Jyunichi Inoue

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BACKGROUND The lung expresses large amounts of endothelin-converting enzyme-1 (ECE-1), which catalyzes a step in the biosynthesis of potent vasoactive endothelin-1 (ET-1) from the inactive intermediate big ET-1. Because there has been no report concerning a possible relationship between ET-1 and ECE-1, we investigated the effects of ET-1 on ECE-1 expression(More)
In order to investigate the validity of angiotensin converting enzyme inhibition with captopril as a screening test for primary aldosteronism (PA), 50 mg of captopril were administered orally to 7 patients with PA, 17 with essential hypertension (EH), 5 with renovascular hypertension (RVH), 2 with renoparenchymal hypertension (RH) and 8 normal volunteers.(More)
BACKGROUND Maxillofacial injuries may be associated with a variety of problems including airway obstruction and hemorrhage. We studied retrospectively the patients who underwent transcatheter arterial embolization for facial hemorrhage. METHODS We retrospectively evaluated medical charts of the 12 patients who underwent transcatheter arterial embolization(More)
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