Satoko Sakai

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Hypertension contributes to the occurrence and progression of cardiovascular diseases. The angiotensin II type 1 receptor blocker telmisartan is reported to activate the peroxisome proliferator–activated receptor γ and improve insulin sensitivity. We investigated the effects of telmisartan treatment on visceral fat, serum adiponectin and vascular(More)
Adult growth hormone deficiency (AGHD) is a recently recognized endocrine disorder characterized by low peak GH levels during provocative tests. The AGHD has a negative impact on bone mineral density, skeletal muscle strength, physical capacity and psychosocial well-being. Furthermore, the girls with GHD have delayed pubertal development, and in adulthood(More)
A 63-year-old woman was diagnosed as having multiple myeloma (MM), IgG-kappa type, stage IIIA, in October 2003. She achieved partial response after receiving three courses of VAD therapy and one course of high dose dexamethasone therapy (HDD); maintenance therapy consisted of melphalan and prednisolone. In November 2004, the patient developed spinal canal(More)
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