Sonoe Miyata

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Parathyroid (PT) cell hyperplasia is a common consequence of chronic renal insufficiency (CRI). NPS R-568 is a phenylalkylamine compound that acts as an agonist (calcimimetic) at the cell surface calcium receptor (CaR). To test the hypothesis that the CaR plays a role in PT hyperplasia in CRI, we tested the effect of NPS R-568 on PT cell proliferation in(More)
BACKGROUND Obesity is generally considered a risk factor for postoperative morbidity following open gastrectomy. Body mass index (BMI) is widely accepted as an indicator of obesity, but does not necessarily reflect the distribution of fat. It is unclear how different types of fat may affect the operative procedure and outcome. METHODS The relationship(More)
Phosphorus directly controls parathyroid hormone (PTH) synthesis and secretion. Serum levels of the novel phosphate-regulating hormone, fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23), are positively correlated with hyperphosphatemia in patients with chronic renal insufficiency (CRI). We proposed that changes in serum PTH and FGF23 levels might be associated with(More)
BACKGROUND Dietary phosphate restriction prevents renal function deterioration in animal models. This study examined whether sevelamer hydrochloride (Renagel(R); 'sevelamer' hereafter), a non-calcaemic phosphate binder could slow deterioration of renal function in rats with progressive renal insufficiency. METHODS Wistar Kyoto male rats were singly(More)
High serum parathyroid hormone levels are associated with vascular calcification. Cinacalcet is a calcimimetic agent that inhibits parathyroid hormone secretion and is used to treat patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism. Here we measured the effects of oral cinacalcet on calcification of the aorta and heart in rats with a remnant kidney (5/6(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS The learning curve of a trainee for laparoscopy-assisted gastrectomy in a high volume center, in which an educational system and a standardized laparoscopic procedure are already established, remains unclear. MATERIAL AND METHODS The early surgical outcomes of the patients of two trainees were investigated. Both trainees followed a(More)
BACKGROUND It has been demonstrated that dietary phosphate restriction suppresses parathyroid hormone (PTH) secretion and parathyroid cell proliferation in experimental animals with chronic renal insufficiency (CRI) independently of serum calcium and 1,25(OH)(2)D3 levels. This study was conducted to examine whether sevelamer hydrochloride (Renagel);(More)
BACKGROUND Dietary phosphate restriction suppresses parathyroid hormone (PTH) secretion, synthesis, and parathyroid cell proliferation in experimental animals with chronic renal insufficiency (CRI), independently of serum calcium and 1,25(OH)2D3 levels. This study was conducted to examine whether sevelamer hydrochloride (sevelamer), a metal-free phosphate(More)
BACKGROUND Secondary hyperparathyroidism characterized by hyperplasia of the parathyroid gland (PTG) is a consequence of chronic renal insufficiency (CRI). Dietary phosphate restriction and sevelamer hydrochloride, a calcium-free phosphate binder, suppress parathyroid hormone (PTH) secretion and PTG hyperplasia in experimental animals with CRI,(More)
This study was intended to elucidate the efficacy of an erythropoietin analog in cardiorenal dysfunction syndrome using a rodent model. Cardiorenal dysfunction was induced using doxorubicin hydrochloride (DXR). Lower doses (3 microg/kg) and higher doses (30 microg/kg) of darbepoetin alfa (DA) were used for intervention. Blood examinations for creatinine,(More)