Learn More
To study the effects of the intake of green tea and polyphenols, which are a component of green tea, on insulin resistance and systemic inflammation, a randomized controlled trial was conducted on 66 patients aged 32-73 y (53 males and 13 females) with borderline diabetes or diabetes. Subjects in the intervention group were asked to take a packet of green(More)
Thrombin generation is an important factor in the pathogenesis of thrombogenic disorders and acute coronary syndromes. Increase in mental stress has been associated with the initiation of the acute coronary syndromes, but the exact mechanism is not known. The present study examined the effects of physical exercise and mental stress on platelet-dependent(More)
Frequency distributions of various plasminogen phenotypes in Japanese and American white populations were studied using electrofocusing in polyacrylamide gels followed by zymography and immunofixation. Using a synthetic substrate, tosyl-lysine-α-naphthyl ester, for zymography allowed zymography and immunofixation to be performed sequentially on the same gel(More)
The effects of ischemia and reperfusion on the coronary endothelium and myocardium as well as tolerance to ischemia/reperfusion injury were assessed using isolated retrogradely perfused rat hearts. Repeated brief episodes of myocardial ischemia followed by reperfusion is known to have a protective effect against subsequent myocardial infarction. However, no(More)
To investigate treatment effects of thrombomodulin alfa (TM-α) in patients with disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) having infection as the underlying disease, retrospective subanalysis of a double-blind, randomized controlled phase 3 trial was conducted. In the phase 3 trial, 227 DIC patients (full-analysis set) having infection and/or hematologic(More)
A randomized prospective double-blind trial was performed to compare the safety and efficacy of human activated protein C (APC) and unfractionated heparin for the treatment of disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC). One hundred thirty-two patients with DIC were enrolled in this study: 63 patients received APC (12.5 U [2.5 microg]/kg body wt per hour)(More)
Defibrotide is known to enhance prostacyclin (PGI2) release from the vascular endothelium. We investigated the vasoactive effects of defibrotide in isolated rat hearts perfused at constant flow subjected to ischaemia and reperfusion. Defibrotide at 10−7 or 100 μg/ml did not exert any direct vasoactive effect on normal rats hearts. However, ischaemia and(More)
Twenty-six patients with fulminant hepatic failure were treated with daily infusions of antithrombin III concentrate until recovery of consciousness or death. Seven patients were alive (group A), 7 survived 17 to 47 days after treatment (group B), and 12 died within 9 days (group C). Decreased plasma antithrombin III levels increased on the day after(More)
Antioxidants are potentially beneficial in preventing vascular complications in diabetes because oxidative stress would be enhanced in such a condition and play an important role in vascular disorders. This study aimed to investigate whether brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (baPWV) would be lower in the presence of high serum carotenoid concentrations(More)