Jiro Hata

Kawasaki Medical University, Kurasiki, Okayama, Japan

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    ABSTRACT: PillCam patency capsule (PC) is a novel and radiofrequency identification tag-free device that remains intact in the gastrointestinal tract for 30-33 h after ingestion and then disintegrates. The aim of this study was to determine the clinical relevance of PC combined with abdominal ultrasonography as a reliable indicator of functional patency.
    European journal of gastroenterology & hepatology. 12/2014; 26(12):1434-8.
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    ABSTRACT: Serotonin type 3 receptor (5-HT3 R) antagonists are potentially useful therapeutic agents for diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-D). To identify biomarkers predicting effectiveness of the 5-HT3 R antagonist (ramosetron) in IBS-D. Irritable bowel syndrome-D Japanese subjects received 2.5 or 5 μg of ramosetron once daily for 4 weeks. Colonic mucosal S100A and tryptophan hydroxylase (TPH) mRNA expression levels were measured before treatment. Genomic DNA was extracted from blood and polymorphisms of TPH1 and TPH2 were analyzed. Forty-two patients (27 men and 15 women, mean age 42 years) with IBS-D were included for analysis. Improvement of IBS symptoms was seen in 26 (61.9%). Baseline S100A10 (p = 0.02) and TPH1 (p = 0.02) expression were significantly higher in the ramosetron responders than in the non-responders. The frequencies of the TPH1 rs4537731G allele in linkage disequilibrium with the TPH1 rs7130929 T allele (11.5% vs 50%, p = 0.003; OR: 12; 95% CI: 2.1-69) along with TPH1 rs211105 C allele (3.8% vs 43.8%, p = 0.0003; OR: 19; 95% CI: 2.1-181) were significantly lower in the responders than in the non-responders. The mean scores of diarrhea at baseline were significantly higher (5.2 vs 3.7, p = 0.005) in patients with TPH1 rs211105 T/T than those with the G allele. TPH1 gene polymorphisms and S100A10 expression, which correlate with 5-HT signaling were associated with ramosetron effectiveness in IBS-D, and may possibly lead to prospective identification of the resistance to treatment. © 2014 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
    Neurogastroenterology and Motility 11/2014; · 2.94 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Background: Dysphagia in elderly patients has a major effect on nutrition and the quality of life (QOL). Although several studies showed that aging itself was associated with changes in esophageal motility, the impact of this on the symptom of dysphagia and quality of life is unknown. The aim of this study was to determine the manometric diagnoses of elderly patients with dysphagia and to see if these differed from those in non-elderly patients. Methods: From September 2007 through March 2014, after excluding patients with organic diseases, 47 consecutive older patients > 65 years reporting dysphagia (men/women, 24/23; mean age 73.0 years) (group A) were compared with those from 42 middle-aged patients with dysphagia (men/women, 18/24; mean age 56.5 years) (group B) and 27 younger patients with dysphagia (men/women, 15/12; mean age 36.1 years) (group C) in regard to symptoms, esophageal motility and health-related QOL (HRQOL). Each patient received ten 5-mL room temperature boluses of saline solution in combined multichannel intraluminal impedance-esophageal manometry examination. They all completed a selfadministered 7-point Likert scale questionnaire about their symptoms and HRQOL based on results of the SF-8. A symptom rated by the patient with a Likert scale score of 4 points or higher was defi ned as a signifi cant symptom. Results: Although all patients had dysphagia as the signifi cant symptom, more elderly patients reported globus sensation and more younger patients reported heartburn as their primary symptom, respectively. Manometricdiagnoses were generally similar among the three groups, although ineffective esophageal motility tended to be diagnosed more in group A compared to group B (Table 1). No signifi cant differences in manometric parameters were detected (Table 2). There were no signifi cant differences in HRQOL among the three groups.
