Hitoshi Maruyama

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Affiliation: University of Tokyo
Country: Japan

Publications

  1. pmc Linoleate appears to protect against palmitate-induced inflammation in Huh7 cells
    Hitoshi Maruyama
    Department of Gastroenterology, Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, 1 8 1, Inohana, Chuou ku 260 8670, Chiba, Japan
    Lipids Health Dis 13:78. 2014
  2. pmc Pathophysiology of portal hypertension and esophageal varices
    Hitoshi Maruyama
    Department of Medicine and Clinical Oncology, Chiba University, Graduate School of Medicine, 1 8 1, Inohana, Chuo Ku, Chiba 260 8670, Japan
    Int J Hepatol 2012:895787. 2012
  3. pmc Demonstration of intrahepatic accumulated microbubble on ultrasound represents the grade of hepatic fibrosis
    Hiroyuki Ishibashi
    Department of Medicine and Clinical Oncology, Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, 1 8 1, Inohana, Chuou ku, Chiba 260 8670, Japan
    Eur Radiol 22:1083-90. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Sonographic and clinical features of collateral vessels at the splenic hilum in cirrhosis
    H Maruyama
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, Chuou ku, Chiba, Japan Electronic address
    Clin Radiol 69:e140-5. 2014
  5. ncbi request reprint Pretreatment microbubble-induced enhancement in hepatocellular carcinoma predicts intrahepatic distant recurrence after radiofrequency ablation
    Hitoshi Maruyama
    Department of Medicine and Clinical Oncology, Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, 1 8 1 Inohana, Chuo Ku, Chiba 260 8670, Japan
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 200:570-7. 2013
  6. ncbi request reprint Effects of inferior mesenteric vein flow in patients with cirrhosis
    Hitoshi Maruyama
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, Inohana, Chuou ku, Chiba, Japan Electronic address
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 11:1648-54. 2013
  7. doi request reprint The application of transabdominal 3D ultrasound for the diagnosis of gastric varices: a preliminary study
    Hitoshi Maruyama
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, 1 8 1, Inohana, Chuou ku, Chiba 260 8670, Japan
    Eur J Radiol 82:e400-4. 2013
  8. ncbi request reprint Contrast-enhanced ultrasound for non-tumor liver diseases
    H Maruyama
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba, Japan
    JNMA J Nepal Med Assoc 52:43-8. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Heterogeneity of microbubble accumulation: a novel approach to discriminate between well-differentiated hepatocellular carcinomas and regenerative nodules
    Hitoshi Maruyama
    Department of Medicine and Clinical Oncology, Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba, Japan
    Ultrasound Med Biol 38:383-8. 2012
  10. ncbi request reprint Effect of signal intensity from the accumulated microbubbles in the liver for differentiation of idiopathic portal hypertension from liver cirrhosis
    Hitoshi Maruyama
    Department of Medicine and Clinical Oncology, Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, 1 8 1, Inohana, Chuou ku, Chiba 260 8670, Japan
    Radiology 252:587-94. 2009

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Publications54

  1. pmc Linoleate appears to protect against palmitate-induced inflammation in Huh7 cells
    Hitoshi Maruyama
    Department of Gastroenterology, Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, 1 8 1, Inohana, Chuou ku 260 8670, Chiba, Japan
    Lipids Health Dis 13:78. 2014
    ..This study examined the effect of linoleate, a member of the n-6 family, on regulation of the palmitate-induced inflammatory cytokine interleukin-8 (IL8) in hepatocytes...
  2. pmc Pathophysiology of portal hypertension and esophageal varices
    Hitoshi Maruyama
    Department of Medicine and Clinical Oncology, Chiba University, Graduate School of Medicine, 1 8 1, Inohana, Chuo Ku, Chiba 260 8670, Japan
    Int J Hepatol 2012:895787. 2012
    ..In this paper, we outline the current knowledge and future prospect in the pathophysiology of esophageal varices and portal hypertension...
  3. pmc Demonstration of intrahepatic accumulated microbubble on ultrasound represents the grade of hepatic fibrosis
    Hiroyuki Ishibashi
    Department of Medicine and Clinical Oncology, Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, 1 8 1, Inohana, Chuou ku, Chiba 260 8670, Japan
    Eur Radiol 22:1083-90. 2012
    ..To examine the feasibility of perflubutane-based ultrasound for grading hepatic fibrosis...
