Hiromitsu Kumada

Summary

Affiliation: Toranomon Hospital
Country: Japan

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Predictors of viral kinetics to peginterferon plus ribavirin combination therapy in Japanese patients infected with hepatitis C virus genotype 1b
    Norio Akuta
    Department of Hepatology, Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
    J Med Virol 79:1686-95. 2007
  2. doi request reprint Seroclearance rate of hepatitis B surface antigen in 2,112 patients with chronic hepatitis in Japan during long-term follow-up
    Mariko Kobayashi
    Research Institute for Hepatology, Toranomon Hospital, 1 3 1 Kajigaya, Takatsu ku, Kawasaki, 213 8587, Japan
    J Gastroenterol 49:538-46. 2014
  3. doi request reprint Association of two polymorphisms of the IL28B gene with viral factors and treatment response in 1,518 patients infected with hepatitis C virus
    Mariko Kobayashi
    Research Institute for Hepatology, Toranomon Hospital, 1 3 1, Kajigaya, Takatsu ku, Kawasaki, 213 8587, Japan
    J Gastroenterol 47:596-605. 2012
  4. ncbi request reprint YMDD mutants in patients with chronic hepatitis B before treatment are not selected by lamivudine
    Marie Matsuda
    Research Institute for Hepatology, Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
    J Med Virol 74:361-6. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint Loss of hepatitis B surface antigen from the serum of patients with chronic hepatitis treated with lamivudine
    Mariko Kobayashi
    Research Institute for Hepatology, Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
    J Med Virol 79:1472-7. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Precore wild-type hepatitis B virus with G1896 in the resolution of persistent hepatitis B virus infection
    Mariko Kobayashi
    Research Institute for Hepatology, Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
    Intervirology 46:157-63. 2003
  7. ncbi request reprint Response to long-term lamivudine treatment in patients infected with hepatitis B virus genotypes A, B, and C
    Mariko Kobayashi
    Research Institute for Hepatology, Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
    J Med Virol 78:1276-83. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Continued lamivudine therapy in patients with chronic hepatitis B
    Hiromitsu Kumada
    Department of Gastroenterology, Toranomon Hospital, 2 2 2, Minato ku, Tokyo 105 8470, Japan
    Intervirology 46:377-87. 2003
  9. ncbi request reprint Wild-type precore and core promoter sequences in patients with acute self-limited or chronic hepatitis B
    M Kobayashi
    Research Institute for Hepatology, Dept of Gastroenterology, Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
    Scand J Gastroenterol 39:53-9. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint Virological differences between patients infected with subtypes Ba and Bj of hepatitis B virus genotype B
    Mariko Kobayashi
    Research Institute for Hepatology, Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 20:570-6. 2005

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Publications101 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi request reprint Predictors of viral kinetics to peginterferon plus ribavirin combination therapy in Japanese patients infected with hepatitis C virus genotype 1b
    Norio Akuta
    Department of Hepatology, Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
    J Med Virol 79:1686-95. 2007
    ..This study identified predictors of efficacy of PEG-IFN-RBV therapy based on viral kinetics in Japanese patients infected with HCV genotype 1b...
  2. doi request reprint Seroclearance rate of hepatitis B surface antigen in 2,112 patients with chronic hepatitis in Japan during long-term follow-up
    Mariko Kobayashi
    Research Institute for Hepatology, Toranomon Hospital, 1 3 1 Kajigaya, Takatsu ku, Kawasaki, 213 8587, Japan
    J Gastroenterol 49:538-46. 2014
    ..Rate of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) seroclearance was determined in 2,112 Japanese patients with chronic hepatitis B who were followed up for at least 15 years...
  3. doi request reprint Association of two polymorphisms of the IL28B gene with viral factors and treatment response in 1,518 patients infected with hepatitis C virus
    Mariko Kobayashi
    Research Institute for Hepatology, Toranomon Hospital, 1 3 1, Kajigaya, Takatsu ku, Kawasaki, 213 8587, Japan
    J Gastroenterol 47:596-605. 2012
    ..We aimed to investigate whether these polymorphisms showed complete linkage in Japanese patients...
  4. ncbi request reprint YMDD mutants in patients with chronic hepatitis B before treatment are not selected by lamivudine
    Marie Matsuda
    Research Institute for Hepatology, Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
    J Med Virol 74:361-6. 2004
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Loss of hepatitis B surface antigen from the serum of patients with chronic hepatitis treated with lamivudine
    Mariko Kobayashi
    Research Institute for Hepatology, Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
    J Med Virol 79:1472-7. 2007
    ..These results indicate that loss of HBsAg occurs in a minority (3.5%) of patients with chronic hepatitis B who receive lamivudine therapy and more frequently in those with lower HBsAg titers and older ages at the start of treatment...
  6. ncbi request reprint Precore wild-type hepatitis B virus with G1896 in the resolution of persistent hepatitis B virus infection
    Mariko Kobayashi
    Research Institute for Hepatology, Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
    Intervirology 46:157-63. 2003
    ..Factors influencing the resolution of persistent hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection were sought for...
  7. ncbi request reprint Response to long-term lamivudine treatment in patients infected with hepatitis B virus genotypes A, B, and C
    Mariko Kobayashi
    Research Institute for Hepatology, Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
    J Med Virol 78:1276-83. 2006
    ..36], P = 0.03); it was influenced by genotypes only in patients with HBeAg. In conclusion, HBV genotypes help in predicting response to long-term lamivudine treatment and development of YMDD mutants in patients with chronic hepatitis B...
