Shinichi Katsumata

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We describe a case of left femoral neck fracture associated with multicentric reticulohistiocytosis (MR). Biopsy specimens from a skin nodule and from synovial tissue showed histiocytic multinucleated giant cells (MR cells) that are characteristic of MR. A surgical specimen from the resected femoral head revealed that multinucleated giant cells and(More)
The effects of Moringa oleifera (MO), Moringaceae on hyperlipidemia and hepatocyte ultrastructural changes caused by iron deficiency were investigated. Four-week-old male Wistar-strain rats were fed a control diet based on AIN-93G (C), an iron deficient diet (FeD), a FeD + 0.5% MO (FeD-m) diet, or a FeD + MO 1% (FeD-M) diet for 4 weeks. It was found that MO(More)
OBJECTIVE Osteoclast activation or cartilage and bone destruction are developed in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The efficacy of etidronate with respect to osteoporosis, inhibition of bone resorption and destruction, and antiinflammation in RA was examined for 72 weeks. METHODS Sixty-three patients with RA (56 women, 7 men) were divided into a(More)
OBJECTIVE Systemic reactive AA amyloidosis is an intractable complication in patients with a long history of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). To help to more easily and reliably detect the presence of this form of amyloidosis in patients with RA and start intensive treatment as early as possible, we examined the sensitivity and usefulness of abdominal fat(More)
BACKGROUND To clarify in detail the mechanism underlying the development and exacerbation of deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and/or pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE), we focused on the following factors: the thrombin-antithrombin III complex (TAT), D-dimer and neutrophil elastase (NE). We basically investigated whether NE played an important role in the(More)
A case of chorioretinitis sclopetaria caused by a grazing injury from a fishing line sinker was reported. A man was struck in his left orbit by the sinker, and immediately lost visual acuity. The sinker was removed, but funduscopy showed the typical appearance of chorioretinitis sclopetaria six months later. On fluorescein angiography, mottled background(More)
UNLABELLED The effects of the dietary Ca and P ratio, independent of any vitamin D effects, on bone mineralization and turnover was examined in 60 VDRKO mice fed different Ca/P ratio diets. High dietary Ca/P ratio promoted bone mineralization and turnover with adequate intestinal Ca and P transports in VDRKO mice. INTRODUCTION To clarify the effects of(More)
In this study, the effects of high phosphorus (P) diet on bone metabolism-related gene expression were investigated in young and aged mice. Twelve- and 80-week-old ddY male mice were divided into two groups, respectively, and fed a control diet containing 0.3% P or a high P diet containing 1.2% P. After 4 weeks of treatment, serum parathyroid hormone (PTH)(More)
Kiwifruit is a good source of dietary components and has beneficial effects for health. In this study, we investigated the effects of two types of kiwifruit, green kiwifruit (GRK) and gold kiwifruit (GOK), on bone metabolism in ovariectomized (OVX) mice. Seven-week-old female Balb/c-strain mice were divided into four groups: sham-operated (sham) group, OVX(More)
Fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23) is a potent regulator of phosphorus (P) and vitamin D metabolism. Long-term dietary magnesium (Mg) deficiency increases circulating levels of FGF23, whereas the effects of short-term dietary Mg deficiency are unclear. Thus, the present study investigated whether short-term dietary Mg deficiency affects circulating levels(More)