Yoshinori Fujiwara

Summary

Affiliation: Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology
Country: Japan

Publications

  1. pmc Age-related self-overestimation of step-over ability in healthy older adults and its relationship to fall risk
    Ryota Sakurai
    Health Promotion Science, Tokyo Metropolitan University, 1 1 Minami Osawa, Hachioji shi, Tokyo 192 0397, Japan
    BMC Geriatr 13:44. 2013
  2. pmc Oral intake of Lactobacillus pentosus strain b240 accelerates salivary immunoglobulin A secretion in the elderly: A randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind trial
    Yoshifumi Kotani
    Otsu Nutraceuticals Research Institute, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co, Ltd, Shiga, Japan
    Immun Ageing 7:11. 2010
  3. doi request reprint Intellectual activity and likelihood of subsequently improving or maintaining instrumental activities of daily living functioning in community-dwelling older Japanese: a longitudinal study
    Yoshinori Fujiwara
    Research Team for Social Participation and Health Promotion, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology, Itabashi ku, Tokyo
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 24:547-55. 2009
  4. ncbi request reprint Arterial pulse wave velocity as a marker of poor cognitive function in an elderly community-dwelling population
    Yoshinori Fujiwara
    Community Health Research Group, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology, 35 2 Sakae cho, Itabashi ku, Tokyo 173 0015, Japan
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 60:607-12. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Relationships between brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity and conventional atherosclerotic risk factors in community-dwelling people
    Yoshinori Fujiwara
    Community Health Research Group, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology, Japan
    Prev Med 39:1135-42. 2004
  6. doi request reprint Brief screening tool for mild cognitive impairment in older Japanese: validation of the Japanese version of the Montreal Cognitive Assessment
    Yoshinori Fujiwara
    Research Team for Social Participation and Community Health, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology, Tokyo, Japan
    Geriatr Gerontol Int 10:225-32. 2010
  7. ncbi request reprint Regulatory factors of medical care expenditures for older people in Japan--analysis based on secondary medical care areas in Hokkaido
    Y Fujiwara
    Department of Geriatric Medicine, Graduated School of Medicine, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
    Health Policy 53:39-59. 2000
  8. ncbi request reprint Relationships between plasma beta-amyloid peptide 1-42 and atherosclerotic risk factors in community-based older populations
    Yoshinori Fujiwara
    Community Health Research Group, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology, Tokyo, Japan
    Gerontology 49:374-9. 2003
  9. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal changes in higher-level functional capacity of an older population living in a Japanese urban community
    Yoshinori Fujiwara
    Department of Community Health, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology, 35 2 Sakae cho, Itabashi ku, Tokyo 173 0015, Japan
    Arch Gerontol Geriatr 36:141-53. 2003
  10. doi request reprint Predictors of improvement or decline in instrumental activities of daily living among community-dwelling older Japanese
    Yoshinori Fujiwara
    Research Team for Social Participation and Health Promotion, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology, Tokyo, Japan
    Gerontology 54:373-80. 2008

