Y Tokuda

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Country: Japan

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Ambulance transport of the oldest old in Tokyo: a population-based study
    Yasuharu Tokuda
    Department of Medicine, Mito Kyodo Hospital, Institute of Clinical Medicine, Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
    J Epidemiol 20:468-72. 2010
  2. ncbi request reprint Physical diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Yasuharu Tokuda
    Department of Medicine, St Luke s International Hospital, Tokyo
    Intern Med 46:1885-91. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint Prospective health diary study for new onset chest symptoms in the Japanese general population
    Yasuharu Tokuda
    Department of Medicine, St Luke s International Hospital
    Intern Med 47:25-31. 2008
  4. doi request reprint Acute care hospital mortality of schizophrenic patients
    Yasuharu Tokuda
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, St Luke s International Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
    J Hosp Med 3:110-6. 2008
  5. doi request reprint Relationships between working status and health or health-care utilization among Japanese elderly
    Yasuharu Tokuda
    Center for Clinical Epidemiology, St Luke s Life Science Institute, St Luke s International Hospital, Chuo City, Tokyo, Japan
    Geriatr Gerontol Int 8:32-40. 2008
  6. doi request reprint Assessing items on the SF-8 Japanese version for health-related quality of life: a psychometric analysis based on the nominal categories model of item response theory
    Yasuharu Tokuda
    Center for Clinical Epidemiology, St Luke s International Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
    Value Health 12:568-73. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint Introducing a new medical school system into Japan
    Yasuharu Tokuda
    St Luke s International Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
    Ann Acad Med Singapore 37:800-2. 2008
  8. pmc Interpersonal trust and quality-of-life: a cross-sectional study in Japan
    Yasuharu Tokuda
    Center for Clinical Epidemiology, St Luke s Life Science Institute, St Luke s International Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
    PLoS ONE 3:e3985. 2008
  9. pmc The relationship between trust in mass media and the healthcare system and individual health: evidence from the AsiaBarometer Survey
    Yasuharu Tokuda
    Center for Clinical Epidemiology, St, Luke s Life Science Institute, St, Luke s International Hospital, 9 1 Akashi cho, Chuo City, Tokyo 104 8560, Japan
    BMC Med 7:4. 2009
  10. ncbi request reprint Identifying low-risk patients for bacterial meningitis in adult patients with acute meningitis
    Yasuharu Tokuda
    Center for Clinical Epidemiology, St Luke s Life Science Institute, Tokyo, Japan
    Intern Med 48:537-43. 2009

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Publications41

  1. ncbi request reprint Ambulance transport of the oldest old in Tokyo: a population-based study
    Yasuharu Tokuda
    Department of Medicine, Mito Kyodo Hospital, Institute of Clinical Medicine, Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
    J Epidemiol 20:468-72. 2010
    ..Few studies have investigated ambulance utilization in people aged 85 years or older, ie, the oldest old...
  2. ncbi request reprint Physical diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Yasuharu Tokuda
    Department of Medicine, St Luke s International Hospital, Tokyo
    Intern Med 46:1885-91. 2007
    ..In this review, we will present a broad scope of physical findings for rapid physical diagnosis of COPD...
  3. ncbi request reprint Prospective health diary study for new onset chest symptoms in the Japanese general population
    Yasuharu Tokuda
    Department of Medicine, St Luke s International Hospital
    Intern Med 47:25-31. 2008
    ..Our aim was to analyze the incidence of new onset chest symptoms for the period of a month and to evaluate the possible association of these chest symptoms with demographic, socioeconomic or clinical characteristics...
  4. doi request reprint Acute care hospital mortality of schizophrenic patients
    Yasuharu Tokuda
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, St Luke s International Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
    J Hosp Med 3:110-6. 2008
    ..Although schizophrenic patients have higher mortality than the general nonschizophrenic population, few studies have investigated acute care hospital mortality of schizophrenic patients...
  5. doi request reprint Relationships between working status and health or health-care utilization among Japanese elderly
    Yasuharu Tokuda
    Center for Clinical Epidemiology, St Luke s Life Science Institute, St Luke s International Hospital, Chuo City, Tokyo, Japan
    Geriatr Gerontol Int 8:32-40. 2008
    ..It is important to assess the influence of working status on health and health-care utilization among elderly Japanese...
  6. doi request reprint Assessing items on the SF-8 Japanese version for health-related quality of life: a psychometric analysis based on the nominal categories model of item response theory
    Yasuharu Tokuda
    Center for Clinical Epidemiology, St Luke s International Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
    Value Health 12:568-73. 2009
    ..Our aim was to examine the psychometric properties of the Japanese version of the SF-8 instrument using methodology based on nominal categories model...
