Shunji Miki

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Although global guidelines recommend metformin and lifestyle interventions as an initial treatment in patients with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes (T2DM), few reports exist about its effectiveness in Japanese patients. To examine its effectiveness, we performed a prospective observational study within a routine clinical setting. We provided metformin(More)
Although reports of serious infections in clinical trials for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) with tocilizumab, anti-interleukin6 (IL-6) receptor antibody, have been relatively few, there is still some concern about infections. We report here two cases of patients who developed severe pneumonia during tocilizumab treatment for RA. Both patients initially(More)
BACKGROUND To know whether metformin improves postprandial hyperglycaemia, we examined the effect of metformin on the glycated albumin (GA) to glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c) ratio (GA/HbA1c ratio) in patients with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes. METHODS Metformin and lifestyle interventions were initiated in 18 patients with newly diagnosed type 2(More)
β-cell dysfunction and decreased insulin sensitivity are believed to be two chief mechanisms that participate in deterioration of glycemic control in Type 2 diabetes. Meformin is widely accepted as the first-line oral agent in the treatment of Type 2 diabetes. However, the relative contributions of improved β-cell function and increased insulin sensitivity(More)
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