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)
Owing to its superb drawing utilities and symbolic computation capabilities, computer algebra system (CAS) has become one of the most preferred tools for drawing scientific artworks. However, according to the result of our questionnaire survey, many collegiate mathematics teachers in Japan feel difficulty in effectively using the graphics generated by CAS(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)