Katsuyuki Miura

Summary

Affiliation: Shiga University of Medical Science
Country: Japan

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of the effects of shift work on nutrient intake: a cross-sectional study
    Yuko Morikawa
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Kanazawa Medical University, Japan
    J Occup Health 50:270-8. 2008
  2. pmc Epidemiology and prevention of hypertension in Japanese: how could Japan get longevity?
    Katsuyuki Miura
    Department of Health Science, Shiga University of Medical Science, Seta tsukinowa cho, Otsu, Shiga 520 2192 Japan
    EPMA J 2:59-64. 2011
  3. ncbi request reprint Relationship of dietary monounsaturated fatty acids to blood pressure: the International Study of Macro/Micronutrients and Blood Pressure
    Katsuyuki Miura
    Department of Health Science, Shiga University of Medical Science, Otsu, Japan
    J Hypertens 31:1144-50. 2013
  4. pmc Relationship between Dietary and Other Lifestyle Habits and Cardiometabolic Risk Factors in Men
    Sayuri Katano
    Cardiovascular Epidemiology, Kyoto Women s University, Kyoto, Japan
    Diabetol Metab Syndr 3:30. 2011
  5. doi request reprint Relationship of dietary linoleic acid to blood pressure. The International Study of Macro-Micronutrients and Blood Pressure Study [corrected]
    Katsuyuki Miura
    Department of Health Science, Shiga University of Medical Science, Seta tsukinowa cho, Otsu, Shiga 520 2192, Japan
    Hypertension 52:408-14. 2008
  6. doi request reprint Four blood pressure indexes and the risk of stroke and myocardial infarction in Japanese men and women: a meta-analysis of 16 cohort studies
    Katsuyuki Miura
    Department of Health Science, Shiga University of Medical Science, Otsu, Shiga, Japan
    Circulation 119:1892-8. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint Dietary salt intake and blood pressure in a representative Japanese population: baseline analyses of NIPPON DATA80
    Katsuyuki Miura
    Department of Health Science, Shiga University of Medical Scienc, Ohtsu, Japan
    J Epidemiol 20:S524-30. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Long-term risk of BP values above normal for cardiovascular mortality: a 24-year observation of Japanese aged 30 to 92 years
    Naoyuki Takashima
    Department of Health Science, Lifestyle Related Disease Prevention Center, Shiga University of Medical Science, Otsu, Shiga, Japan
    J Hypertens 30:2299-306. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Relationship of moderate metabolic risk factor clustering to cardiovascular disease mortality in non-lean Japanese: a 15-year follow-up of NIPPON DATA90
    Aya Kadota
    Department of Health Science, Shiga University of Medical Science, Otsu, Japan
    Atherosclerosis 215:209-13. 2011
  10. doi request reprint Interaction between dietary marine-derived n-3 fatty acids intake and J-point elevation on the risk of cardiac death: a 24-year follow-up of Japanese men
    Takashi Hisamatsu
    Shiga University of Medical Science, Setatsukinowa cho, Otsu, Shiga, Japan
    Heart 99:1024-9. 2013

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Publications63

  1. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of the effects of shift work on nutrient intake: a cross-sectional study
    Yuko Morikawa
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Kanazawa Medical University, Japan
    J Occup Health 50:270-8. 2008
    ..Shift work, particularly midnight shift work, affected nutrient intake. The impact of shift work on nutrient intakes differed by age and the type of shift work...
  2. pmc Epidemiology and prevention of hypertension in Japanese: how could Japan get longevity?
    Katsuyuki Miura
    Department of Health Science, Shiga University of Medical Science, Seta tsukinowa cho, Otsu, Shiga 520 2192 Japan
    EPMA J 2:59-64. 2011
    ..However, other factors including obesity, high alcohol intake, and unfavorable dietary habits could increase BP level of Japanese again...
  3. ncbi request reprint Relationship of dietary monounsaturated fatty acids to blood pressure: the International Study of Macro/Micronutrients and Blood Pressure
    Katsuyuki Miura
    Department of Health Science, Shiga University of Medical Science, Otsu, Japan
    J Hypertens 31:1144-50. 2013
    ..We report associations of monounsaturated fatty acid intake of individuals with blood pressure in a cross-sectional study...
