Naruhiko Nagata

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This article represents the proceedings of a workshop at the 2000 ISBRA Meeting in Yokohama, Japan. The chairs were Geoffrey M. Thiele and Simon Worrall. The presentations were (1) The chemistry of malondialdehyde-acetaldehyde (MAA) adducts, by Dean J. Tuma; (2) The formation and clearance of MAA adducts in ethanol-fed rats, by Simon Worrall; (3) Immune(More)
We prepared low-density lipoprotein (LDL)-acetaldehyde-adduct (hereafter abbreviated as LDL-adduct) and anti-LDL-adduct antibody by using Watanabe hyperlipidemic rabbits, and determined values of serum anti-LDL-adduct antibody levels by the ELISA method in healthy adults and patients with alcoholic liver injury. In the nondrinking group in healthy adults,(More)
BACKGROUND Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is becoming a well-known local therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) is expected to enhance the effects of subsequent RFA by reducing arterial blood flow. However, the long-term efficacy of this combined therapy has not been elucidated. In this study, the survival(More)
OBJECTIVE We investigated the efficacy of an interferon regimen characterized by an early virological response in patients with chronic hepatitis C and evaluated whether the patient's virological status during therapy would be useful for predicting a complete response. METHODS We treated 62 patients with chronic hepatitis C with 6 million units (MU) of(More)
We have speculated that the degree of liver dysfunction in alcoholic liver disease with ALDH2*1/2*2 may be less pronounced than that with ALDH2*1/2*1. In the present study, outpatients with alcoholic liver injury were examined for ALDH2 genotype and biochemical data. The number of patients was 29 cases of nonspecific changes, 16 cases of fatty liver, 5(More)
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 A targeted agent combined with chemotherapy is the standard treatment in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC). The present phase III study was conducted to compare two doses of bevacizumab combined with irinotecan, 5-fluorouracil/leucovorin (FOLFIRI) in the second-line setting after first-line therapy with bevacizumab plus(More)
An acetaldehyde (AcH) adduct was prepared using rabbit low-density lipoprotein as carrier proteins. An antibody against this adduct was raised in Watanabe heritable hyperlipidemic rabbits and cross-reacted with human low-density lipoprotein and bovine serum albumin adducts. Using this antibody, serum anti-AcH-adduct antibody levels were measured by a direct(More)
AIM To test whether in vitro incubation of peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) with interferon (IFN) could efficiently decrease hepatitis C virus-RNA (HCV-RNA) amount and to analyze whether this effect was associated with clinical response to IFN. METHODS Twenty-seven patients with histologically proven chronic hepatitis C were given intravenous(More)
PURPOSE We studied the sonographic appearance of the anterior liver surface using an ultrasound scanner equipped with a 7.5-MHz annular-array transducer to determine the accuracy of this imaging modality in monitoring the course of chronic liver diseases. METHODS We prospectively evaluated patterns of the liver surface in the sonograms of 77 consecutive(More)