  8. ncbi request reprint Continued lamivudine therapy in patients with chronic hepatitis B
    Hiromitsu Kumada
    Department of Gastroenterology, Toranomon Hospital, 2 2 2, Minato ku, Tokyo 105 8470, Japan
    Intervirology 46:377-87. 2003
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint Wild-type precore and core promoter sequences in patients with acute self-limited or chronic hepatitis B
    M Kobayashi
    Research Institute for Hepatology, Dept of Gastroenterology, Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
    Scand J Gastroenterol 39:53-9. 2004
    ..Mutations in the precore region and core promoter were compared between patients with acute and chronic hepatitis B...
  10. ncbi request reprint Virological differences between patients infected with subtypes Ba and Bj of hepatitis B virus genotype B
    Mariko Kobayashi
    Research Institute for Hepatology, Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 20:570-6. 2005
    ..Virological and clinical differences between infections with subtypes Ba and Bj, however, are yet to be determined...
  11. ncbi request reprint Persistence of acute infection with hepatitis B virus genotype A and treatment in Japan
    Yoshiyuki Suzuki
    Department of Gastroenterology, Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
    J Med Virol 76:33-9. 2005
    ..Infection was cleared in only one of the six (17%) patients who received antiviral therapy...
  12. doi request reprint Influence of amino-acid polymorphism in the core protein on progression of liver disease in patients infected with hepatitis C virus genotype 1b
    Mariko Kobayashi
    Research Institute for Hepatology, Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
    J Med Virol 82:41-8. 2010
    ....
  13. doi request reprint Development of hepatocellular carcinoma in elderly patients with chronic hepatitis C with or without elevated aspartate and alanine aminotransferase levels
    Mariko Kobayashi
    Research Institute for Hepatology, Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
    Scand J Gastroenterol 44:975-83. 2009
    ..The purpose of the study was to define the natural history of elderly patients with chronic hepatitis C needs in order to prevent HCC from arising in these patients...
  14. doi request reprint Change of hepatitis B virus genotypes in acute and chronic infections in Japan
    Mariko Kobayashi
    Research Institute for Hepatology, Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
    J Med Virol 80:1880-4. 2008
    ..Based on genotypes/subgenotypes changing with time, the resurgence of hepatitis B could be attributed to infections, with foreign HBV genotypes/subgenotypes, spreading swiftly by sexual contact...
  15. ncbi request reprint Viral genotypes and response to interferon in patients with acute prolonged hepatitis B virus infection of adulthood in Japan
    Mariko Kobayashi
    Research Institute for Hepatology, Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
    J Med Virol 68:522-8. 2002
    ....
  16. doi request reprint Substitution of amino acid 70 in the hepatitis C virus core region of genotype 1b is an important predictor of elevated alpha-fetoprotein in patients without hepatocellular carcinoma
    Norio Akuta
    Department of Hepatology, Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
    J Med Virol 80:1354-62. 2008
    ..The results highlight the importance of eradication of mutant type virus of aa 70 for reducing the risk of hepatocarcinogenesis...
  17. ncbi request reprint Interferon-induced prolonged biochemical response reduces hepatocarcinogenesis in hepatitis C virus infection
    Yasuji Arase
    Department of Hepatology, Toranomon Hospital, Toranomon, Minato ku, Tokyo, Japan
    J Med Virol 79:1485-90. 2007
    ..026). The relative risk of HCC development in patients with BR was 0.36 compared with patients without BR. The attainment of BR during IFN therapy is effective in reducing hepatocarcinogenesis for patients with chronic HCV infection...
  18. ncbi request reprint A long-term glycyrrhizin injection therapy reduces hepatocellular carcinogenesis rate in patients with interferon-resistant active chronic hepatitis C: a cohort study of 1249 patients
    Kenji Ikeda
    Department of Gastroenterology, Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
    Dig Dis Sci 51:603-9. 2006
    ....
  19. ncbi request reprint Combination therapy of peginterferon and ribavirin for chronic hepatitis C patients with genotype 1b and low-virus load
    Yasuji Arase
    Department of Hepatology, Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo
    Intern Med 48:253-8. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of combination therapy of peginterferon and ribavirin in patients infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 1b and low virus load...
  20. ncbi request reprint Prediction of response to pegylated interferon and ribavirin in hepatitis C by polymorphisms in the viral core protein and very early dynamics of viremia
    Norio Akuta
    Department of Hepatology, Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
    Intervirology 50:361-8. 2007
    ..To evaluate power of amino acid polymorphisms in core protein of hepatitis C virus (HCV) for predicting sustained virological response (SVR) to pegylated interferon (Peg-IFN)/ribavirin, when they were combined with virological response...
  21. doi request reprint Sustained virological response reduces incidence of onset of type 2 diabetes in chronic hepatitis C
    Yasuji Arase
    Department of Hepatology, Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
    Hepatology 49:739-44. 2009
    ..73; 95% CI 1.77-4.20; P < 0.001), the patient had pre-diabetes (hazard ratio 2.19; 95% CI 1.43-3.37; P < 0.001), and age was >or=50 years (hazard ratio 2.10; 95% CI 1.38-3.18; P < 0.001)...
