Hiroko Abe

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1. The authors studied the mechanism of the reverse-tolerance phenomenon caused by long-term administration of central stimulant drugs. Methamphetamine(MAP) was chronically administered to rats, and the reverse-tolerance phenomenon was studied in terms of behavioral changes and changes in monoamine metabolites, the latter being examined by in vivo(More)
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)
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)
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)
We present the case of a 56-year-old woman with syncope and sinus node dysfunction after long-term lithium therapy. Following lithium discontinuation, sinus node function recovered completely. After resuming low doses of lithium, however, severe sinus node dysfunction recurred. Thereafter, sinus node function did not recover after lithium was discontinued,(More)
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