Detail Information

Publications63

  1. pmc Age-related self-overestimation of step-over ability in healthy older adults and its relationship to fall risk
    Ryota Sakurai
    Health Promotion Science, Tokyo Metropolitan University, 1 1 Minami Osawa, Hachioji shi, Tokyo 192 0397, Japan
    BMC Geriatr 13:44. 2013
    ..We investigated whether older adults tended to overestimate step-over ability compared with young adults and whether such overestimation in stepping over obstacles was associated with falls...
  2. pmc Oral intake of Lactobacillus pentosus strain b240 accelerates salivary immunoglobulin A secretion in the elderly: A randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind trial
    Yoshifumi Kotani
    Otsu Nutraceuticals Research Institute, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co, Ltd, Shiga, Japan
    Immun Ageing 7:11. 2010
    ..The objective of this study was to demonstrate the acceleration of salivary SIgA secretion by oral intake of Lactobacillus pentosus strain b240 (b240) in the elderly...
  3. doi request reprint Intellectual activity and likelihood of subsequently improving or maintaining instrumental activities of daily living functioning in community-dwelling older Japanese: a longitudinal study
    Yoshinori Fujiwara
    Research Team for Social Participation and Health Promotion, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology, Itabashi ku, Tokyo
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 24:547-55. 2009
    ..e. improvement or maintenance) on instrumental activity of daily living (IADL) functioning...
  4. ncbi request reprint Arterial pulse wave velocity as a marker of poor cognitive function in an elderly community-dwelling population
    Yoshinori Fujiwara
    Community Health Research Group, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology, 35 2 Sakae cho, Itabashi ku, Tokyo 173 0015, Japan
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 60:607-12. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the cross-sectional relationship between a low level of cognitive function and brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (baPWV) in a community-dwelling elderly population...
  5. ncbi request reprint Relationships between brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity and conventional atherosclerotic risk factors in community-dwelling people
    Yoshinori Fujiwara
    Community Health Research Group, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology, Japan
    Prev Med 39:1135-42. 2004
    ..A simple instrument has been developed to measure brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (baPWV). The aim of the present study was to use this instrument to study the relationship between baPWV and conventional atherosclerotic risk factors...
  6. doi request reprint Brief screening tool for mild cognitive impairment in older Japanese: validation of the Japanese version of the Montreal Cognitive Assessment
    Yoshinori Fujiwara
    Research Team for Social Participation and Community Health, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology, Tokyo, Japan
    Geriatr Gerontol Int 10:225-32. 2010
    ..2005), is a brief cognitive screening tool for detecting older people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI). We examined the reliability and validity of the Japanese version of the MoCA (MoCA-J) in older Japanese subjects...
  7. ncbi request reprint Regulatory factors of medical care expenditures for older people in Japan--analysis based on secondary medical care areas in Hokkaido
    Y Fujiwara
    Department of Geriatric Medicine, Graduated School of Medicine, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
    Health Policy 53:39-59. 2000
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint Relationships between plasma beta-amyloid peptide 1-42 and atherosclerotic risk factors in community-based older populations
    Yoshinori Fujiwara
    Community Health Research Group, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology, Tokyo, Japan
    Gerontology 49:374-9. 2003
    ..Our data support the hypothesis that atherosclerosis plays a role in the pathogenesis of DAT...
  9. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal changes in higher-level functional capacity of an older population living in a Japanese urban community
    Yoshinori Fujiwara
    Department of Community Health, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology, 35 2 Sakae cho, Itabashi ku, Tokyo 173 0015, Japan
    Arch Gerontol Geriatr 36:141-53. 2003
    ..In summary, disability in social role and intellectual activity do not only likely precede IADL disability, but also predict significantly the future onset of IADL disability in a Japanese urban community older population...
  10. doi request reprint Predictors of improvement or decline in instrumental activities of daily living among community-dwelling older Japanese
    Yoshinori Fujiwara
    Research Team for Social Participation and Health Promotion, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology, Tokyo, Japan
    Gerontology 54:373-80. 2008
    ..To explore predictors of functional improvement or decline in instrumental activities of daily living (IADL) among community-dwelling older people...
