Takahiro Mimura

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BACKGROUND Ten to 15% of patients with pouchitis experience refractory or recurrent disease. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a single daily high dose probiotic preparation (VSL#3) in maintaining antibiotic induced remission, and quality of life (QOL), for one year in such patients. METHODS Patients with pouchitis at least twice(More)
BACKGROUND The intestinal microbiota plays a critical role in the pathophysiology of pouchitis, a major complication after ileal pouch anal anastomosis in patients with ulcerative colitis. Recently, controlled trials have demonstrated that probiotics are effective in maintenance of remission in pouchitis patients. However, the mechanism by which therapy(More)
AIM The aim of the present study was to conduct a psychometric validation of the Japanese version of the FIQL (JFIQL). METHOD A retrospective analysis of data from the JFIQL was conducted. Wexner scores and Faecal Incontinence Severity Index (FISI) scores were collected prospectively in patients with faecal incontinence who visited our centre between 2008(More)
BACKGROUND Preliminary data suggest that short-term antibiotic therapy with a single drug is effective for the treatment of patients with pouchitis. However, some patients are resistant to treatment. AIM To evaluate the therapeutic efficacy of a prolonged course of a combination of two antibiotics in patients with refractory or recurrent pouchitis, as(More)
PURPOSE Large rectoceles have been associated with symptoms of impaired rectal evacuation, often leading to rectocele repair. However, these symptoms, or the anatomic abnormality, may be caused, at least in part, by a primary disturbance of rectoanal coordination. This study aimed to determine the efficacy of biofeedback therapy in such patients. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Constipation in adults associated with a grossly dilated rectum and recurrent faecal impaction, idiopathic megarectum, is rare. The aetiology of idiopathic megarectum is unknown, but may involve neuromuscular or behavioural factors. It is unknown whether the condition is reversible. This study aimed to determine the efficacy of behavioural(More)
Contrast-enhanced ultrasonography has an important role in the detection of tumors in humans. The second-generation contrast agent Sonazoid has the ability of real-time contrast imaging along with parenchymal imaging. The purposes of this study were to determine the effect and duration of Sonazoid on the changes in gray-scale enhancement of canine spleen(More)
Background: Ten to 15% of patients with pouchitis experience refractory or recurrent disease. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a single daily high dose probiotic preparation (VSL#3) in maintaining antibiotic induced remission, and quality of life (QOL), for one year in such patients. Methods: Patients with pouchitis at least twice(More)
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