Yoshihiro Otsuka

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AIM To investigate the causes and intraoperative detection of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)-related perforations to support immediate or early diagnosis. METHODS Consecutive patients who underwent ERCP procedures at our hospital between January 2008 and June 2013 were retrospectively enrolled in the study (n = 2674). All procedures(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS To reduce the risk of complications related to the use of knives in endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD), we developed the Clutch Cutter which can grasp and incise targeted tissue using electrosurgical current, similarly to a biopsy technique. The study aim was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of ESD using the Clutch Cutter(More)
Recently, the use of blogs has been a remarkable means to publish user interests. In order to find suitable information resources from a large amount of blog entries which are published every day, we need an information filtering technique to automatically transcribe user interests to a user profile in detail. In this paper, we first classify user blog(More)
Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic lifelong condition characterized by alternating flare-ups and remission. There is no single known unifying cause, and the pathogenesis is multifactorial, with genetics, environmental factors, microbiota, and the immune system all playing roles. Current treatment modalities for UC include 5-aminosalicylates,(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS The Clutch Cutter (CC) was developed to reduce the risk of complications related to endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) using knives. The CC is able to grasp and coagulate and/or incise the targeted tissue using electrosurgical current, like a biopsy technique. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of ESD(More)
Increases in network traffic due to the expansion of IP broadband services in recent years have prompted researchers to examine optical networks that employ wavelength division multiplexing technology, optical switching technology, and autonomous-control protocol technology. Our group has been investigating a multi-layered network management system to(More)
AIM To evaluate the clinical outcome of endoscopic submucosal dissection using the Clutch Cutter (ESDCC) in older patients. METHODS We reviewed 232 consecutive patients with early gastric cancer who underwent ESDCC between June 2010 and February 2014 at Aso Iizuka Hospital. We divided patients into two groups according to age: Older patients (> 80 years,(More)
Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) is a minimally invasive method of treating early-stage tumors of the digestive tract. However, duodenal ESD is technically difficult, with high complication rates resulting from poor control of the endoscope, the thin duodenal wall, and the potential for exposure to pancreatic juices [1–2]. This study evaluated the(More)
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