  4. pmc Relationship between Dietary and Other Lifestyle Habits and Cardiometabolic Risk Factors in Men
    Sayuri Katano
    Cardiovascular Epidemiology, Kyoto Women s University, Kyoto, Japan
    Diabetol Metab Syndr 3:30. 2011
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  5. doi request reprint Relationship of dietary linoleic acid to blood pressure. The International Study of Macro-Micronutrients and Blood Pressure Study [corrected]
    Katsuyuki Miura
    Department of Health Science, Shiga University of Medical Science, Seta tsukinowa cho, Otsu, Shiga 520 2192, Japan
    Hypertension 52:408-14. 2008
    ..42/-0.98 mm Hg (P<0.05 for both) with 2 SD higher intake (4.04% kcal). Dietary linoleic acid intake may contribute to prevention and control of adverse blood pressure levels in general populations...
  6. doi request reprint Four blood pressure indexes and the risk of stroke and myocardial infarction in Japanese men and women: a meta-analysis of 16 cohort studies
    Katsuyuki Miura
    Department of Health Science, Shiga University of Medical Science, Otsu, Shiga, Japan
    Circulation 119:1892-8. 2009
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  7. ncbi request reprint Dietary salt intake and blood pressure in a representative Japanese population: baseline analyses of NIPPON DATA80
    Katsuyuki Miura
    Department of Health Science, Shiga University of Medical Scienc, Ohtsu, Japan
    J Epidemiol 20:S524-30. 2010
    ..The characteristics of nutrients intake and foods intake in Japanese people with high salt intake have also not investigated well...
  8. doi request reprint Long-term risk of BP values above normal for cardiovascular mortality: a 24-year observation of Japanese aged 30 to 92 years
    Naoyuki Takashima
    Department of Health Science, Lifestyle Related Disease Prevention Center, Shiga University of Medical Science, Otsu, Shiga, Japan
    J Hypertens 30:2299-306. 2012
    ..However, corresponding evidence is scarce in Asia where stroke is dominant. We investigated the association between baseline BP and 24-year mortality risk due to CVD, in a representative Japanese general population...
  9. doi request reprint Relationship of moderate metabolic risk factor clustering to cardiovascular disease mortality in non-lean Japanese: a 15-year follow-up of NIPPON DATA90
    Aya Kadota
    Department of Health Science, Shiga University of Medical Science, Otsu, Japan
    Atherosclerosis 215:209-13. 2011
    ..We investigated the impact of moderate metabolic risk factor clustering on cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality...
  10. doi request reprint Interaction between dietary marine-derived n-3 fatty acids intake and J-point elevation on the risk of cardiac death: a 24-year follow-up of Japanese men
    Takashi Hisamatsu
    Shiga University of Medical Science, Setatsukinowa cho, Otsu, Shiga, Japan
    Heart 99:1024-9. 2013
    ..The article evaluates whether MDn3FAs intake attenuates the increased risk of cardiac death associated with J-point elevation (JPE), characterised by an elevation of QRS-ST junction (J-point) ≥0.1 mV on electrocardiography...
  11. ncbi request reprint Integration of data from NIPPON DATA80/90 and National Nutrition Survey in Japan: for cohort studies of representative Japanese on nutrition
    Nagako Okuda
    Department of Health Science, Shiga University of Medical Science, Otsu, Japan
    J Epidemiol 20:S506-14. 2010
    ..NIPPON DATA80/90 is cohort study of representative Japanese population, and the cohorts also participated in the National Nutrition Survey in Japan (NNSJ) at the baseline. The corresponding datasets could be combined...
  12. doi request reprint Time lag to hospitalisation and the associated determinants in patients with acute myocardial infarction: the Takashima AMI Registry, Japan
    Tanvir Chowdhury Turin
    Department of Health Science, Shiga University of Medical Science, Seta tsukinowa cho, Otsu City, Shiga 520 2192, Japan
    Emerg Med J 28:239-41. 2011
    ..Prompt initiation of treatment is the cornerstone in the management of patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). The time lags for AMI hospitalisations were examined to identify the factors influencing the interval...
  13. ncbi request reprint Blood pressure categories and long-term risk of cardiovascular disease according to age group in Japanese men and women
    Akira Fujiyoshi
    Department of Health Science, Shiga University of Medical Science, Otsu, Japan
    Hypertens Res 35:947-53. 2012
    ..We found an overall graded increase in CVD risk with higher BP category in the very elderly. The PAFs suggest that keeping BP levels low is an important strategy for primary CVD prevention, even in an elderly population...
