Akiko Sakaue

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The effects of various sodium channel blocking agents on acute thermal and mechanical nociception, as assessed using the plantar and tail pressure tests, respectively, were compared with the effects of morphine. The drugs used were mexiletine, lidocaine, carbamazepine, phenytoin, eperisone, tolperisone, and zonisamide. The sodium channel blocking agents(More)
We investigated the relationship between augmentation index (AI) and smoking habits in community-dwelling Japanese.This cross-sectional study enrolled 1926 subjects (769 males and 1157 females) aged 40 to 95 years who underwent a health check-up in a Japanese cohort of the Seven Countries Study, in Tanushimaru, a typical farming town in Kyushu Island in(More)
Objective There is little long-term data on the association between the serum albumin levels and mortality in community-based populations. We aimed to determine whether the serum albumin level is an independent risk factor for all-cause and cause-specific death in a community-based cohort study in Japan. Methods In 1999, we performed a periodic(More)
Some antiepileptic drugs are used clinically to relieve neuropathic pain. We have evaluated the effects and investigated the possible mechanisms of action of zonisamide, an antiepileptic drug, on thermal hyperalgesia and tactile allodynia in a murine chronic pain model that was prepared by partial ligation of the sciatic nerve. Subcutaneously administered(More)
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