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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516131/the-cardiac-sympathetic-nerve-activity-in-the-elderly-is-attenuated-in-the-right-lateral-decubitus-position
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Konosuke Sasaki, Mayu Haga, Sarina Bao, Haruka Sato, Yoshikatsu Saiki, Ryoko Maruyama
Objectives: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of the supine, left lateral decubitus, and right lateral decubitus positions on autonomic nervous activity in elderly adults by using spectral analysis of heart rate variability (HRV). Method: Forty-five adults aged 73.6 ± 5.7 years were enrolled. After lying in the supine position, all participants moved to the lateral decubitus positions in a random order and maintained the positions for 10 min, while electrocardiographic data were recorded to measure HRV...
January 2017: Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515927/body-mass-index-as-a-classifier-to-predict-biochemical-recurrence-after-radical-prostatectomy-in-patients-with-lower-prostate-specific-antigen-levels
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Keisuke Goto, Hirotaka Nagamatsu, Jun Teishima, Yuki Kohada, Shinsuke Fujii, Yoshimasa Kurimura, Koji Mita, Masanobu Shigeta, Satoshi Maruyama, Yoji Inoue, Mitsuru Nakahara, Akio Matsubara
Prostate cancer, one of the most common malignant tumors among men, is closely associated with obesity and, thus far, several studies have suggested the association between obesity and aggressive pathological characteristics in the United States. However, the effect of obesity on prostate cancer mortality is controversial, and it remains unclear whether obesity contributes to the aggressiveness of prostate cancer in Asian patients. The aim of the present study was to investigate the association between body mass index (BMI) and the clinicopathological characteristics of prostate cancer in 2,003 Japanese patients who underwent radical prostatectomy...
May 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515921/association-between-periodontitis-and-prognosis-of-pancreatobiliary-tract-cancer-a-pilot-study
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Takayuki Maruyama, Takaaki Tomofuji, Tatsuya Machida, Hironari Kato, Koichiro Tsutsumi, Daisuke Uchida, Akinobu Takaki, Toshiki Yoneda, Hisataka Miyai, Hirofumi Mizuno, Daisuke Ekuni, Hiroyuki Okada, Manabu Morita
Several studies have indicated that periodontitis is a risk factor for cancer. However, the association between periodontitis and the prognosis of pancreatobiliary tract cancer remains unclear. The aim of this pilot study was to investigate the association between periodontitis and prognosis of pancreatobiliary tract cancer. A total of 22 patients diagnosed with pancreatobiliary tract cancer were analyzed. Oral health status, including severity of periodontitis, general health status and biochemical serum markers were evaluated...
May 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507513/appetitive-olfactory-learning-and-long-term-associative-memory-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
#4
Saori Nishijima, Ichiro N Maruyama
Because of the relative simplicity of its nervous system, Caenorhabditis elegans is a useful model organism to study learning and memory at cellular and molecular levels. For appetitive conditioning in C. elegans, food has exclusively been used as an unconditioned stimulus (US). It may be difficult to analyze neuronal circuits for associative memory since food is a multimodal combination of olfactory, gustatory, and mechanical stimuli. Here, we report classical appetitive conditioning and associative memory in C...
2017: Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502918/ability-of-the-ankle-brachial-index-and-brachial-ankle-pulse-wave-velocity-to-predict-the-3-month-outcome-in-patients-with-non-cardioembolic-stroke
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Hayato Matsushima, Naohisa Hosomi, Naoyuki Hara, Takeshi Yoshimoto, Shuichiro Neshige, Ryuhei Kono, Takahiro Himeno, Shinichi Takeshima, Kazuhiro Takamatsu, Yutaka Shimoe, Taisei Ota, Hirofumi Maruyama, Toshiho Ohtsuki, Masaru Kuriyama, Masayasu Matsumoto
AIM: Both the ankle brachial index (ABI) and brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (baPWV) are surrogates for atherosclerosis. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the ability of ABI and baPWV to predict stroke outcome in patients with first-ever non-cardioembolic stroke. METHODS: This study included consecutive patients with first-ever non-cardioembolic stroke admitted within 1 week after onset to Ota Memorial Hospital between January 2011 and December 2013. Baseline characteristics and National Institutes of Health stroke scale scores at admission were noted...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420835/macrovascular-complications-and-prevalence-of-urgency-incontinence-in-japanese-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-the-dogo-study