  4. doi request reprint Sonographic and clinical features of collateral vessels at the splenic hilum in cirrhosis
    H Maruyama
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, Chuou ku, Chiba, Japan Electronic address
    Clin Radiol 69:e140-5. 2014
    ..To examine the sonographic features of shunt vessels derived from the splenic vein at splenic hilum (SS), and explore the relationship between the SS pattern and clinical presentations...
  5. ncbi request reprint Pretreatment microbubble-induced enhancement in hepatocellular carcinoma predicts intrahepatic distant recurrence after radiofrequency ablation
    Hitoshi Maruyama
    Department of Medicine and Clinical Oncology, Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, 1 8 1 Inohana, Chuo Ku, Chiba 260 8670, Japan
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 200:570-7. 2013
    ..The purpose of this study is to examine whether pretreatment findings in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) using contrast-enhanced ultrasound can predict local or distant recurrence after radiofrequency ablation (RFA)...
  6. ncbi request reprint Effects of inferior mesenteric vein flow in patients with cirrhosis
    Hitoshi Maruyama
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, Inohana, Chuou ku, Chiba, Japan Electronic address
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 11:1648-54. 2013
    ..We investigated the roles of the IMV in portal hemodynamics, clinical presentation, and outcomes of patients with cirrhosis...
  7. doi request reprint The application of transabdominal 3D ultrasound for the diagnosis of gastric varices: a preliminary study
    Hitoshi Maruyama
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, 1 8 1, Inohana, Chuou ku, Chiba 260 8670, Japan
    Eur J Radiol 82:e400-4. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the feasibility of using transabdominal three-dimensional (3D) colour Doppler ultrasound as a non-invasive tool to demonstrate and quantify gastric varices...
  8. ncbi request reprint Contrast-enhanced ultrasound for non-tumor liver diseases
    H Maruyama
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba, Japan
    JNMA J Nepal Med Assoc 52:43-8. 2012
    ..This review article aimed to overview the recent application of CEUS in the assessment of non-tumor liver diseases...
  9. doi request reprint Heterogeneity of microbubble accumulation: a novel approach to discriminate between well-differentiated hepatocellular carcinomas and regenerative nodules
    Hitoshi Maruyama
    Department of Medicine and Clinical Oncology, Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba, Japan
    Ultrasound Med Biol 38:383-8. 2012
    ..58, and the sensitivity and specificity were 77.8% and 100%, respectively. A novel parameter, heterogeneity of microbubble accumulation, facilitates differentiation between wHCC and RN showing a late-phase, iso-enhancement appearance...
  10. ncbi request reprint Effect of signal intensity from the accumulated microbubbles in the liver for differentiation of idiopathic portal hypertension from liver cirrhosis
    Hitoshi Maruyama
    Department of Medicine and Clinical Oncology, Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, 1 8 1, Inohana, Chuou ku, Chiba 260 8670, Japan
    Radiology 252:587-94. 2009
    ..To examine the possibility of using contrast material-enhanced ultrasonography (US) to differentiate idiopathic portal hypertension (IPH) from cirrhosis...
  11. doi request reprint Long-term effect of endoscopic injection therapy with combined cyanoacrylate and ethanol for gastric fundal varices in relation to portal hemodynamics
    Hitoshi Maruyama
    Department of Medicine and Clinical Oncology, Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, 1 8 1, Inohana, Chuou ku, Chiba, 260 8670, Japan
    Abdom Imaging 35:8-14. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between the long-term effect of the endoscopic injection therapy with combined cyanoacrylate (CA) and absolute ethanol (ET) for FV, and the portal hemodynamics...
  12. doi request reprint Changes in tumor vascularity precede microbubble contrast accumulation deficit in the process of dedifferentiation of hepatocellular carcinoma
    Hitoshi Maruyama
    Department of Medicine and Clinical Oncology, Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine 1 8 1, Inohana, Chuou ku, Chiba 260 8670, Japan
    Eur J Radiol 75:e102-6. 2010
    ..To elucidate the changes in tumor vascularity and microbubble accumulation on contrast-enhanced sonograms, in relation to the dedifferentiation of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)...
  13. doi request reprint Pre-treatment hemodynamic features involved with long-term survival of cirrhotic patients after embolization of gastric fundal varices
    Hitoshi Maruyama
    Department of Medicine and Clinical Oncology, Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, 1 8 1 Inohana, Chuou ku, Chiba 260 8670, Japan
    Eur J Radiol 75:e32-7. 2010
    ..To clarify the pre-treatment hemodynamic features involved in the long-term survival of cirrhotic patients with gastric fundal varices (FV) after balloon-occluded retrograde transvenous obliteration (B-RTO)...
