Masaki Katsurahara

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BACKGROUND Recent studies have shown that the combination of proton pump inhibitor, amoxicillin and clarithromycin is one of the best choices for Helicobacter pylori eradication therapy. However, increasing number of cases of H. pylori infection showing resistance to clarithromycin therapy has been reported and this is currently the main cause of(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Various techniques using magnifying endoscopy (ME) have been developed to enhance images of early gastric cancer (EGC) demarcations, which are often obscure. We investigated four ME methods to determine which is most effective in enhancing the recognition of EGC demarcations: conventional ME (CME), ME with narrow band imaging (NBI-ME),(More)
BACKGROUND Reactive oxygen species (ROS) and reactive nitrogen species (RNS) can play an important role in cellular injury and carcinogenesis of gastric epithelial cells infected with Helicobacter pylori. 8-OH-deoxy guanosine (8-OHdG) and 8-nitroguanine (8-NG) are markers for ROS- and RNS-mediated DNA oxidation, respectively. In this study, RNS-mediated DNA(More)
BACKGROUND Intraoperative localization of polypectomy sites is critical for laparoscopic and open surgery, but conventional methods of marking the colorectum are sometimes unreliable. A new two-step method for marking polypectomy sites for identification during laparoscopic and open operations is described. METHODS Eighteen patients with postpolypectomy(More)
OBJECTIVE We aimed to confirm the effect of combined treatment with celecoxib and rebamipide would be more effective than celecoxib alone for prevention of upper gastrointestinal (GI) events. METHODS Patients with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and low back pain were enrolled in this study. Patients were randomized to two groups: a monotherapy(More)
The efficacy of 2nd-look esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) with endoscopic hemostatic therapy (EHT) for the prevention of postendoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) clinical bleeding remains controversial. The aim of this study was to estimate post-ESD bleeding rate using 2nd and 3rd-look strategy, and to determine risk factors for clinical bleeding, and for(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Various techniques of endoscopy have been developed to treat rectal carcinoids. This retrospective study aimed to evaluate the feasibility and efficacy of endoscopic submucosal dissection for the treatment of rectal carcinoids smaller than 10 mm in diameter. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 18 consecutive patients were enrolled with 20(More)
A 66-year-old Japanese man consulted our institution due to paroxysmal and repetitive bouts of fever and abdominal pain that had persisted for more than one week. Capsule and double-balloon endoscopy (DBE) showed petal-shaped mucosal redness with white hemming in the jejunum and ileum, and histopathology of the biopsy specimens revealed villous atrophy and(More)
4208 Background: Serum carbohydrate antigen 19-9(CA19-9) is one of the useful marker for diagnosis of pancreatic cancer (PC), but its value for evaluating the survival benefit with Gemcitabine(GEM) is not obvious. Some investigators have reported prognostic value of CA19-9 levels in both locally advanced and metastatic PC patients treated with GEM. The mean(More)
A retrospective cohort study was conducted in 55 symptomatic patients with amebic colitis that visited at St. Luke's International Hospital and Mie University Hospital from 1994 through 2013. To diagnose amebic colitis, 40 patients underwent total colonoscopy within 1 week after hospital visiting and before receiving any treatment. The percentage of(More)