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Role of endoscopic ultrasound in diagnosis and management of hepatocellular carcinoma

Role of endoscopic ultrasound in diagnosis and management of hepatocellular carcinoma Pramoda Koduru,1 Rei Suzuki,2 Sundeep Lakhtakia,3 Mohan Ramchandani,3 Dadang Makmun,4 Manoop S Bhutani,1

The efficacy of contrast-enhanced harmonic endoscopic ultrasonography in diagnosing gallbladder cancer

, Tadayuki Takagi, Naoki Konno, Rei Suzuki, Hiroyuki Asama, Ko Watanabe, Yuichi Waragai, Hitomi Kikuchi, Mika Takasumi & Hiromasa OhiraDepartment of Endoscopy, Fukushima Medical University Hospital, Fukushima ... ScholarSearch for Naoki Konno in:Nature Research journals • PubMed • Google ScholarSearch for Rei Suzuki in:Nature Research journals • PubMed • Google ScholarSearch for Hiroyuki Asama in:Nature Research journals

Efficacy of Steroid Pulse Therapy for Autoimmune Pancreatitis Type 1: A Retrospective Study

Autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) is treatable with steroids, but relapse is frequent. The efficacy of steroid pulse therapy has been shown for various autoimmune diseases, but has not become established therapy. In this study, we reviewed the efficacy of steroid pulse therapy in 24 subjects who were diagnosed with AIP type 1 at our hospital. Patient characteristics, time-course of...

SMAD4 Regulates Cell Motility through Transcription of N-Cadherin in Human Pancreatic Ductal Epithelium

Expression of the cellular adhesion protein N-cadherin is a critical event during epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT). The SMAD4 protein has been identified as a mediator of transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) superfamily signaling, which regulates EMT, but the mechanisms linking TGF-β signaling to N-cadherin expression remain unclear. When the TGF-β pathway is activated...

Immunohistochemical consistency between primary tumors and lymph node metastases of gastric neuroendocrine carcinoma

Background Gastric neuroendocrine carcinoma (G-NEC) is a rare, highly malignant tumor that exhibits aggressive growth leading to vascular invasion, distant metastasis and extremely poor prognosis. We studied the clinicopathological findings of seven patients at our institute to better under this disease. Methods Seven cases of G-NEC were identified among 1,027 cases of gastric...

Pilot study of a combination of S-1 and paclitaxel for patients with peritoneal metastasis from gastric cancer

Background This pilot study was carried out to evaluate the efficacy of chemotherapy for patients with peritoneal dissemination from gastric cancer or positive lavage cytology diagnosed by staging laparoscopy. Methods Sixteen patients were enrolled. Paclitaxel was administered at 120 mg/m2 on day 1 and S-1 was administered orally at 80 mg/m2 for 14 consecutive days, followed by a...

Two Cases of Retroperitoneal Liposarcoma Diagnosed Using Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Fine-Needle Aspiration (EUS-FNA)

Takagi,1 Goro Shibukawa,1 Takeru Wakatsuki,1 Hidemichi Imamura,1 Ai Sato,1 Masaki Sato,1 Tsunehiko Ikeda,1 Rei Suzuki,1 Katsutoshi Obara,3 Yuko Hashimoto,4 Kazuo Watanabe,4 and Hiromasa Ohira1 1Department