  14. doi request reprint Carbon dioxide-based portography: an alternative to conventional imaging with the use of iodinated contrast medium
    Hitoshi Maruyama
    Department of Medicine and Clinical Oncology, Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba, Japan
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 25:1111-6. 2010
    ..To clarify the efficacy of carbon dioxide (CO(2)) as a contrast material to evaluate portal vein images by percutaneous transhepatic portography (PTP)...
  15. doi request reprint Emergency anticoagulation treatment for cirrhosis patients with portal vein thrombosis and acute variceal bleeding
    Hitoshi Maruyama
    Department of Medicine and Clinical Oncology, Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba, Japan
    Scand J Gastroenterol 47:686-91. 2012
    ..To determine the safety and efficacy of anticoagulation treatment for portal vein thrombosis in cirrhosis patients with acute variceal bleeding, with patient eligibility determined by contrast ultrasonography findings...
  16. doi request reprint Blood flow parameters in the short gastric vein and splenic vein on Doppler ultrasound reflect gastric variceal bleeding
    Hitoshi Maruyama
    Department of Medicine and Clinical Oncology, Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, 1 8 1, Inohana, Chuou ku, Chiba 260 8670, Japan
    Eur J Radiol 75:e41-5. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to elucidate hemodynamics in the short gastric vein (SGV) which is a major inflow route for FV and flow direction of the splenic vein (SV) in relation to bleeding FV...
  17. pmc Non-invasive portography: a microbubble-induced three-dimensional sonogram for discriminating idiopathic portal hypertension from cirrhosis
    H Maruyama
    Department of Medicine and Clinical Oncology, Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, Chuou ku, Japan
    Br J Radiol 85:587-95. 2012
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  18. ncbi request reprint Contrast-enhanced ultrasonography: a recent application for the diagnosis and treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma
    K Maruyama
    Department of Medicine and Clinical Oncology, Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba, Japan
    JNMA J Nepal Med Assoc 47:156-66. 2008
    ..This article reviews the current application of contrast-enhanced ultrasound for hepatocellular carcinoma in clinical practice...
  19. doi request reprint Ultrasound-guided treatments under low acoustic power contrast harmonic imaging for hepatocellular carcinomas undetected by B-mode ultrasonography
    Hitoshi Maruyama
    Department of Medicine and Clinical Oncology, Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, Chuou ku, Chiba, Japan
    Liver Int 29:708-14. 2009
    ..The aim was to examine the efficacy of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (US) with Sonazoid to demonstrate ultrasonically unrecognizable hypervascular hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and apply percutaneous US-guided treatments...
  20. ncbi request reprint Extra-low acoustic power harmonic images of the liver with perflutren: novel imaging for real-time observation of liver perfusion
    Hitoshi Maruyama
    Department of Medicine and Clinical Oncology, Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University, Chiba, Japan
    J Ultrasound Med 22:931-8. 2003
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  21. ncbi request reprint Different behaviors of microbubbles in the liver: time-related quantitative analysis of two ultrasound contrast agents, Levovist and Definity
    Hitoshi Maruyama
    Department of Medicine and Clinical Oncology, Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University, Chiba, Japan
    Ultrasound Med Biol 30:1035-40. 2004
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  22. ncbi request reprint Sonographic shift of hypervascular liver tumor on blood pool harmonic images with definity: time-related changes of contrast-enhanced appearance in rabbit VX2 tumor under extra-low acoustic power
    Hitoshi Maruyama
    Department of Medicine and Clinical Oncology, Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University, 1 8 1, Inohana, Chuou ku, Chiba 260 8670, Japan
    Eur J Radiol 56:60-5. 2005
    ..These findings may be useful for the ultrasound diagnosis of human hypervascular liver tumor like hepatocellular carcinoma with blood-pool contrast agent...
  23. pmc Contrast-enhanced ultrasound for characterisation of hepatic lesions appearing non-hypervascular on CT in chronic liver diseases
    H Maruyama
    Department of Medicine and Clinical Oncology, Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba, Japan
    Br J Radiol 85:351-7. 2012
    ..The purpose of this prospective study was to elucidate the efficacy of using contrast-enhanced ultrasound to characterise focal hepatic lesions appearing non-hypervascular on contrast-enhanced CT in chronic liver diseases...
