Risa Igarashi

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OBJECTIVE In view of evidence obtained from in vitro and in vivo experiments that prostaglandin E1 (PGE1) has regulatory effects on disordered immune responses and inflammation, we investigated whether lipo-PGE1, an efficient drug delivery system incorporating PGE1 into lipid microspheres, can ameliorate arthritis in the collagen induced arthritis (CIA)(More)
AIMS To examine the impact of glucose tolerance status on the development of coronary artery disease (CAD) in working-age men in Japan. METHODS This population-based retrospective cohort study included 111,621 men aged 31-60 years [63,558 with normal glucose tolerance (NGT); 37,126 with prediabetes; 10,937 with diabetes]. The Cox proportional-hazards(More)
Little is known about the relationships between patient factors and the antihyperglycemic agents that have been prescribed as initial therapy by diabetes specialists for patients with type 2 diabetes. Moreover, there has been little clarification of the subsequent usage patterns and related factors that influenced the continuation or discontinuation of the(More)
Although a family history (FH) of hypertension is a risk factor for the development of hypertension, only a few studies have investigated in detail the impact of individual components of an FH on incident hypertension. We investigated the impact of individual components and their combinations on the presence or development of hypertension considering(More)
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