Toshihisa Takeuchi

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BACKGROUND AND AIM Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) is reported to be a safe and reliable procedure for the elderly, but these reports could have already had a bias at the time ESD was performed. However, the reports have not clearly stated the criteria of indications. In the present study, we retrospectively elucidated the usefulness and problems of(More)
Indomethacin enhances small intestinal epithelial cell apoptosis, which may account for mucosal ulceration. However, the involvement of autophagy in indomethacin-induced enterocyte damage is unreported. Using light microscopy and electron microscopy techniques, Western blot analysis, and pharmacological inhibition of autophagy, we investigated the(More)
the diagnosis of gastric primary extramedullary plasmacytoma: a first case report Magnifying narrow-band imaging (NBI) endoscopy has been increasingly used in the diagnosis of early gastric cancer and is regarded as an effective diagnostic approach. This technique has been used to classify gastric cancer according to the tumor surface structure and(More)
Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) has been developed for early gastric cancer (EGC). Helicobacter pylori eradication therapy has been reported to have a preventive effect against metachronous recurrence of EGC after ESD. However, the efficacy and safety of eradication therapy on ESD-induced ulcer healing are not clear. In a randomized control study, we(More)
OBJECTIVE A treatment strategy to inhibit nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)-induced small intestinal lesions has not yet been established. To clarify whether monotherapy with a gastromucoprotective drug, geranylgeranylacetone (GGA), inhibits NSAID-induced acute mucosal injury of the upper digestive tract and small intestine. METHODS A(More)
BACKGROUND There is a lack of consensus regarding the risk of postoperative hemorrhage in patients on antithrombotic therapy who undergo endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD).We examined postoperative bleeding rates and risk factors for postoperative hemorrhage from post-ESD gastric ulcers in patients on antithrombotic therapy. METHODS The subjects of(More)
AIM To assess adalimumab's efficacy with concomitant azathioprine (AZA) for induction and maintenance of clinical remission in Japanese Crohn's disease (CD) patients. METHODS This retrospective, observational, single-center study enrolled 28 consecutive CD patients treated with adalimumab (ADA). Mean age and mean disease duration were 38.1 ± 11.8 years(More)
Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-guided biliary drainage (EUS-BD) is not normally indicated for an obstructed right intrahepatic bile duct (IHBD). The technical feasibility and clinical efficacy of a novel technique of EUS-BD for right IHBD obstruction were evaluated. A total of 11 patients underwent drainage using either a left or a right biliary access route.(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Re-intervention after stent placement for malignant hepatic hilum obstruction (HBO) is challenging. endoscopic ultrasound-guided biliary drainage (EUS-BD) has been developed as an alternative method for failed endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). In this retrospective study, the clinical utility of EUS-BD as a rescue(More)
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can cause epithelial cell damage in the stomach, intestine, and colon. NSAIDs are reported to induce autophagy and apoptosis in intestinal epithelial cells; however, their role in cell damage is poorly understood. To examine the role of autophagy in cell damage, we used autophagy-related gene Atg5-conditional(More)