Miyuki Sakurai

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BACKGROUND Homocysteine (Hcy) and asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) recently were recognized as potential risk factors for atherosclerosis in the general population, and the metabolism of each of these substances seems to be closely related. This study investigates the association between these substances and whether elevated serum Hcy and ADMA levels are(More)
We present a case of toxicity caused by a drug interaction between capecitabine and phenytoin (PHT). The drug combination elevated the plasma level of PHT in a patient on chemotherapy with capecitabine for colorectal cancer. Our patient was a 44-year-old woman diagnosed with epilepsy in her 20's, being treated with valproic acid (VPA) and PHT. Adjuvant(More)
Gabexate mesilate is a non-peptide protease inhibitor, developed in Japan, which is used in the treatment of acute pancreatitis and disseminated intravascular coagulation. This compound is readily hydrolyzed as it has ester bonds in its structure. It is now out of patent in Japan and there are many generic versions on the market. The crystal structure and(More)
Many generic drugs have been released to decrease medical expenses, but some problems have been reported with regard to bioavailability and safety. In this study, we compared three once-a-day controlled-release preparations of nifedipine by the dissolution test (one branded and two generic preparations). Although the two generic drugs were equivalent to the(More)
OBJECTIVE Recent reports have shbown an increase in serum phenytoin levels resulting in phenytoin toxicity after initiation of luoropyrimidine chemotherapy. To prevent phenytoin intoxication, phenytoin dosage must be adjusted. We sought to develop a pharmacokinetic model of the interaction between phenytoin and capecitabine. METHODS We developed the(More)
The hemagglutinating activity and serological properties of three strains of rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus, Chinese, Korean and Shizuoka, which was first isolated in Japan, were examined by hemagglutination (HA) and cross hemagglutination inhibition (HI) test with human erythrocytes. Similar results were observed between the Chinese and Korean strains,(More)
A survey of nutrient and food oral intake was undertaken to clarify problems in nourishment support of chemotherapy outpatients with cancer diseases. The ingestion frequency survey (Food Frequency Questionnaire Based on Food Groups: FFQg) of nutrient and food intake was carried out in 54 patients, after chemotherapy at an outpatient clinic in Hyogo(More)
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