  22. ncbi request reprint Association of amino acid substitution pattern in core protein of hepatitis C virus genotype 1b high viral load and non-virological response to interferon-ribavirin combination therapy
    Norio Akuta
    Department of Gastroenterology, Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
    Intervirology 48:372-80. 2005
    ..Non-virological responders (NVRs, namely ultimate resistant cases) who do not achieve HCV-RNA negativity during treatment are also encountered. We investigated the pretreatment virological features of NVRs...
  23. doi request reprint A matched case-controlled study of 48 and 72 weeks of peginterferon plus ribavirin combination therapy in patients infected with HCV genotype 1b in Japan: amino acid substitutions in HCV core region as predictor of sustained virological response
    Norio Akuta
    Department of Hepatology, Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
    J Med Virol 81:452-8. 2009
    ..Substitution of aa 70 and 91 is also a useful pretreatment predictor of response to 72-week PEG-IFN/RBV...
  24. ncbi request reprint Predictive factors of early and sustained responses to peginterferon plus ribavirin combination therapy in Japanese patients infected with hepatitis C virus genotype 1b: amino acid substitutions in the core region and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol l
    Norio Akuta
    Department of Hepatology, Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
    J Hepatol 46:403-10. 2007
    ..Here, we determined the predictive factors of sustained virological response (SVR) and early virologic response (EVR) to this treatment...
  25. ncbi request reprint Lamivudine monotherapy for spontaneous severe acute exacerbation of chronic hepatitis B
    Akihito Tsubota
    Department of Gastroenterology, Toranomon Hospital, Minato, Tokyo, Japan
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 20:426-32. 2005
    ..The purpose of the present paper was to identify factors that could influence the rapid progression of liver disease to hepatic failure, and assess the effects of lamivudine on serious disease...
  26. ncbi request reprint Clinical and virological features of non-breakthrough and severe exacerbation due to lamivudine-resistant hepatitis B virus mutants
    Fumitaka Suzuki
    Department of Gastroenterology, Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
    J Med Virol 78:341-52. 2006
    ..More substitutions in the rt region and the other proteins may be related to the emergence of severe hepatitis caused by lamivudine-resistant virus...
  27. doi request reprint Efficacy of switching to entecavir monotherapy in Japanese lamivudine-pretreated patients
    Fumitaka Suzuki
    Department of Hepatology, Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 25:892-8. 2010
    ..To assess the efficacy of switching Japanese chronic hepatitis B patients from lamivudine monotherapy to entecavir 0.5 mg/day...
  28. doi request reprint Efficacy of low-dose intermittent interferon-alpha monotherapy in patients infected with hepatitis C virus genotype 1b who were predicted or failed to respond to pegylated interferon plus ribavirin combination therapy
    Norio Akuta
    Department of Hepatology, Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
    J Med Virol 80:1363-9. 2008
    ....
  29. doi request reprint HBcrAg is a predictor of post-treatment recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma during antiviral therapy
    Tetsuya Hosaka
    Department of Hepatology, Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
    Liver Int 30:1461-70. 2010
    ....
  30. doi request reprint Necessities of interferon therapy in elderly patients with chronic hepatitis C
    Kenji Ikeda
    Department of Hepatology, Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
    Am J Med 122:479-86. 2009
    ..The significance of antiviral therapy for elderly patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection has not been elucidated...
  31. doi request reprint Clinicopathological features, background liver disease, and survival analysis of HCV-positive patients with hepatocellular carcinoma: differences between young and elderly patients
    Hiromi Saneto
    Department of Hepatology, Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
    J Gastroenterol 43:975-81. 2008
    ..The aim of this retrospective study was to determine the incidence and characteristics of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in hepatitis C virus (HCV) antibody-positive elderly patients with chronic hepatitis without cirrhosis...
  32. ncbi request reprint Long-term outcome after interferon therapy in elderly patients with chronic hepatitis C
    Yasuji Arase
    Department of Gastroenterology, and Hepatic Research Unit, Toranomon Hospital, Toranomon, Tokyo, Japan
    Intervirology 50:16-23. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to elucidate the long-term outcome after interferon (IFN) therapy in chronic hepatitis C elderly patients...
  33. doi request reprint Virological response and hepatocarcinogenesis in lamivudine-resistant hepatitis B virus genotype C patients treated with lamivudine plus adefovir dipivoxil
    Norio Akuta
    Department of Hepatology, Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
    Intervirology 51:385-93. 2008
    ..The long-term efficacy of adefovir dipivoxil in combination with lamivudine to chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is still unclear...
  34. ncbi request reprint High-dose interferon alpha-2b induction therapy in combination with ribavirin for Japanese patients infected with hepatitis C virus genotype 1b with a high baseline viral load
    Akihito Tsubota
    Department of Gastroenterology, Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
    J Gastroenterol 39:155-61. 2004
    ....
  35. doi request reprint Amino acid substitution in HCV core region and genetic variation near the IL28B gene affect viral dynamics during telaprevir, peginterferon and ribavirin treatment
    Norio Akuta
    Department of Hepatology, Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
    Intervirology 55:417-25. 2012
    ....
  36. doi request reprint Amino acid substitution in hepatitis C virus core region and genetic variation near the interleukin 28B gene predict viral response to telaprevir with peginterferon and ribavirin
    Norio Akuta
    Department of Hepatology, Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
    Hepatology 52:421-9. 2010
    ....
  37. doi request reprint Efficacy of entecavir treatment for lamivudine-resistant hepatitis B over 3 years: histological improvement or entecavir resistance?
