Seiji Hashimoto

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A nationwide statistical survey of 4124 dialysis facilities was conducted at the end of 2008 and 4081 facilities (99.0%) responded. The number of patients undergoing dialysis at the end of 2008 was determined to be 283,421, an increase of 8179 patients (3.0%) compared with that at the end of 2007. The number of dialysis patients per million at the end of(More)
A nationwide statistical survey of 4226 dialysis facilities was conducted at the end of 2010, and 4166 facilities (98.6%) responded. The number of new patients introduced into dialysis was 37,512 in 2010. This number has decreased for two consecutive years since it peaked in 2008. The number of patients who died in 2010 was 28,882, which has been increasing(More)
Adenosine coordinates organ metabolism and blood supply, and it modulates immune responses. In the kidney it mediates the vascular response elicited by changes in NaCl concentration in the macula densa region of the nephron, thereby serving as an important regulator of GFR. To determine whether adenosine formation depends on extracellular nucleotide(More)
Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from post-consumer waste and wastewater are a small contributor (about 3%) to total global anthropogenic GHG emissions. Emissions for 2004-2005 totalled 1.4 Gt CO2-eq year(-1) relative to total emissions from all sectors of 49 Gt CO2-eq year(-1) [including carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O), and F-gases(More)
For all countries analyzed so far, Material Flow Analysis/Accounting (MFA) studies indicate that the overall stock of materials within the economy is growing. Most are construction minerals such as asphalt, cement, sand and gravel, crushed stone, and other aggregates. In the analyses described in this paper, flows and stocks of construction minerals were(More)
A 49-year-old man was admitted for the evaluation of a bilateral mass shadow in his chest X-ray film. No definitive diagnosis was established either by brushing cytology or biopsy through bronchoscopy. No malignancies were suggested by general work-up. Both masses were surgically removed, and were diagnosed as pulmonary hyalinizing granuloma (PHG). Fifteen(More)
BACKGROUND Patient responsiveness to erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs), notoriously difficult to measure, has attracted attention for its association with mortality. We defined categories of ESA responsiveness and attempted to clarify their association with mortality. STUDY DESIGN Cohort study. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS Data from Japan's dialysis(More)
In the present experiments we examined the renovascular constrictor effects of ANG II in the chronic and complete absence of A1 adenosine receptors (A1AR) using mice with targeted deletion of the A1AR gene. Glomerular filtration rate (GFR) was not different between A1AR +/+ and A1AR -/- mice under control conditions (450.5 +/- 60 vs. 475.2 +/- 62.5(More)
The reduction of glomerular filtration rate (GFR) caused by inhibitors of carbonic anhydrase (CA) is thought to be initiated by activation of the tubuloglomerular feedback (TGF) mechanism. We determined the effect of the CA inhibitor benzolamide (Bz) on renal hemodynamics in adenosine-1 receptor (A1AR) knockout mice that have been shown previously to lack a(More)
Material stocks in economic society are considered to represent a reserve for wastes and secondary resources. From the viewpoints of proper disposal and reutilization of stocked materials, accurate estimation of the amount of materials that will emerge as wastes or secondary resources in the future is important. We defined materials that have a high(More)