Yoshinari Yasuda

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BACKGROUND Estimation of glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is limited by differences in creatinine generation among ethnicities. Our previously reported GFR-estimating equations for Japanese had limitations because all participants had a GFR less than 90 mL/min/1.73 m2 and serum creatinine was assayed in different laboratories. STUDY DESIGN Diagnostic test(More)
Accurate estimation of the glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is crucial for the detection of chronic kidney disease (CKD). In clinical practice, GFR is estimated from serum creatinine using the Modification of Diet in Renal Disease (MDRD) study equation or the Cockcroft-Gault (CG) equation instead of the time-consuming method of measured clearance for(More)
The number of patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in Japan has continuously increased in the past three decades. In 2005, 36 063 patients whose average age was 66 years entered a new dialysis program. This large number of ESRD patients could be just the tip of the iceberg of an increasing number of patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD).(More)
INTRODUCTION We previously reported a modification to the Modification of Diet in Renal Disease (MDRD) Study equation for use in Japan. Recently, the Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration (CKD-EPI) developed a new equation that is more accurate and yields a lower CKD prevalence estimate in the United States than the MDRD Study equation. We(More)
Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is a frequent complication in patients with diabetes. Although the majority of DN models and human studies have focused on glomeruli, tubulointerstitial damage is a major feature of DN and an important predictor of renal dysfunction. This study sought to investigate molecular markers of pathogenic pathways in the renal interstitium(More)
Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is the leading cause of end-stage renal failure and a major risk factor for cardiovascular mortality in diabetic patients. To evaluate the multiple pathogenetic factors implicated in DN, unbiased mRNA expression screening of tubulointerstitial compartments of human renal biopsies was combined with hypothesis-driven pathway(More)
The cellular distribution of malondialdehyde (MDA) was assessed immunohistochemically in brain specimens from young and normal elderly subjects as well as patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD). MDA was increased in the cytoplasm of neurons and astrocytes in both normal aging and AD, but was rarely detected in normal young subjects. By electron microscopic(More)
BACKGROUND Many different cystatin C-based equations exist for estimating glomerular filtration rate. Major reasons for this are the previous lack of an international cystatin C calibrator and the nonequivalence of results from different cystatin C assays. METHODS Use of the recently introduced certified reference material, ERM-DA471/IFCC, and further(More)
BACKGROUND Accelerated atherosclerosis is a major risk for long-term survivors receiving hemodialysis (HD), with coronary events being the leading cause of mortality. METHODS AND RESULTS A total of 88 consecutive patients on HD (121 lesions) who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with sirolimus-eluting stents (SES) were compared with 78(More)
BACKGROUND Recently, the Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration (CKD-EPI) developed glomerular filtration rate (GFR)-estimating equations based on standardized serum cystatin C (CKD-EPI(cys)) and standardized serum creatinine plus standardized serum cystatin C (CKD-EPI(cr-cys)). We developed new GFR-estimating equations based on standardized(More)