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The Metabolic Syndrome as a Predictor of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Context The metabolic syndrome is often present in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), but no one knows whether it precedes NAFLD. Content At baseline, 812 members of a cohort ofExpand
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An Orally Bioavailable Small Molecule Antagonist of CRTH2, Ramatroban (BAY u3405), Inhibits Prostaglandin D2-Induced Eosinophil Migration in Vitro
Ramatroban (Baynas, BAY u3405), a thromboxane A2(TxA2) antagonist marketed for allergic rhinitis, has been shown to partially attenuate prostaglandin (PG)D2-induced bronchial hyperresponsiveness inExpand
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Erectile dysfunction in patients with chronic viral liver disease: its relevance to protein malnutrition
BackgroundIn patients with chronic liver disease (CLD), quality of life is generally accepted as poor, especially for physical function. However, sufficient data regarding erectile function has notExpand
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Survival of geriatric patients after percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy in Japan.
AIM To examine the long term survival of geriatric patients treated with percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) in Japan. METHODS We retrospectively included 46 Japanese community and tertiaryExpand
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Synergistic Inhibition of Human α-1,3-Fucosyltransferase V
Human α-1,3-fucosyltransferase V (FucT V), which catalyzes the transfer of l-fucose moiety from guanosine diphosphate β-l-fucose (GDP-Fuc) to an acceptor sugar to form sialyl Lewis x (sLex), wasExpand
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Discovery of novel and selective IKK-beta serine-threonine protein kinase inhibitors. Part 1.
IkappaB kinase beta (IKK-beta) is a serine-threonine protein kinase critically involved in the activation of the transcription factor Nuclear Factor kappa B (NF-kappaB) in response to variousExpand
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Staphylococcal scalded-skin syndrome in an adult due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
We report a case of a 71-year-old man with staphylococcal scalded-skin syndrome (SSSS). The patient, with a chronic history of diabetes mellitus, was admitted to our hospital with lumbago, and aExpand
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Flow cytometric determination of active oxygen (hydroperoxide) produced by peripheral blood neutrophils in patients with hematological disorders.
We analyzed active oxygen (hydroperoxide; H2O2) production by peripheral neutrophils in various hematological diseases by flow cytometry. One hundred microliters of heparinized fresh blood wasExpand
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