  7. ncbi request reprint Introducing a new medical school system into Japan
    Yasuharu Tokuda
    St Luke s International Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
    Ann Acad Med Singapore 37:800-2. 2008
    ..In this article, we suggest that the introduction of a new medical school system, by reforming the admission criteria, can be an effective measure for meeting the current needs of the Japanese society...
  8. pmc Interpersonal trust and quality-of-life: a cross-sectional study in Japan
    Yasuharu Tokuda
    Center for Clinical Epidemiology, St Luke s Life Science Institute, St Luke s International Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
    PLoS ONE 3:e3985. 2008
    ..Our aim in this study was to evaluate the possible association between interpersonal trust and QOL among Japanese people...
  9. pmc The relationship between trust in mass media and the healthcare system and individual health: evidence from the AsiaBarometer Survey
    Yasuharu Tokuda
    Center for Clinical Epidemiology, St, Luke s Life Science Institute, St, Luke s International Hospital, 9 1 Akashi cho, Chuo City, Tokyo 104 8560, Japan
    BMC Med 7:4. 2009
    ..However, few studies have investigated the relationship between trust levels in mass media, an aspect of vertical trust, and health...
  10. ncbi request reprint Identifying low-risk patients for bacterial meningitis in adult patients with acute meningitis
    Yasuharu Tokuda
    Center for Clinical Epidemiology, St Luke s Life Science Institute, Tokyo, Japan
    Intern Med 48:537-43. 2009
    ..To derive and validate a clinical prediction model with high sensitivity for differentiating aseptic meningitis (AM) patients from bacterial meningitis (BM) patients...
  11. doi request reprint Health literacy and physical and psychological wellbeing in Japanese adults
    Yasuharu Tokuda
    Center for Clinical Epidemiology, St Luke s Life Science Institute, St Luke s International Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
    Patient Educ Couns 75:411-7. 2009
    ..To determine the prevalence of low health literacy and investigate the relationship between low health literacy and physical and psychological wellbeing in the Japanese general population...
  12. ncbi request reprint Intervals between symptom onset and clinical presentation in cancer patients
    Yasuharu Tokuda
    Center for Clinical Epidemiology, St Luke s Life Science Institute, Tokyo
    Intern Med 48:899-905. 2009
    ..We aimed to investigate relative values of the intervals between symptom onset and clinical presentation in cancer patients and to correlate them with diagnosis of distant metastasis...
  13. ncbi request reprint Questionnaire survey for challenging cases of medical professionalism in Japan
    Yasuharu Tokuda
    St Luke s Life Science Institute, St Luke s International Hospital, Chuo City, Tokyo, Japan
    Med Teach 31:502-7. 2009
    ..Little information is available on evaluation of medical professionalism among Japanese physicians and on its education in Japanese medical schools...
  14. pmc Undergraduate educational environment, perceived preparedness for postgraduate clinical training, and pass rate on the National Medical Licensure Examination in Japan
    Yasuharu Tokuda
    Mito Medical Center, University of Tsukuba Hospital, Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
    BMC Med Educ 10:35. 2010
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  15. ncbi request reprint Development and validation of a 15-item Japanese Health Knowledge Test
    Yasuharu Tokuda
    Institute of Clinical Medicine, Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Mito City 3100015, Japan
    J Epidemiol 20:319-28. 2010
    ..Health literacy affects the acquisition of health knowledge and is thus linked to health outcomes. However, few scales have been developed to assess the level of health knowledge among the general public...
  16. doi request reprint Cognitive error as the most frequent contributory factor in cases of medical injury: a study on verdict's judgment among closed claims in Japan
    Yasuharu Tokuda
    Mito Medical Center, University of Tsukuba Hospital Institute of Clinical Medicine, Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
    J Hosp Med 6:109-14. 2011
    ..We used information on verdict's judgment from closed claims files to determine the important cognitive factors associated with cases of medical injury...
  17. pmc Health locus of control and use of conventional and alternative care: a cohort study
    Yasuharu Tokuda
    Clinical Practice Evaluation and Research Centre, St Luke s Life Science Institute, Tokyo, Japan
    Br J Gen Pract 57:643-9. 2007
    ..Health locus of control influences health-related behaviour, but its association with healthcare use is unclear...
  18. ncbi request reprint Musculoskeletal pain in Japan: prospective health diary study
    Yasuharu Tokuda
    Clinical Practice Evaluation and Research Center, St Luke s Life Science Institute, 9 1 Akashi cho, Chuo City, Tokyo 104 8560, Japan
    Rheumatol Int 28:7-14. 2007
    ..Musculoskeletal pain is very common and the individuals with musculoskeletal pain are more likely to use CAM than to visit physicians in Japan...
