Akihiko Kato

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Affiliation: Hamamatsu University School of Medicine
Country: Japan

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Polymethylmethacrylate efficacy in reduction of renal itching in hemodialysis patients: crossover study and role of tumor necrosis factor-alpha
    A Kato
    First Department of Medicine, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, 1 20 1 Handa cho, Hamamatsu 431 3192, Japan
    Artif Organs 25:441-7. 2001
  2. ncbi request reprint Effect of weekly or successive iron supplementation on erythropoietin doses in patients receiving hemodialysis
    A Kato
    First Department of Medicine, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, 3600 Handa Cho, Hamamatsu 431 3192, Japan
    Nephron 89:110-2. 2001
  3. ncbi request reprint Psoas abscess with osteomyelitis in a patient undergoing long-term hemodialysis
    A Kato
    First Department of Medicine, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, 1 20 1 Handayama, Hamamatsu 431 3192, Japan
    Am J Nephrol 21:410-2. 2001
  4. ncbi request reprint Complication of oliguric acute renal failure in patients treated with low-molecular weight dextran
    A Kato
    First Department of Medicine, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Shizuoka, Japan
    Ren Fail 23:679-84. 2001
  5. ncbi request reprint Association between circulating leptin and soluble receptors for tumor necrosis factor-alpha in hemodialysis patients
    A Kato
    First Department of Medicine, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Japan
    Clin Nephrol 56:370-7. 2001
  6. ncbi request reprint Association between interleukin-6 and carotid atherosclerosis in hemodialysis patients
    Akihiko Kato
    First Department of Medicine, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, 1 20 1 Handayama, Hamamatsu, 431 3192 Japan
    Kidney Int 61:1143-52. 2002
  7. doi request reprint The dimethylthiourea-induced attenuation of cisplatin nephrotoxicity is associated with the augmented induction of heat shock proteins
    Takayuki Tsuji
    First Department of Medicine, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, 1 20 1 Handayama, Higashi ku, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka 431 3192, Japan
    Toxicol Appl Pharmacol 234:202-8. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint The induction of cell cycle regulatory and DNA repair proteins in cisplatin-induced acute renal failure
    Hua Zhou
    First Department of Medicine, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Shizuoka, Japan
    Toxicol Appl Pharmacol 200:111-20. 2004
  9. doi request reprint Brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity and the cardio-ankle vascular index as a predictor of cardiovascular outcomes in patients on regular hemodialysis
    Akihiko Kato
    Blood Purification Unit, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Shizuoka, Japan
    Ther Apher Dial 16:232-41. 2012
  10. ncbi request reprint Urinary marker for oxidative stress in kidneys in cisplatin-induced acute renal failure in rats
    Hua Zhou
    First Department of Medicine, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, 1 20 1 Handayama, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, 431 3192, Japan
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 21:616-23. 2006

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  1. ncbi request reprint Polymethylmethacrylate efficacy in reduction of renal itching in hemodialysis patients: crossover study and role of tumor necrosis factor-alpha
    A Kato
    First Department of Medicine, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, 1 20 1 Handa cho, Hamamatsu 431 3192, Japan
    Artif Organs 25:441-7. 2001
    ..These findings suggested that the PMMA dialyzer can improve renal itching not mediated through the modification of the TNF-alpha system...
  2. ncbi request reprint Effect of weekly or successive iron supplementation on erythropoietin doses in patients receiving hemodialysis
    A Kato
    First Department of Medicine, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, 3600 Handa Cho, Hamamatsu 431 3192, Japan
    Nephron 89:110-2. 2001
    ..To conduct a 3-month prospective study to determine the optimal way for intravenous iron supplementation in hemodialysis (HD) patients with resistance to recombinant human erythropoietin (rHuEPO) therapy due to deficient iron storage...
  3. ncbi request reprint Psoas abscess with osteomyelitis in a patient undergoing long-term hemodialysis
    A Kato
    First Department of Medicine, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, 1 20 1 Handayama, Hamamatsu 431 3192, Japan
    Am J Nephrol 21:410-2. 2001
    ..This rare case suggested that a secondary psoas abscess could be one of the occult infections in patients undergoing long-term maintenance hemodialysis...
  4. ncbi request reprint Complication of oliguric acute renal failure in patients treated with low-molecular weight dextran
    A Kato
    First Department of Medicine, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Shizuoka, Japan
    Ren Fail 23:679-84. 2001
    ..In addition, PE, DFPP and CHDF afforded a beneficial effect for removing accumulated LMWD from the circulation...
