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Elevated plasma fibrinogen level is known to progress atherosclerosis and to be one of the risk factors for the occurrence of cardiovascular diseases. The objective of this study is to evaluate the changes in plasma fibrinogen level and blood rheology in patients with type II hyperlipoproteinemia before and after random administrations of HMG-CoA(More)
Experimental hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in rats did not take up intravenously administered indocyanine green (ICG) and trypan blue, while surrounding tissue did. The lack of ICG uptake was also observed by peritoneoscopy in patients with HCC. The contrast between ICG-stained cirrhotic nodules and HCC tumors was intensified with infrared photography.(More)
The effect of induced hypertension treatment on cerebral ischemia is still controversial. We investigated the preferred blood pressure manipulation level and pressor agent required to reduce cerebral ischemic injury following transient forebrain ischemia induced by bilateral occlusion of the common carotid arteries in anesthetized gerbils. Following 60-min(More)
The effects of ethanol on rat Kupffer cells were studied functionally and morphologically. Eight g ethanol per kg body weight per day was intragastrically administered to rats for 7 days. An isocaloric glucose solution was administered to control rats. The phagocytic activity of the reticuloendothelial system was measured by the carbon clearance method (57(More)
The portal vein system was clearly visualized in superior mesenteric arterial portography using prostaglandin E1. Angiographic examination was performed in 68 patients with various liver diseases during the 2 year period from 1980 to 1981. Twenty microgram of prostaglandin E1 was injected into the superior mesenteric artery 30 seconds before injection of 60(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Whether angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors have any clinically significant antiatherogenic effects in humans remains unproven. We undertook a prospective randomized clinical trial of 98 patients with non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) to examine the efficacy of ACE inhibition with enalapril for preventing(More)
Hemorheologic changes from silent to acute and chronic cerebral infarction have seldom been reported. We evaluated hemorheologic profiles of the whole blood viscosity, plasma viscosity and fibrinogen level in stroke at-risk patients with silent cerebral infarction, patients with acute or chronic cerebral lacunar infarction, and subjects at low risk for(More)
Absence of Kupffer cells in rat liver hyperplastic nodules induced by a chemical carcinogen was demonstrated by intravenous injection of indian ink. Hyperplastic nodules appeared 4 weeks after diethylnitrosamine (DEN) was administered, and the nodules continued growing and became eosinophilic hyperplastic nodules after 5 to 6 weeks. After intravenous(More)
Although the effects of phosphodiesterase III (PDE III) inhibitors as vasorelaxants have been well documented, there are only few data on the wall response of different arteries. We evaluated the artery-specific effect of olprinone (OP), one of the PDE III inhibitors, on the major branches of human arteries and peripheral circulation. In 14 healthy subjects(More)
Whether nimodipine improves cerebral blood flow (CBF) and metabolism in cerebral ischemia remains a controversial issue. We investigated the effect of nimodipine on CBF, brain energy metabolism, using a laser-Doppler flowmeter and in vivo 31phosphorus nuclear magnetic resonance (31P NMR) spectroscopy, and blood rheology during forebrain ischemia and(More)