Outline Research Education Lectures & Courses Clinical Services & Other Works Clinical Performances

Staffs

Title Name Researcher information
Associate Professor AZUMA Seishin
Assistant Professor TAKENAKA Kento
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Outline

Our department was established for the aim to support the medical care at Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU), and to foster experts in the field of gastroenterology and hepatology who engaged a community medicine such as Ibaraki prefecture. In collaboration with the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology in TMDU, we will strengthen an information sharing system and an education training support system that build up with Tsuchiura Kyodo General Hospital and other related facilities. We hope to develop the community medicine through the communication and personal exchanges between such hospitals and us.
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Research

・Clinical research on liver diseases related to lifestyle-related diseases
・Establishment of optimized therapy in hepatobiliary diseases
・Development of evaluation and treatment of small bowel lesions in Crohn's disease.
・Development of support technology for diagnosis of digestive and liver diseases by artificial intelligence (AI).
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Education

Primary goal for education in our department is to train highly educated and experienced clinicians in the field of gastroenterology and hepatology. Therefore, our goal for education of graduate students is to produce clinicians thinking from a wide perspective and to bring up leaders of the next generation in the field of gastroenterology and hepatology.
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Lectures & Courses

Our lectures and courses for medical students are collaboration with the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology in School of Medicine, TMDU. We also educate clinical residents in Medical Hospital of TMDU and graduate students of the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, TMDU in collaboration with such department.
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Clinical Services & Other Works

In collaboration with the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, we mainly provide outpatient and inpatient care of gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary diseases. In addition, we are managing a lot of multicenter studies including Tsuchiura Kyodo General Hospital. We are conducting industry-academic collaborative research in the field of AI research using the comprehensive collaboration program of TMDU.
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Clinical Performances

In collaboration with the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, TMDU, we provide a medical care of liver and inflammatory bowel diseases. We have recently established special outpatient clinics for chronic hepatitis, liver cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma and inflammatory bowel diseases.
We are operating a lot of multicenter studies. One of the multicenter studies evaluates the efficacy of treatment against viral hepatitis, named as “Ochanomizu Liver Conference”, in which more than 2,000 patients have been enrolled. We approach to improve the safety and reliance of treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma, the patients are treated using multilateral approaches by dynamic contrast-enhanced ultrasonography, Gd-EOB-DTPA enhanced MRI, and real-time virtual ultrasonography (RVS). We have reported the utility and safety of such therapeutic approaches. We have also performed balloon-assisted enteroscopy for the small intestine. The patients’ number were top-class in the world.
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