Rieko Mano

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A 33-year-old woman was referred from an outside dialysis clinic to our hospital because of severe abdominal pain during hemodialysis. She had been on chronic hemodialysis for the past 11 years due to chronic glomerulonephritis. Nafamostat mesilate was used as an anticoagulant for hemodialysis, because it was during her menstrual period with hypermenorrhea.(More)
Thiazolidinediones, which stimulate peroxisome proliferator–activated receptor γ, have been shown to prevent cardiovascular injury. However, little is known about their effects on salt-sensitive hypertension. We thus investigated whether or not pioglitazone affects left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy in Dahl salt-sensitive rats, then compared its effects to(More)
OBJECTIVE Circulating endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) play a critical role in maintaining the integrity of vascular vessels. The number of EPCs inversely correlates with the number of atherosclerotic risk factors. Although nonpharmacological treatment represents the first approach to the primary prevention of atherosclerotic diseases, little is known(More)
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