Sachiko Yuasa

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AIMS Cardiovascular diseases are the major cause of mortality in patients with diabetes mellitus. Monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1) is a potent chemokine and plays an important role in cardiovascular diseases. The objective of this study was to evaluate the relation between the genotypes of the MCP-1 A-2518G polymorphism and the development of(More)
A 21-27-year follow-up was conducted on 140 schizophrenic patients consecutively discharged from the Department of Neuropsychiatry, Gunma University Hospital, between 1958 and 1962, and 130 patients (93%) were successfully evaluated. Of these patients, 105 were still living, and the longitudinal courses could be fully observed in 98. With regard to the(More)
Gastrointestinal involvement is often seen in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). All parts of the gastrointestinal tract may be affected. However, rectal involvement at onset is rare. We describe here a case of SLE in which rectal ulcers due to vasculitis occurred as the initial manifestation of the disease without involvement of any other(More)
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