N. Hamamoto

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The Los Angeles classification system is the most widely employed criteria associated with the greatest interobserver agreement among endoscopists. In Japan, the Los Angeles classification system has been modified (modified LA system) to include minimal changes as a distinct grade of reflux esophagitis, rather than as auxiliary findings. This adds a further(More)
We describe a case of bleeding gastric fundal varices associated with a gastrorenal shunt that were successfully treated with balloon-occluded retrograde transvenous obliteration. Blood flow in the varices disappeared after treatment. Because of its safety and simplicity, balloon-occluded retrograde transvenous obliteration appears to be a feasible(More)
For the diagnosis of allergic rhinitis we measured the specific IgE and the total serum IgE in the blood. Although we had measured them by the conventional Phadebas RAST and the Pharmacia IgE RIA before, we now adopted the new Pharmacia CAP System (CAP RAST FEIA and CAP IgE FEIA). To compare these methods, we measured the specific IgE to the cedar pollen(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to explore the prevalence, etiology, and risk factors of extubation failure (EF) in post-cardiac surgery neonates. METHODS Neonates (30 days old or younger) who underwent cardiac surgery and were admitted to the cardiac intensive care unit between September 2010 and February 2016 were included. The prevalence and(More)
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