    Yoshiyuki Suzuki
    Department of Hepatology, Toranomon Hospital, Takatsu ku, Kawasaki City, Japan
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 24:429-35. 2009
    ..However, hepatitis B virus (HBV) mutants resistant to lamivudine emerge frequently accompanied by breakthrough hepatitis...
  38. doi request reprint Amino acid substitutions in the hepatitis C virus core region of genotype 1b affect very early viral dynamics during treatment with telaprevir, peginterferon, and ribavirin
    Norio Akuta
    Department of Hepatology, Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
    J Med Virol 82:575-82. 2010
    ....
  39. ncbi request reprint Interferon lowers tumor recurrence rate after surgical resection or ablation of hepatocellular carcinoma: a pilot study of patients with hepatitis B virus-related cirrhosis
    Takashi Someya
    Department of Hepatology, Toranomon Hospital, 2 2 2 Toranomon, Minato ku, Tokyo 105 8470, Japan
    J Gastroenterol 41:1206-13. 2006
    ..Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) caused by hepatitis B virus (HBV) often recurs after surgical or medical treatment...
  40. ncbi request reprint Comparison of interferon and lamivudine treatment in Japanese patients with HBeAg positive chronic hepatitis B
    Yasuji Arase
    Department of Hepatology, Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
    J Med Virol 79:1286-92. 2007
    ..002). Our results suggest that (1) IFN and LMV are the similar effect on response, (2) IFN therapy is more effective for younger patients...
  41. ncbi request reprint Serum KL-6 level is elevated in chronic hepatitis C patients with combination therapy of pegylated interferon and ribavirin
    Yasuji Arase
    Department of Hepatology, Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo
    Intern Med 46:1155-60. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate whether or not combination therapy of pegylated interferon (IFN) and ribavirin for chronic hepatitis (CH) C patients enhances the serum level of KL-6, a sensitive marker for interstitial pneumonia...
  42. ncbi request reprint Predictive factors of virological non-response to interferon-ribavirin combination therapy for patients infected with hepatitis C virus of genotype 1b and high viral load
    Norio Akuta
    Department of Gastroenterology, Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
    J Med Virol 78:83-90. 2006
    ....
  43. doi request reprint An open pilot study exploring the efficacy of fluvastatin, pegylated interferon and ribavirin in patients with hepatitis C virus genotype 1b in high viral loads
    Hitomi Sezaki
    Department of Hepatology, Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
    Intervirology 52:43-8. 2009
    ..Response to pegylated (PEG) interferon (IFN) and ribavirin is achieved only in 40-50% of patients infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) of genotype 1 in high viral loads, which needs to be improved...
  44. ncbi request reprint Anticarcinogenic impact of interferon on patients with chronic hepatitis C: a large-scale long-term study in a single center
    Kenji Ikeda
    Department of Gastroenterology, Toranomon Hospital, Toranomon 2 2 2, Minato ku, Tokyo 105 8470, Japan
    Intervirology 49:82-90. 2006
    ..The anticarcinogenic capacity of interferon (IFN) was assessed in a cohort of Japanese patients with chronic hepatitis C en masse...
  45. ncbi request reprint Amino acid substitutions in the hepatitis C virus core region are the important predictor of hepatocarcinogenesis
    Norio Akuta
    Department of Hepatology, Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
    Hepatology 46:1357-64. 2007
    ..In multicourse IFN therapy to nondouble wild-type, we emphasize the importance of reducing the risk of hepatocarcinogenesis by mean ALT during an IFN-free period below 1.5 times the upper limit of normal...
  46. doi request reprint Efficacy in patients with dose reduction in combination therapy of peginterferon and ribavirin for chronic hepatitis C
    Yasuji Arase
    Department of Hepatology, Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
    Intervirology 51:1-6. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to elucidate efficacy after dose reduction in combination therapy of peginterferon and ribavirin for chronic hepatitis C...
  47. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with the virological response of lamivudine-resistant hepatitis B virus during combination therapy with adefovir dipivoxil plus lamivudine
    Tetsuya Hosaka
    Department of Gastroenterology, Toranomon Hospital, 2 2 2 Toranomon, Tokyo 105 8470, Japan
    J Gastroenterol 42:368-74. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the factors associated with the response of lamivudine-resistant hepatitis B virus (HBV) during combination therapy with adefovir dipivoxil plus lamivudine...
  48. ncbi request reprint Long-term follow-up of interferon monotherapy in 454 consecutive naive patients infected with hepatitis C virus: multi-course interferon therapy may reduce the risk of hepatocellular carcinoma and increase survival
    Norio Akuta
    Department of Gastroenterology, Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
    Scand J Gastroenterol 40:688-96. 2005
    ..The long-term effects of multi-course interferon (IFN) monotherapy in patients infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) are still unclear...
  49. doi request reprint Diabetes enhances hepatocarcinogenesis in noncirrhotic, interferon-treated hepatitis C patients
    Yusuke Kawamura
    Department of Hepatology, Toranomon Hospital, Minato ku, Tokyo, Japan
    Am J Med 123:951-956.e1. 2010
    ..This retrospective cohort study assessed the impact of diabetes mellitus on hepatocarcinogenesis and determined the predictors of hepatocarcinogenesis in noncirrhotic, interferon-treated patients with hepatitis C virus infection...
