Yasuko Aota

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BACKGROUND Identifying patients at high risk of cardiovascular disease is important in managing patients undergoing hemodialysis. METHODS We evaluated a series of prognostic values: flow-mediated dilation (FMD) and nitrogen-mediated dilation (NMD), an index of endothelium-dependent and endothelium-independent function, respectively, ankle-brachial index(More)
The rostral ventrolateral medulla is an important regulation center of sympathetic nerve activity. Several clinical studies have indicated a possible association between essential hypertension and neurovascular compression of the rostral ventrolateral medulla. We have found that patients with essential hypertension and neurovascular compression of the(More)
The rostral ventrolateral medulla (RVLM) is an important center for regulation of sympathetic nerve activity. Several clinical studies have suggested an association between neurovascular contact (NVC) of RVLM and essential hypertension. Microvascular decompression (MVD) of RVLM decreases blood pressure (BP) in hypertensive patients with NVC of this region.(More)
The combination of angiotensin I-converting enzyme inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers has been shown to be more effective than the individual drugs alone in the treatment of chronic kidney disease and chronic heart failure. In the present study, we evaluated the effect of treatment with the calcium channel blocker amlodipine or the angiotensin(More)
BACKGROUND Although brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity is a widely used index of arterial stiffness, there are several limitations of this method. The actual length of an artery used for measuring pulse wave velocity is estimated based on an anatomical correction value, and brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity is directly affected by systemic blood pressure(More)
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