Yuri Tanaka

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The World Health Organization Fracture Risk Assessment Tool (FRAX(®)) was recently developed to estimate the 10-year absolute risk of osteoporotic fracture among the general population. However, the evidence for its use in chronic kidney disease patients has been lacking, and the association between the FRAX(®) and mortality is unknown. Therefore, a(More)
BACKGROUND Non-invasive detection of coronary artery disease (CAD) remains difficult in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). This study evaluated the ability of pharmacologic stress myocardial perfusion imaging to predict cardiac events in patients with ESRD. METHODS A prospective study was carried out in 49 consecutive patients with ESRD.(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM The present study explores associations between hemoglobin (Hb) levels and patients with cardiac enlargement in end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) to help prevent cardiac remodeling during the predialysis phase of chronic kidney disease (CKD). METHODS This cross-sectional study included 2,249 patients with ESKD (age, 67 ± 13 years; male, 67%;(More)
Cyclamen persicum (cyclamen) is a commercially valuable, winter-blooming perennial plant. We cloned two cyclamen orthologues of AGAMOUS (AG), CpAG1 and CpAG2, which are mainly expressed in the stamen and carpel, respectively. Cyclamen flowers have 5 petals, but expression of a chimeric repressor of CpAG1 (CpAG1-SRDX) caused stamens to convert into petals,(More)
BACKGROUND In patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), although strong associations have been observed between malnutrition and atherosclerosis, the relationship between serum albumin concentration and angiographic changes of coronary artery disease (CAD) remains poorly explored. The goal of the present study was, in patients with CKD, to clarify the(More)
AIM The usefulness of the absolute N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-ProBNP) concentration and its digit number for screening for cardiac disease was explored in new haemodialysis patients. METHODS A cross-sectional study involving 71 (68 ± 14 years, 83% male) new dialysis patients was conducted. Receiver operator characteristic curve analysis(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiac deaths and events tend to cluster within the early-phase after starting dialysis. Our goal is to clarify the influence of severity of coronary atherosclerosis on early-phase death after starting hemodialysis (HD) therapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS Eighty-three consecutive patients [mean age 62 years; male/female 64/19; diabetic nephropathy(More)
An initial acute coronary event is an important predictor of future cardiovascular events and all-cause mortality in patients with chronic kidney disease. The aim of this study was to identify an association between acute coronary events during the predialysis phase of chronic kidney disease and major adverse cardiac events in patients initiating(More)
OBJECTIVE Therapies for chronic kidney disease have changed greatly over the last decade. The aim of this study was to examine the changes in the clinical characteristics and carotid atherosclerosis of patients with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) over the last 9 years. METHODS A cross-sectional study of 150 consecutive patients with ESKD who had(More)
BACKGROUND Screening for coronary artery disease (CAD) at the initiation of dialysis is a K/DOQI recommendation. However, it remains unclear when screening for CAD should be repeated in patients without significant disease at the time of starting dialysis. The objectives of this study were to determine: (1) the survival of hemodialysis (HD) patients without(More)