Naruhiko Nagata

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To clarify the impact of adherence, we treated 122 genotype 1 high viral titer chronic hepatitis C patients with pegylated interferon (peg-IFN) and ribavirin for 48 weeks at nine referral hospitals, and evaluated the prognostic factors with a focus on the adherence to the treatment. This study included 68 (55.7%) treatment-naïve patients and 54 (44.3%)(More)
BACKGROUND Acute pancreatitis (AP) occurs frequently in dogs, but most previous studies examining the diagnosis of AP have used data from secondary care hospitals. HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical utility of diagnostic laboratory tests in dogs with AP in a primary care hospital. ANIMALS Sixty-four dogs with(More)
BACKGROUND Although pituitary-dependent hyperadrenocorticism (PDH) is one of the most common endocrinopathies in dogs, the effects of withholding treatment on survival time in dogs with PDH remain unclear. HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to clarify the effects of treatment in dogs with PDH by comparing survival times between dogs(More)
BACKGROUND Off-treatment durability of nucleoside analogue (NA) therapy in patients with chronic hepatitis B has not been well investigated. In this study we monitored antiviral effect of NA therapy and evaluated off-treatment durability after NA cessation in patients with chronic hepatitis B. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 94 consecutive patients (39(More)
A 24-year-old male presented with headache. He had been treated with antituberculous drugs for 19 months. MRI revealed 4 intracranial Gd-DTPA enhanced lesions surrounded by massive edema in the right frontal, both occipital and left basal ganglionic regions. Digital subtraction angiography showed no tumor stain. Two procedures for tumor resection were(More)
In order to observe the reaction of cochlear blood flow (CBF) to trimetaphan (TMP)-induced hypotension, CBF was measured with laser-Doppler flowmetry in 7 human subjects during general anaesthesia for middle ear surgery. All subjects showed a decrease in mean arterial pressure (MAP) during intravenous infusion of TMP, followed by a gradual return to the(More)
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