Masakazu Nakamura

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Affiliation: Osaka Medical Center for Health Science and Promotion
Country: Japan

Publications

  1. pmc Effects of stage-matched repeated individual counseling on smoking cessation: A randomized controlled trial for the high-risk strategy by lifestyle modification (HISLIM) study
    Masakazu Nakamura
    Department of Health Promotion and Education, Osaka Medical Center for Health Science and Promotion, 1 3 2 Nakamichi, Higashinari ku, 537 0025, Osaka, Japan
    Environ Health Prev Med 9:152-60. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint Efficacy and tolerability of varenicline, an alpha4beta2 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor partial agonist, in a 12-week, randomized, placebo-controlled, dose-response study with 40-week follow-up for smoking cessation in Japanese smokers
    Masakazu Nakamura
    Department of Health Promotion and Education, Osaka Medical Center for Health Science and Promotion, Osaka, Japan
    Clin Ther 29:1040-56. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint Association between non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels and the incidence of coronary heart disease among Japanese: the Circulatory Risk in Communities Study (CIRCS)
    Akihiko Kitamura
    Osaka Medical Center for Health Science and Promotion, Japan
    J Atheroscler Thromb 18:454-63. 2011
  4. ncbi request reprint Ten-year evaluation of homogeneous low-density lipoprotein cholesterol methods developed by Japanese manufacturers. Application of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Cholesterol Reference Method Laboratory Network lipid standardization protoco
    Masakazu Nakamura
    Osaka Medical Center for Health Science and Promotion, CRMLN Lipid Reference Laboratory, Higashinari ku, Osaka, Japan
    J Atheroscler Thromb 17:1275-81. 2010
  5. ncbi request reprint Revised system to evaluate measurement of blood chemistry data from the Japanese National Health and Nutrition Survey and Prefectural Health and Nutrition Surveys
    Masakazu Nakamura
    National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, Department of Preventive Cardiology, CDC CRMLN Lipid Reference Laboratory, Suita, Osaka, Japan
    J Epidemiol 23:28-34. 2013
  6. doi request reprint Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and risk of coronary heart disease among Japanese men and women: the Circulatory Risk in Communities Study (CIRCS)
    Hironori Imano
    Public Health, Department of Social and Environmental Medicine, Osaka University, Graduate School of Medicine, 2 2 Yamadaoka, Suita 565 0871, Osaka, Japan
    Prev Med 52:381-6. 2011
  7. ncbi request reprint [Trends in cardiovascular risk factors among urban Japanese male employees from 1977 to 2008]
    Akihiko Kitamura
    Osaka Medical Center for Health Science and Promotion, Osaka, Japan
    Sangyo Eiseigaku Zasshi 52:123-32. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Nocturnal intermittent hypoxia and C reactive protein among middle-aged community residents: a cross-sectional survey
    Isao Muraki
    Public Health, Department of Social and Environmental Medicine, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Suita, Osaka, Japan
    Thorax 65:523-7. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint Establishment of long-term monitoring system for blood chemistry data by the national health and nutrition survey in Japan
    Masakazu Nakamura
    Osaka Medical Center for Health Science and Promotion, CRMLN Lipid Reference Laboratory, Osaka, Japan
    J Atheroscler Thromb 15:244-9. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Trends in the incidence of coronary heart disease and stroke and the prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors among Japanese men from 1963 to 1994
    Akihiko Kitamura
    Osaka Medical Center for Health Science and Promotion, Osaka, Japan
    Am J Med 112:104-9. 2002

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  1. pmc Effects of stage-matched repeated individual counseling on smoking cessation: A randomized controlled trial for the high-risk strategy by lifestyle modification (HISLIM) study
    Masakazu Nakamura
    Department of Health Promotion and Education, Osaka Medical Center for Health Science and Promotion, 1 3 2 Nakamichi, Higashinari ku, 537 0025, Osaka, Japan
    Environ Health Prev Med 9:152-60. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of stage-matched repeated individual behavioral counseling as an intervention for the cessation of smoking...
