Rumiko Hasegawa

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AIM To investigate the early upper gastrointestinal endoscopy (endoscopy) significantly reduces mortality resulting from upper gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding. METHODS Upper GI bleeding was defined as 1a, 1b, 2a, and 2b according to the Forrest classification. The hemoglobin (Hb), and C-reactive protein (CRP) were examined at around the day of endoscopy(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS To clarify the usefulness of screening ultrasonography (US) to diagnose gastric and colorectal cancer, patient records were analyzed retrospectively. METHODOLOGY Ultrasonography was performed for patients with abdominal symptoms. They were then subjected to computed tomography (CT) when diagnosed with gastric cancer, colorectal cancer, or(More)
To clarify the correlation between the expression level of thymidine phosphorylase (TP) and efficacy of doxifluridine (5'-DFUR) and 5-fluorouracil (5-FU), samples from 177 colorectal cancer patients who underwent curative resection were evaluated by immunohistochemical staining using a newly developed monoclonal antibody 1C6-203. Patients were randomly(More)
AIM To distinguish upper from lower gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding. METHODS Patient records between April 2011 and March 2014 were analyzed retrospectively (3296 upper endoscopy, and 1520 colonoscopy). Seventy-six patients had upper GI bleeding (Upper group) and 65 had lower GI bleeding (Lower group). Variables were compared between the groups using(More)
The present study aimed to identify novel predictors of upper gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding by assessing change ratios of blood test variables. Records of 1,023 patients (431 men and 592 women) who underwent endoscopy between October 2014 and September 2015 at the National Hospital Organization Shimoshizu Hospital (Yotsukaido, Japan) were retrospectively(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The aim of this study was to identify factors affecting the detection of colorectal cancer (CRC) and colon polyps (CPs) using abdominal ultrasonography (US). METHODOLOGY Patient records were analyzed retrospectively. Those diagnosed as having either CRC or CPs by colonoscopy performed after screening abdominal US were enrolled. The(More)
The present study investigated the potential utility of contrast-enhanced abdominal ultrasonography (CEUS), using Sonazoid™, in colorectal cancer (CRC). Three patients were subjected to CEUS with Sonazoid™. Surgical specimens were immunostained for CD31. Numbers of blood vessels positive for CD31 were analyzed in each of five fields at ×400 magnification(More)
Peptic ulcer bleeding can be fatal. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), corticosteroids and immunosuppressive agents are administered for long-term usage. The present study assessed the association between peptic ulcer bleeding and administration of NSAIDs, corticosteroids and immunosuppressive agents. Furthermore, the efficacy of lowering the(More)
The utility and limitations of abdominal ultrasonography (US) were retrospectively evaluated as a first-line diagnostic imaging modality in patients with abdominal pain. Hospital records from patients subjected to abdominal US as a first-line diagnostic imaging examination at the National Hospital Organization Shimoshizu Hospital (Yotsukaido, Japan) from(More)
Diffusion-weighted whole-body imaging with background body signal suppression (DWIBS) images show significant contrast for cancer tissues against non-cancerous tissues. Fusion of a DWIBS and a T2-weighted image (DWIBS/T2) can be used to obtain functional, as well as anatomic, information. In the present study, the performance of DWIBS/T2 in the diagnosis of(More)