  19. ncbi request reprint Gastrointestinal symptoms in a Japanese population: a health diary study
    Yasuharu Tokuda
    Clinical Practice Evaluation and Research Center, St Luke s Life Science Institute, St Luke s International Hospital, Tokyo 104 8560, Japan
    World J Gastroenterol 13:572-8. 2007
    ..To investigate the incidence of gastrointestinal symptoms and the nature of consequent utilization of health care services in a Japanese population...
  20. doi request reprint Vital sign triage to rule out diabetic ketoacidosis and non-ketotic hyperosmolar syndrome in hyperglycemic patients
    Yasuharu Tokuda
    Institute of Clinical Medicine, Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
    Diabetes Res Clin Pract 87:366-71. 2010
    ..To develop a prediction algorithm to rule out diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) and non-ketotic hyperosmolar syndrome (NKHS) based on vital signs for early triage of patients with diabetes...
  21. ncbi request reprint Serum lipids as protective factors for subarachnoid hemorrhage
    Yasuharu Tokuda
    Department of Medicine, Okinawa Chubu Hospital, Okinawa, Japan and Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA
    J Clin Neurosci 12:538-41. 2005
    ..70 mmol/L (150 mg/dl) (odds ratio 0.29 [95% CI 0.14-0.60]) were independent protective factors for SAH. In conclusion, higher values of both serum cholesterol and triglyceride may be inversely associated with the occurrence of SAH...
  22. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for acute myocardial infarction among Okinawans
    Y Tokuda
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Okinawa Chubu Hospital, 208 3 Miyasato, Gushikawa City, Okinawa, 904 2293 Japan
    J Nutr Health Aging 9:272-6. 2005
    ..Since most studies about IHD risk factors have been based on population in Western nations and their findings may not apply to Okinawans, a hospital-based case-control study was conducted at a community hospital in Okinawa...
  23. ncbi request reprint Prehospital management of sarin nerve gas terrorism in urban settings: 10 years of progress after the Tokyo subway sarin attack
    Yasuharu Tokuda
    Department of Medicine, Okinawa Chubu Hospital, 281 Miyasato, Gushikawa, Okinawa 904 2293, Japan
    Resuscitation 68:193-202. 2006
    ..To help minimize the possible catastrophic impact on the public, we make several recommendations based on analysis of the Tokyo subway sarin attack and systematically review the current scientific literature...
  24. ncbi request reprint The degree of chills for risk of bacteremia in acute febrile illness
    Yasuharu Tokuda
    Department of Medicine, Okinawa Chubu Hospital, Okinawa, Japan
    Am J Med 118:1417. 2005
    ..To evaluate the different degrees of chills in predicting risk of bacteremia in patients with acute febrile illness, we performed a single-center prospective observational study...
  25. ncbi request reprint A simple prediction algorithm for bacteraemia in patients with acute febrile illness
    Y Tokuda
    Department of Medicine, Okinawa Chubu Hospital, Japan
    QJM 98:813-20. 2005
    ..Existing prediction models for the risk of bacteraemia are complex and difficult to use. Physicians are likely to use a model only if it is simple and sensitive...
  26. ncbi request reprint Intrapleural fibrinolytic agents for empyema and complicated parapneumonic effusions: a meta-analysis
    Yasuharu Tokuda
    Department of Medicine, Okinawa Chubu Hospital, Okinawa, Japan
    Chest 129:783-90. 2006
    ..Randomized controlled trials have shown conflicting findings about the role of intrapleural fibrinolytic therapy for the treatment of empyema and complicated parapneumonic effusions in adult patients...
  27. ncbi request reprint The causes of hypercalcemia in Okinawan patients: an international comparison
    Yasuharu Tokuda
    Department of Medicine, St Luke s International Hospital, Tokyo
    Intern Med 46:23-8. 2007
    ..Additionally, we compared these causes of hypercalcemia with the previously published international data...
  28. doi request reprint PDA usage by Japanese resident physicians is low: a cross-sectional survey
    Joshua L Jacobs
    Center for Clinical Epidemiology, St Luke s Life Science Institute, Chuo City, Tokyo, 104 0044, Japan
    Methods Inf Med 48:475-9. 2009
    ..Utilization by resident doctors in Japan has not been characterized. This study was conducted to determine practice patterns of PDA use by Japanese resident physicians...
  29. ncbi request reprint Dysmenorrhea among Japanese women
    S Ohde
    Clinical Practice Evaluation and Research Center, St Luke s Life Science Institute, St Luke s International Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 100:13-7. 2008
    ..To investigate the epidemiology of dysmenorrhea in Japanese women of menstrual age...
