Yoshiharu Tsubakihara

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OBJECTIVEdThere is now growing evidence that magnesium (Mg) deficiency is implicated in type 2 diabetes and its complications. However, it has not been fully elucidated whether hypomagnesemia is a predictor of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in type 2 diabetic nephropathy. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODSdThis retrospective cohort study included 455 chronic(More)
BACKGROUND In vitro studies have shown inhibitory effects of magnesium (Mg) on phosphate-induced calcification of vascular smooth muscle cells, raising the possibility that maintaining a high Mg level may be useful for reducing cardiovascular risks of patients with hyperphosphatemia. We examined how serum Mg levels affect the association between serum(More)
The combination of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25D) and fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23) levels predict hard renal outcomes in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), independent of classical markers of mineral and bone disorders, including serum phosphorus, parathyroid hormone, 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D levels, and active vitamin D therapy. In a(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The associations between phosphate, calcium, and intact parathyroid hormone (PTH) levels and composite cardiovascular end points have been studied. This study examined the associations of these markers with myocardial infarction (MI) and stroke separately. METHODS This is a longitudinal study on 65,849 hemodialysis patients from the Japan(More)
The Japanese Society for Dialysis Therapy (JSDT) collects the clinical data from all the facilities to create a nationwide registry system named JSDT Renal Data Registry (JRDR). This survey was begun in 1966 as a form of facility survey. Patient survey started in 1983. More than 95% of facilities respond to the survey on the basis of voluntary work of(More)
BACKGROUND Many patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) suffer from fatigue caused by anemia, but that anemia can be reversed. Successful treatment can be measured as a decrease in fatigue and an increase in energy or vitality, particularly on the vitality (VT) subscale of the SF-36. Changes in VT scores are most commonly interpreted in terms of(More)
Reportedly, serum ferritin levels are much lower in Japanese hemodialysis (HD) patients than their Western counterparts. Therefore, the cutoff values of ferritin and transferrin saturation (TSAT) for iron deficiency might differ from other countries. We conducted a cross-sectional observational study using the Japanese nationwide registry data. We enrolled(More)
BACKGROUND There is limited data showing that early treatment for anemia could prolong renal survival in non-dialysis chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. We therefore investigated the relationship between hemoglobin (Hb) levels at initiation of epoetin beta therapy and renal outcome in non-dialysis CKD patients with anemia. METHODS In this prospective,(More)
BACKGROUND Although dialysis is typically started in an effort to prolong survival, mortality is reportedly high in the first few months. However, it remains unclear whether this is true in Japanese patients who tend to have a better prognosis than other ethnicities, and if health conditions such as functional status (FS) at initiation of dialysis influence(More)