Mai Fujimoto

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BACKGROUND Particular interest has been generated regarding the possible influence of statin use on sleep quality. However, no conclusive evidence exists that a particular statin is more likely to be associated with sleep disturbances versus others. It remains uncertain whether different statins produce different risks for sleep disturbance. OBJECTIVE To(More)
PURPOSE In recent years, the potential risk of cancer associated with statin use has been a focus of much interest. However, it remains uncertain whether statin therapy is associated with cancer risk. To examine the association between statin use and the risk of cancer, we conducted data mining using the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Adverse Event(More)
OBJECTIVE Difference in the risk of gastrointestinal (GI) complications between users of enteric-coated and buffered low-dose aspirin (LDA) is unclear. The purpose of the study is to examine the difference in risk of GI damage between enteric-coated and buffered LDA products. METHODS A large and chronologically organized receipt database constructed by a(More)
PURPOSE Voltage-gated sodium channels (VGSCs) are drug targets for the treatment of epilepsy. Recently, a decreased risk of cancer associated with sodium channel-blocking antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) has become a research focus of interest. The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that the use of sodium channel-blocking AEDs are inversely(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the long-term impact of therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) services on the risk of hypoglycemia in cibenzoline therapy. In addition, we evaluated the impact of changes in clinical setting or patient background on the risk of hypoglycemia in patients receiving cibenzoline. METHODS TDM services for(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the association between statin use and the risk of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in reports submitted to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) between 2004 and 2011. METHODS Relevant reports in the FAERS were identified and analyzed. The reporting odds ratio (ROR) was used to detect(More)
BACKGROUND Amiodarone is associated with a number of significant adverse effects, including elevated transaminase levels, pulmonary fibrosis, arrhythmia, and thyroid dysfunction. Although thyroid dysfunction is considered to be a common and potentially serious adverse effect of amiodarone therapy, the exact pathogenesis remains unknown because of its(More)
OBJECTIVE The efficacy and safety of statins have been studied in a number of clinical trials and epidemiological studies. In recent years, the Medicine and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has assessed the evidence available on the following adverse reactions associated with the use of statins: sleep disturbances, memory loss, micturition(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to examine the associations between angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) and the risk of 10 major cancers by employing different pharmacoepidemiological assessments. MATERIALS AND METHODS Data from the first quarter of 2004 through 2012 were downloaded from the US Food and Drug Administration Adverse Event Reporting(More)