Yoshihide Kimura

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AIM We aimed to elucidate the relationship between the contrast enhancement effect of gadolinium-ethoxybenzyl-diethylenetriamine pentaacetic acid (Gd-EOB-DTPA) on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of hepatocellular carcinomas (HCC) and the expressions of hepatocyte transporters (i.e. organic anion-transporting polypeptide [OATP]1B3, multidrug-resistant(More)
Localized amyloidosis of the uterine cervix was found in a 56-year-old woman. The firm enlarged cervix showed massive tumorous amyloid deposition. In the amyloid deposits there were foci of ossification and calcification. An infiltrate of multinucleated giant cells, histiocytes, lymphocytes, and plasma cells was seen adjacent to the amyloid deposits.(More)
Extraskeletal neoplasms with osteoclast-like giant cells are very rare. These tumors are most frequently reported in the breast and pancreas, and but rarely in other sites. We report a case of duodenal malignant tumor with osteoclast-like giant cells. The patient was a 76-year-old man who presented with vomiting. Computed tomography, magnetic resonance(More)
BACKGROUND Several studies have revealed that interferon treatment may reduce the incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV). However, even after eradication of HCV, patients remain at risk for developing HCC. STUDY Of 153 consecutive HCV patients who were treated with interferon and followed up for 5(More)
Some patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease experience persistent reflux symptoms despite proton pump inhibitor therapy. These symptoms reduce their health-related quality of life. Our aims were to evaluate the relationship between proton pump inhibitor efficacy and health-related quality of life and to evaluate predictive factors affecting treatment(More)
This paper reports a case of fulminant pseudo-membranous colitis which did not lead to septic shock. The case was improved by combination therapy with direct hemoperfusion using polymyxin B-immobilized fiber and oral vancomycin. Direct hemoperfusion using polymyxin B-immobilized fiber has been demonstrated to have excellent therapeutic effects for the(More)
We report 2 cases of fulminant pseudomembranous colitis with septic shock. The first case showed few symptoms, whereas the second case showed recurrence. Both cases rapidly developed shock and blood pressure was uncontrollable except with the use of pressor agents. Direct hemoperfusion using polymyxin B-immobilized fiber, which was previously demonstrated(More)
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