    14th World Congress of International Society for Disease of the Esophagus, Vancouver; 09/2014
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    ABSTRACT: Current Japanese gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopic guidelines permit endoscopic biopsy without cessation of antiplatelet agents and warfarin in patients with a therapeutic range of prothrombin time-international normalized ratio (PT-INR) levels, although the evidence levels are low. We evaluated the safety of endoscopic biopsy in patients currently taking antithrombotics. Consecutive patients receiving antithrombotics who underwent GI endoscopy from August 2012 to August 2013 were enrolled. Adverse events and endoscopic hemostasis after biopsy were evaluated. PT-INR level was measured in patients taking warfarin the day before endoscopy. Among 7939 patients undergoing endoscopy, 1034 patients (13.0%, 706 men and 328 women, average age 72.8 years) were receiving antithrombotics. Antithrombotics included aspirin (44.8%), warfarin (34.7%), thienopyridine (16.1%), cilostazol (10.3%), dabigatran (4.8%) etc. PT-INR levels in patients taking warfarin were >3.0 in 13 patients (4.3%), between 2.5 and 3.0 in 18 patients (6.0%), <2.5 in 269 patients (89.7%). Two hundred and six patients received endoscopic biopsy while taking aspirin (51.2%), warfarin (22.8%), and thienopyridine (13.6%). Endoscopic hemostasis was required in three patients after endoscopic biopsy (spraying thrombin in two patients, spraying thrombin and clipping in one patient). There were no major complications. The incidence of endoscopic hemostasis after biopsy in patients without antithrombotic cessation was not significantly different than in the controls not taking antithrombotics (1.5% vs 0.98%, P = 0.51). Endoscopic biopsy did not increase the bleeding risk despite not stopping antithrombotics prior to biopsy even among patients taking warfarin whose PT-INR was within the therapeutic range.
    Digestive Endoscopy 04/2014; · 1.61 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Abstract Objective. Fecal hemoglobin-haptoglobin (Hb-Hpt) complex testing is theoretically superior to immunochemical fecal occult blood test detecting human hemoglobin (Hb), as Hb-Hpt is more stable compared to Hb during passage through the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. The aim was to examine the role of fecal Hb-Hpt complex testing in predicting small bowel lesions detected by video capsule endoscopy (VCE). Materials and methods. Stools from patients undergoing small bowel VCE for obscure GI bleeding (OGIB) without ongoing overt bleeding were included. Two stool specimens were obtained on different days just before VCE to measure Hb-Hpt complex by ELISA and Hb by latex agglutination turbidimetric immunoassay. Results. Seventy-six patients (39 men and 37 women, average age 66 years) with suspected small bowel lesions entered. Median Hb-Hpt complex and Hb levels were significantly higher (p < 0.001) in those with small bowel lesions compared to those without. Using the suitable cutoff points (Hb >10 ng/ml and Hb-Hpt complex >5 ng/ml), the sensitivity and specificity of the Hb-Hpt complex test to predict small bowel lesions were 71.4% and 73.3%, and those of the Hb test were 61.2% and 89.3%. Small bowel lesions were found in 58.3% with only Hb-Hpt complex positive results (15.8% of total subjects) compared to 83.3% when both were positive (55.3% of total). Conclusions. Measuring fecal Hb-Hpt complex in addition to Hb may be useful to predict the presence of small bowel lesions in patients with OGIB.
    Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology 03/2014; · 2.33 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Both ulcerative colitis (UC) and diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-D) are associated with alterations in enteric serotonin (5-HT) signaling. AIMS: The purpose of this study was to compare the rectal and sigmoid colonic mucosal expression of S100A proteins and functional polymorphisms of the 5-HT transporter (5HTT) and interleukin-10 genes in patients with IBS-D or UC with healthy controls. METHODS: mRNA expression of S100 proteins was measured in sigmoid and rectal biopsies and in rectal epithelium isolated by laser-captured microdissection. Leucocyte DNA was analyzed by PCR-based reaction fragment length polymorphisms and direct sequencing. Clinical symptoms were assessed by the self-rating depression scale and by the gastrointestinal symptom rating scale. RESULTS: Fifty patients with IBS-D, 56 with UC and 50 healthy controls were studied. Colonic mucosal expression of S100A8 and S100A9 in UC was significantly higher than in IBS or controls and correlated with the UC disease activity index (r = 0.65, p < 0.001). S100A10 expression in the rectal epithelium of the IBS patients was significantly higher (0.643 vs. 0.402, p = 0.01) than in controls and correlated with the SDS scores (r = 0.41, p = 0.002). The frequency of IL10-819 CC genotype was significantly higher in IBS-D (10.7 vs. 0 %, p = 0.047) and UC (16 vs. 0 %, p = 0.007) than that in controls. CONCLUSION: Overexpression of S100A10 in the rectum may play a role in IBS as it is involved in modulating 5-HT1B receptors. The IL10-819 CC is a candidate genotype for both IBS and UC in Japanese.