  14. ncbi request reprint Relationship of the polyunsaturated to saturated fatty acid ratio to cardiovascular risk factors and metabolic syndrome in Japanese: the INTERLIPID study
    Zhao Guo
    Department of Health Science, Shiga University of Medical Science, Otsu, Japan
    J Atheroscler Thromb 17:777-84. 2010
    ..There have been few studies on the relationships of the dietary polyunsaturated to saturated fatty acid ratio (P/S) to cardiovascular risk factors and metabolic syndrome. We hypothesized that there would be favorable relationships...
  15. ncbi request reprint Association between J-point elevation and death from coronary artery disease--15-year follow up of the NIPPON DATA90
    Takashi Hisamatsu
    Department of Cardiovascular and Respiratory Medicine, Shiga University of Medical Science, Otsu, Japan
    Circ J 77:1260-6. 2013
    ..However, little is known about the prognostic significance of J-point elevation for various disease-specific cardiovascular outcomes, including coronary artery disease (CAD)...
  16. ncbi request reprint Iron intake and associated factors in general Japanese population: NIPPON DATA80, NIPPON DATA90 and national nutrition monitoring
    Tanvir Chowdhury Turin
    Department of Health Science, Shiga University of Medical Science, Ohtsu, Japan
    J Epidemiol 20:S557-66. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate the dietary iron intake and associated other dietary factors and clinical characteristics among a representative sample cohort of Japanese population...
  17. ncbi request reprint Dietary intake of potassium and associated dietary factors among representative samples of Japanese general population: NIPPON DATA 80/90
    Tanvir Chowdhury Turin
    Department of Health Science, Shiga University of Medical Science, Ohtsu, Japan
    J Epidemiol 20:S567-75. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate the dietary potassium intake and associated other dietary factors among a representative sample cohort of Japanese population...
  18. doi request reprint Wake-up stroke: incidence, risk factors and outcome of acute stroke during sleep in a Japanese population. Takashima Stroke Registry 1988-2003
    Tanvir Chowdhury Turin
    Department of Health Science, Shiga University of Medical Science, Otsu, Japan
    Eur Neurol 69:354-9. 2013
    ..Hypertensive, smoker and clinically more severely affected patients had a higher prevalence of stroke during sleep. There were no differences between the 2 groups with respect to acute-case fatality. ..
  19. pmc Population attributable fraction of smoking and metabolic syndrome on cardiovascular disease mortality in Japan: a 15-year follow up of NIPPON DATA90
    Naoyuki Takashima
    Department of Health Science, Shiga University of Medical Science, Seta tsukinowa cho, Otsu, Shiga 520 2192, Japan
    BMC Public Health 10:306. 2010
    ..In Asian countries, prevalence of obesity has increased and smoking rate in men is still high. We investigated the attribution of the combination of smoking and metabolic syndrome (or obesity) to excess CVD deaths in Japan...
  20. ncbi request reprint Carotid intima-media thickness and plaque in apparently healthy Japanese individuals with an estimated 10-year absolute risk of CAD death according to the Japan Atherosclerosis Society (JAS) guidelines 2012: the Shiga Epidemiological Study of Subclinical
    Aya Kadota
    Department of Health Science, Shiga University of Medical Science
    J Atheroscler Thromb 20:755-66. 2013
    ....
  21. doi request reprint Short-term exposure to air pollution and incidence of stroke and acute myocardial infarction in a Japanese population
    Tanvir Chowdhury Turin
    Department of Health Science, Shiga University of Medical Science, Shiga, Japan
    Neuroepidemiology 38:84-92. 2012
    ..Therefore, we investigated the effects of air pollution on the incidence of stroke and AMI in a setting where pollutant levels are rather low...
  22. ncbi request reprint Circaseptan variation in case-fatality rate for patients with acute subarachnoid hemorrhage (Takashima Stroke Registry 1988-2003)
    Tanvir Chowdhury Turin
    Department of Health Science, Shiga University of Medical Science, Otsu City, Shiga, Japan
    J Clin Neurosci 17:869-73. 2010
    ..We observed a circaseptan variation in fatalities from SAH, with higher fatality rates during weekdays in our study population...
