Masayoshi Kimura

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Curcumin is a plant-derived diferuloylmethane compound extracted from Curcuma longa, possessing antioxidative and anticarcinogenic properties. Antioxidants and oxidative stress are known to induce the expression of certain classes of detoxification enzymes. Since the upregulation of detoxifying enzymes affects the drug metabolism and cell defense system, it(More)
BACKGROUND Several clinical studies have demonstrated an inverse relationship between systolic blood pressure (SBP) at admission and in-hospital mortality in patients hospitalized for acute myocardial infarction (AMI). However, data on the relation between admission SBP and in-hospital prognosis in AMI patients are still lacking in Japan. METHODS AND(More)
BACKGROUND Although burr entrapment is a rare complication of the Rotablator, it is extremely difficult to retrieve a fixedly entrapped burr without surgical procedure. CASE REPORT An 84-year-old male with effort angina had heavily calcified coronary trees as well as severe stenosis in the mid LCx, and moderate stenosis in the proximal LCx, and in the(More)
BACKGROUND Predictors of in-hospital outcome after primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) requiring mechanical support devices such as intra-aortic balloon pumping (IABP) and/or percutaneous cardiopulmonary support (PCPS) remain unclear. METHODS AND RESULTS Using the AMI-Kyoto Multi-Center Risk Study(More)
Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) at left main trunk (LMT) is a deteriorated condition with high in-hospital morbidity and mortality; however, detailed data regarding AMI patients with LMT as culprit lesion (LMT-AMI patients) undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) has been still limited. Using the AMI-Kyoto Multi-Center Risk Study(More)
OBJECTIVE The predictors of in-hospital outcomes after primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) complicated with heart failure or cardiogenic shock at presentation remain unclear. METHODS Using the AMI-Kyoto Multi-Center Risk Study database, the clinical background characteristics, angiographic findings,(More)
Experience of primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for young adults with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) due to sequelae of Kawasaki disease (KD) has been extremely limited. In the present report on three young adults (two males and one female; age 20–35 years) with AMI, we performed primary PCI and intravascular ultrasound imaging (IVUS).(More)