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Biography

Editor-in-Chief of OBM Hepatology and Gastroenterology

Osamu Yokosuka is an Emeritus Professor of Chiba University, Japan. He graduated from Chiba University School of Medicine in 1975 then worked as a trainee under Professor K. Okuda in Chiba University Hospital till 1978. Dr. Yokosuka was a research fellow worked under Professor S. Scherlock and Professor B. H. Billing in Royal Free Hospital, London, UK from 1978 to 1980; under Professor M. Omata in Chiba University from 1980 to 1985; and under Dr. J Summers in Fox Chase Cancer Center, PA, USA in 1984. In 1985, he received a Degree of Doctor of Medical Science, and served as an Assistant Professor in Chiba University till 1994, then as Lecturer in Medicine till 2006 when he was appointed as Director and Professor of Medicine. From 2013 to 2015, he served as the Dean of Chiba University School of Medicine.

Dr. Yokosuka was the Secretary General of APASL (2008-2014). In 2016, he was elected as the President of APASL Tokyo, the President of 52nd Annual Meeting of Japan Society of Hepatology, and the President of Funabashi Central Hospital. Dr. Yokosuka’s research mainly focuses on Hepatitis and Hepatocellular Carcinoma. So far, he has published more than 700 original papers.

Biography

The Associate Editor of OBM Hepatology and Gastroenterology

Tatsuo Kanda received a medical degree in 1991 at Niigata University School of Medicine, Japan, and his PhD in 1999 at Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan. He had post-doctor training for 3 years under Prof. Ratna Ray and Prof. Ranjit Ray at Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO, USA. In Dec. 2008, Tatsuo Kanda became a Tenure-track Associate Professor at Department of Medicine and Clinical Oncology, Chiba University, Graduate School of Medicine, Japan. In Feb. 2013, Tatsuo Kanda was nominated a permanent Associate Professor at Department of Gastroenterology and Nephrology, Chiba University, Graduate School of Medicine, Japan. In 2017, Tatsuo Kanda became an Associate Professor, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Nihon University School of Medicine. For ~25 years, he has focused his scientific interests on the topics related to liver diseases including acute liver failure, viral hepatitis and autoimmune liver diseases, and worked with Prof. Osamu Yokosuka. Tatsuo Kanda is also an expert for hepatitis A virus (HAV), HBV and HCV, and translation and replication of these viruses, and hepatocarcinogenesis. With his expertise in antiviral therapies and hepatitis virus research, Tatsuo Kanda also sees a lot of patients in clinical daily practice. Tatsuo Kanda has published more than 200 articles in peer-reviewed Journal.

Special Issue

Non-invasive Positive Pressure Ventilation in a Patient with the Severe Form of X-linked Myotubular Myopathy

Submission Deadline: May 20, 2019 (Open)               Submit Now

Guest Editor

Kenji Inoue, MD
Department of Pediatrics, Shiga Medical Center for Children, Shiga, Japan
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.pref.shiga.lg.jp/mccs/shinryo/shinke/index.html
Research Interests: Developmental disorders, Neuromuscular, and Epilepsy

About this topic

The severity of X-linked myotubular myopathy (XLMTM) ranges from mild to severe, depending on the level of ventilatory support required. Patients with the severe form of XLMTM usually die within the first year of life due to respiratory failure. Most survivors need tracheostomies, and there have only been a few reports about the use of non-invasive positive pressure ventilation (NPPV) in patients with the severe form of XLMTM because of the severity of the associated respiratory failure. Therefore, the precise NPPV settings employed in patients with the severe form of XLMTM were not described in any of the previous reports, while in patients with spinal muscular atrophy type I, the key to success of NPPV was reported to be the use of high-span PIP. What setting of NPPV is appropriate in patients with the severe form of XLMTM? Can the high-span PIP be employed to patients with the severe form of XLMTM? In this special issue, we aim to the introduction of a research or a case report in respiratory management with NPPV in patients with severe form of XLMTM, as well as in patients with other severe form of neuromuscular disorders.