Hirokazu Yokoi

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Data regarding relationship between pulse pressure (PP) at admission and in-hospital outcome in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) are still lacking. A total of 1413 primary PCI-treated AMI patients were classified into quintiles based on admission PP (<40, n = 280; 40–48, n = 276;(More)
A 97-year-old woman was provoked a convulsion after taking a new quinolone antibiotic drug Levofloxacin and a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug Loxoprofen. At a later time, she was suffered from severe chest pain. An electrocardiogram showed ST segment elevation in leads II, III and aVF, and T-wave inversion in leads V1 to V4. Coronary angiography(More)
OBJECTIVE Bone marrow (BM)-derived endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) and vascular smooth muscle progenitor cells (VPCs) contribute to neointima formation, whereas the angiotensin II (Ang II) type 1 receptor (AT(1))-mediated action on BM-derived progenitors remains undefined. METHODS AND RESULTS A wire-induced vascular injury was performed in the femoral(More)
BACKGROUND The angiotensin II (Ang II) type 1 (AT(1)) receptor is expressed in bone marrow (BM) cells, whereas it remains poorly defined how Ang II regulates differentiation/proliferation of monocyte-lineage cells to exert proatherogenic actions. METHODS AND RESULTS We generated BM chimeric apoE(-/-) mice repopulated with AT(1)-deficient (Agtr1(-/-)) or(More)
Cardiorenal anemia syndrome has recently been receiving greater attention; however, data regarding the relationship between chronic kidney disease (CKD)/anemia on presentation and in-hospital outcome in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) are still limited in Japan.A total of 1,447(More)
Although cisplatin is indispensable for the chemotherapy treatment of many malignancies, cisplatin-associated thrombosis is attracting increasing attention. However, experience of primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and intravascular ultrasound imaging (IVUS) for coronary thrombosis, possibly due to cisplatin-based chemotherapy, has been(More)
The artifacts caused by various factors, EOG (electrooculogram), blink and EMG (electromyogram), in EEG (electroencephalogram) signals increase the difficulty in analyzing them. In addition, EEG signals containing artifacts often cannot be used in analyzing them. So, it is useful and indispensable to eliminate the artifacts from EEG signals. A neural(More)