Teruo Inoue

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Postprandial hyperglycemia is characterized by hyperglycemic spikes that induce endothelial dysfunction, inflammatory reactions and oxidative stress, which may lead to progression of atherosclerosis and occurrence of cardiovascular events. Emerging data indicate that postprandial hyperglycemia or even impaired glucose tolerance may predispose to progression(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to elucidate the effects of glimepiride on the levels of biomarkers related to cardiovascular regulation in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. METHODS AND RESULTS Thirty-four patients with type 2 diabetes received glimepiride for 24 weeks. Significant decreases in the levels of glyceraldehyde-derived advanced(More)
BACKGROUND Postprandial hyperglycemia is believed to affect vascular endothelial function. The aim of our study was to compare the effects of acarbose and nateglinide on postprandial endothelial dysfunction. METHODS We recruited a total of 30 patients with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes (19 men and 11 women, age 67.8 +/- 7.3 years). Patients were(More)
Vascular endothelial dysfunction represents an initial step of "vascular failure," which we have recently proposed as a comprehensive syndrome of failed vascular functions that extends from risk factors to established atherosclerotic disease. The early detection of vascular failure is essential in order to appropriately intervene and prevent its(More)
BACKGROUND Increased expression of the beta2 integrin Mac-1 (CD11b/CD18, alphaMbeta2), which is responsible for firm leukocyte adhesion to platelets and fibrinogen at injured vessels, is found in association with neointimal hyperplasia after coronary interventions. The role of Mac-1 in the pathophysiology of restenosis is incompletely defined. To clarify(More)
BACKGROUND Recently, incretin hormones, including glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) analogue and dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitor, have been found to regulate glucose metabolism. The aim of this study was to elucidate the efficacy and safety of the clinical usage of DPP-4 inhibitors in Japan. METHODS This study was designed as a prospective,(More)
T he patient is a 41-year-old woman who was referred to our hospital because of an abnormal chest radiograph. On admission, she was asymptomatic, but her cardiac silhouette was shifted to the right on chest radiograph. From contrast-enhanced chest computed tomography (CT), we suspected that the right upper pulmonary vein connected to the inferior vena cava.(More)
BACKGROUND Experimental studies have suggested that dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors provide cardiovascular protective effects. We performed a randomized study to evaluate the effects of sitagliptin added on to the conventional therapy compared with conventional therapy alone (diet, exercise, and/or drugs, except for incretin-related agents) on the(More)
It has been well established that cigarette smoking is a powerful risk factor for coronary artery disease. A number of epidemiologic studies have shown a strong association between cigarette smoking and atherosclerosis, myocardial infarction and death from coronary artery disease. In addition to active smoking, passive smoking can also carry a risk of(More)
  • Tsukasa Nakamura, Chifuyu Ushiyama, +4 authors Hikaru Koide
  • 2002
BACKGROUND We previously reported urinary podocytes to be a marker of glomerular injury. The aim of the present study was to determine whether cerivastatin, a newly developed, potent synthetic statin, affects proteinuria and urinary podocyte excretion in patients with chronic glomerulonephritis (CGN). METHODS We randomly assigned 40 normotensive(More)