Hisaka Minami

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Subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH) has been associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus. However, it is unknown whether common complications of type 2 diabetes, such as diabetic nephropathy, are also present with SCH. Here, we investigated the association between SCH and diabetic nephropathy among Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. In this(More)
BACKGROUND Low incidence of reversal blood flow at the portal vein has been reported by measurement in larger and extrahepatic blood vessels but not in intrahepatic blood vessels in patients with liver cirrhosis. Moreover, there is little information regarding the incidence of reversal blood on the basis of the cause of liver cirrhosis. The aim of this(More)
OBJECTIVE We estimated the prevalence of nocturnal intermittent hypoxia, a surrogate marker of obstructive sleep apnoea, among type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients and examined the association between nocturnal intermittent hypoxia and microvascular diseases. DESIGN AND METHODS We recruited 513 Japanese patients (292 men and 221 women) with T2DM.(More)
A 25-year-old woman with no history of liver disease developed liver dysfunction associated with severe jaundice and general malaise following a prolonged therapy with minocycline for acne vulgaris. Serum anti-nuclear antibody was detected and immunoglobulin G level was elevated. Symptoms resolved and liver function normalized following minocycline(More)
We previously reported that the Goto-Kakizaki (GK) rat, an animal model of type 2 diabetes, has hepatic insulin resistance using a perfused rat liver model. Pioglitazone, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and fenofibrate are antihyperlipidemic agents and improve glucose tolerance. There have been few studies showing that these agents directly improve hepatic(More)
AIMS/INTRODUCTION Several epidemiological studies have reported a positive association between nocturia and erectile dysfunction (ED). Yet only limited evidence exists regarding the association between nocturia and ED among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, although nocturia and ED are common among type 2 diabetes mellitus patients. MATERIAL AND(More)
We treated a 66-year-old woman with hepatic encephalopathy secondarily induced by an intrahepatic portosystemic venous shunt (IPSVS). In serial observations, the volume of the liver became smaller and encephalopathy could not be controlled with conservative therapy. We occluded the IPSVS successfully using percutaneous transcatheter embolization with micro(More)
AIMS We aimed to evaluate the association between serum lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)] levels and diabetic nephropathy among Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. METHODS This study included 581 patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Serum Lp(a) levels were divided into four groups; the cut-off points were at the 30th, 60th, and 90th percentile values(More)
A 44-year-old Japanese woman with a history of living-related renal transplantation was treated with interferon-beta (IFN-beta) for chronic infection with sero-group 2 hepatitis C virus (HCV). Serum HCV-RNA titer was 160 kilo-international units/ml. Treatment with intravenous IFN-beta daily was given for 6 weeks. Serum HCV-RNA was undetectable at 3 weeks(More)
AIMS Diabetes was significantly positively associated with urgency incontinence in several epidemiological studies. We examine the association between diabetic neuropathy, which we defined based on neuropathic symptoms, the absence of the Achilles reflex, and/or abnormal vibration perception, and urgency incontinence among Japanese patients with type 2(More)