Tadashi Tokutomi

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OBJECTIVE While the Rome III classification seems logical, some aspects need further evaluation. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical characteristics of Japanese dyspeptic patients and to determine whether this classification could be applied to them. MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 364 consecutive patients with a mean age of 54.5 years who(More)
BACKGROUND The relationship between bile acid reflux into the stomach and the risk of atrophic gastritis and intestinal metaplasia is still not well understood. Towards obtaining a better understanding, concentrations of bile acids were measured. PATIENTS AND METHODS This study was carried out with the participation of 14 facilities in Japan, and 2283(More)
Background and Aim. Although many epidemiologic studies have shown that Helicobacter pylori eradication has prophylactic effects on gastric cancer, it does not completely eliminate the risk of gastric cancer. We aimed to investigate the changes in histological gastritis in patients receiving rebamipide treatment after H. pylori eradication. Methods. 206(More)
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