  24. ncbi request reprint Ring-shaped appearance in liver-specific image with Levovist: a characteristic enhancement pattern for hypervascular benign nodule in the liver of heavy drinkers
    Hitoshi Maruyama
    Department of Medicine and Clinical Oncology, Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba, Japan
    Liver Int 26:688-94. 2006
    ..The aim was to clarify the features of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) with Levovist for diagnosis of hypervascular benign nodules in the liver of heavy drinkers...
  25. ncbi request reprint Recent applications of ultrasound: diagnosis and treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma
    Hitoshi Maruyama
    Department of Medicine and Clinical Oncology, Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, 1 8 1 Inohana, Chuou ku, Chiba 260 8670, Japan
    Int J Clin Oncol 11:258-67. 2006
    ..These advances have furthered the usefulness of US for liver tumors in clinical practice. This article reviews the recent applications of US in the diagnosis and treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma...
  26. ncbi request reprint Microbubble disappearance-time is the appropriate timing for liver-specific imaging after injection of Levovist
    Hitoshi Maruyama
    Department of Medicine and Clinical Oncology, Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University, Chiba, Japan
    Ultrasound Med Biol 32:1809-15. 2006
    ..1%), showing positive enhancement in the 5 min phase and negative enhancement in the MD-T phase. The proposed MD-T may become an essential factor for the evaluation of liver-specific sonograms...
  27. ncbi request reprint Application of percutaneous ultrasound-guided treatment for ultrasonically invisible hypervascular hepatocellular carcinoma using microbubble contrast agent
    H Maruyama
    Department of Medicine and Clinical Oncology, Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University, Chiba, Japan
    Clin Radiol 62:668-75. 2007
    ..To evaluate the efficacy of contrast-enhanced ultrasound for the localization of ultrasonically invisible hypervascular lesions in the liver to facilitate percutaneous ultrasound-guided treatment...
  28. ncbi request reprint Current management of gastric varices
    H Maruyama
    Department of Medicine and Clinical Oncology, Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan
    JNMA J Nepal Med Assoc 46:143-50. 2007
    ..This overview will focus on the classification, pathophysiology, current management of gastric varices, and treatments in patient with portal hypertension...
  29. pmc Current role of ultrasound for the management of hepatocellular carcinoma
    Hitoshi Maruyama
    Department of Medicine and Clinical Oncology, Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine 1 8 1, Inohana, Chuou ku, Chiba 260 8670, Japan
    World J Gastroenterol 14:1710-9. 2008
    ..These advancements in the US field have led to rapid progress in HCC management, and continuing advances are expected. This article reviews the current application of US for HCC in clinical practice...
  30. ncbi request reprint Hemodynamic features of gastrorenal shunt: a Doppler study in cirrhotic patients with gastric fundal varices
    Hitoshi Maruyama
    Department of Medicine and Clinical Oncology, Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, 1 8 1, Inohana, Chuou ku, Chiba, 260 8670, Japan
    Acad Radiol 15:1148-54. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to clarify the hemodynamic features of GRS on Doppler sonography in relation to the grading and bleeding of FV...
  31. ncbi request reprint Grey-scale contrast enhancement in rabbit liver with DMP115 at different acoustic power levels
    H Maruyama
    First Department of Medicine, Chiba University School of Medicine, Chiba, Japan
    Ultrasound Med Biol 26:1429-38. 2000
    ..Continuous fundamental and harmonic grey-scale imaging with DMP115 has the capability of making peripheral circulation images of liver parenchyma and tumors...
  32. doi request reprint Prediction of the therapeutic effects of anticoagulation for recent portal vein thrombosis: a novel approach with contrast-enhanced ultrasound
    Hitoshi Maruyama
    Department of Medicine and Clinical Oncology, Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, Inohana, Chuou ku, Japan
    Abdom Imaging 37:431-8. 2012
    ..To examine whether intra-thrombus enhancement on contrast-enhanced sonograms can predict the recanalization by anticoagulation for recent portal thrombosis...
  33. ncbi request reprint How to characterize non-hypervascular hepatic nodules on contrast-enhanced computed tomography in chronic liver disease: feasibility of contrast-enhanced ultrasound with a microbubble contrast agent
    Hiroaki Yoshizumi
    Department of Medicine and Clinical Oncology, Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba, Japan
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 23:1528-34. 2008
    ..The aim of the present study was to clarify the efficacy of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) with Levovist to characterize small, non-hypervascular hepatic nodules on contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CECT) in patients with CLD...
