Cardiorenal and Cerebrovascular Medicine



Current Research Projects

  • Development of academic drug against vulnerable plaque and acute coronary syndrome with  nanotechnology.
  • Development of diagnostic equipment of atrial fibrillation connected with ICT (K-mix).
  • Development of novel peritoneal dialysis fluid using rare sugar.
  • Establishment of community-based health care of chronic kidney disease and heart failure.
  • Mechanism of developing heart failure-immune system and renal denervation.
  • Onco-cardio-nephrology to prevent cardiovascular complications in patients treated with anti-cancer drug.
  • IgA nephropathy in patients with renal transplantation.

Recent Publications

  • Universal Screening for Familial Hypercholesterolemia in Children in Kagawa, Japan.
    Matsunaga K, et al. J Atheroscler Thromb. 2021 Jun 26. doi: 10.5551/jat.62780.
  • Mid-arm muscle circumference as an indicator of exercise tolerance in chronic heart failure.
    Miyazaki S, et al. Geriatr Gerontol Int. 2021; 21(5): 411-415. 
  • Time Course Changes in Urinary Angiotensinogen and Circulating N-Terminal Pro-B-Type Natriuretic Peptide in Patients Hospitalized with Acute Heart Failure.
    Yokoyama S, et al. Intern Med. 2020; 59(22): 2839-2847.
  • Onishi K, Fu HY, Sofue T, Tobiume A, Moritoki M, Saiga H, Ohmura-Hoshino M, Hoshino K, Minamino T. Galectin-9 deficiency exacerbates lipopolysaccharide-induced hypothermia and kidney injury. Clin Exp Nephrol. 2022:26(3):226-233.
  • Nakamura E, Sofue T, Kunisho Y, Onishi K, Yamaguchi K, Ibuki E, Taoka R, Ueda N, Sugimoto M, Minamino T. Transplant Prognosis in Kidney Transplant Recipients with Diabetes under Mycophenolic Acid-Focused Therapeutic Drug Monitoring. J. Pers. Med. 2021; 11(11): 1224
  • Sofue T, Hara T, Nishijima Y, Nishioka S, Watatani H, Yamanaka M, Takahashi N, Nishiyama A, Minamino T, Kagawa Association of Chronic Kidney Disease Initiatives. Changes in Prevalence and Health Checkup Coverage Rate of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) after Introduction of Prefecture-Wide CKD Initiative: Results of the Kagawa Association of CKD Initiatives. J. Pers. Med. 2021, 11, 1121.

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