Kensaku Shibata

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BACKGROUND Fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23), with its co-receptor Klotho, plays a crucial role in phosphate metabolism. Several recent studies suggested that circulating FGF23 and α-Klotho concentrations might be related to cardiovascular abnormalities in patients with advanced renal failure. PURPOSE Using data from 100 cardiology inpatients who were(More)
BACKGROUND Several studies have shown that serum uric acid (UA) is associated with left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy. Serum levels of parathyroid hormone (PTH), which has bbe shown to be correlated with UA, is also known to be associated with cardiac hypertrophy; however, whether the association between UA and cardiac hypertrophy is independent of PTH(More)
A case of transethmoidal meningocele presenting seizure attack is reported. A 59-year-old man was admitted to our hospital because of seizure attack. On admission, he was neurologically free without right olfactory dysfunction. T2-weighted image of MRI showed high intensity signal area in right frontal base, and this signal increase herniated into the(More)
Aims. To determine the efficacy of a new distal protection method in SFA CTO interventions. Methods and Results. From June 2003 to February 2009, ninety-two consecutive, chronic total occlusions of superficial femoral arteries were treated with catheter-based intervention using a bidirectional approach. Nine of these cases were managed with our original,(More)
A patient with neuro-Behçet's disease was studied with both Tc-99m-HMPAO and Tc-99m-ECD brain perfusion SPECT during the same time period. In Tc-99m-HMPAO SPECT, focal high uptake was observed in the left basal ganglia where MRI depicted abnormal signal intensity. Conversely, Tc-99m-ECD SPECT did not show corresponding high uptake, but demonstrated rather(More)
Left-sided hemichorea developed suddenly in a 73-year-old male. Computed tomography revealed a left subdural hematoma (SDH) and infarction in the right corona radiata and temporo-occipital region. Hemichorea subsided completely after removal of the SDH. Postoperative single photon emission computed tomography with technetium-99m-hexamethyl-propyleneamine(More)
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