  50. ncbi request reprint Interferon monotherapy for patients with chronic hepatitis C and normal serum aminotransferase levels at commencement of treatment
    Satoshi Mamori
    Department of Gastroenterology, Toranomon Hospital, 2 2 2 Toranomon, Minato ku, 105 8470 Tokyo, Japan
    J Gastroenterol 39:776-82. 2004
    ....
  51. ncbi request reprint Recurrence rate and prognosis of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma that developed after elimination of hepatitis C virus RNA by interferon therapy. A closed cohort study including matched control patients
    Kenji Ikeda
    Department of Gastroenterology, Toranomon Hospital, and Okinaka Memorial Institute for Medical Research, Tokyo, Japan
    Oncology 65:204-10. 2003
    ..Although hepatocellular carcinoma does develop after sustained response to interferon (IFN) in patients with chronic hepatitis C, details on the clinical prognosis have not been elucidated yet...
  52. doi request reprint Low risk of adefovir resistance in lamivudine-resistant chronic hepatitis B patients treated with adefovir plus lamivudine combination therapy: two-year follow-up
    Hiromi Yatsuji
    Department of Hepatology, Toranomon Hospital, 2 2 2 Toranomon, Minato ku, Tokyo 105 8470, Japan
    J Hepatol 48:923-31. 2008
    ..We studied the long-term efficacy (median follow-up of 28 months) of adefovir (ADV) in combination with lamivudine (LAM) in 132 LAM-resistant Japanese patients with chronic genotype C-dominant hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection...
  53. doi request reprint Association of HLA-DR14 with the treatment response in Japanese patients with autoimmune hepatitis
    Yoshiyuki Suzuki
    Department of Hepatology, Toranomon Hospital, Takatsu ku, Kawasaki City, Japan
    Dig Dis Sci 55:2070-6. 2010
    ..Influence of human lymphocyte antigen (HLA) on the therapeutic response in autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) is not known...
  54. doi request reprint Amino acid substitutions in the hepatitis C Virus core region and lipid metabolism are associated with hepatocarcinogenesis in nonresponders to interferon plus ribavirin combination therapy
    Yuya Seko
    Department of Hepatology, Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo 105 0001, Japan
    Intervirology 56:13-21. 2013
    ....
  55. doi request reprint Amino acid substitutions in hepatitis C virus core region predict hepatocarcinogenesis following eradication of HCV RNA by antiviral therapy
    Norio Akuta
    Department of Hepatology, Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
    J Med Virol 83:1016-22. 2011
    ..This study emphasizes the importance of detection of aa substitutions in the core region before antiviral therapy...
  56. ncbi request reprint Hepatocarcinogenesis following HCV RNA eradication by interferon in chronic hepatitis patients
    Miharu Hirakawa
    Department of Hepatology, Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo
    Intern Med 47:1637-43. 2008
    ..The aim of the present study was to determine the rate of hepatocarcinogenesis and the risk factor in sustained virological responders...
  57. ncbi request reprint The efficacy of short-term interferon-beta therapy for chronic hepatitis C patients with low virus load
    Yusuke Kawamura
    Department of Hepatology, Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo
    Intern Med 47:355-60. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to elucidate the efficacy of short-term interferon (IFN) therapy for chronic hepatitis C patients with low virus load...
  58. ncbi request reprint Favorable efficacy of long-term lamivudine therapy in patients with chronic hepatitis B: an 8-year follow-up study
    Norio Akuta
    Department of Gastroenterology, Toranomon Hospital, 2 2 2 Toranomon, Minato ku, Tokyo 105 0001, Japan
    J Med Virol 75:491-8. 2005
    ..None developed cirrhosis or hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) during follow-up. Our results suggest that long-term lamivudine therapy improves long-term prognosis, especially when additional treatment for breakthrough hepatitis is used...
  59. ncbi request reprint The influence of hepatitis B virus genotype on the development of lamivudine resistance during long-term treatment
    Norio Akuta
    Department of Gastroenterology, Toranomon Hospital, 2 2 2 Toranomon, Minato ku, Tokyo 105 0001, Japan
    J Hepatol 38:315-21. 2003
    ..Genotype-dependent development of lamivudine resistance in hepatitis B virus (HBV) has not been reported...
  60. ncbi request reprint Long-term prognosis by lamivudine monotherapy for severe acute exacerbation in chronic hepatitis B infection: emergence of YMDD motif mutant and risk of breakthrough hepatitis -- an open-cohort study
    Norio Akuta
    Department of Gastroenterology, Toranomon Hospital, 2 2 2 Toranomon, Minato ku, Tokyo 105 0001, Japan
    J Hepatol 38:91-7. 2003
    ..Comparison of long-term prognosis in patients with chronic hepatitis B treated with lamivudine, with or without severe acute exacerbation (SAE)...
  61. ncbi request reprint Virological outcomes in patients infected chronically with hepatitis B virus genotype A in comparison with genotypes B and C
    Mariko Kobayashi
    Research Institute for Hepatology, Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
    J Med Virol 78:60-7. 2006
    ..In conclusion, patients persistently infected with HBV genotype A fare better than those with genotype B or C. However, high levels of HBV DNA continue in those in whom HBeAg persists along with fibrosis in the liver...
  62. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of lamivudine therapy and factors associated with emergence of resistance in chronic hepatitis B virus infection in Japan
    Fumitaka Suzuki
    Department of Gastroenterology, Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
    Intervirology 46:182-9. 2003
    ..However, the patient cohorts in such studies are relatively small...