    Digestive Diseases and Sciences 04/2013; · 2.26 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Currently, islet cells are transplanted into the liver via portal vein infusion. One disadvantage of this approach is that it is not possible to adequately biopsy the islets in the liver to assess for rejection. Islet Tx into the gastric submucosal space (GSMS) can be performed endoscopically, and has the potential advantage of histological evaluation by endoscopic biopsy. The aim of this study was to determine whether a representative allograft sample could be obtained endoscopically. We performed islet Tx into the GSMS in non-immunosuppressed pigs using simple endoscopic submucosal injection. Islets were transplanted at 4 sites. Endoscopic ultrasonography and biopsy of the transplanted islets at 2 sites by modified endoscopic submucosal dissection were carried out successfully in all pigs 5 days after islet Tx. Tissue obtained at both biopsy and necropsy (including full-thickness sections of the gastric wall around the sites of the remaining islets and biopsies) were examined by histology and immunohistochemistry to confirm the presence of the islet grafts and any features of rejection. Representative allograft sampling was successfully obtained from all biopsy sites. All biopsies included islets with insulinpositive staining. There was significant CD3⁺ and CD68⁺ cell infiltration in the islet masses obtained at biopsy and from sections taken at necropsy, with similar histopathological features. Endoscopic biopsy of islet allografts in the GSMS is feasible, provides accurate histopathological data, and would provide a significant advance if translated into clinical practice.
    Cell Transplantation 01/2013; · 4.42 Impact Factor
  • Nihon Naika Gakkai Zasshi 01/2013; 102(1):32-9.
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    ABSTRACT: There have been few studies on the efficacy of proton pump inhibitors and the doses required to treat dyspeptic symptoms observed in clinical practice. The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of different doses of omeprazole and different administration methods in Helicobacter pylori-negative, dyspeptic patients. Patients with chronic upper abdominal symptoms within the previous 3 months were randomly divided into three groups: a daily, omeprazole 20 mg treatment group (OPZ20, n=61); a daily, omeprazole 10 mg treatment group (OPZ10, n=72); and an on-demand omeprazole 20 mg treatment group (on-demand, n=62). After 4 weeks of administration of the drug, symptom improvement rates were evaluated based on the Overall Global Severity score. The rates of symptom improvement after 4 weeks of treatment were 65.6% (40/61) in the OPZ20 group, 47.2% (34/72) in the OPZ10 group, and 50.0% (31/62) in the on-demand group. The OPZ20 group exhibited a significantly higher improvement rate (p=0.034) than the OPZ10 group. The OPZ20 group had significant improvements in regurgitation, postprandial fullness, vomiting, and bloating compared with the OPZ10 group. Daily treatment with 20 mg of omeprazole was efficient in treating upper abdominal symptoms. Trial registration: ClinicalTrials.gov, number UMIN000002621.
    Gut and liver 01/2013; 7(1):16-22. · 1.31 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: PURPOSE: Contrast-enhanced ultrasonography (CEUS) is a novel approach used for measuring organ perfusion changes. Studies using CEUS to assess the effects of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) on renal blood flow (RBF) have not yet been conducted. We aimed to evaluate the effects of NSAIDs on the renal hemodynamics of healthy subjects with CEUS. METHODS: We performed CEUS using the bolus injection method in a total of 10 healthy subjects. Measurements were completed over two study days in a randomized, crossover manner. On each study day, CEUS was performed twice, before and after the administration of NSAIDs. Subjects received an injection of contrast medium and images were recorded. A region-of-interest (ROI) was selected within the renal cortex, signal intensity in the ROI of the kidney was measured and a time-intensity curve (TIC) was automatically generated with attached software. RESULTS: The mean (±SD) peak intensity decreased significantly after an administration of diclofenac sodium (from 26.0 × 10(-4) ± 17.4 × 10(-4) AU to 19.2 × 10(-4) ± 12.0 × 10(-4) AU; P = 0.022), but not significantly with etodolac (from 26.5 × 10(-4) ± 9.7 × 10(-4) AU to 25.9 × 10(-4) ± 20.8 × 10(-4) AU; P = 0.474). The mean (±SD) percent reduction in intensity following diclofenac sodium administration was significantly reduced compared with etodolac administration (22.2 ± 20.5 % vs. 3.4 ± 8.9 %, P = 0.037). CONCLUSIONS: These finding suggests that diclofenac sodium (P = 0.022), but not etodolac (P = 0.474), affects renal hemodynamics even in healthy subjects.
