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BACKGROUND Abdominal aortic calcification is a common complication and a predictor of cardiovascular mortality in dialysis patients. However, abdominal aortic calcification in pre-dialysis chronic kidney disease (CKD) is poorly understood. METHODS A cohort study of 101 adult Japanese patients (mean age 66.6 +/- 11.3 years old) with pre-dialysis CKD (18,(More)
A new class of Aurora A kinase inhibitor was created by transforming 4-(5-methyl-3-pyrazoloamino)pyrimidine moiety of VX-680 to 3-cyano-6-(5-methyl-3pyrazoloamino)pyridine. Compound 6 exhibited a potent Aurora A kinase inhibitory activity, excellent selectivity to Aurora B kinase and other 60 kinases, good cell permeability and good PK profile. Therefore(More)
BACKGROUND About 39,000 patients were newly prescribed renal replacement therapy in Japan in 2011, resulting in a total of more than 300,000 patients being treated with dialysis. This high prevalence of treated end stage kidney disease (ESKD) patients is an emergent problem that requires immediate attention. We launched a prospective cohort study to(More)
Eighteen patients with chronic renal failure due to primary glomerular disease undergoing conservative treatment (CRF patients) were studied to evaluate whether coagulation and fibrinolytic activity in plasma are enhanced in the patients. We measured plasma levels of coagulation-fibrinolysis parameters including thrombin-antithrombin III complex (TAT) (an(More)
Mortality rates associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD) are high in long-term dialysis patients. Increased levels of plasma fibrinogen (FBG), coagulation factor VII (FVII), tissue plasminogen activator (t-PA), and plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1) as well as hyperlipidemia are regarded as important risk factors for CVD. To investigate whether(More)
AIMS Recent studies have stressed the roles of genetic factors on the plasma levels of hemostatic markers and on cardiovascular complications. We investigated the association of DNA polymorphisms for beta-fibrinogen, factor VII, and PAI-1 with plasma levels of these factors and with ischemic heart disease (IHD) and cerebral infarction (CI) in patients(More)
We introduce a new method for efficiently simulating liquid with extreme amounts of spatial adaptivity. Our method combines several key components to drastically speed up the simulation of large-scale fluid phenomena: We leverage an alternative Eulerian tetrahedral mesh discretization to significantly reduce the complexity of the pressure solve while(More)
Active vitamin D3 is extensively used for the treatment of secondary hyperparathyroidism in hemodialysis patients. But it is often impossible to administer enough dose to suppress parathyroid hormone (PTH) level, because of hypercalcemia and hyperphosphatemia. New modalities with higher specificity for PTH suppression are desirable. We conducted a crossover(More)
The management of hyperphosphatemia is essential to treat secondary hyperparathyroidism and to prevent ectopic calcification. Sevelamer hydrochloride (sevelamer), a new phosphate binder that contains neither aluminum nor calcium, which could be theoretically beneficial for the management of hyperphosphatemia in dialysis patients with secondary(More)