  63. doi request reprint Association of amino acid substitution pattern in core protein of hepatitis C virus genotype 2a high viral load and virological response to interferon-ribavirin combination therapy
    Norio Akuta
    Department of Hepatology, Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo 105 0001, Japan
    Intervirology 52:301-9. 2009
    ....
  64. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of interferon monotherapy in young adult patients with chronic hepatitis C virus infection
    Kiminori Uka
    Department of Gastroenterology, Toranomon Hospital, Minato ku, Tokyo, Japan
    J Gastroenterol 41:470-5. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to analyze the response to interferon (IFN) monotherapy in young HCV patients...
  65. ncbi request reprint Virological and biochemical relapse after discontinuation of lamivudine monotherapy for chronic hepatitis B in Japan: comparison with breakthrough hepatitis during long-term treatment
    Norio Akuta
    Department of Gastroenterology, Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
    Intervirology 48:174-82. 2005
    ..Comparison of virological and biochemical relapse in patients with chronic hepatitis B, based on continuation or discontinuation of lamivudine monotherapy...
  66. ncbi request reprint Early viral kinetics and treatment outcome in combination of high-dose interferon induction vs. pegylated interferon plus ribavirin for naive patients infected with hepatitis C virus of genotype 1b and high viral load
    Akihito Tsubota
    Department of Gastroenterology, Toranomon Hospital, Minato ku, Tokyo, Japan
    J Med Virol 75:27-34. 2005
    ..919. The results suggest that early monitoring of viral kinetics is a useful measure to predict virological response, and might facilitate development of rational and effective therapeutic strategies...
  67. doi request reprint Extending combination therapy with peginterferon plus ribavirin for genotype 2 chronic hepatitis C virological responders: a pilot study of 7 cases
    Norio Akuta
    Department of Hepatology, Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo, Japan akuta gi umin ac jp
    Intervirology 53:188-92. 2010
    ..In treatment-resistant patients with genotype 2 chronic hepatitis C the suitable treatment duration is still unclear. The aims were to investigate extending combination therapy with peginterferon plus ribavirin for genotype 2...
  68. ncbi request reprint Suitable treatment period in patients with virological response during combination therapy of peginterferon and ribavirin for chronic hepatitis C
    Yasuji Arase
    Department of Hepatology, Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo
    Intern Med 47:1301-7. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the suitable treatment period in patients who achieve virological response during combination therapy of peginterferon and ribavirin for chronic hepatitis C virus infection...
  69. ncbi request reprint Hepatocyte steatosis is an important predictor of response to interferon (IFN) monotherapy in Japanese patients infected with HCV genotype 2a: Virological features of IFN-resistant cases with hepatocyte steatosis
    Norio Akuta
    Department of Gastroenterology, Toranomon Hospital, 2 2 2 Toranomon, Minato ku, Tokyo 105 0001, Japan
    J Med Virol 75:550-8. 2005
    ..Further large-scale studies are warranted to examine the role of amino acid substitutions on IFN resistance specific for steatosis...
  70. ncbi request reprint Side effects of combination therapy of peginterferon and ribavirin for chronic hepatitis-C
    Yasuji Arase
    Department of Hepatology, Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo
    Intern Med 46:1827-32. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to elucidate the side effects after combination therapy of peginterferon and ribavirin for Japanese patients with chronic hepatitis C...
  71. doi request reprint Efficacy and safety of entecavir in lamivudine-refractory patients with chronic hepatitis B: randomized controlled trial in Japanese patients
    Fumitaka Suzuki
    Department of Hepatology, Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 23:1320-6. 2008
    ..We conducted a randomized, double-blind, multicenter study in Japan (ETV-052) evaluating the efficacy and safety of two doses of entecavir in adult patients with lamivudine-refractory chronic hepatitis B infection...
  72. ncbi request reprint A nucleotide sequence variation detection system for the core region of hepatitis C virus-1b
    Katsura Okamoto
    SRL Inc, Tokyo, Japan
    J Virol Methods 141:1-6. 2007
    ..The results suggest that the system described in this paper provides an effective, simple and low-cost approach to detection of nucleotide sequence variation in the core region of HCV-1b...
  73. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of 6-month interferon therapy in chronic hepatitis B virus infection in Japan
    Fumitaka Suzuki
    Department of Gastroenterology, Toranomon Hospital, 2 2 2 Toranomon, Minato ku, 105 8470, Tokyo, Japan
    J Gastroenterol 39:969-74. 2004
    ..In Japan, there are few studies of long-term (more than 1 month) interferon (IFN) therapy for chronic hepatitis B (CHB). In this retrospective study, we investigated the efficacy and predictors of response to 6-month IFN therapy...
  74. doi request reprint Inhibitory effect of branched-chain amino acid granules on progression of compensated liver cirrhosis due to hepatitis C virus
    Masahiro Kobayashi
    Department of Gastroenterology, Toranomon Hospital, 2 2 2 Toranomon, Minato ku, Tokyo, 105 8470, Japan
    J Gastroenterol 43:63-70. 2008
    ..A phase II randomized controlled trial was conducted in patients with compensated liver cirrhosis to investigate the inhibitory effect of branched-chain amino acid (BCAA) granules for oral use (TK-98) on disease progression...