  34. doi request reprint Contrast-enhanced ultrasound with perflubutane microbubble agent: evaluation of differentiation of hepatocellular carcinoma
    Masanori Takahashi
    Department of Medicine and Clinical Oncology, Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, 1 8 1, Inohana, Chuou ku, Chiba 260 8670, Japan
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 196:W123-31. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of contrast-enhanced ultrasound with a perflubutane microbubble agent in the assessment of cellular differentiation of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)...
  35. pmc Adherence to medication is a more important contributor to viral breakthrough in chronic hepatitis B patients treated with entecavir than in those with Lamivudine
    Hidehiro Kamezaki
    Departments of Gastroenterology and Nephrology, Chiba University, Graduate School of Medicine, 1 8 1 Inohana, Chuo Ku, Chiba 260 8670, Japan
    Int J Med Sci 10:567-74. 2013
    ..0% of ETV- and 94.1% of LAM-treated patients with viral breakthrough (P=0.047). Viral breakthrough associated with poor adherence could be a more important issue in the treatment with especially stronger NAs, such as ETV...
  36. doi request reprint Linear enhancement after radio-frequency ablation for hepatocellular carcinoma: is it a sign of recurrence?
    Masanori Takahashi
    Department of Medicine and Clinical Oncology, Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba, Japan
    Ultrasound Med Biol 38:1902-10. 2012
    ..Histology of linear enhancement and its influence on distant recurrence remain to be solved...
  37. doi request reprint Assessment of hepatic fibrosis by analysis of the dynamic behaviour of microbubbles during contrast ultrasonography
    Hiroyuki Ishibashi
    Department of Medicine and Clinical Oncology, Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, Inohana, Chuou ku, Chiba, Japan
    Liver Int 30:1355-63. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the efficacy of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (US) with Sonazoid™ for the assessment of the grade of hepatic fibrosis...
  38. doi request reprint Virtual laparoscopy: Initial experience with three-dimensional ultrasonography to characterize hepatic surface features
    Tadashi Sekimoto
    Department of Medicine and Clinical Oncology, Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, 1 8 1, Inohana, Chuo Ku, Chiba, 260 8670, Japan
    Eur J Radiol 82:929-34. 2013
    ..To examine the potential utility of 3D-reconstructed sonograms to distinguish cirrhotic from non-cirrhotic livers by demonstrating hepatic surface characteristics...
  39. ncbi request reprint Study of hemodynamic changes in portal systemic shunts and their relation to variceal relapse after endoscopic variceal ligation combined with ethanol sclerotherapy
    Kenji Ito
    Department of Medicine and Clinical Oncology, Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, 1 8 1 Inohana, Chuo Ku, Chiba 260 8670, Japan
    J Gastroenterol 41:119-26. 2006
    ..We aimed to clarify the influence of endoscopic treatment for esophageal varices on portal systemic shunts as well as its predictive value for variceal relapse...
  40. ncbi request reprint Contrast-enhanced US with Levovist for the diagnosis of hepatic hemangioma: time-related changes of enhancement appearance and the hemodynamic background
    Satoshi Kobayashi
    Department of Medicine and Clinical Oncology, Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba, Japan
    Hepatogastroenterology 55:1222-8. 2008
    ..To elucidate the diagnostic confidence of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) with Levovist for hepatic hemangioma...
  41. doi request reprint Characterization of hepatic lesions (≤ 30 mm) with liver-specific contrast agents: a comparison between ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging
    Masanori Takahashi
    Department of Medicine and Clinical Oncology, Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, 1 8 1 Inohana, Chuo Ku, Chiba 260 8670, Japan
    Eur J Radiol 82:75-84. 2013
    ..The aim was to compare the diagnostic abilities to differentiate w-HCC from RN using contrast-enhanced ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) both with liver-specific contrast agents...
  42. ncbi request reprint De novo portal vein thrombosis in virus-related cirrhosis: predictive factors and long-term outcomes
    Hitoshi Maruyama
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba, Japan
    Am J Gastroenterol 108:568-74. 2013
    ..The objective of this study is to investigate predictive factors and long-term outcomes of de novo portal vein thrombosis (PVT) in cirrhosis...
  43. doi request reprint Heterogeneous staining in the liver parenchyma after the injection of perflubutane microbubble contrast agent
    Taro Shimada
    Department of Medicine and Clinical Oncology, Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, Chuou ku, Chiba, Japan
    Ultrasound Med Biol 38:1317-23. 2012
    ..Heterogeneous staining is a side effect that impedes ultrasound examination. However, at present, the precise causes and underlying mechanisms of this event are unknown...
