Kazutoshi Minamitani

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Moderate chronic exercise attenuates the elevation of blood pressure in young spontaneously hypertensive rats. In order to elucidate the physiological process of the effects of exercise, we examined the involvement of nitric oxide, angiotensin II, and superoxide dismutase in this process. Rats were exercised by voluntary running in a wheel-cage for 10(More)
Simple bone cysts were treated by trepanation. The technique consists of drainage of cyst fluid, lavage of the cystic cavity with saline, and the making of multiple drilling holes through the cortical and the medullary bone of the cyst wall. Injection of corticosteroid was omitted. In 11 cases treated by this method, the clinical outcome was good.(More)
The mechanism of joint destruction in rapidly destructive coxopathy was studied by analyzing bone resorptive factors in the joint fluid. Prostaglandins were found to play a partial role in joint destruction. Some cases of rapidly destructive coxopathy revealed elevated levels of interleukin-1 beta (IL-1 beta) in the joint fluid. Electrophoretic analysis of(More)
Circadian changes of the blood pressure and heart rate in elderly normotensive bedridden patients with severe dementia of the Alzheimer type (group D) were compared with those in elderly normotensive bedridden patients without dementia (group R), normotensive subjects with normal daily activity (group N), and hypertensive patients with normal daily activity(More)
From 1983-1989, 37 patients with muscular torticollis were treated surgically by partial resection of the distal portion of the sternocleidomastoid muscle. Of these, 19 patients who at surgery were greater than 6 years of age (average 11 years 2 months) were followed for greater than 1 year (average 2 years 2 months). Although both function and cosmesis(More)
The effects of endothelin on the renin-aldosterone system were examined by injecting it intravenously at low (40 pmol/kg) and high (400 pmol/kg) doses into pentobarbital-anesthetized dogs. Plasma renin activity and aldosterone concentration together with hemodynamic parameters were measured before and 60 min after endothelin injection. The lower dose of(More)
SAP-Microsphere (sodium acrylic acid-vinyl alcohol copolymer) has the ability to absorb fluids within a few minutes and increase its diameter. Its diameter can also be calibrated. The diameters in ionic contrast material and human serum are 2.1 and 3.5 times larger, respectively, than the original size. It can pass through a microcatheter with an ionic(More)
To evaluate hemodynamic actions of endothelin, anesthetized normal dogs and dogs with two doses of nicardipine received endothelin (400 pmol/kg, i.v.). Normal dogs showed an increase in blood pressure (BP) associated with an early (5 min) increase in cardiac output (CO) and a later (60 min) increase in total peripheral resistance (TPR). The lower dose of(More)