  75. ncbi request reprint Viral dynamics and pharmacokinetics in combined interferon alfa-2b and ribavirin therapy for patients infected with hepatitis C virus of genotype 1b and high pretreatment viral load
    Akihito Tsubota
    Department of Gastroenterology, Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
    Intervirology 45:33-42. 2002
    ....
  76. ncbi request reprint Interferon-alpha for reinfection with hepatitis C virus in two patients with chronic hepatitis C who had responded to previous therapies
    Norio Akuta
    Division of Gastroenterology, Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
    Dig Dis Sci 48:1654-7. 2003
  77. ncbi request reprint Mutations of polymerase, precore and core promoter gene in hepatitis B virus during 5-year lamivudine therapy
    Fumitaka Suzuki
    Department of Gastroenterology, Toranomon Hospital, 2 2 2 Toranomon, Minato ku, Tokyo 105 8470, Japan
    J Hepatol 37:824-30. 2002
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the changes in these regions in patients with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection treated with lamivudine for 5 years...
  78. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of interferon monotherapy to 394 consecutive naive cases infected with hepatitis C virus genotype 2a in Japan: therapy efficacy as consequence of tripartite interaction of viral, host and interferon treatment-related factors
    Norio Akuta
    Division of Gastroenterology, Toranomon Hospital, 2 2 2 Toranomon, Minato ku, Tokyo 105 0001, Japan
    J Hepatol 37:831-6. 2002
    ..The mechanism of variable response to interferon (IFN) monotherapy in patients infected with HCV genotype 2a is still unclear. Here we investigated the response in a large group of patients infected with genotype 2a...
  79. ncbi request reprint Natural history of compensated cirrhosis in the Child-Pugh class A compared between 490 patients with hepatitis C and 167 with B virus infections
    Masahiro Kobayashi
    Department of Hepatology, Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
    J Med Virol 78:459-65. 2006
    ....
  80. doi request reprint Poor response to pegylated interferon and ribavirin in older women infected with hepatitis C virus of genotype 1b in high viral loads
    Hitomi Sezaki
    Department of Hepatology, Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
    Dig Dis Sci 54:1317-24. 2009
    ..Response to treatment in patients with chronic hepatitis C, with reference to age and gender, has not been examined fully...
  81. ncbi request reprint Hepatitis B virus-related hepatocellular carcinogenesis and its prevention
    Kenji Ikeda
    Department of Gastroenterology, Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo, and Okinaka Memorial Institute for Medical Research, Tokyo, Japan
    Intervirology 48:29-38. 2005
    ..026). A significant decrease or loss of serum HBV-DNA stops HCC development, and its sequential analysis could be very useful both in the prediction and early detection of small HCC...
  82. ncbi request reprint Effect of acute self-limited hepatitis C virus (HCV) superinfection on hepatitis B virus (HBV)-related cirrhosis. Virological features of HBV-HCV dual infection
    Norio Akuta
    Department of Gastroenterology, Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
    Dig Dis Sci 49:281-8. 2004
    ..Our results suggest that the impact of acute HCV infection on chronic HBV infection varies according to HBV virological state...
  83. ncbi request reprint Long-term outcome of HBV carriers with negative HBe antigen and normal aminotransferase
    Kenji Ikeda
    Department of Hepatology, Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
    Am J Med 119:977-85. 2006
    ..To elucidate the incidence of hepatitis activation and hepatocellular carcinogenesis in patients with negative HBe antigen and normal aminotransferase, long-term observation was performed in a retrospective cohort...
  84. ncbi request reprint [Corticosteroid withdrawal therapy in patients with chronic hepatitis B virus infection]
    Norio Akuta
    Department of Gastroenterology, Toranomon Hospital
    Nihon Rinsho 62:345-8. 2004
  85. doi request reprint Amino acid substitutions in the hepatitis C virus core region of genotype 1b are the important predictor of severe insulin resistance in patients without cirrhosis and diabetes mellitus
    Norio Akuta
    Department of Hepatology, Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
    J Med Virol 81:1032-9. 2009
    ....
  86. ncbi request reprint Interferon for treatment of breakthrough infection with hepatitis B virus mutants developing during long-term lamivudine therapy
    Fumitaka Suzuki
    Research Institute for Department of Gastroenterology, Toranomon Hospital, 2 2 2 Toranomon, Minato ku, Tokyo 105 8470, Japan
    J Gastroenterol 37:922-7. 2002
    ..We aimed to treat patients with chronic hepatitis B on long-term treatment with lamivudine who developed lamivudine-resistant hepatitis B virus (HBV) mutants along with clinical relapses...
  87. ncbi request reprint Virological and biochemical relapse according to YMDD motif mutant type during long-term lamivudine monotherapy
    Norio Akuta
    Department of Gastroenterology and Liver Research Laboratory, Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
    J Med Virol 71:504-10. 2003
    ..Large-scale studies of each mutant type should be conducted in the future to confirm these findings...
  88. ncbi request reprint Type C-chronic hepatitis patients who had autoimmune phenomenon and developed jaundice during interferon therapy
    Hitomi Sezaki
    Department of Gastroenterology, Toranomon Hospital, 2 2 2 Toranomon, Minato ku, Tokyo 105 8470, Japan
    J Gastroenterol 38:493-500. 2003
    ..if IFN is expected to be efficacious on the basis of genotype of HCV-RNA level; even if there is acute exacerbation of type-C chronic hepatitis, IFN should be re-administered in the HCV-RNA level has dropped subsequently...
