Mariana Harasawa

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Twelve volunteers (mean age, 60.7 +/- 4.2 years) were treated with placebo for the first week and then given partially purified eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA, 67% purity) at 2 g per day for 4 weeks. Significant decreases in ADP-, collagen- and adrenalin-induced platelet aggregation were observed at 2 and 4 weeks after EPA treatment, together with an increase(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate diabetic retinopathy (DR) prevalence and risk factors, and the effectiveness of nonmydriatic fundus camera as a screening tool for the detection of DR, in a safety net hospital. METHODS This was a retrospective, population-based, cross-sectional study. Diabetic patients, referred by their primary care physicians to a DR community(More)
A hypolipidemic agent, pentaerythritol tetranicotinate (niceritrol) yields nicotinic acid upon hydrolysis in vivo, but niceritrol is hardly soluble in distilled water, so that the effects of nicotinic acid on platelet aggregation in vitro were studied. Nicotinic acid inhibited in vitro platelet aggregation induced by ADP, collagen and adrenaline. Twenty(More)
PURPOSE To propose a model that measures the effect of intravitreal bevacizumab (IVB) on relatively healthy retina. The purpose is to analyze the remote effect of a branch retinal vein occlusion in the healthy retina, to determine the response it may have to IVB, and to determine if IVB has an atrophic effect on the healthy retina. METHODS Retrospective,(More)
The effect of dihydroergotoxine (DET), an alpha-receptor blocker, on the bronchodilating effect of various beta-receptor stimulators was examined using the isolated guinea-pig tracheal smooth muscle. Relaxation of isolated guinea-pig tracheal smooth muscle with isoproterenol hydrochloride, salbutamol hemisulfate and clorprenaline hydrochloride, was markedly(More)