  2. ncbi request reprint Efficacy and tolerability of varenicline, an alpha4beta2 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor partial agonist, in a 12-week, randomized, placebo-controlled, dose-response study with 40-week follow-up for smoking cessation in Japanese smokers
    Masakazu Nakamura
    Department of Health Promotion and Education, Osaka Medical Center for Health Science and Promotion, Osaka, Japan
    Clin Ther 29:1040-56. 2007
    ..Varenicline, a selective alpha4beta2 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor partial agonist, has been developed specifically for smoking cessation. In Japan, 39.3% of men smoke and this is a major public health concern...
  3. ncbi request reprint Association between non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels and the incidence of coronary heart disease among Japanese: the Circulatory Risk in Communities Study (CIRCS)
    Akihiko Kitamura
    Osaka Medical Center for Health Science and Promotion, Japan
    J Atheroscler Thromb 18:454-63. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to identify the threshold level for non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (non-HDL-cholesterol) to raise the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) incidence in a Japanese general population...
  4. ncbi request reprint Ten-year evaluation of homogeneous low-density lipoprotein cholesterol methods developed by Japanese manufacturers. Application of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Cholesterol Reference Method Laboratory Network lipid standardization protoco
    Masakazu Nakamura
    Osaka Medical Center for Health Science and Promotion, CRMLN Lipid Reference Laboratory, Higashinari ku, Osaka, Japan
    J Atheroscler Thromb 17:1275-81. 2010
    ..We discuss the validity of this change with respect to standardization...
  5. ncbi request reprint Revised system to evaluate measurement of blood chemistry data from the Japanese National Health and Nutrition Survey and Prefectural Health and Nutrition Surveys
    Masakazu Nakamura
    National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, Department of Preventive Cardiology, CDC CRMLN Lipid Reference Laboratory, Suita, Osaka, Japan
    J Epidemiol 23:28-34. 2013
    ..We developed a monitoring system that uses total errors (TEs) to evaluate measurement of blood chemistry data from the National Health and Nutrition Survey (NHNS) and Prefectural Health and Nutrition Surveys (PHNS)...
  6. doi request reprint Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and risk of coronary heart disease among Japanese men and women: the Circulatory Risk in Communities Study (CIRCS)
    Hironori Imano
    Public Health, Department of Social and Environmental Medicine, Osaka University, Graduate School of Medicine, 2 2 Yamadaoka, Suita 565 0871, Osaka, Japan
    Prev Med 52:381-6. 2011
    ..The objective of this study was to assess the association between serum LDL-cholesterol levels and risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) among Japanese who have lower means of LDL-cholesterol than Western populations...
  7. ncbi request reprint [Trends in cardiovascular risk factors among urban Japanese male employees from 1977 to 2008]
    Akihiko Kitamura
    Osaka Medical Center for Health Science and Promotion, Osaka, Japan
    Sangyo Eiseigaku Zasshi 52:123-32. 2010
    ..To determine trends in the prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors among employees, we analyzed 32 yr of systematic surveillance of urban Japanese employed men...
  8. doi request reprint Nocturnal intermittent hypoxia and C reactive protein among middle-aged community residents: a cross-sectional survey
    Isao Muraki
    Public Health, Department of Social and Environmental Medicine, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Suita, Osaka, Japan
    Thorax 65:523-7. 2010
    ..A study was undertaken to investigate whether nocturnal intermittent hypoxia, a surrogate marker for obstructive sleep apnoea, was associated with CRP levels among a community-dwelling Japanese population...
  9. ncbi request reprint Establishment of long-term monitoring system for blood chemistry data by the national health and nutrition survey in Japan
    Masakazu Nakamura
    Osaka Medical Center for Health Science and Promotion, CRMLN Lipid Reference Laboratory, Osaka, Japan
    J Atheroscler Thromb 15:244-9. 2008
    ..We established a monitoring system for the annual follow-up of blood chemistry data obtained by the National Health and Nutrition Survey in Japan...
  10. ncbi request reprint Trends in the incidence of coronary heart disease and stroke and the prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors among Japanese men from 1963 to 1994
    Akihiko Kitamura
    Osaka Medical Center for Health Science and Promotion, Osaka, Japan
    Am J Med 112:104-9. 2002
    ..To determine trends in the incidence of cardiovascular disease in Japan, we examined observational data on coronary heart disease, stroke, and cardiovascular risk factors among urban Japanese working men...