  89. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of lamivudine therapy in elderly patients with chronic hepatitis B infection
    Tomokazu Kawaoka
    Department of Hepatology, Toranomon Hospital, 2 2 2 Toranomon, Tokyo 105 8470, Japan
    J Gastroenterol 42:395-401. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of lamivudine therapy in elderly patients with chronic HBV infection...
  90. ncbi request reprint HBe antigen loss during lamivudine therapy is not caused by mutations in precore and core promoter genes in patients with chronic hepatitis B
    Fumitaka Suzuki
    Department of Gastroenterology, Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
    J Med Virol 70:355-60. 2003
    ..Our data suggested that during lamivudine therapy, core promoter and precore mutations do not influence HBeAg loss or seroconversion but may reduce the viral level upon HBeAg loss or seroconversion...
  91. ncbi request reprint Association of amino acid substitution pattern in nonstructural protein 5A of hepatitis C virus genotype2a low viral load and response to interferon monotherapy
    Norio Akuta
    Department of Gastroenterology, Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
    J Med Virol 69:376-83. 2003
    ..Our results suggest that substitution patterns in NS5A in patients with low titer of HCV genotype 2a may affect their response to IFN, but the response to therapy may be affected by mechanisms other than substitutions in this region...
  92. doi request reprint Virological and biochemical features in elderly HCV patients with hepatocellular carcinoma: amino acid substitutions in HCV core region as predictor of mortality after first treatment
    Suguru Ogura
    Department of Hepatology, Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
    Intervirology 52:179-88. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of core aa substitutions on mortality in elderly patients...
  93. ncbi request reprint Influence of hepatitis C virus subtype on hepatocellular carcinogenesis: a multivariate analysis of a retrospective cohort of 593 patients with cirrhosis
    Kenji Ikeda
    Department of Gastroenterology, Toranomon Hospital, and the Memorial Institute for Medical Research, Tokyo, Japan
    Intervirology 45:71-8. 2002
    ..The influence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) subtypes on hepatocellular carcinogenesis was prospectively investigated...
  94. ncbi request reprint Clinical characteristics of patients infected with hepatitis B virus genotypes A, B, and C
    Mariko Kobayashi
    Research Institute for Hepatology, Toranomon Hospital, Kawasaki, Japan
    J Gastroenterol 37:35-9. 2002
    ....
  95. ncbi request reprint Long-term treatment of chronic hepatitis C with glycyrrhizin [stronger neo-minophagen C (SNMC)] for preventing liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma
    Hiromitsu Kumada
    Department of Gastroenterology, Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
    Oncology 62:94-100. 2002
    ..SNMC is particularly helpful in the patients with chronic hepatitis C who fail to respond to interferon and in those who cannot be treated with it for various reasons...
  96. ncbi request reprint Significance of hepatitis B virus DNA clearance and early prediction of hepatocellular carcinogenesis in patients with cirrhosis undergoing interferon therapy: long-term follow up of a pilot study
    Kenji Ikeda
    Department of Gastroenterology, Toranomon Hospital and Okinaka Memorial Institute for Medical Research, Tokyo, Japan
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 20:95-102. 2005
    ..Because the anti-carcinogenic effect and mechanism of interferon (IFN) in patients with hepatitis B virus (HBV)-related cirrhosis have not been elucidated, quantitative analysis of HBV-DNA concentration was carried out sequentially...
  97. ncbi request reprint Prolonged hepatitis after acute infection with genotype H hepatitis B virus
    Norio Chihara
    Department of Hepatology, Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo
    Intern Med 46:1847-51. 2007
    ..Genotype H, the newest type of hepatitis B, could be the type which shows a poor response to lamivudine. The present paper is the first report, describing the clinical course of acute hepatitis B with genotype H from onset to remission...
  98. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of interferon therapy in elderly patients with chronic hepatitis C
    Rikako Koyama
    Department of Gastroenterology, and Hepatic Research Unit, Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
    Intervirology 49:121-6. 2006
    ..We assessed the efficacy and safety of interferon (IFN) monotherapy in 84 elderly patients aged > or =65 years with chronic hepatitis C in a retrospective cohort study...
  99. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of prolonged interferon therapy for patients with chronic hepatitis C with HCV-genotype 1b and high virus load
    Yasuji Arase
    Department of Gastroenterology, Toranomon Hospital, 2 2 2 Toranomon, Minato ku, Tokyo 105 8470, Japan
    J Gastroenterol 38:158-63. 2003
    ..We therefore assessed the efficacy of prolonged IFN therapy in patients with HCV-genotype 1b and a high virus load...
  100. ncbi request reprint Long-term follow-up of HBeAg-positive young adult Japanese patients treated with corticosteroid withdrawal therapy for chronic hepatitis B
    Hitomi Sezaki
    Department of Gastroenterology, Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
    Intervirology 49:339-45. 2006
    ..To evaluate the long-term effects of corticosteroid withdrawal therapy (CSWT) in young adult Japanese patients with chronic hepatitis B (CH-B) virus infection...
  101. ncbi request reprint Histological improvements after a three-year lamivudine therapy in patients with chronic hepatitis B in whom YMDD mutants did not or did develop
    Yoshiyuki Suzuki
    Department of Gastroenterology, Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
    Intervirology 46:164-70. 2003
    ..The long-term effects of lamivudine and the influence of YMDD mutants on the histology of chronic hepatitis B are not known...