Tomohiro Masaka

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The morphology of atherosclerosis between the carotid and coronary artery systems was studied in 63 patients with ischemic heart disease to determine if there was a correlation with coronary heart disease. The sclerotic lesions of the carotid and coronary artery systems were imaged with ultrasonography and coronary arteriography, respectively, and divided(More)
OBJECTIVE There is a strong male predominance of oesophageal adenocarcinoma, which might be related to the higher prevalence of precursor lesions such as erosive reflux oesophagitis in men compared with women. This experiment investigated the gender difference in a reflux oesophagitis model of rats and explored the potential role of oestrogen in controlling(More)
The present study investigated the role of the dispersion of QT interval in percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA)-induced ventricular tachyarrhythmias. Patients with effort angina without a previous myocardial infarction (n = 22), who had single-vessel disease of the anterior descending coronary artery (LAD), underwent PTCA if the coronary(More)
Early cholecystectomy has become the standard treatment for acute cholecystitis. However, gallbladder drainage is often performed before surgery. In the present study, we compared the clinical outcomes between patients who underwent endoscopic naso-gallbladder drainage (ENGBD) and those who underwent percutaneous transhepatic gallbladder drainage (PTGBD).(More)
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