  44. ncbi request reprint Hemodynamic response of the left gastric vein to glucagon in patients with portal hypertension and esophageal varices
    Shoichi Matsutani
    The Department of Medicine and Clinical Oncology, Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, Chuo Ku, Chiba, Japan
    Ultrasound Med Biol 29:13-7. 2003
    ..In conclusion, glucagon increased collateral blood flow in the LGV in portal hypertension. However, the grade of the response decreased as the grade of portal hypertension increased...
  45. ncbi request reprint Study of portal vein thrombosis in patients with idiopathic portal hypertension in Japan
    Shoichi Matsutani
    Department of Medicine and Clinical Oncology, Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, 1 8 1 Inohana, Chuou ku, Chiba 260 8670, Japan
    Liver Int 25:978-83. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to elucidate the incidence and clinical manifestations of portal vein thrombosis (PVT) in patients with idiopathic portal hypertension (IPH) in Japan during long-term follow-up...
  46. doi request reprint Influence of paraumbilical vein patency on the portal hemodynamics of patients with cirrhosis
    Takayuki Kondo
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, Inohana, Chuou ku Department of Research Center for Frontier Medical Engineering, Chiba University, Yayoicho, Inage Ku, Chiba, Japan
    J Clin Gastroenterol 48:178-83. 2014
    ..The aim was to determine the influence of the paraumbilical vein (PUV) patency and its effect on the portal hemodynamics and clinical presentations in cirrhotic patients...
  47. doi request reprint Natural history of postvascular-phase iso-enhanced lesions on the sonogram in chronic liver diseases
    Takayuki Kondo
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba, Japan
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 29:165-72. 2014
    ....
  48. doi request reprint Portal hemodynamics and clinical outcomes of patients with gastric varices after balloon-occluded retrograde transvenous obliteration
    Akiyoshi Kasuga
    Department of Gastroenterology, Funabashi Municipal Medical Center, Chiba, Japan
    J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Sci 17:898-903. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate long-term clinical results and effects on portal hemodynamics after B-RTO for the treatment of gastric varices with spontaneous gastrorenal shunt...
  49. pmc Acute liver failure in an antimitochondrial antibody-positive 63-year-old man
    Toru Wakamatsu
    Department of Medicine and Clinical Oncology, Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba, Japan
    Case Rep Gastroenterol 6:394-9. 2012
    ....
  50. ncbi request reprint Magnetic resonance images of the globus pallidus in patients with idiopathic portal hypertension: a quantitative analysis of the relationship between signal intensity and the grade of portosystemic shunt
    Takeshi Fukuzawa
    Department of Medicine, Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba, Japan
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 21:902-7. 2006
    ..To elucidate a quantitative relationship between hyperintensity of the globus pallidus on T1-weighted magnetic resonance images (MRI) and portosystemic shunt (PSS) in portal hypertension...
  51. ncbi request reprint The Potential of Transabdominal 3D Color Doppler Ultrasonography for Diagnosis of Gastric Varices
    Hitoshi Maruyama
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba, Japan
    J Clin Gastroenterol 48:629-34. 2014
    ..To examine the potential of transabdominal 3-dimensional (3D) color Doppler ultrasonography (3D-US) as a noninvasive tool to characterize gastric varices...
  52. ncbi request reprint Saline-enhanced ultrasonography: prediction of X-ray appearance of hepatic venography in patients with cirrhosis
    Hitoshi Maruyama
    Department of Gastroenterology and Nephrology, Chiba University, Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba, Japan
    Scand J Gastroenterol 49:625-31. 2014
    ..To examine the efficacy of saline-enhanced ultrasound (US) in predicting the X-ray appearance of hepatic venography...
  53. ncbi request reprint Emergence of entecavir-resistant mutations in nucleos(t)ide-naive Japanese patients infected with hepatitis B virus: virological breakthrough is also dependent on adherence to medication
    Hidehiro Kamezaki
    Department of Medicine and Clinical Oncology, Chiba University, Graduate School of Medicine, 1 8 1 Inohana, Chuo Ku, Chiba 260 8670, Japan
    Scand J Gastroenterol 46:1111-7. 2011
    ....
  54. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of transarterial chemoembolization targeting portal vein tumor thrombus in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma
    Akinobu Tawada
    Department of Gastroenterology and Nephrology, Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University, Chiba, Japan
    Anticancer Res 34:4231-7. 2014
    ..We aimed to retrospectively examine the tolerability and efficacy of transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) in patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with portal vein tumor thrombus (PVTT)...