 2013, a total of 245 long-term NSAID (including low-dose(More)
The article, Multicenter Prospective Study on the Safety of Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Procedures in Antithrombotic Drug Users by Yoshiyasu Kono, Minoru Matsubara, Tatsuya Toyokawa, Ryuta Takenaka, Seiyu Suzuki Junichirou Nasu, Masao Yoshioka, Masahiro Nakagawa, Motowo Mizuno, Hiroyuki Sakae, Makoto Abe, Tatsuhiro Gotoda, Ko Miura, Hiromitsu Kanzaki,(More)