Masayuki Takasugi

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OBJECTIVE To determine the effect of peritoneal dialysis modalities such as nightly intermittent peritoneal dialysis (NIPD), continuous cyclic peritoneal dialysis (CCPD), and continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) on residual renal function. DESIGN A six-month prospective, nonrandomized comparison study. SETTING Outpatient CAPD unit of a(More)
The authors analyzed data on 59 hemodialyzed patients who did not have significant disorders of calcium and phosphate metabolism and found that more than 60% suffered from disabling pruritus possibly related to chronic uremia. Both biochemical correlates of the prevalence of pruritus and dialysis efficacy calculated by urea kinetics were investigated.(More)
A recent method for NO detection is electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) with ferrous and mononitrosyl dithiocarbamate (Fe2+ (DETC)2) for spin trapping [Menon, N.K., et al., J.Mol. Cell Cardiol., 23:389; 1991]. However, by this technique, we failed to detect the spectrum of the NOFe2+ (DETC)2 complex in biological systems because of the low solubility of(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The risk of hemorrhage in the context of developmental venous anomaly is considered to be very low, but it has never been evaluated by susceptibility-weighted MR imaging at 3T. The goal of the present study was to evaluate the prevalence of hypointense foci (ie, microhemorrhage or cavernous malformation) associated with DVA on(More)
The effects of diltiazem, a calcium antagonist, on the development of atherosclerosis were studied in Japanese white rabbits. The rabbits were examined at the end of 10 weeks on the following regimens; a diet of standard pellets and daily intraperitoneal (ip) injections of saline; a diet of pellets containing 1% cholesterol and daily ip injections of(More)
An unusual case of Waldenström's macroglobulinemia associated with amyloidosis and crescentic glomerulonephritis is described. At autopsy, crescent formation was present in 80% of the glomeruli, and the breaks in the glomerular basement membranes were found at the same place as the deposition of amyloid.
Stereochemical studies of a cruciferous oxindole phytoalexin, (S)-(-)-spirobrassinin [(-)-4], and its oxazoline analogue, spirooxazoline (11), were carried out. Racemic spirobrassinin [(+/-)-4] was synthesized by SOCl(2)- or MsCl-mediated cyclization of dioxibrassinin [(+/-)-8]. Treatment of (3-hydroxyoxindol-3-yl)methylammonium chloride [(+/-)-9] with(More)
The effects of diltiazem (a calcium antagonist) on the suppression and regression of atherosclerosis were studied. Thirty-one rabbits were fed a 1% cholesterol (atherogenic) diet together with saline (n = 22) or diltiazem (n = 9) injections. After 10 weeks, seven rabbits that received saline and nine rabbits that received diltiazem were killed. The(More)
Effects of nifedipine on platelet aggregation were studied both in vitro and in vivo. From in vitro experiments, nifedipine inhibited platelet aggregation in a dose-dependent manner. The inhibition by nifedipine (final concentration 10 micrograms/ml) on epinephrine-induced and collagen-induced platelet aggregation was more than 90%, greater than that on(More)
Systemic calciphylaxis is a rare, poorly understood syndrome of progressive peripheral ischemic necrosis and medial arterial calcification in patients with end-stage renal disease. We report a patient with this syndrome which developed following corticosteroid administration and who ultimately required amputation of the four extremities. Furthermore,(More)