  5. ncbi request reprint Association between circulating leptin and soluble receptors for tumor necrosis factor-alpha in hemodialysis patients
    A Kato
    First Department of Medicine, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Japan
    Clin Nephrol 56:370-7. 2001
    ..Since circulating leptin levels adjusted for body fat mass are reported to be increased in dialysis patients, we examined if the TNF-alpha system may influence blood leptin levels in hemodialysis (HD) patients...
  6. ncbi request reprint Association between interleukin-6 and carotid atherosclerosis in hemodialysis patients
    Akihiko Kato
    First Department of Medicine, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, 1 20 1 Handayama, Hamamatsu, 431 3192 Japan
    Kidney Int 61:1143-52. 2002
    ..Interleukin-6 (IL-6) is associated with cardiovascular complications in general subjects. Although blood IL-6 is greatly elevated in hemodialysis (HD) patients, the role of IL-6 in the advance of atherosclerosis remains to be determined...
  7. doi request reprint The dimethylthiourea-induced attenuation of cisplatin nephrotoxicity is associated with the augmented induction of heat shock proteins
    Takayuki Tsuji
    First Department of Medicine, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, 1 20 1 Handayama, Higashi ku, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka 431 3192, Japan
    Toxicol Appl Pharmacol 234:202-8. 2009
    ..The findings suggest that DMTU may afford protection against CDDP-induced ARF, partially through the early induction of cytoplasmic HSP60, thereby preventing the Bax-mediated apoptosis in renal tubular cells...
  8. ncbi request reprint The induction of cell cycle regulatory and DNA repair proteins in cisplatin-induced acute renal failure
    Hua Zhou
    First Department of Medicine, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Shizuoka, Japan
    Toxicol Appl Pharmacol 200:111-20. 2004
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  9. doi request reprint Brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity and the cardio-ankle vascular index as a predictor of cardiovascular outcomes in patients on regular hemodialysis
    Akihiko Kato
    Blood Purification Unit, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Shizuoka, Japan
    Ther Apher Dial 16:232-41. 2012
    ..9 [1.1-251.8], P < 0.05) In contrast, CAVI did not associate with CV mortality or events. These findings suggest that baPWV is superior to CAVI as a predictor of CV outcomes in patients on regular HD...
  10. ncbi request reprint Urinary marker for oxidative stress in kidneys in cisplatin-induced acute renal failure in rats
    Hua Zhou
    First Department of Medicine, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, 1 20 1 Handayama, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, 431 3192, Japan
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 21:616-23. 2006
    ..We evaluated whether urinary oxidative stress markers reflect intrarenal oxidative stress in cisplatin (CDDP)-induced ARF, and whether these markers can be used for the prediction of future ARF...
  11. ncbi request reprint Inhibition of p21 modifies the response of cortical proximal tubules to cisplatin in rats
    Hua Zhou
    First Department of Medicine, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, 1 20 1 Handayama, Hamamatsu 431 3192, and Division of Nephrology, Endocrinology and Metabolism, Shizuoka Cancer Center Hospital, Japan
    Am J Physiol Renal Physiol 291:F225-35. 2006
    ..Because antisense may not adequately be taken up and/or function in PTs in the OSOM, the role of p21 in PTs in the OSOM in CDDP-induced ARF remains to be clarified...
  12. ncbi request reprint Association of serum adiponectin levels with all-cause mortality in hemodialysis patients
    Naro Ohashi
    The First Department of Medicine, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Hamamatsu
    Intern Med 47:485-91. 2008
    ..1%), hypertensive nephrosclerosis in 10 (11.8%), and others in 10 (11.8%)] who survived for more than 3 months after the start of HD. We first measured serum ADPN levels and prospectively followed patients for the next 3 years...
  13. ncbi request reprint Comparison of serum albumin, C-reactive protein and carotid atherosclerosis as predictors of 10-year mortality in hemodialysis patients
    Akihiko Kato
    Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Shizuoka, Japan
    Hemodial Int 14:226-32. 2010
    ..1 g/dL. In contrast, CRP and CA-IMT did not associate with total death. It follows from these findings that serum albumin is more superior as a mortality predictor compared with CRP and CA-IMT in HD patients...
  14. ncbi request reprint Association of prohepcidin and hepcidin-25 with erythropoietin response and ferritin in hemodialysis patients
    Akihiko Kato
    Division of Blood Purification, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan
    Am J Nephrol 28:115-21. 2008
    ..52 +/- 16 AU, p = NS). It follows from these findings that the assessment of serum hepcidin using currently available assays was not valid in predicting rHuEPO responsiveness in chronic HD patients...
