Takeshi Hamajima

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BACKGROUND Asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) is an endogenous inhibitor of endothelium nitric oxide synthase (NOS). ADMA binds to a substrate-binding site of NOS and then inhibits nitric oxide production from vascular endothelial cells. Elevated ADMA levels are a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Recently, it was reported that plasma ADMA levels were(More)
Corresponding author: Takashi Inoue, Ph.D. 1-98 Dengakugakubo, Kutsukake-cho, Toyoake, Aichi 470-1192, Japan Received for Publication April 14, 2014 Accepted for Publication May 15, 2014 Summary Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is known to be closely associated with onset of diseases such as atrophic gastritis, gastric ulcer, and gastric cancer. In the(More)
On the diagnosis of the cancer of the colon, especially that of the rectal and sigmoidal lesions, the following rentgenographic examinations such as Fischer 's method, Welin's method and highvoltage technique were compared with each other and the result of which it was demonatrated Welin's technique was proved predominent in early stage. But the(More)
Twenty-four previously untreated patients with a diagnosis of prostatic cancer were treated with chlormadinone acetate (CMA) alone (100 mg/day) for 4 weeks, and luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone analogue (LH-RHa) was added for the next 24 weeks. Marked decreases in blood LH, testosterone (T), prostate specific antigen (PSA), gamma-seminoprotein(More)
The pancreatitis associated with duodenal diverticulum was discussed from the point of the course, and the essential features. 1) The diverticulum existed most frequently in the second portion of the duodenum. 2) The frequency of the pancreatitis with diverticulum was about 50% and was equal or more than that associated with biliary tract disease. 3) The(More)
BACKGROUND Albuminuria is a risk factor for not only nephropathy progression but also cardiovascular disease. Oxidative stress may have a role in the positive association between albuminuria and cardiovascular disease. METHODS This cross-sectional study investigated the associations of serum levels of carotenoids, which are dietary antioxidants, with(More)
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