Takahiro Kawasaki

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OBJECTIVE To investigate fructose metabolic changes in patients with diabetes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Serum and urinary fructose concentrations were determined in healthy subjects (n = 23) and in nondiabetic (n = 23) and diabetic patients (n = 26). Fructose was measured using our newly developed method, and (13)C(6)-fructose was used as the internal(More)
Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease are increasing in adults and are likely to be increasing in children. Both conditions are hepatic manifestations of metabolic syndrome. Experimental animals fed fructose-enriched diets are widely recognized as good models for metabolic syndrome. However, few reports have described the(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Patients with erosive gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) have rapid recurrence after treatment withdrawal. The aim is to study the influences of CYP2C19 polymorphism on recurrence of GERD during proton pump inhibitor maintenance therapy. METHODOLOGY Ninety-nine patients with initial healing of GERD (judged by endoscopy) after 8 wk of(More)
To investigate fructose concentrations in diabetic patients with ketoacidosis or ketosis, serum fructose concentrations and daily urinary fructose excretion were measured in 23 patients with ketoacidosis (n = 16) and ketosis (n = 7) on the first day of admission. Seventeen patients were diagnosed with type 1, one patient with mitochondrial, and 4 patients(More)
The aim of the present study was to investigate the association of fructose on microangiopathy in patients with diabetes. Postprandial plasma fructose concentrations and postprandial plasma glucose concentrations were simultaneously measured 3 times within a 24-hour period (2 hours after each meal) in 38 patients with type 2 diabetes that had been admitted(More)
The current epidemic of diabetes likely reflects marked changes in environmental factors, although genetic susceptibility plays a powerful role in the occurrence of diabetes in certain populations. We investigated whether long-term sucrose-drinking causes hyperglycaemia in male Wistar-Imamichi littermates (n 32), which are not genetically susceptible to(More)
The serum concentration of 1,5-anhydroglucitol (1,5-AG), a polyol which originates mainly in the diet, is used in Japan as a new marker for glycemia. To evaluate the potential interference of 1, 5-AG measurements by traditional Chinese medicines (Kampo), we examined the 1,5-AG content in 32 types of concentrated dosage forms of Kampo using high performance(More)
We report a patient with primary hypothyroidism, who developed hepatocellular injury due to levothyroxine, synthetic thyroxine. A 63-year-old male was admitted to our hospital due to elevation of liver enzymes. The patient was diagnosed as having hypothyroidism and had been treated with levothyroxine for almost two months until admission. Drug-induced liver(More)
Overintake of sucrose or fructose induces adiposity. Fructose undergoes a strong Maillard reaction, which worsens diabetic complications. To determine whether Eucalyptus globulus leaf extract (ELE) suppresses the postprandial elevation of serum fructose concentrations (SFCs) in the portal, cardiac, and peripheral blood after sucrose ingestion, we performed(More)
Carrier Sense Multiple Access with Collision Avoidance (CSMA/CA) adopted in IEEE 802.11 WLAN suffers from serious problems of hidden terminal and exposed terminal. This will get worse if the environment becomes highly dense. The rise of channel interference among stations (STA) and the deterioration of the total network throughput as the result of these(More)