Umeko Takeshige

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BACKGROUND Polyenylphosphatidylcholine, a mixture of polyunsaturated phospholipids, prevents the fibrosis induced by alcohol in baboons and by CCl4 in rats and opposes the associated oxidative stress. METHODS To determine the responsible phosphatidylcholine species, a Morris hepatoma cell line (RH 7777) was incubated with 100 mumol/L arachidonate(More)
OBJECTIVE We studied a racially diverse population and the relationship with colorectal adenomas (CA) further looking for risks related to BMI and metabolic factors. DESIGNS Seven hundred seventy-nine patients who underwent screening colonoscopies between 2007 and 2009 meeting exclusion criteria were included. To evaluate the association between race,(More)
Pleomorphic carcinoma is a rare aggressive type of lung cancer that uncommonly metastasizes to the bowel, leading to bleeding, perforation, obstruction, and rarely intussusception. Serving as a lead point, metastatic lesions in the bowel may precipitate intussusception and require immediate surgical intervention. We present a rare case of colonic metastases(More)
OBJECTIVE Circulating 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD) level is suggested to be negatively correlated with risk of colorectal cancer (CRC) and colorectal adenoma (CRA), but most of the epidemiological data were originated amongst Caucasians and African Americans. This study aimed to investigate the relationship between vitamin D status, smoking and CRA in an(More)
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection of the gastrointestinal tract occurs in both immunocompromised and immunocompetent hosts. Often presenting as ulcerative lesions, CMV infection rarely presents as a mass lesion in the gastrointestinal tract. We present a case of a discrete colonic mass caused by CMV infection in a patient with acquired immunodeficiency(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Epidemiological data have demonstrated that Hispanics have a lower incidence rate of colorectal cancer (CRC) compared with other major race/ethnicity groups in the United States. However, data regarding the relative prevalence of colorectal adenomas (CRAs) in Hispanic versus non-Hispanic populations are currently sparse and inconclusive.(More)
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