Atsushi Tokumaru

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BACKGROUND Activation of inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) has been reported in congestive heart failure (CHF) conditions. However, it is unknown whether activation of iNOS affects prognosis of CHF patients. We prospectively studied the influence of activation of iNOS in the forearm on the outcome of CHF patients. METHODS AND RESULTS Forearm blood(More)
Long-term administration of nicorandil has been shown to improve outcomes through cardioprotective effects in patients with coronary artery disease. To identify the mechanisms responsible for these effects, this study examined the impact of long-term nicorandil administration on endothelial function, systemic inflammatory markers, and oxidative stress in(More)
A peanut is a commonly inhaled foreign body during childhood. Some cases are difficult to diagnose especially in cases without a clear history of inhalation. We describe a 16-month-old boy presenting with stridor and fever. The chest x-ray suggested inhalation of a foreign body but there was no history of this. A high spot on a T1-weighted chest MRI was due(More)
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