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)
Bacterial Hfq is a protein that plays an important role in the regulation of genes in cooperation with sRNAs. Escherichia coli Hfq (EcHfq) has two or more sites that bind RNA(s) including U-rich and/or the poly(A) tail of mRNA. However, functional and structural information about Bacillus subtilis Hfq (BsHfq) including the RNA sequences that specifically(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)
We used a retrospective data mining approach to explore the association between serum amiodarone (AMD) and N-desethylamiodarone (DEA) concentrations and thyroid-related hormone levels. Laboratory data sets from January 2012 to April 2016 were extracted from the computerized hospital information system database at the National Cerebral and Cardiovascular(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 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)
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 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)
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)
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)