Yûsuke Okuyama

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OBJECTIVE In Japan, there had been no prospective clinical studies conducted in terms of modified FOLFOX6 + bevacizumab therapy. We performed a post-marketing Phase II multicenter clinical study to examine the efficacy and safety of this regimen as first-line therapy for Japanese patients with advanced/recurrent colorectal cancer. METHODS Bevacizumab (5(More)
Leukocytapheresis (LCAP) has been advocated as a treatment for moderate to severe active ulcerative colitis (UC) in Japan. To clarify the predictive factors for a rapid response to LCAP treatment, we conducted a multicenter prospective open-label study. A total of 105 patients with UC were analyzed. LCAP was performed using a Cellsorba EX column once a week(More)
Poorly differentiated neuroendocrine cell carcinomas of the gallbladder are rare and patients with such tumors have a poor prognosis. We describe a 64-year-old male with a large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma of the gallbladder and multiple lymph node metastases. Diagnostic excisional biopsy of the left axillary lymph nodes revealed atypical cells with(More)
Background: The aim of this study was to verify the efficacy of lifestyle self-monitoring for the improvement of the IBS and reveal what has been changed due to the intervention. Methods: A total of 111 nursing school students were randomized into three groups, two intervention groups (a two-month intervention group, n = 34, and a four-month intervention(More)
SGEF and Ephexin4 are members of the Ephexin subfamily of RhoGEFs that specifically activate the small GTPase RhoG. It is reported that Ephexin1 and Ephexin5, two well-characterized Ephexin subfamily RhoGEFs, are tyrosine-phosphorylated by Src, and that their phosphorylation affect their activities and functions. In this study, we show that SGEF, but not(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) are at risk for developing colorectal cancer (CRC), despite the development of new therapeutic agents. Stratification of the individual UC-patient's risk would be helpful to validate the risk factors for CRC. The aim of this study was to evaluate the risk factors for the development of CRC in a large(More)
AIM To investigate usefulness of triple therapy with vonoprazan, a potassium ion-competitive acid blocker and antibiotics, for Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) eradication. METHODS The H. pylori eradication rate was examined in 2507 patients (2055 undergoing primary eradication and 452 undergoing secondary eradication, excluding patients with subtotal(More)
Here, we report our experience with a case of severe biliary bleeding due to a hepatic arterial pseudoaneurysm that had developed 1 year after endoscopic biliary plastic stent insertion. The patient, a 78-year-old woman, presented with hematemesis and obstructive jaundice. Ruptured hepatic arterial pseudoaneurysm was diagnosed, which was suspected to have(More)