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OBJECTIVE The objective in our study was to examine baseline and other characteristics associated with survival in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma in Japan. METHODS Three hundred and fourteen patients with an adjudicated diagnosis of mesothelioma were examined. Survival was evaluated by the Kaplan-Meier method with the log-rank test. The Cox(More)
PURPOSE In order to evaluate the incidence of an adverse event encountered when using a new therapeutic intervention, it is essential to know the background rate of this adverse event in the same patient population. Interstitial lung disease (ILD) often develops in Japanese patients receiving treatment with anti-neoplastic agents or other drugs. In our(More)
Relatively high circulating levels of soluble tumor necrosis factor (TNF) receptors (TNFRs: TNFR1, TNFR2) have been associated with not only progression to end-stage renal disease but also mortality in patients with diabetes. It remains unknown whether elevated TNFR levels in haemodialysis patients are associated with mortality. We studied 319 patients(More)
BACKGROUND In some populations, complete shifts in the genotype of the strain of measles circulating in the population have been observed, with given genotypes being replaced by new genotypes. Studies have postulated that such shifts may be attributable to differences between the fitness of the new and the old genotypes. METHODS We developed a stochastic(More)
Cardiovascular disease constitutes a major public health concern in industrialised nations. Over recent decades, a large body of evidence has accumulated indicating that free radicals play a critical role in cellular processes implicated in atherosclerosis. Herein, we present a mechanism of oxidative stress, focusing mainly on the development of an oxidised(More)
Increased global mortality is associated with atherosclerosis, which appears to be independent of race. Cardiovascular disease is one of the leading causes of mortality and morbidity in Japan. Atherosclerosis, an inflammatory disease characterized by abnormal lipid accumulation and inflammation in the arterial wall, is the main underlying cause of(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Acotiamide, a prokinetic drug, is used to treat functional dyspepsia (FD), especially postprandial distress syndrome (PDS). However, a treatment for FD patients with PDS and/or epigastric pain syndrome (EPS) has not been established. We investigated the efficacy of famotidine in combination with acotiamide for FD. METHODS Fifty blindly(More)
BACKGROUND Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors have anti-atherosclerotic and cardioprotective effects in vitro. However, the impact of DPP-4 inhibitors on coronary plaque remains unclear. We sought to assess the effect of sitagliptin on coronary plaque volume (PV) and stabilization in diabetic patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). METHODS The(More)
  • Shuko Nojiri
  • 2015
The provision of health care frequently creates digitalized data such as hospital-based electronic data, medication prescription records, and claims data collectively termed "administrative database research". The data source and analytical opportunities for study create risks that can lead to misinterpretation or bias the results. This review serves as an(More)
Increasing evidence shows that metabolic abnormalities in body fluids are distinguishing features of the pathophysiology of Parkinson's disease. However, a non-invasive approach has not been established in the earliest or pre-symptomatic phases. Here, we report comprehensive double-cohort analyses of the metabolome using capillary electrophoresis/liquid(More)
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