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)
Serum1, 25-dihydroxyvitamin D •k1, 25(OH)2D•l, parathyroid hormone (PTH), calcitonin (CT), calcium, inorganic phosphorus and alkaline phosphatase (Al-P'ase) levels were determined in24patients with senile or postmenopausal osteoporosis, which was diagnosed by lateral X-ray film of lumbar vertebrae and divided into3 stages, porosis score I, II and III(More)
was established by Epler et al’ in 1985 as a new entity with unknown etiology and relatively good prognosis. They analyzed 2,500 open lung biopsy specimens and distinguished the entity among those previously diagnosed as usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP)2 due to histopathologic similarity. Recently, 29 cases of BOOP diagnosed by open lung biopsy specimen,(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)
To purpose if this study was to determine whether the horizontal rectus muscle tendons (HRMTs) can be observed using anterior segment optical coherence tomography (AS-OCT) and to determine the repeatability of its measurements. Also, this study aimed to observe and measure the different external ocular structures at the level of the horizontal rectus muscle(More)