  23. doi request reprint Long-chain n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids intake and cardiovascular disease mortality risk in japanese: a 24-year follow-up of NIPPON DATA80
    Naoko Miyagawa
    Department of Health Science, Shiga University of Medical Science, Seta tsukinowa cho, Otsu, Shiga 520 2192, Japan Electronic address
    Atherosclerosis 232:384-9. 2014
    ..However, little is known whether an inverse association of LCn3FA with cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk exists in a population with higher LCn3FA intake...
  24. doi request reprint The time interval window between stroke onset and hospitalization and its related factors
    Tanvir Chowdhury Turin
    Department of Health Science, Shiga University of Medical Science, Otsu, Shiga 520 2192, Japan
    Neuroepidemiology 33:240-6. 2009
    ..The time interval between stroke onset to hospitalization was examined to identify the factors influencing the interval and also to determine whether treatment time window expansion will translate into more treatment...
  25. doi request reprint Cigarette smoking in middle age and a long-term risk of impaired activities of daily living: NIPPON DATA80
    Naoyuki Takashima
    Department of Health Science, Shiga University of Medical Science, Seta tsukinowa cho, Otsu, Shiga 520 2192, Japan
    Nicotine Tob Res 12:944-9. 2010
    ..Few studies have reported the relationship between smoking in middle age and long-term risk of impaired activities of daily living (ADL)...
  26. doi request reprint Prognostic value of ST-T abnormalities and left high R waves with cardiovascular mortality in Japanese (24-year follow-up of NIPPON DATA80)
    Nahid Rumana
    Department of Health Science, Shiga University of Medical Science, Shiga, Japan
    Am J Cardiol 107:1718-24. 2011
    ..In conclusion, ST-T abnormalities with or without left high R waves on electrocardiogram recorded at rest constitute an independent predictor of CVD mortality in Japanese men and women...
  27. ncbi request reprint Hypertension and life expectancy among Japanese: NIPPON DATA80
    Tanvir Chowdhury Turin
    Department of Medicine, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Hypertens Res 35:954-8. 2012
    ..At the population level, hypertension leads to decreased LE and affects both genders similarly. Our findings highlight the importance of preventing high BP and the consequences of hypertension in Japanese population...
  28. doi request reprint Brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity predicts all-cause mortality in the general population: findings from the Takashima study, Japan
    Tanvir Chowdhury Turin
    Department of Health Science, Shiga University of Medical Science, Shiga, Japan
    Hypertens Res 33:922-5. 2010
    ..8 (95% confidence interval: 1.4-32.8) as compared with the lowest tertile. The present study demonstrated that increased baPWV is an independent predictor of all-cause mortality in the Japanese population...
  29. doi request reprint Population attributable numbers and fractions of deaths due to smoking: a pooled analysis of 180,000 Japanese
    Yoshitaka Murakami
    Department of Medical Statistics, Shiga University of Medical Science, Otsu, Japan
    Prev Med 52:60-5. 2011
    ..Age- and sex-specific population attributable fraction (PAF) and premature deaths attributable to smoking were estimated from a pooled analysis of cohort studies in Japan...
  30. ncbi request reprint Relation of Gamma-glutamyltransferase and alcohol drinking with incident diabetes: the HIPOP-OHP study
    Atsushi Hozawa
    Department of Health Science, Shiga University of Medical Science, Otsu, Japan
    J Atheroscler Thromb 17:195-202. 2010
    ..In this study, we investigated the relation of GGT or alcohol drinking with DM incidence considering the body mass index (BMI) in healthy Japanese workers...
  31. doi request reprint Diurnal variation in onset of hemorrhagic stroke is independent of risk factor status: Takashima Stroke Registry
    Tanvir Chowdhury Turin
    Department of Health Science, Shiga University of Medical Science, Shiga, Japan
    Neuroepidemiology 34:25-33. 2010
    ..We examined the circadian periodicity of hemorrhagic stroke onset to identify any existing specific pattern and its relationship with conventional stroke risk factors using 14-year stroke registration data...
  32. pmc A cross-sectional association of obesity with coronary calcium among Japanese, Koreans, Japanese Americans, and U.S. whites
    Akira Fujiyoshi
    Department of Health Science, Shiga University of Medical Science, Otsu, Shiga 520 2192, Japan
    Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging 14:921-7. 2013
    ..We examined an independent association of obesity with prevalent CAC among samples of multi-ethnic groups whose background populations have varying levels of obesity and coronary heart disease (CHD)...