  15. ncbi request reprint Association between seroprevalence of anti-chlamydial antibodies and long-term cardiovascular mortality in chronic hemodialysis patients
    Akihiko Kato
    Division of Blood Purification, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, 1 20 1 Handayama, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka 431 3192, Japan
    Atherosclerosis 188:120-5. 2006
    ..These observations suggest that serological Cp antibody status does not affect long-term cardiovascular mortality in chronic HD patients...
  16. doi request reprint A small reduction in the ankle-brachial index is associated with increased mortality in patients on chronic hemodialysis
    Akihiko Kato
    Division of Blood Purification, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Shizuoka, Japan
    Nephron Clin Pract 114:c29-37. 2010
    ..Recently, the cardio-ankle vascular index (CAVI) was developed as a novel index of arterial stiffness independent of blood pressure...
  17. ncbi request reprint Blood monocyte count is a predictor of total and cardiovascular mortality in hemodialysis patients
    Akihiko Kato
    Division of Blood Purification, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Shizuoka, Japan
    Nephron Clin Pract 110:c235-43. 2008
    ..10-3.57], p = 0.02). In contrast, neutrophil and lymphocyte counts were not associated with mortality. Our findings suggest that an increased blood monocyte count is an independent predictor of long-term mortality in chronic HD patients...
  18. ncbi request reprint Recovery of kidney function by rituximab-based therapy in a patient with Waldenström's macroglobulinemia-related nephropathy presenting cast nephropathy and interstitial lymphocytic infiltration
    Masashi Miwa
    Internal Medicine I, Division of Nephrology, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Japan
    Intern Med 51:1725-30. 2012
    ..This is a rare case of WM-related renal involvement caused by both monoclonal protein and tumor infiltration and, to our knowledge, the second report on improved renal function by rituximab-based therapy...
  19. doi request reprint Rapid deterioration of renal function in a patient with multiple myeloma associated with amyloid and light chain depositions
    Naoko Nakayama
    The First Department of Medicine, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Higashi ku, Hamamatsu, Japan
    Clin Exp Nephrol 13:671-6. 2009
    ..The rapid progression of renal failure may have been caused by massive deposition of monoclonal light chains in our patient...
  20. ncbi request reprint Role of soluble receptors for tumor necrosis factor alpha in the development of hypoalbuminemia in hemodialysis patients
    Mari Odamaki
    First Department of Medicine, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Hamamatsu, Japan
    Am J Nephrol 22:73-80. 2002
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  21. doi request reprint Relationship between an increased serum kynurenine/tryptophan ratio and atherosclerotic parameters in hemodialysis patients
    Akihiko Kato
    Division of Blood Purification, Department of Internal Medicine, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Shizuoka, Japan
    Hemodial Int 14:418-24. 2010
    ..03±0.15) compared with that in the first quartile (1.09±0.13) (P<0.05). It follows from these findings that the Kyn/Trp ratio increases with time on HD, and is associated with advanced atherosclerotic changes in chronic HD patients...
  22. ncbi request reprint Influence of body composition on 5 year mortality in patients on regular haemodialysis
    Akihiko Kato
    First Department of Medicine and Dialysis Unit, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Nagaizumi, Shizuoka 411 8777, Japan
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 18:333-40. 2003
    ..Reduction of body mass index (BMI) significantly affects mortality in haemodialysis (HD) patients, but it remains to be determined which of the body components influences mortality...
  23. ncbi request reprint Insulin-like growth factor-I increases p21 expression and attenuates cisplatin-induced acute renal injury in rats
    Hideo Yasuda
    First Department of Medicine, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, 1 20 1 Handayama, Hamamatsu, 431 3192, Shizuoka, Japan
    Clin Exp Nephrol 8:27-35. 2004
    ..Exogenous insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) promotes recovery from ischemic renal injury, but its effect on cisplatin (CDDP)-induced nephrotoxicity and its mechanisms for the attenuation of renal injury are unknown...
  24. doi request reprint Influence of the assay for measuring serum albumin on corrected total calcium in chronic hemodialysis patients
    Akihiko Kato
    Blood Purification Unit, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine Department of Nephrology, Maruyama Hospital, 1 20 1 Handayama, Higashi ku, Hamamatsu shi, Shizuoka, Japan
    Ther Apher Dial 15:540-6. 2011
    ..These findings suggest that the type of assay used for albumin measurement has an impact on albumin-corrected Ca levels...