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Shinya Furukawa, Takenori Sakai, Tetsuji Niiya, Hiroaki Miyaoka, Teruki Miyake, Shin Yamamoto, Sayaka Kanzaki, Koutatsu Maruyama, Keiko Tanaka, Teruhisa Ueda, Hidenori Senba, Masamoto Torisu, Hisaka Minami, Morikazu Onji, Takeshi Tanigawa, Bunzo Matsuura, Yoichi Hiasa, Yoshihiro Miyake
Objective Macrovascular diseases and urgency incontinence are common among Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. However, little evidence exists regarding the association between stroke and urgency incontinence among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. We examined the associations between macrovascular complications and urgency incontinence among Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Methods The study subjects were 818 Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Urgency incontinence was defined as present when a subject answered "once a week or more" to the question: "Within one week, how often do you leak urine because you cannot defer the sudden desire to urinate?" We adjusted our analyses for sex, age, body mass index, duration of type 2 diabetes, current smoking, current drinking, hypertension, dyslipidemia, glycated hemoglobin, diabetic nephropathy, diabetic retinopathy, and diabetic peripheral neuropathy...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367084/interrelationship-between-insulin-resistance-and-portal-haemodynamic-abnormality-in-cirrhosis
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Hitoshi Maruyama, Kazufumi Kobayashi, Soichiro Kiyono, Osamu Yokosuka
Background: There are only limited data regarding the effect of impaired portal circulation on the glucose metabolism. The study prospectively examined the interrelationship between insulin resistance (IR) and portal haemodynamic abnormality in cirrhosis. Methods: There were 53 cirrhosis patients (61.6 ± 13.0 years) all presenting gastroesophageal varices. Portal haemodynamics by both hepatic venous catheterisation and Doppler ultrasound were examined with respect to the homeostasis model assessment (HOMA)-IR and HOMA2-IR...
2017: International Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349230/the-japanese-histologic-classification-and-t-score-in-the-oxford-classification-system-could-predict-renal-outcome-in-japanese-iga-nephropathy-patients
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Ahmad Baseer Kaihan, Yoshinari Yasuda, Takayuki Katsuno, Sawako Kato, Takahiro Imaizumi, Takaya Ozeki, Manabu Hishida, Takanobu Nagata, Masahiko Ando, Naotake Tsuboi, Shoichi Maruyama
BACKGROUND: The Oxford Classification is utilized globally, but has not been fully validated. In this study, we conducted a comparative analysis between the Oxford Classification and Japanese Histologic Classification (JHC) to predict renal outcome in Japanese patients with IgA nephropathy (IgAN). METHODS: A retrospective cohort study including 86 adult IgAN patients was conducted. The Oxford Classification and the JHC were evaluated by 7 independent specialists...
March 27, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302542/clinical-implications-associated-with-the-posttranslational-modification-induced-functional-impairment-of-albumin-in-oxidative-stress-related-diseases
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Hiroshi Watanabe, Tadashi Imafuku, Masaki Otagiri, Toru Maruyama
Recent research findings indicate that the posttranslational modification of human serum albumin (HSA) such as oxidation, glycation, truncation, dimerization, and carbamylation is related to certain types of diseases. We report herein on a simple and rapid analytical method, using an electrospray ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry technique, that allows posttranslational modifications of HSA to be quantitatively and qualitatively evaluated with a high degree of sensitivity. In patients with chronic liver disease, chronic renal disease, and diabetes mellitus, an increase in the level of oxidized cysteine-34 (Cys-34) of HSA accompanied by a decrease in the level of reduced Cys-34 was observed...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294665/-role-of-a-computer-program-in-gastric-cancer-surgery-beyond-the-evidence
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Dezső Tóth, Adrienn Bíró, Zsolt Kincses, Péter Árkosy, Miklós Török
INTRODUCTION: Forty percent of patients with gastric cancer have an unnecessarily extended lymph node dissection with a higher rate of morbidity and mortality. While the Maruyama computer program (MCP) can estimate the lymph node involvement before the surgery, the Maruyama Index (MI) could be a good predictor of overall and disease free survival. METHODS: To measure the probability calculations by MCP, we had to define different "cut-off" levels, with using the calculation of the receiver-operating characteristics analysis...