    European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology 06/2012; · 2.74 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) also have various extra-esophageal symptoms. Laryngopharyngeal reflux disease (LPRD) is a subtype of GERD associated with globus sensation, but proton pump inhibitor (PPI) therapy achieves disappointing results. This study investigated esophageal motility in GERD patients with globus sensation who were resistant to PPI therapy. The subjects were 350 patients with globus sensation. All patients underwent both laryngoscopy and upper gastrointestinal endoscopy to exclude organic disease. After 4 weeks of treatment with rabeprazole sodium (20 mg daily), the patients were divided into PPI-responsive and PPI-resistant groups. Then we investigated esophageal motility in the PPI-resistant group by a multichannel intraluminal impedance and manometry study. A total of 119 patients (55.6%) were resistant to PPI therapy, among whom 57 patients (47.9%) had abnormal esophageal motility. They included 36 patients (66.4%) with ineffective esophageal motility, 9 patients (14.4%) with achalasia, 6 patients (9.6%) with diffuse esophageal spasm, 5 patients (8%) with nutcracker esophagus, and 1 patient (1.6%) with hypertensive lower esophageal sphincter. There were significant differences of upper esophageal sphincter pressure and esophageal body peristalsis between the patients with PPI-resistant LPRD and healthy controls matched for age and sex. Among patients with PPI-resistant LPRD, 47.9% had abnormal esophageal motility.
    Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology 05/2012; 8-9(47):893-9. · 2.33 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Barrett's esophagus with specialized intestinal metaplasia (SIM), which is at high risk of progressing to esophageal adenocarcinoma, has been identified by obtaining biopsy specimens randomly. Magnified endoscopy with narrow band imaging (ME-NBI) is reported to be useful for detecting SIM or the intestinal phenotype. We aimed to evaluate the usefulness of endoscopic brushing followed by ME-NBI for the detection of the intestinal phenotype. Biopsy and brushing samples were taken following endoscopic observation by ME-NBI. Total RNA was extracted from the whole sample and microdissected samples, and quantitative reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (PCR) analysis of SHH, CDX2, and mucin mRNA expression was performed. Fifty patients (32 men, 18 women, average age 67.3 years) with metaplastic columnar epithelium of the lower esophagus were studied. MUC2 (85 vs. 65 %) and CDX2 (95 vs. 75 %) were detected more frequently in the brushing samples than in the biopsy samples. MUC2 expression levels were significantly higher in the brushing samples than those in the biopsy samples. CDX2 and MUC2 expression levels in the brushing samples were significantly higher in the mucosa with tubular/villous pattern observed by ME-NBI than the levels in mucosae with other patterns. Endoscopic brushing in mucosa of columnar epithelium with a tubular/villous pattern visualized by ME-NBI is useful to detect the intestinal phenotype.
    Journal of Gastroenterology 05/2012; 47(10):1108-14. · 3.79 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The relationship between gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma (GEJA) and Helicobacter pylori infection is not well defined; thus, we retrospectively investigated this relationship. We examined 852 cases (646 men) of gastric cancer. GEJA was defined as type II according to the classification system of Siewert and Stein. We compared the prevalence of H. pylori infection and corporal gastritis in GEJA patients with distal gastric cancer. GEJA was observed in 80 (including 6 cases of Barrett's esophageal cancer) of the 852 cases of gastric cancer examined (9.4%). The rate of H. pylori infection was significantly lower in patients with GEJA than in patients with distal gastric cancer (73.8 vs. 94.1%, p < 0.05). The prevalence of corporal gastritis was also significantly lower in patients with GEJA than in patients with distal gastric cancer (80.7 vs. 94.6%, p < 0.05). Concurrent H. pylori infection and corporal gastritis were not observed in patients with Barrett's esophageal cancer. Our study demonstrated that GEJA has 2 etiologic types; one of these types is associated with H. pylori infection and resembles distal gastric cancer, and the other one is not associated with H. pylori infection or Barrett's esophageal cancer.
