Hidetsugu Tokushima

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BACKGROUND Patients with impaired renal function have been known to have elevated concentrations of serum pepsinogens, which are raised by Helicobacter pylori infection of the stomach. The present study was performed to examine the effect of H. pylori infection on serum pepsinogen concentrations in dialysis patients. METHODS Forty nine patients on(More)
It has been shown that hyperhomocysteinemia is a risk factor for atherosclerotic vascular disease. In this study, we measured total plasma homocysteine in continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) patients and evaluated its correlation with atherosclerosis. Subjects consisted of healthy volunteers, and hemodialysis (HD) and CAPD patients. Fluoro-HPLC(More)
The present report describes a rare case of hematophagic histiocytosis associated with acute renal failure. A 32-year-old woman was referred to us from a local hospital because of progressive deterioration of renal function, jaundice and a bleeding tendency. The physical findings at admission revealed hyperemic conjunctivae, gingival bleeding, hepatomegaly,(More)
It is known that Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) plays an important role in gastritis and peptic ulcer disease in the general population. Although upper gastrointestinal mucosal lesions have been one of the most common complications in patients with chronic renal failure, quite few reports are available regarding the prevalence of H. pylori and its(More)
In order to explore the role of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection in hypergastrinemia in patients on dialysis, the changes in serum gastrin concentration were examined before and after eradication treatment for H. pylori. Twenty-seven patients on dialysis were treated for the eradication of H. pylori. Fasting serum gastrin concentrations were(More)
Paramecium bursaria shows a circadian rhythm of photoaccumulation: photoaccumulation is stronger during the day than at night. We obtained five strains of P. bursaria having different circadian periods under continuous light conditions, ranging from 20.9 to 27.9 h. Various physiological activities were compared in the cells of these strains. The periods of(More)
The efficacy and safety of combination therapy with amoxicillin, lansoprazole, and plaunotol for the eradication of Helicobacter pylori in patients on dialysis were evaluated. The study subjects comprised 15 dialysis patients in whom H pylori had been found in the gastric mucosa. The patients were given 500 mg amoxicillin once a day for 3 weeks, 30 mg(More)
The purpose of this study was to assess the factors affecting the efficacy of combination therapy with losartan and thiazide, with a focus on the significance of salt excretion, via a multicenter observational study. Adult patients with essential hypertension showing therapy resistance to angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) as a monotherapy or in combination(More)
The aim of the present study was to examine the efficacy and safety of combination therapy with amoxicillin (AMPC), lansoprazole, and plaunotol for the eradication of H. pylori in dialysis patients. The subjects consisted of 15 dialysis patients (10 men and 5 women, mean age of 56 +/- 2.4 years) in whom H. pylori was found in the stomach. H. pylori status(More)
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