Hirokazu Ohfusa

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A 46-year-old man was admitted in our hospital with hypoglycemia; his FPG was 43 mg/mL. Five years earlier, he underwent simultaneous surgeries for an adrenal adenoma, a benign Leydig cell tumor (LCT), and a malignant lymphoma. Based on the laboratory results, he was diagnosed as congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) due to nonclassical 21-hydroxylase(More)
Adiponectin, an antiatherogenic peptide, has diverse biological actions on insulin sensitivity, inflammation and lipid metabolism. To explore physiological and pathophysiological significance of adiponectin in the Japanese general population, we systematically analyzed the relationship between adiponectin and high sensitive CRP (hsCRP), lipids, insulin(More)
AIM Systematic analysis of beta-cell function in Japanese health examinees. METHODS In 938 Japanese health examinees (627 men and 311 women, mean age and body mass index, 54.0 years and 23.6 kg/m2, respectively), plasma specific insulin was measured at fasting and during a 75-g oral glucose tolerance test. The subjects were stratified into six groups(More)
We report a 66-yr-old diabetic female with her serum CA 19-9 levels elevated in parallel with her hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) levels. She was initially suspected of having pancreatic cancer, but this was later proved to be false. Her serum CA 19-9 levels varied between 58 and 235 U/ml over a 3-yr period, and correlated significantly (r = 0.68, P less than 0.01)(More)
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