  11. ncbi request reprint Establishment of external quality control program for hs-CRP and three-year follow-up of the performance for precision and accuracy
    Masakazu Nakamura
    Osaka Medical Center for Health Science and Promotion, CRMLN Lipid Reference Laboratory, Osaka, Japan
    J Atheroscler Thromb 14:287-93. 2007
    ..We established an external quality control (QC) program for high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) for a collaborative epidemiological study...
  12. ncbi request reprint Improvement in Japanese clinical laboratory measurements of total cholesterol and HDL-cholesterol by the US Cholesterol Reference Method Laboratory Network
    Masakazu Nakamura
    Lipid Reference Laboratory, Osaka Medical Center for Health Science and Promotion, Osaka, Japan
    J Atheroscler Thromb 10:145-53. 2003
    ..We studied the impact of TC certification and HDL-C evaluation in Japanese clinical laboratories to standardize their measurements...
  13. ncbi request reprint Plasma fibrinogen concentrations and risk of stroke and its subtypes among Japanese men and women
    Shinichi Sato
    Osaka Medical Center for Health Science and Promotion, 1 3 2 Nakamichi, Higashinari ku, Osaka 537 0025, Japan
    Stroke 37:2488-92. 2006
    ..We aimed to examine the impact of fibrinogen concentrations on the incidence of stroke...
  14. doi request reprint Smoking cessation patterns and predictors of quitting smoking among the Japanese general population: a 1-year follow-up study
    Akiko Hagimoto
    Senri Kinran University School of Nursing, Suita, Osaka, Japan
    Addiction 105:164-73. 2010
    ..To examine the percentage of Japanese adult smokers who make quit attempts and succeed in smoking cessation over a 1-year period, and to identify predictors of attempts to stop and successful smoking cessation...
  15. ncbi request reprint Relationships of cigarette smoking and alcohol consumption to metabolic syndrome in Japanese men
    Yumiko Nakashita
    Osaka Medical Center for Health Science and Promotion, Osaka, Japan
    J Epidemiol 20:391-7. 2010
    ..In addition, some studies have reported that MetS is related to alcohol consumption irrespective of the amount consumed. However, the relationship of the combination of the 2 habits to MetS has not been fully described...
  16. ncbi request reprint Measurement performance of reagent manufacturers by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Cholesterol Reference Method Laboratory Network lipid standardization specified for metabolic syndrome-focused health checkups program in Japan
    Masakazu Nakamura
    Osaka Medical Center for Health Science and Promotion, Japan
    J Atheroscler Thromb 16:756-63. 2009
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  17. doi request reprint Trends in the incidence of coronary heart disease and stroke and their risk factors in Japan, 1964 to 2003: the Akita-Osaka study
    Akihiko Kitamura
    Osaka Medical Center for Health Science and Promotion, Osaka, Japan
    J Am Coll Cardiol 52:71-9. 2008
  18. doi request reprint Smoking behavior and attitudes toward smoking cessation among members of the Japanese Cancer Association in 2004 and 2006
    Kumiko Saika
    Cancer Sci 99:824-7. 2008
    ..Smoking rate among JCA members were less than that of general populations, and most of them are in favor of promoting tobacco control activities...
  19. ncbi request reprint Current status of CDC lipid standardization and international needs for standardization in epidemiological studies and clinical trials in Japan
    Masakazu Nakamura
    J Atheroscler Thromb 11:35; discussion 36-7. 2004
  20. ncbi request reprint A low level of C-reactive protein in Japanese adults and its association with cardiovascular risk factors: the Japan NCVC-Collaborative Inflammation Cohort (JNIC) study
    Isao Saito
    Department of Public Health Policy, Nara Medical University, Kashihara, Japan
    Atherosclerosis 194:238-44. 2007
    ..Japanese adults have very low hs-CRP levels. An aggregation of metabolic risk factors is associated with elevated hs-CRP levels among overweight individuals, particularly in women...
