Takeshi Tanigawa

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Rita F. Redberg, MD Mitchell H. Katz, MD Author Affiliations: Division of Cardiology, University of California, San Francisco (Dr Redberg; redberg@medicine.ucsf.edu); and Department of Health Services, County of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California (Dr Katz). Dr Redberg is the Editor and Dr Katz is the Deputy Editor of the Archives of Internal Medicine.(More)
BACKGROUND Although associations between snoring and cardiovascular disease have been reported in several prospective studies, there is limited evidence from Asian populations. The objective of this study was to determine if there is an association between self-reported snoring frequency and the incidence of cardiovascular disease in Japanese. METHODS The(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Few cohort studies have examined the association of carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) and plaque characteristics with the risk of stroke in apparently healthy persons. We examined the relationship of carotid IMT and the surface, morphology, and calcification of carotid plaques with the incidence of stroke among Japanese men. (More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Limited evidence was available on the metabolic syndrome and risk of cardiovascular disease in Asia. The purpose of this study is to examine the association of the metabolic syndrome and risk of ischemic cardiovascular disease in Japanese men and women. METHODS We conducted an 18-year prospective study of 9087 Japanese people aged(More)
Subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH) has been associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus. However, it is unknown whether common complications of type 2 diabetes, such as diabetic nephropathy, are also present with SCH. Here, we investigated the association between SCH and diabetic nephropathy among Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. In this(More)
BACKGROUND The 2011 Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident was the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl. The nearby Daini plant also experienced substantial damage but remained intact. Workers for the both plants experienced multiple stressors as disaster victims and workers, as well as the criticism from the public due to their company's(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVES Elevated C-reactive protein (CRP), an inflammatory marker and emerging risk factor for atherosclerosis and coronary heart disease, has been reported in overweight patients with sleep-disordered breathing (SDB). However, the contribution of C-reactive protein to this disease among non-overweight individuals is uncertain. We thus examined the(More)
BACKGROUND Cigarette smoking is associated with an increased risk of peripheral arterial disease, but the relationship between smoking cessation and preclinical peripheral atherosclerosis is uncertain. DESIGN AND METHODS A cross-sectional, population-based study to examine the effect of smoking and smoking cessation on the prevalence of peripheral(More)
BACKGROUND Mortality from ischemic heart disease (IHD) has been showing a marked decline in Japan. The objective of this study was to clarify the effects of age, time period, and cohort on mortality from IHD in Japan from 1955 to 2000. METHODS AND RESULTS IHD death data from vital statistics and national population surveys were tabulated for 11 5-year age(More)
OBJECTIVES Recent genome-wide association and functional studies have shown that the ABCG2 gene encodes for a urate transporter, and a common causal ABCG2 variant, rs2231142, leads to elevated uric acid levels and prevalent gout among Whites and Blacks. We examined whether this finding is observed in a Japanese population, since Asians have a high reported(More)