Masakazu Nagahori

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BACKGROUND Clinical evidence regarding intestinal Behçet's disease (BD) management is lacking and intestinal lesions are a poor prognostic factor. In 2007, the Japan consensus statement for diagnosis and management of intestinal BD was developed. Recently, the efficacy of anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF)α monoclonal antibodies (mAbs), and infliximab (IFX)(More)
Tacrolimus is a calcineurin inhibitor used for the treatment of corticosteroid-refractory ulcerative colitis (UC). Two randomized controlled trials and a number of retrospective studies have assessed the therapeutic effect of tacrolimus in UC patients. These studies showed that tacrolimus has excellent short-term efficacy in corticosteroid-refractory(More)
BACKGROUND Efficacy of maintenance therapy in ulcerative colitis (UC) in the remission stage has been reported to depend on release profile or dosing regimen of oral 5-aminosalicylic acid (5-ASA) products used. Aim of this study is to investigate real life results in using oral 5-ASA products for maintaining mild to moderate UC patients in Japan. METHODS(More)
INTRODUCTION Previous studies have suggested that estrogens play a role in the development of ulcerative colitis (UC). Because isoflavones have a similar structure to 17β-estradiol, dietary consumption of isoflavones may have similar influences on the development of UC. We examined the association between pre-illness isoflavone consumption and the risk of(More)
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