Masaru Hayashi

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BACKGROUND Aldosterone (ALD) has been shown to stimulate cardiac collagen synthesis and fibroblast proliferation via activation of local mineralocorticoid receptors. In patients with acute myocardial infarction, we demonstrated that ALD was extracted through the infarct heart and extracting ALD-stimulated post-infarct left ventricular (LV) remodeling. (More)
OBJECTIVES This study sought to evaluate the relationship between brain natriuretic peptide (BNP), renal function, and the severity of congestive heart failure (CHF). BACKGROUND Both BNP and renal function are prognostic predictors in CHF patients. METHODS We measured the plasma BNP level in the aortic root and coronary sinus in 366 consecutive patients(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between plasma oxidized low-density lipoprotein (oxLDL), a marker of oxidative stress, and the prognosis of patients with chronic congestive heart failure (CHF). BACKGROUND Oxidative stress appears to play a role in the pathophysiology of CHF. We have recently reported the usefulness of(More)
Fifty-two patients with refractory lymphoma were prospectively treated with prophylactic T lymphocyte infusion after T cell-depleted allogeneic bone marrow transplantation, to induce graft-versus-lymphoma effect. Thirty-three patients had related donors; 19 had unrelated donors. After transplantation with marrow that had 0.8 ± 0.4 × 105CD3+ cells/kg, T(More)
Summary:In T-cell-depleted allogeneic bone marrow transplantation (TCD-BMT) using unrelated donors, the role of donor lymphocyte infusion (DLI) for survival and disease control has not been defined. In a study of 116 patients (92 matched, 24 mismatched) who received CD3+ T-cell-depleted marrow graft, sequential infusions of escalated doses of donor T(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVES We evaluated whether interleukin (IL)-6 is produced in the pulmonary circulation and investigated the relationship between IL-6 spillover in the lung and pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR) in patients with congestive heart failure (CHF). PATIENTS AND INTERVENTIONS Blood samples were obtained from the main pulmonary artery and pulmonary(More)
Calcium channel antagonists can induce sympathetic hyperactivity, leading to a poor prognosis for hypertensive patients. Nifedipine formulations that allow once-daily administration are now available for use in clinical practice. To compare the effects of nifedipine with those of amlodipine, we studied 36 essential hypertensive patients. Those who had been(More)
To evaluate the transcardiac extraction of aldosterone before and after spironolactone administration to patients with congestive heart failure, we measured the plasma aldosterone in the aortic root and the coronary sinus in eight congestive heart failure patients with dilated cardiomyopathy. The plasma aldosterone level was significantly lower in the(More)
Introduction Contrast-induced acute kidney injury (CIAKI), defined as a serum creatinine (Cr) level of ≥ 25% or ≥ 0.5mg/dL from baseline, is a major complication associated with the administration of iodinated contrast media, and often irreversible declines in the kidney function. CIAKI is the major leading cause of acute kidney injury in hospitalized(More)