Tomohito Yagawa

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If oesophageal carcinoma is detected in the superficial stage, the prognosis is better than for advanced oesophageal carcinoma. But the factors which predict the prognosis and treatment policy remain unclear. Matrix metalloproteinase-7 (MMP-7) and matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) have been reported to have close associations with tumour invasion and(More)
Fulminant hepatic failure (FHF) usually has a fatal prognosis without liver transplantation. We describe the case of a woman who developed FHF, and was evaluated as a candidate for liver transplantation, but who was cured without transplantation through intensive medical care that included glucagon-insulin therapy, methylprednisolone pulse therapy,(More)
Dieulafoy's lesion is an arterial malformation in the subumucosal layer of the gastrointestinal tract that can cause massive bleeding. The esophagus is not a common location for this lesion. We present here a first report of Dieulafoy's lesion of the esophagus correctly diagnosed and successfully treated by the endoscopic injection of(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Nocturnal gastric acid breakthrough (NAB) is given attention as one of the factors that cause refractory reflux esophagitis. However, its clinical states and mechanisms are not yet clearly understood. We studied whether there will be a NAB outbreak or not among healthy Japanese male volunteers upon administration of omeprazole, as well as(More)
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