  25. doi request reprint Association of abdominal visceral adiposity and thigh sarcopenia with changes of arteriosclerosis in haemodialysis patients
    Akihiko Kato
    Division of Blood Purification, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Hamamatsu 431 3192, Japan
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 26:1967-76. 2011
    ..We aimed at examining the associations of abdominal visceral fat and thigh muscle masses with markers of arteriosclerosis in chronic HD patients in a cross-sectional fashion...
  26. doi request reprint Cisplatin induces Sirt1 in association with histone deacetylation and increased Werner syndrome protein in the kidney
    Yukitoshi Sakao
    First Department of Medicine, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, 1 20 1 Handayama, Higashi Ward, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka 431 3192, Japan
    Clin Exp Nephrol 15:363-72. 2011
    ..Sirt1, a mammalian homolog of silent information regulator 2 (Sir2), is the founding member of class III histone deacetylase (HDAC)...
  27. doi request reprint Evaluation of different perfusion durations in direct hemoperfusion with polymyxin B-immobilized fiber column therapy for acute exacerbation of interstitial pneumonias
    Masato Kono
    Second Division, Department of Internal Medicine, Hamamatsu, Japan
    Blood Purif 32:75-81. 2011
    ..We examined the appropriate perfusion duration of PMX-DHP for AE-IP...
  28. ncbi request reprint Tubulointerstitial nephritis and primary biliary cirrhosis with a T cell-dominant profile of infiltrating cells and granulomas in both organs
    Takamasa Iwakura
    Internal Medicine I, Division of Nephrology, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Japan
    Intern Med 52:467-71. 2013
    ....
  29. pmc Association of HCV core antigen seropositivity with long-term mortality in patients on regular hemodialysis
    Akihiko Kato
    Blood Purification Unit, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Hamamatsu, Japan
    Nephron Extra 2:76-86. 2012
    ..It follows from these findings that HCVcAg serology is associated with all-cause and CV mortality in HD patients...
  30. doi request reprint Relationship between serum pre-B cell colony-enhancing factor/visfatin and atherosclerotic parameters in chronic hemodialysis patients
    Akihiko Kato
    Division of Blood Purification, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Higashi ku, Hamamatsu, Japan
    Am J Nephrol 29:31-5. 2009
    ..It follows from these findings that serum PBEF/visfatin may reflect the inflammatory status rather than atherosclerotic changes in chronic HD patients...
  31. ncbi request reprint Impact of carotid atherosclerosis on long-term mortality in chronic hemodialysis patients
    Akihiko Kato
    Division of Nephrology, Endocrinology and Metabolism, Shizuoka Cancer Center Hospital, Shizuoka, Japan
    Kidney Int 64:1472-9. 2003
    ..We prospectively tested the predictive values of atherosclerotic parameters for all-cause and cardiovascular outcomes in 219 hemodialysis patients (age, 58 +/- 13 years; time on hemodialysis, 13 +/- 7 years; male/female, 144/75)...
  32. ncbi request reprint Urinary angiotensinogen as a marker of intrarenal angiotensin II activity associated with deterioration of renal function in patients with chronic kidney disease
    Tatsuo Yamamoto
    First Department of Medicine, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, 1 20 1 Handayama, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan
    J Am Soc Nephrol 18:1558-65. 2007
    ..These data suggest that urinary angiotensinogen is a potentially suitable marker of intrarenal AngII activity associated with increased risk for deterioration of renal function in patients with CKD...
  33. pmc Alogliptin improves steroid-induced hyperglycemia in treatment-naïve Japanese patients with chronic kidney disease by decrease of plasma glucagon levels
    Naro Ohashi
    Department of Internal Medicine 1, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Hamamatsu, Japan
    Med Sci Monit 20:587-93. 2014
    ..3 pg/mL. Moreover, there were significant correlations among HbA1c, GLP-1, and glucagon levels. Conclusions Alogliptin improves steroid-induced hyperglycemia by decrease of glucagon levels through an increase in plasma GLP-1 levels. ..
  34. ncbi request reprint A patient with sarcoidosis presenting with acute renal failure: implication for granulomatous interstitial nephritis and hypercalcemia
    Naro Ohashi
    First Department of Medicine, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Hamamatsu
    Intern Med 41:1171-4. 2002
    ..Serum intact osteocalcin concentration was markedly suppressed and urinary deoxypyridinoline excretion increased. It is possible suppressed bone resorption may be associated with overproduction of 1,25-(OH)2D3...
