Kojiro Yoshitake

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Tibolone is a synthetic steroid with tissue-specific estrogenic, progestogenic, and androgenic properties. The therapeutic effects of tibolone on bone mass and strength, bone metabolic markers, and indices of histomorphometry were investigated in ovariectomized (ovx) rats on a low (0.1%)-calcium diet in comparison with 17alpha-ethynylestradiol (EE) or(More)
Unstimulated saliva was fractionated by micro two-dimensional gel electrophoresis, and the proteins visualized by silver staining and immunostaining. The subjects with Sjögren's syndrome exhibited both quantitative and qualitative alterations in the protein composition of the saliva not only from the parotid gland but also from the submandibular/sublingual(More)
We present a case who received the simultaneous surgical corrections of unstable angina, acute gastric ulcer, and cholelithiasis. A 72-year-old man was admitted to our hospital due to unstable angina. An emergency coronary angiography was performed and we found severe 2 vessels disease (RCA ostium and proximal LAD lesions). After the admission, the angina(More)
Samples of unstimulated saliva from patients with sialoadenopathy were collected by microcapillary tube (1 microliter), and their beta 2-microglobulin (B2-MG) content determined by a sandwich enzyme immunoassay. A higher than normal (control) concentration of the globulin was present in both parotid and submandibular/sublingual saliva from the patients with(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiovascular morphological changes are often conspicuous in autopsy examination of chronic hemodialysis (HD) patients. On the other hand, the fluctuation pattern in blood pressure (BP) during HD treatment varies from one patient to another. Cardiovascular changes may correlate with clinical findings including BP fluctuation patterns during HD,(More)
BACKGROUND We previously reported that idiopathic membranous nephropathy (IMN) strongly correlated with HLA-DRB1*1501-DRB5*0101-DQAI*0102-DQB1* 0602, a specific haplotype of human major histocompatibility complex (MHC), in Japanese patients. To investigate the role of MHC in the development of rat Heymann nephritis (HN), an animal model of membranous(More)
A 59-year-old woman was referred to our hospital by a local cardiologist, with unknown cause of congestive heart failure and respiratory failure. No significant heart murmur was heard and a cardioechogram from the anterior chest was insufficient for diagnosis. On the night of admission, cardio-respiratory shock was found, and Swan-Gantz catheter data showed(More)