Takayoshi Tsuchiya

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OBJECTIVES We sought to evaluate the safety, efficacy, and feasibility of endoscopic sphincterotomy plus large balloon dilation (ESLBD) and to compare procedural time and fluoroscopy time of ESLBD with those of endoscopic sphincterotomy (EST) alone for patients with large bile duct stones. METHODS Retrospective analysis. RESULTS A total of 101 patients(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE It has been reported that circulating tumor cells (CTCs) can be used to predict survival in metastatic breast cancer. In this preliminary study, we examined the level of CTCs in pancreatic cancer (PC) patients to elucidate whether we could predict survival in PC. METHODS The eligible subjects, at Tokyo Medical University Hospital, were(More)
BACKGROUND Tubular plastic and metal stents have inherent shortcomings when used for transenteric drainage of fluid collections. OBJECTIVE To evaluate a novel lumen-apposing, self-expandable metal stent for EUS-guided drainage of pancreatic pseudocysts and the gallbladder. DESIGN Retrospective case series. SETTING Tertiary-care academic medical(More)
BACKGROUND Post endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (post-ERCP) pancreatitis is the most common complication of ERCP, which can occasionally become serious or fatal. This preliminary study was to prospectively evaluate the efficacy of a temporary unflanged pancreatic duct stent (PS) to prevent post-ERCP pancreatitis. METHODS A total of 64(More)
There have been a few previous reports on attempted double-balloon endoscopy (DBE)-assisted endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) in patients with Roux-en-Y anastomosis and an intact papilla. This study was designed to evaluate the usefulness of DBE-assisted ERCP in patients with Roux-en-Y anastomosis and an intact papilla of Vater. Thirteen(More)
Pierre Robin sequence (PRS) can occur as a component of campomelic dysplasia (CD) and acampomelic CD (ACD) caused by dysfunction or dysregulation of SOX9, although it can also take place as an isolated form. Recently, genomic alterations in the far upstream and the far downstream region of SOX9 have been identified in patients with isolated PRS. Here, we(More)
The responses of root aerobic respiration to hypoxia in three common Typha species were examined. Typha latifolia L., T. orientalis Presl, and T. angustifolia L. were hydroponically cultivated under both aerobic and hypoxic growth conditions to measure root oxygen consumption rates. Hypoxia significantly enhanced the root aerobic respiration capacity of the(More)
Recently, the usefulness of endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) elastography has been reported for the diagnosis of pancreatic lesions. In the present study, we retrospectively assessed EUS elastography as a diagnostic tool by evaluating tissue elasticity distribution and elasticity semiquantification, using the strain ratio (SR) of tissue elasticity, in patients(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of single-balloon enteroscopy (SBE)-assisted endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) in patients with Billroth II gastrectomy (B-II) or Roux-en-Y anastomosis (R-Y). METHODS Thirteen SBE procedures were performed in 2 patients with B-II and 11 patients with R-Y at Tokyo Medical(More)