Kayako Matsuyama

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AIMS To determine the level of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and pigment epithelium-derived factor (PEDF) in the plasma of patients with proliferative diabetic retinopathy before and after an intravitreal injection of bevacizumab. METHODS Eleven patients with type 2 diabetes and control of 30 non-diabetic patients were studied. The 11 eyes of(More)
Minimal residual disease (MRD) in patients with Philadelphia chromosome-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia (Ph1 ALL) who received allogeneic (n = 9) or autologous (n = 6) bone marrow transplantation (BMT) was evaluated by the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for the bcr-abl transcript. Twelve patients received BMT at the time of hematologic and(More)
PURPOSE Diabetic retinopathy and nephropathy are microvascular complications in patients with diabetes that are considered to be related. Pigment epithelium-derived factor (PEDF), a strong inhibitor of angiogenesis, is significantly elevated in the blood of diabetic patients, especially those with proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR). The level of PEDF(More)
BACKGROUND To determine whether the intraocular pressure (IOP) in diabetic patients is significantly different from that in nondiabetic patients. METHODS The medical records of all patients who were initially examined in the Department of Ophthalmology, Kansai Medical University, Takii Hospital were reviewed. At the initial examination, patients had a(More)
PURPOSE To report the surgical outcomes of 25-gauge vitrectomy in eyes with myopic foveoschisis (MF). METHODS The medical records of 40 eyes of 36 patients that had undergone 25-gauge vitrectomy with internal limiting membrane peeling for MF were studied. The main outcome measures were the best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) and the optical coherence(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to determine the clinical features of patients with type 2 diabetes, and less ophthalmic examinations, referred by general physicians to ophthalmologists. METHODS The medical charts of 327 patients with type 2 diabetes referred to our department from general physicians were reviewed. A detailed medical history was(More)
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