  35. doi request reprint Incidence and clinical outcomes of acute kidney injury requiring renal replacement therapy in Japan
    Hideo Yasuda
    First Department of Medicine, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan
    Ther Apher Dial 14:541-6. 2010
    ..These findings suggest that the incidence of AKI treated with RRT in Japan is comparable to those in Western countries, and the prognosis of AKI patients requiring RRT is also poor in Japanese patients...
  36. ncbi request reprint Association of serum total testosterone concentration with skeletal muscle mass in men under hemodialysis
    Gloria Kojo
    Department of Clinical Nutrition, School of Food and Nutritional Sciences, University of Shizuoka, 52 1 Yada, Shizuoka, 422 8526, Japan
    Int Urol Nephrol 46:985-91. 2014
    ..This study investigates the relationship between serum testosterone and skeletal muscle mass in men under hemodialysis (HD)...
  37. ncbi request reprint Elevation of blood thioredoxin in hemodialysis patients with hepatitis C virus infection
    Akihiko Kato
    First Department of Medicine, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Hamamatsu, Japan
    Kidney Int 63:2262-8. 2003
    ..The association between oxidative stress and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, however, remains unknown in hemodialysis patients...
  38. doi request reprint Increased hepcidin-25 and erythropoietin responsiveness in patients with cardio-renal anemia syndrome
    Akihiko Kato
    Division of Blood Purification, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, 1 20 1 Handayama, Hamamatsu 431 3192, Shizuoka, Japan
    Future Cardiol 6:769-71. 2010
    ..However, further studies will be needed to establish clinically available methods to reliably measure hepcidin-25 level...
  39. pmc Methoxy polyethylene glycol-epoetin beta for anemia with chronic kidney disease
    Naro Ohashi
    Internal Medicine 1, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan
    Int J Nephrol Renovasc Dis 5:53-60. 2012
    ..In conclusion, MPG-EPO is as effective and safe as traditional ESAs in managing renal anemia, irrespective of whether the patient is undergoing dialysis...
  40. ncbi request reprint The induction of heat shock protein-72 attenuates cisplatin-induced acute renal failure in rats
    Hua Zhou
    First Department of Medicine, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, 1 20 1 Handayama, 431 3192 Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan
    Pflugers Arch 446:116-24. 2003
    ..Our findings suggest that HSP72 attenuates CDDP-induced nephrotoxicity. The protective effects of HSP72 are associated with an increased Bcl-2/Bax ratio and less apoptosis...
  41. ncbi request reprint Counter-regulatory effects of procalcitonin and indoxyl sulphate on net albumin secretion by cultured rat hepatocytes
    Mari Odamaki
    Department of Clinical Nutrition, School of Food and Nutritional Sciences, University of Shizuoka, 52 1 Yada, Shizuoka, 422 8526, Japan
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 19:797-804. 2004
    ..Albumin is a negative acute-phase reactant and many proinflammatory substances are elevated in HD patients. We investigated factors that may affect liver albumin synthesis...
  42. ncbi request reprint Isolated adrenocorticotropic hormone deficiency presenting with hypercalcemia in a patient on long-term hemodialysis
    Akihiko Kato
    Division of Nephrology, Endocrinology and Metabolism, Shizuoka Cancer Center Hospital, Nagaizumi cho, Shizuoka, Japan
    Am J Kidney Dis 42:E32-6. 2003
    ..This case suggested that secondary adrenal insufficiency caused by isolated ACTH deficiency could be an occult cause of severe hypercalcemia in HD subjects...
  43. ncbi request reprint Giant coronary aneurysm in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus
    Hiroyuki Suzuki
    The First Department of Medicine, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine
    Intern Med 48:1407-12. 2009
    ..The aneurysm may have developed during the long course of inactive stage of SLE, emphasizing the need for screening of coronary lesions in the management of SLE...
  44. ncbi request reprint Inflammatory factors for hypoalbuminemia in Japanese peritoneal dialysis patients
    Masuyo Shioya
    Department of Clinical Nutrition, School of Food and Nutritional Sciences, University of Shizuoka, Shizuoka, Japan
    Nephrology (Carlton) 18:539-44. 2013
    ..However, the relationship between peritoneal inflammation, peritoneal transport properties and hypoalbuminaemia has not been fully elucidated...
  45. ncbi request reprint Effects of change in the formulation of lanthanum carbonate on laboratory parameters
    Takako Takita
    Department of Internal Medicine, Maruyama Hospital, Shizuoka, Japan
    Ther Apher Dial 18:18-22. 2014
    ..These findings suggest that changing the formulation of LC to granules may reduce serum P levels of the HD patients in clinical practices. ..
