Masanori Ito

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HIF-1 is reported to transactivate expression of VEGF, which is an important angiogenic factor. To determine whether HIF-1alpha plays a role in angiogenesis through its regulation of VEGF, we examined expression of HIF-1alpha and its relation to clinicopathologic features, VEGF expression and prognosis of patients with colorectal carcinoma. Expression of(More)
Gastric cancer (GC) is 1 of the most common human cancers. Early detection remains the most promising approach to improving long-term survival of patients with GC. We previously performed Serial Analysis of Gene Expression (SAGE) on 4 primary GCs and identified several GC-specific genes including Reg IV. Of these genes, olfactomedin 4 (OLFM4, also known as(More)
INTRODUCTION Fever is frequently observed in critically ill patients. An independent association of fever with increased mortality has been observed in non-neurological critically ill patients with mixed febrile etiology. The association of fever and antipyretics with mortality, however, may be different between infective and non-infective illness. (More)
PURPOSE Lymph node metastasis is an important factor that influences curability after endoscopic treatment of submucosal colorectal cancer. This study was designed to determine the usefulness of identification of lymphatic vessels by immunohistochemistry in predicting lymph node metastasis of submucosal colorectal cancer. METHODS Lymphatic involvement was(More)
BACKGROUND Improvement in platelet counts has been reported after eradication of Helicobacter pylori in patients with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). We examined the levels of serum markers of gastritis and anti-CagA (cytotoxin-associated gene A) IgG antibody in patients with ITP to investigate whether these factors are associated with the(More)
AIM : To investigate the effect of the eradication of Helicobacter pylori on histological gastritis. METHODS : Twenty-six patients with moderate to severe atrophy received successful eradication therapy of H.pylori. Four patients dropped out and 22 were followed up prospectively for 5 years. The grades of gastritis were estimated from gastric biopsy(More)
To cite: Sugano K, Tack J, Kuipers EJ, et al. Gut 2015;64:1353–1367. ABSTRACT Objective To present results of the Kyoto Global Consensus Meeting, which was convened to develop global consensus on (1) classification of chronic gastritis and duodenitis, (2) clinical distinction of dyspepsia caused by Helicobacter pylori from functional dyspepsia, (3)(More)
p53 codon 72, which produces variant proteins with an arginine (Arg) or proline (Pro), has been reported to be associated with cancers of the lung, esophagus and cervix. However, there have been no reports on the p53 codon 72 polymorphism in gastric cancer susceptibility in patients with Helicobacter pylori-associated chronic gastritis (H. pylori-CG). We,(More)
Pediatric idiopathic intervertebral disk calcification (PIIVDC) is an uncommon entity affecting the intervertebral disks and adjacent vertebral body and musculoligamentous structures. More than 300 cases have been reported so far, but knowledge of PIIVDC is still fragmentary. The purpose of the study was to summarize the demographic and clinical(More)
We report a 68-year-old woman who experienced visual hallucinations diagnosed as peduncular hallucinosis (PH) following microvascular decompression for trigeminal neuralgia. Postoperative MRI showed only ischemic oedema of the left cerebellar hemisphere due to retraction. Our case first reveals that PH can be induced without direct brainstem injury, instead(More)