    Digestion 03/2012; 85(4):256-60. · 1.94 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Improvement in subjective symptoms has been reported in functional dyspepsia (FD) patients administered with acotiamide. Improvement was confirmed in meal-related symptoms, such as postprandial fullness, upper abdominal bloating, and early satiety. We examined the mechanism underlying the effects of acotiamide on gastric accommodation reflex (GAR) and gastroduodenal motility in FD patients. Thirty-four FD patients (mean age, 40.4 years) were examined ultrasonographically before and after 14-18 days of acotiamide (100 mg t.i.d.) or placebo administration. To assess GAR, expansion rate in cross-sectional area of the proximal stomach was measured after every 100-mL ingestion, using a straw, of up to 400 mL of a liquid meal (consommé soup, 13.1 kcal; 400 mL) in a supine position. Next, we measured gastric emptying rate (GER), motility index (MI, antral contractions), and reflux index (RI, duodenogastric reflux) to assess gastroduodenal motility. Patients also completed a survey based on the seven-point Likert scale both before and after drug administration. Of the 37 cases, 19 and 18 were administered with acotiamide and placebo A respectively, significant difference was observed in GAR between the acotiamide and placebo groups (21.7%vs 4.4%) after 400 mL ingestion. GER significantly accelerated after treatment in the acotiamide group (P = 0.012), no significant differences were observed in MI and RI between the two groups. Improvement rates were 35.3 and 11.8% for the acotiamide and placebo groups. Acotiamide significantly enhances GAR and GER in FD patients. Acotiamide may have therapeutic potential for FD patients.
    Neurogastroenterology and Motility 03/2012; 24(6):540-5, e250-1. · 2.94 Impact Factor
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    Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 07/2011; , ISBN: 978-953-307-385-9
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    ABSTRACT: Although gastric cancer (GCa) is strongly associated with Helicobacter pylori infection, only some H. pylori-positive subjects develop gastric cancer. The aim of this study is to identify H. pylori-positive subjects at high risk of developing GCa by assessment of the histopathological findings in the non-cancer-containing mucosa of patients with and without GCa. The subjects were 35 patients with diffuse-type gastric cancer (D-GCa), 55 with intestinal-type gastric cancer (I-GCa), and 99 H. pylori-positive controls without GCa. Two specimens were taken from the greater curvature of the antrum and the middle body. Histopathological gradings were evaluated using the updated Sydney System, and the risk of GCa was evaluated using a modified Meining's gastric cancer risk index (GCRI). Among the H. pylori-positive controls, corpus gastritis was seen in 98.0% (97/99) and corpus atrophic gastritis in 78.8% (78/99). The mean GCRI for the D-GCa (5.514±2.03) and I-GCa (6.836±2.08) groups was significantly greater than that for the H. pylori-positive controls (4.071±2.07; p=0.0005, p<0.0001). In addition, the mean GCRI for the I-GCa group was significantly greater than that for the D-GCa group (p<0.005). The GCRI-positive rate was significantly higher in subjects with GCa than in H. pylori-positive controls (D-GCa: p<0.005, I-GCa: p<0.0001). Many H. pylori-positive Japanese still carry a high risk for gastric cancer. However, H. pylori-positive patients at high risk of developing GCa (not only intestinal-type but also diffuse-type) may be detected using a simple GCRI.
    Pathology - Research and Practice 06/2011; 207(6):354-8. · 1.21 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The length of Barrett's esophagus is considered to be important because it is associated with the risk of neoplasia. In Japan, there is a high prevalence of short-segment columnar-lined esophagus (SS-CLE). The natural history of SS-CLE is not fully understood, so the aim of the present study was to investigate the chronological changes of SS-CLE. The subjects were 500 consecutive patients with SS-CLE (327 men and 173 women; mean age: 64.0 years) diagnosed between January 2001 and July 2002 at our hospital based on the definition of SS-CLE proposed by the Japanese Society for Esophageal Diseases. Follow-up endoscopy was carried out annually for a mean period of 5.7 ± 1.2 years. The cumulative probability of SS-CLE showing elongation was estimated by the Kaplan-Meier method, and factors related to endoscopic findings making an independent contribution to elongation were determined with Cox's proportional hazard model. Elongation of SS-CLE occurred in 29 patients (5.8%) during the follow-up period and the cumulative 5-year probability of elongation was 16.6%. There was no progression of SS-CLE to Barrett's adenocarcinoma. The absence of atrophic gastritis (adjusted odds ratio (aOR): 23.4; 95%CI [6.5, 83.8]), the presence of reflux esophagitis (aOR: 4.53; 95%CI [1.2, 16.4]), and the flame-shaped type of SS-CLE (aOR: 22.4; 95%CI [7.8, 64.0]) were found to be independent contributors to the elongation of SS-CLE. The present study demonstrated that SS-CLE remains stable in length over time, especially in patients without atrophic gastritis, as well as in those with reflux esophagitis and/or flame-shaped SS-CLE at initial examination.
