Hiroko Abe

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AIMS/INTRODUCTION The distinct effects of different statins on glycemic control have not been fully evaluated. In this open-label, prospective, cross-over clinical trial, we compared the effects of pitavastatin and atorvastatin on glycemic control in type 2 diabetic patients with hypercholesterolemia. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 28 Japanese type 2(More)
BACKGROUND Sandwich enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) is one of the most frequently employed assays for clinical diagnosis, since this enables the investigator to identify specific protein biomarkers. However, the conventional assay using a 96-well microtitration plate is time- and sample-consuming, and therefore is not suitable for rapid diagnosis.(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the usefulness of contrast-enhanced endoscopic ultrasonography (CE-EUS) for histological differentiation of pancreatic tumors. METHODS CE-EUS was performed for consecutive patients having a pancreatic solid lesion, and tumors were classified into three vascular patterns (hypervascular, isovascular, and hypovascular) at two time(More)
We have shown that the ginsenosides Kit, and Rh2, which are plant glycosides with a dammarane skeleton resembling a steroid skeleton as an aglycone, control the phenotypic expression of mouse B16 melanoma cells in different ways. The effects of Rh, and Rh2 on the cell surface were studied to clarify the relationship between the control of phenotypic(More)
Tsumura Suzuki Obese Diabetes (TSOD) mouse, a model of obese type 2 diabetes, older than around 11 weeks of age develops diabetic phenotypes. Previous studies have indicated that the development of diabetes is partly due to three loci associated with body weight and glucose homeostasis. However, little is known about the initial events triggering the(More)
OBJECTIVE In Japan, the prevalence of overweight/obesity in the general population is considerably lower and the mean duration of hospitalization of patients with schizophrenia is much longer than those in Europe and North America. The aim of this study was to investigate whether these differences in ethnics or healthcare systems influence the nutritional(More)
Previous studies reported that both cilnidipine and azelnidipine have a renoprotective effect compared with amlodipine. The aim of this study was to compare the effects of cilnidipine and azelnidipine on blood pressure, heart rate and albuminuria. An open-label prospective crossover trial was carried out. We recruited 19 type 2 diabetics treated with(More)
BACKGROUND Some patients with common bile duct (CBD) stones develop cholangitis requiring drainage, while others do not. The aims of this study were to elucidate the clinical differences among patients with CBD stones who required and did not require emergent drainage, and to identify risk factors for the development of cholangitis requiring emergent(More)
UNLABELLED Aims/Introduction:  2-Methoxyestradiol (2ME) is an estradiol metabolite with little estrogenic activity. Previous data identified its anti-carcinogenic properties and possible cardiovascular benefits. However, its effect on diabetes mellitus has not been fully elucidated. The aim of the present study was to determine the effects of 2ME on glucose(More)
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