Takahisa Ushiroyama

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OBJECTIVES To investigate the therapeutic effect of combined use of vitamin K(2) and D(3) on vertebral bone mineral density in postmenopausal women with osteopenia and osteoporosis. SUBJECTS AND METHODS We enrolled 172 women with vertebral bone mineral density <0.98 g/cm(2) (osteopenia and osteoporosis) as measured by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry. In(More)
The present study evaluated the effects of clenbuterol and propiverine therapy on postmenopausal urinary incontinence. The patients consisted of 89 postmeopausal women with stress or urge incontinence who had consulted our out-patient clinic between March 1994 and February 1999. Patients were treated with either clenbuterol for stress incontinence or(More)
OBJECTIVE This study investigated whether a combined regimen of ipriflavone and 1 alpha vitamin D is effective in stopping postmenopausal bone loss. METHODS Ninety-eight postmenopausal women were recruited and randomly assigned to one of four groups: group 1, ipriflavone alone; group 2, 1 alpha vitamin D alone; group 3, combined regimen of ipriflavone and(More)
OBJECTIVES The present study investigates the effect of long-term and continuous treatment with low dose calcitonin in combination with 1 alpha-hydroxycholecalciferol on vertebral bone mass in early postmenopausal women. METHODS A total of 202 postmenopausal women between 53 and 58 years of age were recruited individually and randomly assigned to one of(More)
Although the protective effect of obesity on bone mass has been ascribed to high body fat content, this is still controversial. The present study of 215 postmenopausal Japanese women investigated whether circulating leptin concentration was correlated with per cent fat mass or age-adjusted bone mineral density (Z-score). In this study population, the mean(More)
Hyperlipidemia is associated with an increased prevalence of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease. We studied plasma lipid and lipoprotein levels with a survey of endocrine changes in the perimenopausal Japanese women. Total cholesterol, triglyceride, and low density lipoprotein cholesterol levels increased with age, whereas high density lipoprotein(More)
OBJECTIVE To treat anovulatory women with high plasma LH levels with unkei-to. STUDY DESIGN A total of 100 patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (n = 38) or non-polycystic ovary syndrome (n = 62) were allocated randomly into two groups. Endocrine levels (FSH, LH and estradiol), follicle growth and response to unkei-to were compared for 52 subjects in(More)
This study was performed to compare the effects of Chai-hu-gui-zhi-gan-jiang-tang (Saiko-keishi-kankyo-to), an herbal medicine, in improving depressed mood and on plasma interleukin-6 (IL-6) and soluble interleukin-6 receptor (sIL-6R) concentrations with those of anti-depressants in peri- and post-menopausal women. Ninety patients complaining of menopausal(More)
BACKGROUND A majority of women from all cultures and socioeconomic levels experience diverse psychosomatic and behavioral symptoms premenstrually, a phenomenon commonly termed premenstrual syndrome, although symptoms and discomfort levels vary from woman to woman. The underlying pathological mechanisms of premenstrual syndrome remain unknown; however,(More)
A 53-year-old woman was treated with 5 courses of CAP treatment following operation for FIGO Stage Ia cancer of the ovary in September 1986. And in April 1987, she started an oral adjuvant chemotherapy with 400 mg/day of carmofur. In early June, she developed vertigo and dysarthia and was hospitalized. A CT scan showed low-density areas adjacent to both(More)