  33. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of cardiovascular risk factors in Asian countries
    Ho N Nguyen
    Department of Health Science, Shiga University of Medical Science
    Circ J 77:2851-9. 2013
    ..Evidence suggests that in both Asia and the West, no country is in sufficient control of any of these factors and that intervention programs to alter their effect on CVD are of equal importance...
  34. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of hypertension in Japan: where are we now?
    Katsuyuki Miura
    Department of Health Science, Shiga University of Medical Science
    Circ J 77:2226-31. 2013
    ..Lowering the distribution of BP in the whole population and maintaining BP at optimal levels contributes to the achievement of this goal...
  35. ncbi request reprint [Diabetes and cardiovascular disease in NIPPON DATA]
    Aya Kadota
    Department of Health Science, Shiga University of Medical Science
    Nihon Rinsho 68:847-52. 2010
    ..67 vs 1.61). These data indicated that diabetes mellitus plays an important role among metabolic syndrome. Thus, it is very important to stop the progression of diabetic status to prevent CVD...
  36. doi request reprint Statin use and risk of cerebral aneurysm rupture: a hospital-based case-control study in Japan
    Yayoi Yoshimura
    Department of Neurosurgery, Shiga University of Medical Science, Seta tsukinowa cho, Otsu, Shiga, Japan Electronic address
    J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 23:343-8. 2014
    ..We conducted a case-control study to investigate an association between statin use and the rupture risk of cerebral aneurysm in Japanese population...
  37. pmc LOX-1 ligands containing apolipoprotein B and carotid intima-media thickness in middle-aged community-dwelling US Caucasian and Japanese men
    Tomonori Okamura
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, School of Medicine, Keio University, 35 Shinanomachi, Shinjuku ku, Tokyo 160 8582, Japan
    Atherosclerosis 229:240-5. 2013
    ..The association between LAB and intima-media thickness (IMT) of carotid artery was investigated by ultrasound in US and Japan men...
  38. doi request reprint [Scientific statement] Report of the Salt Reduction Committee of the Japanese Society of Hypertension(2) Goal and strategies of dietary salt reduction in the management of hypertension
    Katsuyuki Miura
    Department of Health Science, Shiga University of Medical Science, Otsu, Japan
    Hypertens Res 36:1020-5. 2013
    ..To promote population strategies for salt reduction in the whole society of Japan, social strategies, such as administrative policies, companies' cooperation and educational staff's cooperation, are necessary...
  39. pmc Association between reduction of plasma adiponectin levels and risk of bacterial infection after gastric cancer surgery
    Hiroshi Yamamoto
    Department of Surgery, Shiga University of Medical Science, Shiga, Japan
    PLoS ONE 8:e56129. 2013
    ..Perioperative ADN levels and perioperative immune functioning could be mutually related. Here we evaluated a potential biological marker to reliably predict the incidence of postoperative infections to prevent such comorbidities...
  40. 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...
  41. ncbi request reprint [Comparison of the trends and current status of obesity between Japan and other developed countries]
    Yoshitaka Murakami
    Department of Health Science, Shiga University of Medical Science
    Nihon Rinsho 67:245-52. 2009
    ..These data show that among the developed countries, Japan has the lowest level of obesity. Despite this, an increasing trend has still been observed in men. Careful attention needs to be given to the prevention of obesity epidemics...
  42. ncbi request reprint Lack of association of human G-protein beta 3 subunit variant with hypertension in Japanese workers
    Yasushi Suwazono
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University, Chuoku, Chiba, Japan
    J Hypertens 22:493-500. 2004
    ..To examine the association between hypertension and the C825T polymorphism in the G-protein beta 3 subunit gene in Japanese workers...
  43. ncbi request reprint Relationship of alcohol consumption to 7-year blood pressure change in Japanese men
    Katsushi Yoshita
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Kanazawa Medical University, Ishikawa, Japan
    J Hypertens 23:1485-90. 2005
    ..To determine the association of alcohol consumption with years-long blood pressure (BP) change, as well as baseline BP, adjusted for potential confounders...
