Haruo Hirayama

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BACKGROUND Although epidemiologic studies have suggested that several genetic variants increase the risk of myocardial infarction, large-scale association studies that examine many polymorphisms simultaneously are required to allow reliable prediction of the genetic risk of myocardial infarction. METHODS We used a fluorescence- or colorimetry-based(More)
BACKGROUND We aimed to evaluate the feasibility of an oral direct thrombin inhibitor, dabigatran, as a periprocedural anticoagulant for use with ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF). METHODS Consecutive patients scheduled to undergo an AF ablation were randomly assigned to receive dabigatran (n = 45) or warfarin (n = 45) to compare their clinical(More)
Function and stability of vascularly perfused, recirculating in situ rat intestine (I) and intestine-liver (IL) preparations were evaluated in fasted and nonfasted rats because these techniques may be readily applied in drug metabolism studies. The rat intestine was perfused with blood medium (7.5 ml/min) via the superior mesenteric artery, with the venous(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Two new oral anticoagulants, rivaroxaban and dabigatran, with no need for anticoagulation monitoring, are available for patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). We aimed to compare their anticoagulant effects and safety when used during the AF ablation periprocedural period. METHODS Patients undergoing AF ablation were randomly(More)
A very rare primary choroid plexus carcinoma occurred in a 44-year-old male presenting with occipitalgia, nausea, and blurred vision. The tumor had progressed from a choroid plexus papilloma in the fourth ventricle which was totally removed 6 years previously. Lectin histochemistry might be useful for the differential diagnosis of primary choroid plexus(More)
Activities of motor units of human tibialis anterior muscle were studied when the subject maintained the force of the muscle at a constant level voluntarily. Motor units were classified into two main groups according to their discharge frequencies and their tensions. Those units which were recruited from the beginning of the contraction and discharged(More)
The antiepileptic effects of globulin-N, an intact human immunoglobulin was examined, using the amygdaloid kindled animals prepared by the method of Goddard et al. [1969] and Wada et al. [1974 b]. In the non-treated kindled cats, kindled convulsion and after-discharge (AD) were simultaneously created at 24-hour intervals by electrically stimulating(More)
A 56-year-old man presented with a rare traumatic basilar artery occlusion caused by a fracture of the clivus. He fell from the height of 2 meters and immediately fell into a coma. Head computed tomography (CT) revealed an open depressed fracture, an acute epidural hematoma 1 cm thick in the left middle frontal fossa, and a longitudinal fracture of the(More)
OBJECTIVES We examined whether preinterventional arterial remodeling influenced the interventional results after stenting. BACKGROUND Arterial remodeling is seen in atherosclerotic lesions, and it may play an important role in the early stage of atherosclerosis. METHODS We examined 113 lesions that underwent elective stenting using tubular slotted(More)
UNLABELLED Electrocardiographically (ECG) gated myocardial SPECT with (99m)Tc-tetrofosmin has been used widely to assess left ventricular (LV) function. However, the accuracy of variables using ECG gated myocardial SPECT with beta-methyl-p-(123)I-iodophenylpentadecanoic acid (BMIPP) has not been well defined. METHODS Thirty-six patients (29 men, 7 women;(More)