Publications (2)2.58 Total impact
Article: Augmentation of pulse wave velocity precedes vascular structural changes of the aorta in rats treated with N(omega)-nitro-L-arginine methyl ester.[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: We examined the relationship between structural changes of the aorta and pulse wave velocity (PWV), and the effects of antihypertensive treatments on PWV in N(omega)-nitro-L-arginine methyl ester (L-NAME)-treated rats. Twelve-week-old Wistar-Kyoto (WKY) rats were divided into the following groups, all of which received drug treatment in their drinking water: an untreated control group (n = 36), an L-NAME-treated group (0.7 mg/ml) (n = 32), an L-NAME and angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor (ACEI)-treated group (imidapril: 0.4 mg/ml) (n = 8), and an L-NAME and hydralazine-treated group (0.2 mg/ml) (n = 10). PWV was measured at the same blood pressure (BP) level as in the control group and the wall-to-lumen ratio of the thoracic aorta was evaluated in all groups. In the L-NAME group, PWV increased compared with the value in the control group, at the same time that BP was increasing. After the third day of treatment, PWV was higher in the L-NAME group than in the control group after adjusting BP to the control level, while the wall-to-lumen ratios were equal between the two groups. After the first week of treatment, not only the adjusted PWV, but also the wall-to-lumen ratios were greater in the L-NAME group than in the control group. With administration of antihypertensive agents, both PWV and the thickening of the aortic wall were reduced, but there was no significant difference between the ACEI and hydralazine-treated groups. In conclusion, in a rat model of nitric oxide (NO) synthesis inhibition, the increase in PWV preceded the vascular structural changes, while antihypertensive treatment reduced both changes. There was no significant difference between treatments with ACEI and hydralazine in this model.Hypertension Research 06/2005; 28(5):439-45. · 2.58 Impact Factor
Article: [Case of non-Hodgkin lymphoma with acute renal failure successfully treated with chemotherapy].[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: We report a case of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) with acute renal failure. A 62-year-old man was admitted to our hospital on March 8, 2002 with leg edema and dyspnea on effort. About 3 weeks before admission, he was found to have slightly high serum creatinine (Cr) and high lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) levels by another home doctor. Physical examination revealed anemic conjunctivae and leg edema, but the urinary volume was preserved. Blood examination showed high BUN (64 mg/dl) and Cr levels (3.91 mg/dl). Urinary analysis showed proteinuria (1.05 g/day) and high BMG (14,434/microg/day) and NAG (4.55 U/day) levels, suggesting severe tubulointerstitial injury. On ultrasonography of the kidney, the bilateral kidneys showed marked swelling without hydronephrosis. To investigate the genesis of renal failure, we performed a renal biopsy. The specimen showed normal glomeruli, but a large number of cells infiltrated in the tubulointerstitial area with normal tubulointerstitial structure. The cells stained positively with anti-leukocyte antigen and L26 (B cell marker), and negatively with cytokeratin and UCHL-1 (T cell marker). These findings indicate that the interstitial cells were non-Hodgkin lymphoma with B cell diffuse large cells. Chemotherapy was performed with VAD (vincristine sulfate, doxorubicin hydrochloride, dexamethasone) considering his renal dysfunction. To avoid tumor lysis syndrome after chemotherapy, hemodialysis was performed on days 1-4 after the initiation of chemotherapy. After a series of chemotherapy, the urinary volume increased and serum Cr levels decreased to 2 mg/dl. After additional therapy with 4 courses of CHOP, he improved and was discharged on day 180 after admission.Nippon Jinzo Gakkai shi 02/2004; 46(8):822-30.