March 2017: Magyar Sebészet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256417/ischemic-stroke-mortality-is-more-strongly-associated-with-anemia-on-admission-than-with-underweight-status
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Satoshi Kubo, Naohisa Hosomi, Naoyuki Hara, Shuichiro Neshige, Takahiro Himeno, Shinichi Takeshima, Kazuhiro Takamatsu, Yutaka Shimoe, Taisei Ota, Hirofumi Maruyama, Toshiho Ohtsuki, Masaru Kuriyama, Masayasu Matsumoto
BACKGROUND: Underweight patients have recently been reported as a group with a high risk of poststroke death. Anemia also increases mortality rates in stroke patients. However, the causal associations between body weight and anemia resulting in stroke-related death remain unclear. We examined the association of weight status and hemoglobin levels with 3-month mortality after ischemic stroke. METHODS: The study enrolled all consecutive patients with acute ischemic stroke and no history of stroke admitted to our hospital between January 2010 and December 2013...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154266/the-serum-oxidative-anti-oxidative-stress-balance-becomes-dysregulated-in-patients-with-non-alcoholic-steatohepatitis-associated-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Yasuyuki Shimomura, Akinobu Takaki, Nozomu Wada, Tetsuya Yasunaka, Fusao Ikeda, Takayuki Maruyama, Naofumi Tamaki, Daisuke Uchida, Hideki Onishi, Kenji Kuwaki, Shinichiro Nakamura, Kazuhiro Nouso, Yasuhiro Miyake, Kazuko Koike, Takaaki Tomofuji, Manabu Morita, Kazuhide Yamamoto, Hiroyuki Okada
Objective Oxidative stress is associated with the progression of chronic liver disease. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is also an oxidative stress-related disease. However, the oxidative/anti-oxidative balance has not been fully characterized in NAFLD. The objective of the present study was to investigate the balance between oxidative stress and the anti-oxidative activity in NAFLD, including non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH)-related hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Patients We recruited 69 patients with histologically proven NAFLD without HCC (NAFLD; n=58), and with NASH-related HCC (NASH-HCC; n=11)...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153218/sleep-related-intermittent-hypoxia-is-associated-with-decreased-psychomotor-vigilance-in-japanese-community-residents
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Sakurako Tanno, Takeshi Tanigawa, Koutatsu Maruyama, Eri Eguchi, Takashi Abe, Isao Saito
BACKGROUND: Sleep disordered breathing (SDB) is associated with decreased psychomotor vigilance (hereafter "vigilance") in clinical settings, but this association has yet to be confirmed in the general population. The aim of this study is to determine the associations between SDB and vigilance in a large sample of community-based participants. METHODS: The study sample consisted of 1508 community-dwelling Japanese persons (age: 30-79 years, women: 62.7%, mean body mass index [BMI]: 23...
January 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103056/age-related-changes-to-vascular-protease-activated-receptor-2-in-metabolic-syndrome-a-relationship-between-oxidative-stress-receptor-expression-and-endothelium-dependent-vasodilation
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Kana Maruyama, Satomi Kagota, John J McGuire, Hirokazu Wakuda, Noriko Yoshikawa, Kazuki Nakamura, Kazumasa Shinozuka
Protease-activated receptor 2 (PAR2) is expressed in vascular endothelium. Nitric oxide (NO) - cyclic GMP-mediated vasodilation in response to 2-furoyl-LIGRLO-amide (2fLIGRLO), a PAR2-activating peptide, is impaired in aortas from aged SHRSP.Z-Lepr(fa)/IzmDmcr (SHRSP.ZF) rats with metabolic syndrome. Here we investigated mechanisms linking PAR2's vascular effects to phenotypic characteristics of male SHRSP.ZF rats at 10, 20, and 30 weeks of age. We found vasodilation responses to either 2fLIGRLO or enzyme-mediated PAR2 activation by trypsin were sustained until 20 weeks and lessened at 30 weeks...
October 19, 2016: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043947/five-year-quality-of-life-assessment-after-carbon-ion-radiotherapy-for-prostate-cancer
#15
Katsuya Maruyama, Hiroshi Tsuji, Takuma Nomiya, Hiroyuki Katoh, Hitoshi Ishikawa, Tadashi Kamada, Masaru Wakatsuki, Koichiro Akakura, Jun Shimazaki, Hidefumi Aoyama, Hirohiko Tsujii
The aim of this study was to prospectively assess 5-year health-related quality of life (HRQOL) of patients treated with carbon ion radiotherapy (C-ion RT) for clinically localized prostate cancer. A total of 417 patients received carbon ion radiotherapy at a total dose of 63-66 Gray-equivalents (GyE) in 20 fractions over 5 weeks, and neoadjuvant and adjuvant androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) were administered for intermediate and high-risk patients. A HRQOL assessment was performed at five time points (immediately before the initiation of C-ion RT, immediately after, and at 12, 36 and 60 months after completion of C-ion RT) using Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy (FACT) questionnaires...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040276/clinical-impact-of-complete-revascularization-in-elderly-patients-with-multi-vessel-coronary-artery-disease-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-a-sub-analysis-of-the-shinano-registry
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Mikiko Harada, Takashi Miura, Takahiro Kobayashi, Hideki Kobayashi, Masanori Kobayashi, Hiroyuki Nakajima, Hikaru Kimura, Hiroshi Akanuma, Eiichiro Mawatari, Toshio Sato, Shoji Hotta, Yuichi Kamiyoshi, Takuya Maruyama, Noboru Watanabe, Takayuki Eisawa, Naoto Hashizume, Soichiro Ebisawa, Yusuke Miyashita, Uichi Ikeda
BACKGROUND: Prior reports have revealed that complete revascularization (CR) by percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) decreased ischemic events. However, little is known about the efficacy of CR using PCI in elderly patients with multi-vessel coronary artery disease (CAD). We evaluated the 1-year effectiveness of CR-PCI in elderly patients (≥75years old) with multi-vessel CAD. METHODS: The SHINANO Registry, a prospective, observational, multi-center, all-comer cohort study, has enrolled 1923 patients...
