Masafumi Nakayama

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OBJECTIVE Type 2 diabetes accompanied by renal damage is a strong risk factor for atherosclerotic events. The purpose of this study was to investigate the efficacy of low-dose aspirin therapy on primary prevention of atherosclerotic events in patients with type 2 diabetes and coexisting renal dysfunction. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS The Japanese Primary(More)
BACKGROUND Low-dose aspirin is widely recommended for patients at high risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD); however, it remains uncertain whether long-term treatment adversely affects renal function in patients with diabetes. We investigated whether long-term low-dose aspirin affects renal dysfunction in patients with diabetes. METHODS We conducted a(More)
OBJECTIVE Recent reports showed that low-dose aspirin was ineffective in the primary prevention of cardiovascular events in diabetic patients overall. We hypothesized that low-dose aspirin would be beneficial in patients receiving insulin therapy, as a high-risk group. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS This study is a subanalysis of the Japanese Primary(More)
Background—Cannabinoid 1 (CB1) receptor blockade with rimonabant represents a clinical therapeutic strategy for obesity. Recently, the role of the endocannabinoid system has been described in peripheral organs. We sought to determine whether the endocannabinoid system could be involved in human atherosclerosis and whether CB1 receptor blockade could(More)
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