Testuo Arakawa

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BACKGROUND/AIMS Endoscopic definitions and management of Barrett's esophagus vary widely among countries. To examine the current situation regarding diagnosis, epidemiology, management and treatment of Barrett's esophagus in East Asian countries using a questionnaire-based survey. METHODS Representative members of the Committee of the International(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM The prevalence and incidence of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are lower in East Asia than in Western countries; however, marked increases have recently been reported. The clinical diagnosis and medical management of IBD in East Asia differ from those in Western countries. A questionnaire-based survey was performed to gather physicians'(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyse the pathway taken by tuberculosis (TB) patients from the first contact with the health services and the diagnosis of TB disease. METHOD In a survey conducted in a south-eastern municipality of Brazil prioritised for TB control, a structured questionnaire was applied to 100 TB patients under treatment; secondary data recorded in two(More)
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