Yuu Kimura

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BACKGROUND AND AIM Terlipressin has been shown to be effective in the management of hepatorenal syndrome. However, how terlipressin exerts its effect on the renal artery is unknown. The aim of the present study was to assess the effects of terlipressin on systemic, hepatic and renal hemodynamics in cirrhosis. METHODS Twenty-eight patients with cirrhosis(More)
Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) has recently been reported to be effective in the treatment of cirrhotic patients with refractory ascites. However, the clinical utility of TIPS in the subset of refractory ascitic patients with good hepatic and renal function is uncertain. The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of TIPS to that(More)
OBJECTIVES Vitamin A and D(3) have a very strong differentiation induction effect. STUDY DESIGN We examined the anti tumor effect on head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) by treatment with several vitamins having strong differentiation induction effects in vitro. METHODS We used KB cell that an oral floor squamous cell carcinoma, vitamins as(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to investigate the predictive factors for the response of ascites to a transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) and the impact of improvement of ascites on the overall prognosis of patients with cirrhosis and refractory ascites. METHODS Forty-seven consecutive patients with liver cirrhosis who underwent TIPS for(More)
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