  30. pmc Evaluation of end of life care in cancer patients at a teaching hospital in Japan
    Y Tokuda
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Okinawa Chubu Hospital, Gushikawa City, Okinawa 904 2293, Japan
    J Med Ethics 30:264-7. 2004
    ..To analyse the decision making for end of life care for patients with cancer at a teaching hospital in Japan at two periods 10 years apart...
  31. ncbi request reprint Chronic obesity lymphoedematous mucinosis: three cases of pretibial mucinosis in obese patients with pitting oedema
    Y Tokuda
    Division of Dermatology, Matsumoto National Hospital, 1209 Yoshikawa Murai cho, Matsumoto, Nagano 399 8701, Japan
    Br J Dermatol 154:157-61. 2006
    ..We propose that the present cases of 'chronic obesity lymphoedematous mucinosis' belong to the clinical entity of pretibial mucinosis...
  32. pmc Pupillary evaluation for differential diagnosis of coma
    Y Tokuda
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Okinawa Chubu Hospital, Okinawa, Japan
    Postgrad Med J 79:49-51. 2003
    ..To determine the usefulness of bedside evaluation of pupils in determining the aetiology of coma by adopting a probabilistic approach...
  33. doi request reprint Phasic characteristics of inspiratory crackles of bacterial and atypical pneumonia
    Y Norisue
    Department of Medicine, University of Hawaii John A Burns School of Medicine, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
    Postgrad Med J 84:432-6. 2008
    ..No known physical findings are available to differentiate between bacterial pneumonia (BP) and atypical pneumonia (AP) in patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP)...
  34. doi request reprint The influence of meteorological factors on the occurrence of trauma and motor vehicle collisions in Tokyo
    T Abe
    Department of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, St Luke s International Hospital, 9 1 Akashi cho, Chuo City, Tokyo 104 8560, Japan
    Emerg Med J 25:769-72. 2008
    ..This study investigated the relation of the occurrence of trauma with meteorological factors, including barometric pressure, ambient temperature, relative humidity and rainfall...
  35. ncbi request reprint Population-level preferences for primary care physicians' characteristics in Japan: a structural equation modeling
    Osamu Takahashi
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, St Luke s International Hospital, St Luke s Graduate School of Nursing, Tokyo
    Intern Med 49:125-30. 2010
    ..We aimed to assess population-level preferences for PCPs and investigated the extent to which preferences vary in relation to different population groups in Japan...
  36. ncbi request reprint Eclamptic encephalopathy: MRI, including diffusion-weighted images
    Y Watanabe
    Department of Radiology, Osaka National Hospital, 2 1 14 Hoenzaka Chuo ku, Osaka 540 0006, Japan
    Neuroradiology 44:981-5. 2002
    ..Isotropic DWI revealed variable intensity in these regions. The ADC was decreased in one, and increased in all the others. The lesion with reduced ADC progressed to infarction...
  37. ncbi request reprint [Management for type A acute dissection]
    T Sugita
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Tenri Hospital, Tenri, Japan
    Kyobu Geka 57:201-6. 2004
    ..Thirty-two patients underwent surgery and 1 with preoperative broad cerebral infarction died 36 days after surgery. In the remaining 31 patients, 30 patients discharged ambulatory...
  38. ncbi request reprint [Emergent surgical treatment of type A acute aortic dissection in an elderly patient]
    J Nishizawa
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Tenri Hospital, Tenri, Japan
    Kyobu Geka 54:1115-7. 2001
    ..He underwent a successful emergency graft replacement of the ascending aorta. Postoperative course was uneventful except for mild hemianopsia due to cerebral infarction. He had recovered to be able to walk and is doing well...
  39. ncbi request reprint De Vega annuloplasty and Carpentier-Edwards ring annuloplasty for secondary tricuspid regurgitation
    K Matsuyama
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Tenri Hospital, Nara, Japan
    J Heart Valve Dis 10:520-4. 2001
    ..027), but no significant difference in NYHA class. CONCLUSION: CE ring annuloplasty significantly decreased the recurrence of TR; thus, CE ring annuloplasty is superior to De Vega annuloplasty in patients with secondary TR...
  40. ncbi request reprint Clinical characteristics of patients with constrictive pericarditis after coronary bypass surgery
    K Matsuyama
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Tenri Hospital, Nara, Japan
    Jpn Circ J 65:480-2. 2001
    ..Pericardial drainage for patients with significant effusion after CABG is important for the prevention of subsequent CP, especially in those patients being treated with warfarin or with normal left ventricular function...
  41. ncbi request reprint Serum c-erbB-2 in breast cancer patients
    N Watanabe
    Division of Central Clinical Laboratory, Tokai University School of Medicine, Kanagawa, Japan
    Acta Oncol 33:901-4. 1994
    ..However, their combined use significantly increased the sensitivity as compared to the use of any one marker alone...