  46. ncbi request reprint Chronic pyelonephritis presenting as multiple tumor-like renal lesions
    Takayuki Tsuji
    First Department of Medicine, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine
    Intern Med 46:879-82. 2007
    ..Following systemic antibiotic treatment, multiple tumor-like lesions regressed 4 months later. This case suggested that chronic pyelonephritis could present as bilateral renal tumors...
  47. ncbi request reprint Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura associated with mixed connective tissue disease
    Akihiko Kato
    First Department of Medicine, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Shizuoka, Japan
    Rheumatol Int 22:122-5. 2002
    ..Neuropsychiatric symptoms due to thrombotic microangiopathy could be some of the fatal complications in MCTD patients...
  48. ncbi request reprint Recovery from hemodialysis therapy in a patient with renal cholesterol crystal embolism
    Akihiko Kato
    First Department of Medicine, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Hamamatsu, Japan
    Nephron 92:240-3. 2002
    ..This case suggested that the surgical amputation promptly recovered renal function. Reversal of inflammation may be more effective than lipid-lowering therapy for renal failure in our patient...
  49. doi request reprint Association of high-molecular-weight to total adiponectin ratio with pulse wave velocity in hemodialysis patients
    Akihiko Kato
    Division of Blood Purification, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Hamamatsu, Japan
    Nephron Clin Pract 109:c18-24. 2008
    ..The findings suggest that HMW-to-total ADPN ratio may be positively associated with aortic stiffness in HD patients...
  50. doi request reprint Possible therapeutic effect of direct haemoperfusion with a polymyxin B immobilized fibre column (PMX-DHP) on pulmonary oxygenation in acute exacerbations of interstitial pneumonia
    Noriyuki Enomoto
    Second Division, Department of Internal Medicine, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Hamamatsu, Japan
    Respirology 13:452-60. 2008
    ..However, little is known about the efficacy of PMX-DHP in acute exacerbations of other IP. This study investigated the effectiveness and safety of PMX-DHP in acute exacerbations of IP...
  51. ncbi request reprint [Progress in nephrology during this year: Clinical nephrology]
    Akira Hishida
    Nihon Jinzo Gakkai Shi 50:11-5. 2008
  52. ncbi request reprint Blood 8-hydroxy-2'-deoxyguanosine is associated with erythropoietin resistance in haemodialysis patients
    Akihiko Kato
    Division of Nephrology, Endocrinology and Metabolism, Shizuoka Cancer Center Hospital, 1007 Shimonagakubo, Nagaizumi cho, Sunto gun, Shizuoka 411 8777, Japan
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 18:931-6. 2003
    ..8-Hydroxy-2'-deoxyguanosine (8-OHdG), a product of oxidized DNA, is increased in haemodialysis (HD) patients, but the clinical relevance of enhanced 8-OHdG production in these patients remains unknown...
  53. ncbi request reprint Association of homocysteine and asymmetric dimethylarginine with atherosclerosis and cardiovascular events in maintenance hemodialysis patients
    Hiromichi Kumagai
    Department of Clinical Nutrition, School of Food and Nutritional Sciences and COE Program in the 21st Century, University of Shizuoka, Japan
    Am J Kidney Dis 48:797-805. 2006
    ..This study investigates the association between these substances and whether elevated serum Hcy and ADMA levels are related to high risk for atherosclerosis and cardiovascular events in maintenance hemodialysis (HD) patients...
  54. ncbi request reprint Chlamydial infection and progression of carotid atherosclerosis in patients on regular haemodialysis
    Akihiko Kato
    Renal, Endocrine and Metabolic Division, Shizuoka Cancer Center Hospital, Nagaizumi cho, Shizuoka 411 8777, Japan
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 19:2539-46. 2004
    ..However, the role that chlamydial antibody status plays in atherosclerosis generation in haemodialysis (HD) patients remains uncertain...
  55. ncbi request reprint Severe hypoglycemia and hypokalemia in association with liver metastases of gastric cancer
    Akihiko Kato
    Renal, Endocrine and Metabolism Division, Shizuoka Cancer Center Hospital, Nagaizumi cho
    Intern Med 43:824-8. 2004
    ..His hypoglycemia was refractory to steroid therapy. This case suggested that NICTH could develop in association with hepatic metastases of gastric cancer. Unexpected hypokalemia may be a manifestation of occult NICTH...