March 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924830/impaired-regenerative-capacity-and-lower-revertant-fibre-expansion-in-dystrophin-deficient-mdx-muscles-on-dba-2-background
#17
Merryl Rodrigues, Yusuke Echigoya, Rika Maruyama, Kenji Rowel Q Lim, So-Ichiro Fukada, Toshifumi Yokota
Duchenne muscular dystrophy, one of the most common lethal genetic disorders, is caused by mutations in the DMD gene and a lack of dystrophin protein. In most DMD patients and animal models, sporadic dystrophin-positive muscle fibres, called revertant fibres (RFs), are observed in otherwise dystrophin-negative backgrounds. RFs are thought to arise from skeletal muscle precursor cells and clonally expand with age due to the frequent regeneration of necrotic fibres. Here we examined the effects of genetic background on muscle regeneration and RF expansion by comparing dystrophin-deficient mdx mice on the C57BL/6 background (mdx-B6) with those on the DBA/2 background (mdx-DBA), which have a more severe phenotype...
December 7, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864816/giant-insulinoma-report-of-a-case-and-review-of-published-reports
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Kazumitsu Ueda, Tetsuro Taira, Hiroyuki Hakoda, Shoko Nakata, Shinya Okata, Takeshi Nagai, Shigeo Aoki, Hideyuki Mishima, Akihiko Sako, Tsunehiko Maruyama, Minoru Okumura
BACKGROUND: Larger insulinomas are reportedly more likely to be malignant; however, their biological behavior has not been clearly elucidated. We here report the characteristics and treatment of a giant insulinoma with local invasion and lymph node metastasis. We also review published reports concerning the clinical features of giant insulinomas and comparing their grading with that of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors. CASE PRESENTATION: A 71-year-old man was referred to our hospital for investigation of persistent hypoglycemia...
December 2016: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853168/depressive-symptoms-and-prevalence-of-erectile-dysfunction-in-japanese-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-the-dogo-study
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S Furukawa, T Sakai, T Niiya, H Miyaoka, T Miyake, S Yamamoto, K Maruyama, T Ueda, H Senba, M Torisu, H Minami, M Onji, T Tanigawa, B Matsuura, Y Hiasa, Y Miyake
In several studies of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, a positive association between depressive symptoms and erectile dysfunction (ED) has been reported. No evidence exists, however, regarding the association between depressive symptoms and ED among Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Thus, we examined this issue among Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Study subjects were 469 male Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, aged 19 years or over. ED, moderate to severe ED and severe ED were defined as present when a subject had a Sexual Health Inventory for Men score <22, <12 and <8, respectively...
March 2017: International Journal of Impotence Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836682/self-reported-sitting-time-and-prevalence-of-erectile-dysfunction-in-japanese-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-the-dogo-study
#20
Shinya Furukawa, Takenori Sakai, Tetsuji Niiya, Hiroaki Miyaoka, Teruki Miyake, Shin Yamamoto, Sayaka Kanzaki, Koutatsu Maruyama, Keiko Tanaka, Teruhisa Ueda, Hidenori Senba, Masamoto Torisu, Hisaka Minami, Takeshi Tanigawa, Bunzo Matsuura, Yoichi Hiasa, Yoshihiro Miyake
AIMS: No evidence exists regarding the association between sitting time and erectile dysfunction (ED) among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between self-reported sitting time and ED among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. METHODS: Study subjects were 430 male Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (mean age, 60.5years). A self-administered questionnaire was used to collect information on the variables under study...
January 2017: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
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