Naoki Hamaguchi

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BACKGROUND A low level of intact parathyroid hormone (PTH) is an indicator of adynamic bone disease in hemodialysis patients, and is associated with a significant increase of all-cause mortality. Thus, effective treatment for adynamic bone disease is required. We previously investigated the effect of vitamin K₂ on adynamic bone disease. In this study, we(More)
In patients undergoing chronic hemodialysis, marked anemia may cause decreased immunological function. To improve this anemia, we investigated the effect on immunological indices of recombinant human erythropoietin (rHuEPO) administration in 24 hemodialysis patients (13 males and 11 females) with renal anemia complications. Their mean age was 54.9 +/- 14.8(More)
We investigated whether or not N-terminal pro brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) could predict hospitalization for cardiovascular disease (CVD) among Japanese hemodialysis patients. A total of 104 patients on maintenance dialysis 3 times per week were enrolled. We followed the patients for 23.9 +/- 4.2 months and 19 hospitalizations for CVD occurring(More)