Takuo Yamai

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BACKGROUND/AIMS Factors contributing to the shift from the hepatic borderline lesion to overt hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) were investigated. METHODOLOGY Ninety-five borderline nodules from 69 patients were followed-up for 6-55 (median 24) months. The borderline lesion was diagnosed when the CT image demonstrated low density in the portal phase and(More)
High-grade pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasia (PanIN-3) is recognized as a precursor lesion of invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC). However, histological evidence that PanIN-3 invades beyond the basement membrane of pancreatic ductal epithelium, that is, the moment PanIN-3 becomes IDC, has not been captured yet. This may be because PanINs which are(More)
AIM Clinical use of point shear wave elastography for the liver has been established, however, few studies demonstrated its usefulness for the pancreas. A prospective study was conducted to clarify its feasibility for the pancreas and its usefulness for the identification of high risk group for pancreatic cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS Consecutive(More)
A 24-year-old man presented with abdominal distension, diarrhea, and nausea. Blood tests showed eosinophilia (WBC 14400/microl, Eos 36%) and slight hypoproteinemia (TP 6.4 mg/dl, Alb 3.7 mg/dl). Ultrasonography and computed tomography revealed massive ascites (WBC 11500/microl, Eos 95%, protein 4.7 g/dl) and wall thickening of the small intestine.(More)
Bronchial hyperresponsiveness (BHR) was evaluated before and after antigen challenge in 12 patients with bronchial asthma as allergic reaction to house dust mites. Six out of the 12 showed an increase in BHR 48 hours after antigen challenge. Although there was no difference in the decrease of FEV1.0 in IAR and LAR between patients with (group A) and without(More)
In order to clarify the role of leukotriene in the antigen-induced asthmatic response, we carried out mite-antigen, leukotriene D4 (LTD4) and histamine inhalation tests in 21 mite-sensitive atopic asthma patients, and investigated the relationship between the bronchial responsiveness to mite (PD20-Mite) and that to LTD4 and histamine (PD20-LTD4, PD20-Hist).(More)