Masashi Ishikawa

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BACKGROUND Sitagliptin is a DPP-4 inhibitor that became available for use in Japan three years ago. This study was conducted to identify the pleiotropic effects of sitagliptin other than blood glucose lowering in Japanese type 2 diabetes mellitus patients. METHODS A retrospective, observational study of 940 type 2 diabetes mellitus patients was conducted.(More)
BACKGROUND To evaluate the efficacy of switching from insulin to the GLP-1 receptor agonist liraglutide in type 2 diabetes mellitus patients. METHODS The subjects were 231 outpatients with type 2 diabetes mellitus being treated with liraglutide for the first time. For 161 patients, liraglutide was continued for 24 weeks (continuation group), and for 70(More)
UNLABELLED (J Diabetes Invest, doi: 10.1111/j.2040-1124.2012.00221.x, 2012) Aims/Introduction:  To determine the efficacy and safety of sitagliptin monotherapy and combination therapy in Japanese type 2 diabetes patients after 3 months' therapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS   A retrospective, observational study of 741 type 2 diabetes patients was carried out;(More)
BACKGROUND Ipragliflozin is a sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 inhibitor that can improve glycemic control and reduce body weight and blood pressure in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). We evaluated the efficacy and safety of ipragliflozin in the real-world clinical setting, with a focus on the changes of body composition up to 3 months of(More)
BACKGROUND There have only been a few reports about use of dipeptidyl peptidase 4 (DPP-4) inhibitors in elderly patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), suggesting that the safety of these agents has not been sufficiently demonstrated. We performed a comparative review of the efficacy and safety of sitagliptin for Japanese patients with T2DM managed(More)
BACKGROUND It is unclear whether dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors decrease hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) in a glucose-dependent manner in patients on insulin therapy who have impaired insulin secretion. This study investigated factors influencing the efficacy of sitagliptin when used concomitantly with insulin to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in the(More)
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