Masayuki Kitano
Wakayama Medical University
Internal medicineRadiologyHarmonicSurgeryPathologyUltrasoundOncologyRetrospective cohort studyFine-needle aspirationHepatocellular carcinomaContrast (music)Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatographyStentPancreasPancreatic cancerEndoscopic ultrasoundEndoscopic ultrasonographyIn patientMedicineGastroenterology
362Publications
40H-index
4,859Citations
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#1Takeshi Ogura (Osaka Medical College)H-Index: 20
#2Takaaki EguchiH-Index: 10
Last. Kazuhide Higuchi (Osaka Medical College)H-Index: 42
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BACKGROUND AND AIM Recombinant thrombomodulin (rhTM) is potentially effective in the treatment of disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC). Several studies related to drugs for the treatment of acute cholangitis have shown negative results in improvement of overall survival (OS) with rhTM. The aim of this multicenter study was to evaluate the clinical effectiveness of rhTM in patients with acute cholangitis and sepsis-induced DIC who underwent biliary drainage. METHODS Consecutive 284 patien...
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#1Yasunobu Yamashita (Wakayama Medical University)H-Index: 9
#2Masayuki Kitano (Wakayama Medical University)H-Index: 40
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#1Yuki Kawaji (Wakayama Medical University)H-Index: 5
#2Takanori Yoshikawa (Wakayama Medical University)H-Index: 4
Last. Masayuki Kitano (Wakayama Medical University)H-Index: 40
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BACKGROUND The features of pancreatic parenchyma that tend to progress towards pancreatic cancer (PC) are unknown. We performed volumetry of the pancreas in PC patients using computed tomography (CT) scans acquired before detection of PC, and investigated whether CT findings of pancreatic parenchyma could predict the future occurrence of PC. METHODS Between April 2009 and March 2017, a total of 3769 patients underwent abdominal contrast-enhanced CT, the scans of which were archived as digital im...
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#1Masayuki Kitano (Wakayama Medical University)H-Index: 40
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#1Takashi Tamura (Wakayama Medical University)H-Index: 6
#2Masayuki Kitano (Wakayama Medical University)H-Index: 40
Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-guided biliary drainage is the usual method of choice for patients with biliary obstructions difficult to treat by endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography. In some patients, however, the bile duct is difficult to detect during EUS-guided biliary drainage. Contrast-enhanced harmonic endoscopic ultrasound has reportedly been useful for interventional EUS procedures. This study describes five patients who underwent EUS-guided biliary drainage with contrast-enhance...
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#1Masahiro ItonagaH-Index: 9
#2Masayuki KitanoH-Index: 40
Last. Toshio Shimokawa (Wakayama Medical University)H-Index: 24
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INTRODUCTION In patients with malignant distal bile duct obstruction and normal gastrointestinal anatomy, endoscopic ultrasound-guided choledochoduodenostomy (EUS-CDS) is indicated when endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) fails. The ERCP drainage route passes through the tumor, whereas the EUS-CDS route does not. Therefore, EUS-CDS is expected to have a longer stent patency than ERCP. However, for first-line biliary drainage, it remains unclear whether EUS-CDS or ERCP is superi...
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#1Koki KawanishiH-Index: 3
#2Takao Maekita (Wakayama Medical University)H-Index: 24
Last. Masayuki Kitano (Wakayama Medical University)H-Index: 40
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Colonoscopy is currently considered the optimal method to detect colorectal neoplasia; however, some adenomas remain undetected. While indigo carmine staining with a dye-spray catheter has demonstr...
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#1Ryo Shimizu (Wakayama Medical University)H-Index: 4
#2Hideyuki TamaiH-Index: 22
Last. Masayuki Kitano (Wakayama Medical University)H-Index: 40
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Background and aim Percutaneous radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a minimally invasive and curative local treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, serious concerns remain regarding critical recurrences such as metastasis, dissemination, and/or seeding due to RFA. In August 2006, we introduced selective feeding artery ablation before tumor ablation to reduce the risk of critical recurrence by blocking tumor blood flow. The aim of the present study was to clarify whether feeding arter...
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#1Masayuki Kitano (Wakayama Medical University)H-Index: 40
#2Yasunobu Yamashita (Wakayama Medical University)H-Index: 9
Last. Masatoshi Kudo (Kindai University)H-Index: 115
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Abstract The Asian Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology aimed to provide information on techniques and indications for contrast-enhanced harmonic endoscopic ultrasound (CH-EUS), and to create statements including the level of recommendation. These statements are based on current scientific evidence reviewed by a Consensus Panel of 15 internationally renowned experts. The reliability of clinical questions was measured by agreement rates after voting. Six statements were ...
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