Sachiko Fukuda

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BACKGROUND High blood cholesterol concentrations in patients with minimal change nephrotic syndrome may affect cyclosporine (INN, ciclosporin) pharmacodynamics and its clinical efficacy, but few attempts have been carried out to disclose this problem. METHODS We evaluated the cellular pharmacodynamics of cyclosporine in 24 patients with minimal change(More)
α-fetoprotein (AFP) is a tumor marker of hepa-tocellular carcinoma (HCC) and has also been reported to reflect the effectiveness of long-term low-dose interferon (IFN) therapy in hepatitis C virus (HCV)-infected patients with chronic liver disease. The correlation between AFP levels and the incidence of HCC has been discussed over a long period. We(More)
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