Mitsuhide Kimura

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AIM To evaluate whether an automatically controlled cut system (endocut mode) could reduce the complication rate of endoscopic sphincterotomy (EST) and serum hyperamylasemia after EST compared to the conventional blended cut mode. METHODS From January 2001 to October 2003, 134 patients with choledocholithiasis were assigned to either endocut mode group or(More)
AIM To prospectively evaluate the indications, methodology, safety, and clinical impact of double-balloon endoscopy. METHODS A total of 60 patients with suspected or documented small- or large-bowel diseases were investigated by double balloon endoscopy. A total of 103 procedures were performed (42 from the oral route, 60 from the anal route, and 1 from(More)
GOALS The aim of this prospective study was to compare the acceptance and tolerance for unsedated transnasal esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) between younger and older patients. BACKGROUND Little information is available on comparisons of younger and older patients with regard to acceptance and tolerance of transnasal EGD. STUDY A total of 260 patients(More)
Most endosonographers use radial scanning instruments for diagnostic imaging, and use longitudinal scanning instruments primarily for endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA). The use of two separate instruments for radial and longitudinal scanning means 2 different echoendoscopes are required, each with its own dedicated US processing(More)
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