Noriko Andou

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Recently, deletion (D)/insertion (I) polymorphism in the Angiotensin I-converting enzyme (ACE) gene has been suggested to be related to the development of diabetic nephropathy in type I diabetes mellitus. This hypothesis, however, remains controversial. Differences in clinical states between patients, especially in glycemic control or duration of diabetes,(More)
A 60-year-old man presented with a 1-month history of high fever and an erythematous rash on the back and trunk. Gottron’s papules and mechanic’s hand lesions were also observed. Muscle weakness was not detected by manual muscle testing. Laboratory examination showed elevations of creatine kinase (807 IU/l; 64–279) and aldolase (10.9 U/l; 2.1–6.1).(More)
From 1979 to 1989, aortic root aneurysms were encountered in 6 of the 30 patients who underwent surgical treatment for infectious endocarditis. Four patients underwent aortic valve replacement and direct or patch closure of the orifice of aortic root aneurysm. In additional 2 patients with infected aneurysm of right coronary sinus of Valsalva rupturing into(More)
This article reports a case of a thoracoabdominal aneurysm complicated with disseminated intravascular coagulopathy (DIC). The thoracoabdominal aneurysm was successfully replaced with a prosthetic graft following the short terms of heparin pretreatment. Although heparin pretreatment had been effective for the temporal remission of DIC, a large amount of(More)
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