Keita Hirai

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Lamotrigine (LTG) is used to treat epilepsy. The variability of LTG pharmacokinetics among individuals may be attributed to polymorphisms in the genes of uridine diphosphate glucuronosyltransferases (UGTs) 1A4 and UGT2B7 and/or combination with other drugs. In this study, we evaluated the association between LTG concentrations and patient characteristics(More)
PURPOSE Valproic acid (VPA), which is widely used to treat epilepsy, migraine, and bipolar disorder, can causes severe hyperammonemia. However, the mechanism responsible for this adverse effect is not readily apparent. We previously reported that phenytoin coadministration is a strong risk factor for the development of hyperammonemia during VPA-based(More)
The long-term efficacy of tolvaptan, a vasopressin V2 receptor antagonist, has been reported. However, the safety of long-term treatment remains to be fully elucidated. We assessed the safety profile of tolvaptan with respect to hypernatremia. This retrospective study included 371 patients treated with tolvaptan. Risk factors for hypernatremia (serum sodium(More)
SUMMARY Due to the development and popularization of high-definition televisions, digital video cameras, Blu-ray discs, digital broadcasting, IP television and so on, it plays an important role to identify and quantify video quality degradations. In this paper, we propose SV-CIELAB which is an objective video quality assessment (VQA) method using a(More)