  21. ncbi request reprint Highly sensitive cholesterol assay with enzymatic cycling applied to measurement of remnant lipoprotein-cholesterol in serum
    Koji Kishi
    International Reagents Corporation, 1 1 2, Murotani, Nishi ku, Kobe 651 2241, Japan
    Clin Chem 48:737-41. 2002
    ..080-0.437 mmol/L), making conventional cholesterol methods poorly suited to this purpose. We have developed a highly sensitive cholesterol assay (CD method) and applied it to the RLP-C assay...
  22. ncbi request reprint [Identifying perceived needs among nurses in providing their patients with smoking cessation support in a Japanese hospital results from focus group interviews]
    Tomoko Kinoshita
    Graduate School of Human Sciences, Kobe College
    Nihon Koshu Eisei Zasshi 49:41-51. 2002
    ..To identify perceived needs among nurses in providing their patients with smoking cessation support in a Japanese hospital...
  23. ncbi request reprint [Evaluation of a "stop smoking" contest in Japan]
    Tomoko Kinoshita
    Graduate School of Human Sciences, Kobe College
    Nihon Koshu Eisei Zasshi 51:357-70. 2004
    ..The purpose of the present study is to examine the applicability of the Quit and Win strategy in Japan, through evaluating the effectiveness of the program in general and identifying predictors of successful quitting...
  24. ncbi request reprint Relationships between smoking behavior and readiness to change physical activity patterns in a community in Japan
    Rie Akamatsu
    Kyoto University Graduate School of Public Health, Kyoto, Japan
    Am J Health Promot 19:406-9. 2005
    ..To examine the relationship between readiness to change exercise behavior and smoking behavior; stratified by gender...
  25. ncbi request reprint High-throughput spectrophotometric assay of reactive oxygen species in serum
    Ikue Hayashi
    Central Research Laboratory, Hiroshima University Faculty of Dentistry, 1 2 3 Kasumi, Minami Ward, Hiroshima 734 8553, Japan
    Mutat Res 631:55-61. 2007
    ..Our preliminary results on cigarette smoking imply that this assay system has potential for application in various epidemiological and clinical settings...
  26. ncbi request reprint Three-year follow-up on the effects of a smoking prevention program for elementary school children with a quasi-experimental design in Japan
    Nobuki Nishiokai
    Graduate School of Education, Hyogo University of Teacher Education, Hyogo Prefecture 673 1494, Japan
    Nihon Koshu Eisei Zasshi 52:971-8. 2005
    ..We performed the follow-up tests for three years for junior high school students by the quasi-experimental design to investigate the medium-term effect of smoking prevention education in the elementary school...
  27. ncbi request reprint Marital status and cardiovascular risk factors among middle-aged Japanese male workers: the High-risk and Population Strategy for Occupational Health Promotion (HIPOP-OHP) study
    Yuko Kamon
    Department of Health Science, Shiga University of Medical Science, Seta, Otsu City, Japan
    J Occup Health 50:348-56. 2008
    ..Since men who have never married might be at higher risk for CVD, effort should be made to educate this population about decreasing lifestyle-related risk factors...
  28. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of a low-intensity intra-worksite intervention on smoking cessation in Japanese employees: a three-year intervention trial
    Hideo Tanaka
    Department of Cancer Control and Statistics, Osaka Medical Center for Cancer and Cardiovascular Diseases, Japan
    J Occup Health 48:175-82. 2006
    ..These findings indicate that this program is effective and can be implemented in similar workplaces where the prevalence of smoking is high and smokers' readiness to cease smoking is low...
  29. ncbi request reprint [Effects of skill level on individual behavioral counseling for smoking cessation]
    Akiko Hagimoto
    Osaka Medical Center for Health Science and Promotion
    Nihon Koshu Eisei Zasshi 54:486-95. 2007
    ..The purpose of the present study was to examine the relationship between counselor's skill level and intervention outcome...
  30. doi request reprint A prospective study of passive smoking and risk of diabetes in a cohort of workers: the High-Risk and Population Strategy for Occupational Health Promotion (HIPOP-OHP) study
    Yasuaki Hayashino
    Department of Epidemiology and Healthcare Research, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Konoe cho, Yoshida, Sakyo ku, Kyoto 606 8501, Japan
    Diabetes Care 31:732-4. 2008
    ..We investigated the impact of active smoking and exposure to passive smoke on the risk of developing diabetes...