Mana Yahiro

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Previously, dialysate contained small amounts of acetate as an alkaline buffer. Recently, acetate-free dialysate (A[-]D) has been available. We evaluated the clinical effect of A(-)D over acetate-containing dialysate (A(+)D) on acid-base balance, anemia, and nutritional status in maintenance hemodialysis (MHD) patients. Twenty-nine patients on MHD were(More)
BACKGROUND Dysregulated iron metabolism has been suspected to be linked to anemia of chronic disease and to cardiovascular disease (CVD). For the purpose of clarifying the factors affecting arterial stiffness, we evaluated the relationship between iron metabolism, brachial-ankle (ba)-pulse wave velocity (PWV) and several risk factors for CVD in maintenance(More)
Multiple sclerosis (MS) in Asian countries, including Japan, is classified into two types: conventional MS (C-MS), characterized mainly by cerebral lesions, and opticospinal MS (OS-MS) or neuromyelitis optica (NMO), characterized by selective involvement of the optic nerve and spinal cord. Recently, a serum immunoglobulin-G-antibody was discovered in(More)
The mortality in end-stage renal disease patients with dialysis remains high. Serum ferritin is a useful surrogated marker of iron storage. It has not been elucidated whether the ferritin level can predict the prognosis of patients with dialysis but without obvious inflammation. To clarify whether the ferritin level is involved in the prognosis in dialyzed(More)
Recent reports have shown that novel phosphate binders containing iron are not only efficacious for the treatment of hyperphosphatemia but also may reduce the need for erythropoiesis-stimulating agents and intravenous (IV) iron for anemia management in patients on maintenance hemodialysis (MHD). Possible healthcare cost savings, which have not been(More)
PURPOSE Hepcidin has been suspected to be associated with anemia of chronic disease, which is commonly observed in patients with maintenance hemodialysis (MHD). As almost of hepcidin is bounded to protein, it is essential to clarify which kind of dialysis membrane can remove it efficiently. METHODS Ex vivo study: 50 mL of whole blood from healthy(More)
Hemoglobin (Hb) cycling in patients with renal anemia might be associated with a higher mortality rate. We investigated the association of factors relating serum ferritin and dose of erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) with Hb levels. We measured Hb and ferritin levels every month in 266 hemodialysis (HD) patients for 12 months. The standard deviation(More)
BACKGROUND Recently, acetate-free citrate containing dialysate (A(-)D) was developed. We have already reported about the significant effect of A(-)D on metabolic acidosis, anemia, and malnutrition in maintenance hemodialysis (MHD) patients. In this study, we compared the effect of A(-)D and acetate containing dialysate (A(+)D) on serum calcium and(More)
PURPOSE We evaluate the effect of the protoconized anemia therapy on adverse events using the Hb and ferritin levels of individual patients undergoing maintenance hemodialysis (MHD). METHODS Design: A randomized, parallel group, multi-center study. PATIENTS Two hundred sixty-six MHD patients. Intervention group: The doses of erythropoietin, iron, and(More)
Primary pulmonary lymphoproliferative disorders (PLDs) are histologically divided into a neoplastic state of high and low grade malignant lymphoma (ML), and a reactive state of follicular bronchitis/bronchiolitis (FB) and lymphoid interstitial pneumonia (LIP). We reviewed 19 cases with PLDs, including 4 cases each of high and low grade B cell ML, 6 FB(More)