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The pharmacokinetics of AM-1155, a new 6-fluoro-8-methoxy quinolone, was examined in healthy male volunteers after the oral administration of a single dose of 100, 200, 400, or 600 mg and multiple doses of 300 mg twice daily for 6.5 days (13 total doses). Throughout the whole study period, AM-1155 was well tolerated in every subject. In the single-dose(More)
A toxicokinetic study of norfloxacin-induced arthropathy in juvenile animals was undertaken using nalidixic acid as a standard drug. Norfloxacin and nalidixic acid were subcutaneously administered to rats and rabbits, orally administered to dogs, and norfloxacin was orally dosed to monkeys once a day for 7 consecutive days. Of the dose levels tested, the(More)
BACKGROUND Intraductal carcinoma of the prostate (IDC-P) is an adverse prognostic factor for radical prostatectomy (RP). The endpoint in most IDC-P studies is increased prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether IDC-P in RP specimens is an adverse prognostic factor for progression-free survival (PFS) and(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy and safety of pegylated liposomal doxorubicin (PLD) in Japanese patients with Müllerian carcinoma having a therapeutic history of platinum-based chemotherapy. METHODS Patients who were diagnosed with Müllerian carcinoma (epithelial ovarian carcinoma, primary carcinoma of fallopian tube and(More)
A gas chromatographic--electron-impact ionization mass spectrometric method has been developed for the determination of amitriptyline (AMT) and its metabolites, nortriptyline (NT), 10-hydroxyamitriptyline (10-OH-AMT) and 10-hydroxynortriptyline (10-OH-NT) in human serum. The lower limit of detection was 2 ng/ml for all compounds except 5 ng/ml for 10-OH-NT.(More)
Unilateral ureteral obstruction is a well-established experimental model of progressive renal fibrosis. We tested whether mechanical stretch and subsequent renal tubular distension might lead to renal fibrosis by first studying renal tubular epithelial cells in culture. We found that mechanical stretch induced reactive oxygen species that in turn activated(More)
BACKGROUND S100A12 is an endogenous ligand of the receptor for advanced glycation end products (RAGE). Plasma S100A12 levels are high in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients undergoing maintenance hemodialysis (HD). Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is common in HD patients and is associated with increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality rates in(More)
BACKGROUND Alpha methylacyl-CoA racemase (AMACR) is a useful diagnostic marker for prostate adenocarcinoma. However, its usefulness has not been fully validated in Japanese patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic utility of AMACR in prostate needle biopsy examination in Japanese patients. METHODS A total of 119 prospective(More)
A 36-year-old man was admitted to our hospital for investigation of microscopic hematuria. He was very tall and presented arachnodactyly of the fingers and toes. Chest computed tomography and cardiac echography revealed annuloaortic ectasia and aortic regurgitation. Based on these findings, we suspected Marfan syndrome and performed gene analysis of the(More)