    Digestive Endoscopy 04/2011; 23(2):166-72. · 1.61 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT:   The clinical utility of capsule endoscopy (CE) is often limited by incomplete small-bowel transit. The aim was to determine whether the use of an external real-time viewer could reduce delays caused by delayed gastric emptying of the capsule or delayed intestinal transit and also improve the rate of positive findings.   We compared the proportion of completed exams and positive results among a group of patients studied before introduction of real-time viewer and a group in which capsule transit through the esophagus, stomach, and small bowel was regularly monitored and actions (e.g. administration of water or intravenous metoclopramide) were taken if it was delayed.   One hundred procedures in the viewer group and 100 control procedures in the age-matched controls were analyzed. In the viewer group, additional water intake (22 cases) and/or administration of metoclopramide (26 cases) were required. Endoscopic-assisted duodenal placement of the capsule was required in three cases. Overall one-third (n=33) of cases required viewer-prompted interventions. The completion rate (86% vs 66%, P=0.002) and the rate of positive findings (80% vs 67%, P=0.04) were significantly higher in the viewer group compared to the no viewer group.   Checking the progress of the capsule with the external real-time viewer improved the diagnostic yield and completion rate of CE.
    Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology 03/2011; 26(8):1270-4. · 3.33 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Since capsule endoscopy (CE) is time consuming, one possible cost-effective strategy could be the use of an expert endoscopic assistant and available software to select images. Aims were to examine the clinical utility of RAPID(®) 5 Access software and find the optimum setting mode for reading. We also evaluated whether a nurse could preview the CE video and detect significant lesions accurately. The capsule images in 14 volunteers with known mucosal injury induced by low dose aspirin and in 30 patients who were known to have a variety of significant lesions were selected. Using three setting modes of RAPID(®) 5 Access software, the detection rate and reading time for CE images by two well-trained physicians and one expert nurse were compared. There was no significant difference in detection rate among the three readers. The detection rate using Quickview RAPID(®) 5 Access was significantly higher than that using RAPID(®) Reader version 4.1. Comparison among the three modes of RAPID(®) 5 Access showed that auto mode as well as displaying a single image at 12 fps was superior in the detection rate of denuded redness, while its reading time was longer compared to the other modes. Some significant lesions were not detected by using Quickview and Quadview modes. RAPID(®) 5 Access improves diagnostic yield, reducing reading time; however, it is still unacceptable because of the diagnostic miss rate and may be useful as an ancillary reading tool. Developing further improved software and training expert assistants for reading capsule images are necessary.
    Journal of Gastroenterology 02/2011; 46(2):138-42. · 3.79 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Decreases in Sonic hedgehog (SHH) and CDX2 expression are associated with atrophy and intestinal metaplasia in the gastric mucosa. The pathogenesis of development of Barrett's oesophagus is still unclear. To examine the gene expression of CDX2 and SHH and their signalling pathways in the columnar epithelium and the association with endoscopic appearance, gastric pH or bile acids. Sixty-three patients with metaplastic columnar epithelium of the lower oesophagus were studied. Whole biopsy specimens and microdissected tissues were examined for messenger RNA. BMP4 expression was significantly higher in patients with tubular mucosal patterns of columnar epithelium visualised by Narrow Band Imaging with magnification. The expression of SHH was significantly lower and that of CDX2 was higher in the goblet columnar epithelium than in non-goblet columnar epithelium. CDX2 expression was significantly higher in the patients with hypoacidity than in the others. BMP4 and PTCH1 expression was significantly higher in the group with higher concentrations of deoxycholic acid than in the group with lower concentrations. SHH might be the initial factor inducing columnar metaplasia, and subsequent or simultaneous BMP4 stimuli might induce the CDX2 expression that causes goblet-cell metaplasia.
    Digestive and Liver Disease 01/2011; 43(1):54-9. · 3.16 Impact Factor

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  • 2005–2013
    • Kawasaki Medical University
      • • Department of General Internal Medicine 2
      • • Department of Gastroenterology
      • • Department of Endoscopy and Ultrasound
      Kurasiki, Okayama, Japan
  • 2012
    • Okayama Kyokuto Hospital
      Okayama, Okayama, Japan
  • 2008–2011
    • Numazu City Hospital
      Sizuoka, Shizuoka, Japan
  • 2006–2009
    • Kawasaki Saiwai Hospital
      Kawasaki, Fukuoka, Japan
  • 2003–2008
    • Hiroshima University
      • Health Service Center
      Hirosima, Hiroshima, Japan