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OBJECTIVES To compare the genetic and clinical factors that cause large interpatient variability and ethnic differences in warfarin efficacy, we investigated variations of the VKORC1, CYP2C9, and CYP2C19 genes in Japanese subjects. Furthermore, we evaluated the genetic variations and clinical data as contributors of variation in warfarin maintenance dose.(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine the optimal intensity of exercise necessary to prevent the postmenopausal bone loss on the basis of anaerobic threshold (AT). Thirty-three postmenopausal women were randomized to control (group C: n=12) or two exercise groups (group H and group M). All women performed a treadmill exercise test, and the AT was(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine the diagnostic performance of circulating oxidized low density lipoprotein levels as a biochemical risk marker of coronary heart disease. DESIGN AND METHODS 361 patients with coronary artery disease and 710 healthy volunteers as normal controls were examined. Receiver-operating characteristics curve analysis in addition to(More)
The cardiac effect of granisetron, a selective 5-hydroxytryptamine3 receptor antagonist, on 12 patients with bone and soft-tissue sarcomas treated by cytotoxic chemotherapy consisting of multiple courses was examined. Of the 12 patients, 4 showed significant electrocardiographical changes, including sinus bradycardia, integral change of P-waves, junctional(More)
The patient was an 84-year-old woman who had the onset of truncal ataxia at age 77 and a history of Basedow's disease. Her ataxic gait gradually deteriorated. She could not walk without support at age 81 and she was admitted to our hospital at age 83. Gaze-evoked nystagmus and dysarthria were observed. Mild ataxia was observed in all limbs. Her deep tendon(More)
Chronic allograft nephropathy (CAN) is due to both immunologic and non-immunologic factors and results in the development of nonspecific pathologic features that may even be present in long-term well-functioning renal allografts. To investigate the natural history of CAN and potential risk factors associated with progression of these histologic lesions,(More)
A prospective trial of adrenocorticostertoid (steroid) withdrawal after pediatric renal transplantation was begun in 1990. Ninety-four pediatric renal transplant recipients were enrolled in our multicenter study. Immunosuppressive therapy with cyclosporine (CyA), methylprednisolone (MPL), and mizoribine (MZ) was started after transplantation. MPL was(More)
We have been examining the role of heat shock factor 1 (HSF1) in the pleiotropic effects of statins. In parallel studies, we found that statin induces the nuclear translocation of HSF1 and that a decoy oligonucleotide encoding the heat shock element inhibits the statin-induced expression of heat shock protein 70, endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) and(More)
Owing to the severe shortage of cadaveric grafts in Japan, we have performed ABO-incompatible living donor kidney transplantation since 1989. This study assessed short- and long-term outcomes in 441 patients who received ABO-incompatible living donor kidney transplants between January 1989 and December 2001. We compared our results with historical data from(More)