Takahiko Kawarabayashi

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BACKGROUND The no-reflow phenomenon is associated with poor functional and clinical outcomes for patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). In the era of primary intervention, accurately identifying lesions at high risk of no reflow is of crucial importance. At present, no study into the relationship between lesion morphology and no reflow has been(More)
BACKGROUND Elevated serum C-reactive protein (CRP) is of clinical significance in the management of acute coronary syndromes, but there have been few in vivo studies detailing the relation between lesion morphology and elevated CRP in the setting of acute myocardial infarction (AMI). In this study, we investigated the relation between lesion morphology as(More)
To the Editor: Sano et al 1 investigated the relation between lesion morphology as seen under preintervention intravascular ultrasound and C-reactive protein (CRP) in the acute phase of acute myocardial infarction (AMI). They found that elevated CRP concentrations may be related to the presence of ruptured plaque and concluded that in the setting of AMI,(More)
A possible influence of the central alpha 2-adrenergic system on beta-endorphin was examined in rat anterior pituitary, neurointermediate lobe, and plasma. The concentration of beta-endorphin in anterior pituitary, neurointermediate lobe, and plasma was determined by radioimmunoassay 15 minutes after subcutaneous injection of clonidine in 14-week-old(More)
In previous studies, patients with severe peri-ovarian adhesions have been found to show low pregnancy rates and a poor response to gonadotrophin stimulation during in-vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment. The purpose of this retrospective pharmacokinetic study was to assess the diffusion of exogenous human chorionic gonadotrophin (HCG) in patients with(More)
Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is a social burden. However, being able to predict AMI could lead to prevention. A previous study showed only the relation between the lunar phase and the occurrence of AMI, but the period it takes for the moon to orbit around the earth and the period of the lunar phase differ. This study investigated the effect of the(More)
A 65-year-old man with previous history of congestive heart failure and genetically proven Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD) was suddenly suffered from aphasia and right hemiplegia. Physical examination showed severe motor aphasia, right hemiplegia, and signs of left heart failure. An echocardiogram before the onset of aphasia showed markedly dilated left(More)
SUMMARY A possible influence of the central a 2-adrenergic system on /3-endorphin was examined in rat anterior pituitary, neurointermediate lobe, and plasma. The concentration of /3-endorphin in anterior pituitary, neurointermediate lobe, and plasma was determined by radioimmunoassay 15 minutes after subcutaneous injection of clonidine in 14-week-old(More)
BACKGROUND Several studies have demonstrated the benefit of the patency of infarct-related artery (IRA) in acute myocardial infarction (AMI). However those studies have not been concerned with myocardial viability in the region-at-risk. In the present study the effect of the patency of IRA was investigated in the setting of anterior AMI with poor viable(More)
The water content in erythrocytes of subjects with borderline or established essential hypertension was measured by using gas-liquid chromatography and was found to be lower than that in normotensive controls (p less than 0.01). The water content in erythrocytes of normal controls (n = 14), borderline hypertensive subjects (n = 18), and established(More)