Yasutomo Hori

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An epidemiological study on canine intestinal parasites was undertaken to evaluate changes in the prevalence among private household dogs from the Hachinohe region of Aomori prefecture, Japan, in 1997, 2002 and 2007, using the formalin-ethyl acetate sedimentation technique. The risk of zoonotic transmission from household dogs to humans was also discussed.(More)
BACKGROUND The clinical implications of evaluating C-terminal atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) concentration in cats are still controversial. HYPOTHESIS The objective of this study was to investigate the relationship between plasma C-terminal ANP concentration and left atrial pressure (LAP) in healthy cats with volume overload (study 1), and to compare(More)
Our aim was to investigate the differences in the duration of diuretic effects and impact on the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone (RAA) system of furosemide as a model of short- and long-acting loop diuretics. Anesthetized dogs (n=6) were randomized into placebo, intravenous bolus administration (IB) and chronic rate infusion (CRI) groups. This study was(More)
The present study is the first report that describes the national survey of intestinal parasites in private household dogs brought to veterinary clinics in Japan. A total of 2,365 fresh feces were collected. Giardia-specific coproantigen was examined by ELISA kit (SNAP(®) Giardia, IDEXX Laboratories, Inc.; Maine, USA). Other intestinal parasites were(More)
Members of Cryptosporidium species, which are protozoan parasites, are prevalent worldwide and can cause diarrhoea in both humans and animals, including dogs. In addition, the Cryptosporidium species harboured in dogs have the potential for zoonotic transmission. The purpose of the present study was to determine the prevalence of Cryptosporidium species(More)
The present study examined the prevalence of intestinal parasites in kittens from five pet shops in East Japan. Fresh faecal samples were collected from 555 kittens (aged 1-3 months) on a single occasion. The samples were tested for the presence of Giardia species coproantigen using a commercially available enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay kit. Other(More)
Little is known about the influence of angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors on matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) in right ventricular remodeling. We investigated the effect of captopril, an ACE inhibitor, on MMP-2 and MMP-9 in monocrotaline-induced right ventricular hypertrophy. Six-week-old male Wistar rats were injected intraperitoneally with(More)
The information needed to diagnose pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in dogs based on N-terminal pro B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) and atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) levels is unclear. In this study, serial changes in plasma NT-proBNP and ANP concentrations were evaluated in association with the development of chronic embolic pulmonary(More)
Although transregulation between the sympathetic nervous system and the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system has been reported, it remains unclear whether sympathetic hyperactivity-induced matrix metalloproteinease (MMP) expression/activity and cardiac fibrosis are mediated by the mineralocorticoid receptor system. We investigated whether isoproterenol(More)
BACKGROUND Serum C-terminal atrial natriuretic peptide (CT-ANP) and N-terminal pro B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-pro BNP) concentrations have not been measured serially in dogs with chronic pressure overload of the heart. HYPOTHESIS We investigated whether serial evaluation of CT-ANP and NT-pro BNP concentrations is a useful guide to the risk of cardiac(More)