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Assistant Professor, Yokohama City University Hospital Gastroenterology and Oncology


Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (Australia)   30 1009-1014   Jan 2015
© 2015 Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Foundation and Wiley Publishing Asia Pty Ltd. Background and Aim: Major depressive disorder (MDD) is an important public health problem, and it is often comorbid with many chronic diseases. The pur...
PLoS ONE   9    Dec 2014
© 2014 Imajo et al. Background: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is associated with increased risks of atherosclerotic diseases, including cardiovascular disease. However, the difference in risk between patients with non-alcoholic fatty l...
Journal of Gastroenterology   49 295-304   Feb 2014
Background: Although therapeutic intervention for nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) at an early stage is important owing to the progressive nature of the disease, diagnosis using noninvasive methods remains difficult. We previously demonstrated ...
Hepatology Research   43 735-742   Jul 2013
Aim: A rapid and non-invasive method of detecting fibrosis in patients with chronic liver diseases is of major clinical interest. The purpose of this study was to comparatively investigate the effectiveness of the Liver Fibrosis Index (LF Index) c...