Chitose Matsuzaki

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BACKGROUND AND AIM We studied the effects of long-term methionine administration on the vascular endothelium of Japanese white rabbits. METHODS AND RESULTS Eleven rabbits were divided into a control group (n = 6) and a methionine-fed group (n = 5), and reared for 22 weeks. Blood samples were collected at baseline and after 22 weeks for the measurement of(More)
INTRODUCTION Individuals genetically predisposed to type 2 diabetes represent an important target for preventive strategies. Genetic screening, based on information about individual genetic variants, will be possible technically, but translational research in this field is still insufficient. Family history thus represents a useful tool for detecting(More)
AIM In patients with liver cirrhosis, hypoalbuminemia causes edema and ascites, and a reduction in the quality of life. Since musculature is catabolized to supply amino acids for albumin synthesis in malnutritional cirrhotic patients, muscular volume is hypothesized to play an important role in albumin production. Therefore, we investigated the correlation(More)
In patients with acromegaly, cardiovascular diseases are the most common cause of death. Arterial stiffness is increasingly recognized as a valuable surrogate marker for predicting cardiovascular events. To evaluate the vascular status of acromegalic patients, we used the cardio-ankle vascular index (CAVI) to reflect the arterial stiffness from the heart(More)
Primary aldosteronism (PA) is associated with a higher rate of cardiovascular events than essential hypertension. Although adrenalectomy has been reported to reduce carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) in patients with PA, the effects of the selective aldosterone blocker, eplerenone, on vascular damage in these patients remains unclear. To evaluate the(More)
Surgical treatment of pheochromocytoma is associated with a high risk of hemodynamic instability. To reduce the risk of perioperative complications, adequate medical treatment to normalize blood pressure and restore blood volume is required. Accurate evaluation of the circulating blood volume (CBV) in perioperative patients with pheochromocytoma is(More)