Takeshi Seta

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The prophylactic use of protease inhibitors in patients undergoing ERCP is still controversial. Our purpose was to evaluate the efficacy of protease inhibitors in preventing ERCP-associated complications. DESIGN AND SETTING Meta-analysis; randomized trials that evaluated the efficacy of protease inhibitors were identified. (More)
BACKGROUND The intravenous use of protease inhibitors in patients with acute pancreatitis is still controversial. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of protease inhibitors intravenously administered to prevent pancreatitis-associated complications. METHODS We updated our previous meta-analysis with articles of randomized(More)
Recently, transfusion-transmitted virus (TTV) was discovered to be a potential causative agent for non-A-E hepatitis. Little is known about the relation between TTV and the clinical courses of various types of acute viral hepatitis. One hundred twenty-five patients with acute viral hepatitis who were admitted to the Chiba University Hospital between 1984(More)
OBJECTIVES Protease inhibitors are used to treat acute pancreatitis, but their effectiveness remains unclear. We performed a meta-analysis to determine whether treatment with protease inhibitors reduces overall mortality or morbidity from acute pancreatitis. METHODS Articles of randomized controlled trials evaluating effects of protease inhibitors for(More)
Lamivudine is an effective antiviral agent for the treatment of chronic type B hepatitis. Recent studies have shown the appearance of lamivudine resistant viruses with mutations at the tyrosine-methionine-aspartate-aspartate (YMDD) motif of the viral polymerase in hepatitis B virus (HBV) infected patients who received orthotopic liver transplantation. In(More)
An unenveloped single-stranded virus, which might be a causative agent for posttransfusion non-A-G hepatitis, was recently found and named "TT virus" (TTV). There is still controversy over the role of TTV in chronic hepatitis. Therefore, we have examined the prevalence of TTV in various types of chronic hepatitis in Japan. TTV DNA was detected in 11 of 40(More)
Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) vaccine, Fel-O-Vax FIV, was released for sale in the US in 2002. The antibodies of vaccinated cats interfere with serological assays by currently available FIV diagnostic kits. In this study, we investigated whether it is possible to distinguish serologically cats vaccinated with Fel-O-Vax FIV from cats experimentally or(More)
We report an extremely rare case of pulmonary lipiodol embolism with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) after transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). A 77-year-old man who was diagnosed with a huge HCC was admitted for TACE. Immediately after the procedure, this patient experienced severe dyspnea. We(More)
Mucocele of the appendix due to endometriosis is extremely rare, and there are only 10 previously reported cases in the English literature. We report a case of mucocele of the appendix due to endometriosis and provide the first review of the literature. A 43-year-old woman was admitted to the hospital because of recurrent right lower abdominal pain during(More)
Recently, a novel hepatitis related virus was described and named as TTV. The positive rates of TTV DNA in healthy subjects to far reported ranged from 1% to 62%, therefore, there must be large differences in the prevalence of TTV in healthy subjects from country to country. However, detailed data are lacking in many reports, care should be taken in(More)