Masaya Yamada

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Only 15% to 20% of patients with chronic hepatitis C have a sustained virological response to interferon monotherapy. The aim of the present study was to compare the efficacy and safety of interferon, in combination with oral cyclosporin A, with interferon monotherapy in the treatment of chronic hepatitis C. Methods. We assigned 120 patients with chronic(More)
We have attempted to predict the development of fulminant hepatic failure at the stage of severe acute hepatitis before the onset of coma. This prediction is valuable because it may be used to block the development of fulminant hepatic failure with appropriate medical treatment. Methods: To establish a discrimination formula, we retrospectively compared 13(More)
A 49 year-old man was referred to our hospital for fear of developing fulminant hepatic failure. There had been an outbreak of fulminant hepatitis B in a dialysis clinic in the western part of Honshu, Japan, that resulted in four deaths among six patients. After the sixth patient contracted severe hepatitis, all patients in the unit were screened biweekly(More)
OBJECTIVE We investigated the risk of upper gastrointestinal (UGI) bleeding and the protective effect of concomitant anti-secretory drugs during dual antiplatelet therapy administered following implantation of drug-eluting stents (DES) for coronary heart disease. Because proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are reported to decrease the platelet inhibitory effects(More)
BACKGROUND Fulminant hepatitis is an intractable disease caused by various etiological agents. Artificial liver support (ALS) is a symptomatic treatment used to control serious symptoms, such as bleeding tendency, hepatic coma, and brain edema. METHODS The present study involved four patients with fulminant hepatitis who were admitted to Showa University(More)
Acute necrotizing esophagitis (ANE) is a rarely described entity that is thought to be a cause of upper gastrointestinal (UGI) bleeding, The present study examined the incidence of ANE among patients with UGI bleeding, as well as the clinical features of ANE, and the coexisting illnesses and medication histories of ANE patients. A retrospective analysis of(More)
Reorganization of storage data layout is a famous I/O performance improvement method. Many methods have been studied. These methods improve I/O performance by reducing storage seek distances. In virtualized environment, a storage device has several huge image files. Thus, I/O performance is severely decreased by many long distance seeks among these files.(More)
This paper reports our recent result in designing a function for autonomous APs to estimate throughput and delay of its clients in 2.4GHz WiFi channels to support those APs' dynamic channel selection. Our function takes as inputs the traffic volume and strength of signals emitted from nearby interference APs as well as the target AP's traffic volume. By(More)
This paper presents a strategy to choose WiFi channels in urban areas. We consider (i) inter-channel interference where adjacent channels interfere with each other in WiFi systems and (ii) urban situations where many APs in different systems are deployed in an uncoordinated way. As it is often hard to identify the channel with less interference in such a(More)
Duodenogastric reflux after surgery increases the risk of gastric carcinoma. To determine whether bile reflux influences the development of gastric cancer in patients who have not had surgery, we compared cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) immunoreactivity in early gastric cancer originating from the gastric pylorus and that originating from other locations. We also(More)