  44. ncbi request reprint Relation of vegetable, fruit, and meat intake to 7-year blood pressure change in middle-aged men: the Chicago Western Electric Study
    Katsuyuki Miura
    Department of Public Health, Kanazawa Medical University, 1 1 Daigaku, Uchinada, Ishikawa 920 0293, Japan
    Am J Epidemiol 159:572-80. 2004
    ..05). These results support the concept that diets higher in fruits and vegetables and lower in meats (except fish) may reduce the risk of developing high BP...
  45. ncbi request reprint Low-density lipoprotein receptor-related protein 5 variant A1330V is a determinant of blood pressure in Japanese males
    Yasushi Suwazono
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine A2, Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University, 1 8 1 Inohana, Chiba 260 8670, Japan
    Life Sci 78:2475-9. 2006
    ..5 mm Hg lower diastolic blood pressure and a 2.3 mm Hg lower mean blood pressure than the AA genotype. This study indicates that the 1330V allele is an independent factor for lower diastolic and mean blood pressure in Japanese males...
  46. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in the association between anthropometric indices of obesity and blood pressure in Japanese
    Masaru Sakurai
    Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Kanazawa University Graduate School of Medical Science, Kanazawa, Japan
    Hypertens Res 29:75-80. 2006
    ..Waist circumference in men and BMI in women should be given more importance in the screening of and guidelines on hypertension in Asians...
  47. ncbi request reprint Low-density lipoprotein receptor-related protein 5 variant Q89R is associated with hypertension in Japanese females
    Yasushi Suwazono
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University, Japan
    Blood Press 15:80-7. 2006
    ..1 compared to the QQ genotype. This study indicates that the Q89R polymorphism is an independent factor for hypertension in Japanese females...
  48. ncbi request reprint Effect of shift work on body mass index and metabolic parameters
    Yuko Morikawa
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Kanazawa Medical University, 1 1 Daigaku, Uchinada machi, Kahoku gun, Ishikawa 920 0293, Japan
    Scand J Work Environ Health 33:45-50. 2007
    ..The aim of this cohort study was to investigate the effects of shift work on changes in parameters related to metabolic disturbances...
  49. ncbi request reprint Effects of adrenomedullin 2 on regional hemodynamics in conscious rats
    Yoshihide Fujisawa
    Life Science Center, School of Medicine, Kagawa University, 1750 1 Ikenobe, Kita gun, Kagawa, Japan
    Eur J Pharmacol 558:128-32. 2007
    ..Rat adrenomedullin 2 may contribute to the regulation of the cardiovascular system, by acting as a local vasodilatory hormone as well as a circulatory hormone...
  50. ncbi request reprint [Effectiveness of lifestyle modification programs for control of blood pressure: a non-randomized controlled trial in Komatsu, Japan]
    Katsuyuki Miura
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Kanazawa Medical University
    Nihon Koshu Eisei Zasshi 53:533-42. 2006
    ..A non-randomized controlled trial was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of three lifestyle modification programs to reduce blood pressure: individual counseling only; counseling using group dynamics; and individual support using mail...
  51. ncbi request reprint Role for thromboxane A2 from glomerular thrombi in nephropathy with type 2 diabetic rats
    Michiaki Okumura
    Department of Internal Medicine, Osaka City General Hospital, 2 13 22 Miyakojimahondori, Miyakojima ku, 534 0021, Osaka, Japan
    Life Sci 72:2695-705. 2003
    ..When platelet aggregation began, more TXA2 than before was released from the thrombi that formed, and the TXA2 contributed to the progress of nephropathy in this rat model of type 2 diabetes...
  52. ncbi request reprint Clinical significance of von Willebrand factor in patients with adult dermatomyositis
    Toshiyuki Komiya
    The Department of Medicine, The Tazuke Kofukai, Medical Research Institute, Kitano Hospital, Ohgimachi, Kita ku, Osaka, Japan
    Clin Rheumatol 24:352-7. 2005
    ..The plasma vWF levels in six patients with active DM significantly decreased after successful corticosteroid treatment. Plasma vWF level may be considered a useful marker of disease activity in adult DM patients...
  53. ncbi request reprint Lack of association between human G-protein beta3 subunit variant and overweight in Japanese workers
    Yasushi Suwazono
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University, Chiba, Japan
    Obes Res 12:4-8. 2004
    ..In conclusion, this study indicated that the GNB3 C825T polymorphism is not a significant factor for overweight in Japanese people...
