Nobumasa Mizuno

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Several studies have investigated a possible association between the ABO blood group and the risk of pancreatic cancer (PC), but this association has not been fully evaluated in Asian populations. The present study aimed to assess the impact of genotype-derived ABO blood types, particularly ABO alleles, on the risk of PC in a Japanese population. We(More)
BACKGROUND Although several reports have described a possible association between DNA repair genes and pancreatic cancer (PC) in smokers, this association has not been fully evaluated in an Asian population. We assessed the impact of genetic polymorphisms in the base excision repair (BER) pathway on PC risk among Japanese. METHODS This case-control study(More)
BACKGROUND IgG4-sclerosing cholangitis (IgG4-SC) patients have an increased level of serum IgG4, dense infiltration of IgG4-positive plasma cells with extensive fibrosis in the bile duct wall, and a good response to steroid therapy. However, it is not easy to distinguish IgG4-SC from primary sclerosing cholangitis, pancreatic cancer, and cholangiocarcinoma(More)
BACKGROUND Submucosal tumors (SMTs) comprise both benign and malignant lesions, and most of the gastric lesions tend to be malignant. The addition of EUS-guided FNA (EUS-FNA) has the potential to improve this distinction, but published series are limited. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the yield of EUS-FNA in gastric SMTs with referral to a criterion standard(More)
Serum biomarkers for the early detection of pancreatic cancer are not currently available. We evaluated the usefulness of a novel serum marker, REG4, in the diagnosis of pancreatic cancer, as compared to carbohydrate antigen (CA) 19-9. We collected pretherapeutic sera from 92 patients with pancreatic cancer, as well as sera from 28 patients with other(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) is the standard procedure for treatment of colorectal tumors. Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) can be performed for resection of larger tumors, but has not been studied in the colorectum because of technical difficulties and complications. We compared outcomes and complications after resection of(More)
Effect of alcohol consumption on pancreatic cancer risk has been investigated in many studies, but results have been inconsistent. We conducted a case-control study to assess the effect of alcohol on pancreatic cancer in conjunction with polymorphisms in one-carbon metabolism enzymes, methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR C677T), methionine synthase(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the long-term follow-up results of patients with branch duct intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (BD-IPMNs) without mural nodules (MNs) at 10 representative institutions in Japan. METHODS We analyzed 349 follow-up BD-IPMN patients who had no MNs on endoscopic ultrasonography at initial diagnosis. (More)
BACKGROUND Despite advances in diagnostic imaging techniques, the differentiation between pancreatic cancer and focal pancreatitis remains difficult. This study evaluated the effectiveness of EUS-guided FNA in the differential diagnosis between pancreatic cancer and focal pancreatitis, with particular reference to detection of the K-ras point mutation. (More)
Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) is a combination of endoscopy and intraluminal ultrasonography. EUS also enables ultrasonographic images of high resolution to be obtained. However, whether a lesion is malignant or benign cannot be diagnosed solely from the findings of EUS. Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy (EUS-FNAB) was developed to(More)