Kazumasa Uemura

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We investigated the difference between male and female rats in the increase in blood pressure (BP) when they were fed a lard-enriched diet. We also investigated the effect of a gonadectomy, with or without testosterone treatment, on the dietary lard-induced increase in BP. Wistar-strain male or female rats were bilaterally castrated or ovariectomized. Some(More)
CONTEXT Most older adults who die in Japan do so in the hospital without receiving hospice or palliative care. While there are some hospices in Japan, little is known about the care they provide to the elderly. OBJECTIVE To clarify how the care of dying patients differs in a hospice and a geriatric hospital in Japan. DESIGN Cohort study. SETTING A(More)
BACKGROUND It is a matter of concern that women have higher in-hospital mortality rates than men with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI); however, it is not yet clear whether significant sex differences exist. This study aimed to determine if there are sex differences in the characteristics and in-hospital mortality among patients with acute(More)
BACKGROUND The relation between diabetes mellitus (DM) and mortality among patients with acute myocardial infarction is still controversial. We evaluated the influence of DM on the in-hospital mortality of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) patients using data from the Tokai Acute Myocardial Infarction Study-II, a multi-hospital prospective study performed(More)
It is not yet clear whether a difference in in-hospital morality between patients with and without renal insufficiency undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) exists. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to investigate if such as association exists in Japan. Data from the Tokai Acute Myocardial Infarction Study II were used. This was a(More)
We are studying to elucidate the reason for increase in age-related hypertension and the mechanism thereof using rats. We would like to introduce model animals and the results obtained from these animal experiments. Based on a study regarding whether the elevation of blood pressure caused by dietary fat is due to excessive calorie intake and resulting(More)
It is still controversial whether percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is effective in improving in-hospital survival in very elderly patients. Therefore, using data from the Tokai Acute Myocardial Infarction Study II, we studied the effect of emergency PCI on the in-hospital mortality of very elderly (80+ years of age) patients with acute myocardial(More)
Previous studies have suggested that patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) who presented without chest pain had an unfavorable prognosis due to undertreatment. Despite this, few studies have been conducted on the topic, particularly in Japan. The present analysis aimed at determining whether Japanese AMI patients without chest pain are(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the effects of home massage rehabilitation therapy on the bed-ridden elderly. DESIGN Alternatively allocated trial. SETTING Subjects' homes, three home nursing stations, 13 visit care stations and one day service centre in Aichi prefecture, Japan. SUBJECTS Bed-ridden patients who were 65 years and above, no dementia, stable(More)