  54. ncbi request reprint G-protein beta3 subunit gene variant is unlikely to have a significant influence on serum uric acid level in Japanese workers
    Yasushi Suwazono
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University, 1 8 1 Inohana, Chiba 260 8670, Japan
    Tohoku J Exp Med 209:149-57. 2006
    ..The targeting of this polymorphism is unlikely to be beneficial in the prevention of hyperuricemia in the general Japanese population...
  55. ncbi request reprint G-protein beta3 subunit gene variant (C825T) is unlikely to have a significant influence on serum total cholesterol level in Japanese workers
    Yasushi Suwazono
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University, Chiba, Japan
    Clin Exp Hypertens 28:47-56. 2006
    ..The targeting of this polymorphism therefore is unlikely to be beneficial in preventing hypercholesterolemia in the general Japanese population...
  56. ncbi request reprint A cross-sectional study on the relationship of job stress with natural killer cell activity and natural killer cell subsets among healthy nurses
    Yuko Morikawa
    Department of Public Health, Kanazawa Medical University, Ishikawa, Japan
    J Occup Health 47:378-83. 2005
    ..The other five NJSS subscales did not relate to immune parameters. In conclusion, the results suggest that perceived job strains, particularly quantitative work load, decreased NK cell function...
  57. ncbi request reprint Renal effects of a new member of adrenomedullin family, adrenomedullin2, in rats
    Yoshihide Fujisawa
    Research Equipment Center, School of Medicine, Kagawa University, 1750 1 Ikenobe, Miki cho, Kita gun, Kagawa 761 0793, Japan
    Eur J Pharmacol 497:75-80. 2004
    ..Thus, the renal actions induced by adrenomedullin2 were similar to those of adrenomedullin. These data suggest that adrenomedullin2 may play an important role in the regulation of renal hemodynamics and urine formation...
  58. ncbi request reprint Strategies for prevention and management of hypertension throughout life
    Katsuyuki Miura
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Kanazawa Medical University, Ishikawa, Japan
    J Epidemiol 14:112-7. 2004
    ..Researchers in Asia are desired to establish high-quality epidemiologic evidences for Asian for the prevention and management of hypertension...
  59. ncbi request reprint Comparison of four blood pressure indexes for the prediction of 10-year stroke risk in middle-aged and older Asians
    Katsuyuki Miura
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Kanazawa Medical University, 1 1 Daigaku, Uchinada, Ishikawa, 920 0293, Japan
    Hypertension 44:715-20. 2004
    ..48 for MBP, 2.46 for DBP, 2.25 for SBP, and 1.57 for PP. The long-term incident stroke risk of high BP in Asians should be assessed by SBP and DBP together, or by MBP, not by PP...
  60. ncbi request reprint Roles of adrenomedullin 2 in regulating the cardiovascular and sympathetic nervous systems in conscious rats
    Yoshihide Fujisawa
    Research Equipment Center, School of Medicine, Kagawa University, 1750 1 Ikenobe, Miki cho, Kita gun, Kagawa 761 0793, Japan
    Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 290:H1120-7. 2006
    ..These findings indicate that the physiological roles of rAM2 and rAM are similar and that rAM2 also has a long-lasting vasodilator action on the renal vascular bed...
  61. ncbi request reprint Relation of nutrient intake to microalbuminuria in nondiabetic middle-aged men and women: International Population Study on Macronutrients and Blood Pressure (INTERMAP)
    Martha L Daviglus
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 45:256-66. 2005
    ..Microalbuminuria (MA) is a risk factor for cardiovascular and renal disease. However, little is known about the relation of nutritional factors to MA, especially in individuals without diabetes...
  62. ncbi request reprint Can dietary changes reduce blood pressure in the long term?
    Katsuyuki Miura
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Kanazawa Medical University, Ishikawa, Japan
    Curr Opin Nephrol Hypertens 14:253-7. 2005
    ..We reviewed recent short-term and long-term studies, both observational and interventional, which investigated whether dietary change can reduce blood pressure...
  63. ncbi request reprint Dietary intake of fatty acids and serum C-reactive protein in Japanese
    Satoko Yoneyama
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Kanazawa Medical University, Uchinada, Ishikawa, Japan
    J Epidemiol 17:86-92. 2007
    ..The relationships are not clear in Japanese whose intake of seafood-based long-chain n-3 PUFAs is high...