Takao Tsuzuki

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BACKGROUND Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) of early gastric cancer is less invasive than surgical resection, and if technically feasible, it may result in less long-term morbidity than does incisional surgery. However, ESD is technically difficult in patients who have had a previous distal gastrectomy. OBJECTIVE Our purpose was to retrospectively(More)
BACKGROUND Although endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) is expected to reduce the local recurrence of gastric cancers, we still experience cases of recurrence after an ESD. OBJECTIVE To characterize clinical and pathologic features of cases with local recurrence of early gastric cancer after an ESD. DESIGN A prospective cohort study. SETTING AND(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Two studies have reported on the superiority of a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) compared with a histamine-2-receptor antagonist for the treatment of artificial ulcers after endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD), but the optimal dose of PPI remains to be defined. The aim of this study was to evaluate the possibility of reducing the dose of(More)
AIM To investigate the predictors of success in step-down of proton pump inhibitor and to assess the quality of life (QOL). METHODS Patients who had heartburn twice a week or more were treated with 20 mg omeprazole (OPZ) once daily for 8 wk as an initial therapy (study 1). Patients whose heartburn decreased to once a week or less at the end of the initial(More)
OBJECTIVES The narrow-band imaging (NBI) system is a novel technology that enhances the visualization of microvasculature and mucosal patterns. The aim of this study was to assess the reliability of the NBI system for esophageal cancer screening in patients with head and neck cancers. METHODS A total of 142 patients with head and neck squamous cell(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) is being increasingly used for superficial esophageal cancers. However, esophageal ESD is technically difficult, time consuming, and less safe compared with endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR). To perform ESD safely and more efficiently, various types of knives have been developed. This study(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Recent endoscopic imaging techniques for recognition of unclear lesions in the stomach (e.g. narrow band imaging, magnifying endoscopy) require special equipment and therefore are not commonly used. The aim of the present study was to estimate the accuracy of a new chromoendoscopic method using an acetic acid-indigo carmine mixture (AIM)(More)
The objectives of this study were to evaluate the accuracy of endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) in local and regional staging of early gastric cancer, to analyze the factors influencing the accuracy of EUS, and to reveal the usefulness and problems of EUS in pre-treatment staging of gastric cancer. We examined 105 lesions in 104 patients with histologically(More)
A 67-year-old man visited our hospital for the treatment of gastric carcinoma. Endoscopic mucosal resection was performed, however, histological examination of the resected specimen revealed tumor invasion to the submucosal layer with vessel invasion. Immunohistological studies were carried out on resected specimens and part of the cancerous lesion showed a(More)
Background. To establish multiple bypass flow in an adult Moyamoya disease patient, the distal stump of the parietal superficial temporal artery (dsPSTA) was used as an additional donor. Methods. Its potential as the donor was first evaluated by measuring the arterial pressure directly in three patients, revealing about 80% in mean arterial pressure of(More)