  11. ncbi request reprint [Factors related to discrepancy in evaluation on functional capacity between reports by community-dwelling older people with cognitive decline and their family members]
    Yoshinori Fujiwara
    Community Health Research Group, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology
    Nihon Ronen Igakkai Zasshi 40:487-96. 2003
    ..On the other hand, aging affected underestimation...
  12. ncbi request reprint [Predictors of frailty development in a general population of older adults in Japan using the Frailty Index for Japanese elderly patients]
    Hiroto Yoshida
    Research Team for Social Participation and Community Health, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology, Japan
    Nihon Ronen Igakkai Zasshi 49:442-8. 2012
    ..To identify predictors for the onset of frailty in Japanese older adults using the Frailty Index for Japanese elderly people, we focused on subjects who participated in a routine health check...
  13. ncbi request reprint [Physical and psychological predictors for the onset of certification of long-term care insurance among older adults living independently in a community a 40-month follow-up study]
    Yoshinori Fujiwara
    Community Health Research Group, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology
    Nihon Koshu Eisei Zasshi 53:77-91. 2006
    ..To ascertain predictors for the onset of different levels of certification of long-term care insurance among older adults living independently in a community...
  14. doi request reprint Effects of a comprehensive intervention program, including hot bathing, on physical function in community-dwelling healthy older adults: a pilot randomized controlled trial
    Ryota Sakurai
    Research Team for Social Participation and Community Health, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology, 35 2 Sakae cho, Itabashi, Tokyo 173 0015, Japan
    Aging Clin Exp Res 25:453-61. 2013
    ..To study the effects of a comprehensive intervention program comprising exercise, diet, and hot bathing in community-dwelling older adults by using a randomized controlled trial...
  15. doi request reprint Do bonding and bridging social capital affect self-rated health, depressive mood and cognitive decline in older Japanese? A prospective cohort study
    Hiroshi Murayama
    Research Team for Social Participation and Community Health, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology, 35 2 Sakae cho, Itabashi ku, Tokyo 173 0015, Japan Department of Health Management and Policy, University of Michigan School of Public Health, 1415 Washington Heights, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 2029, USA Electronic address
    Soc Sci Med 98:247-52. 2013
    ..Our findings suggest that intervention focusing on bonding and bridging social capital may improve various health outcomes in old age...
  16. ncbi request reprint [Validity of the "Kaigo-Yobo Check-List" as a frailty index]
    Shoji Shinkai
    Research Team for Social Participation and Community Health, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology
    Nihon Koshu Eisei Zasshi 60:262-74. 2013
    ..A frailty index for Japanese older people is not yet available. This study examined the validity of "Kaigo-Yobo Check-List" (CL) as a frailty index...
  17. ncbi request reprint [Prevalence and characteristics of different types of homeboundness among community-living older adults]
    Shoji Shinkai
    Community Health Research Group, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology
    Nihon Koshu Eisei Zasshi 52:443-55. 2005
    ..Little is known about the epidemiologic features of different types of homeboundness among the elderly...
  18. ncbi request reprint [Predictors for the onset of different types of homeboundness among community-living older adults: two-year prospective study]
    Shoji Shinkai
    Community Health Research Group, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology
    Nihon Koshu Eisei Zasshi 52:874-85. 2005
    ..Little is known about predictors for the onset of different types of homeboundness among community-living older adults...
  19. ncbi request reprint [Effects of dietary variety on declines in high-level functional capacity in elderly people living in a community]
    Shu Kumagai
    Community Health Research Group, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology
    Nihon Koshu Eisei Zasshi 50:1117-24. 2003
    ..The purpose of the investigation was to assess effects of dietary variety on declines in high-level functional capacity in community dwelling elderly, based on a 5-year longitudinal study (from 1992 to 1997)...
  20. pmc Declines in physical performance by sex and age among nondisabled community-dwelling older Japanese during a 6-year period
    Tatsuro Ishizaki
    Kyoto University School of Public Health, Sakyo ku, Kyoto, Japan
    J Epidemiol 21:176-83. 2011
    ..This study aimed to quantify changes in HGS and FWS over the 6-year period from 1994 to 2000 and examine whether these changes differed by sex and baseline age among older individuals in a Japanese community...
  21. ncbi request reprint [Indirect effects of school volunteering by senior citizens on parents through the "REPRINTS" intergenerational health promotion program]
    Yoshinori Fujiwara
    Research Team for Social Participation and Health Promotion, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology
    Nihon Koshu Eisei Zasshi 57:458-66. 2010
    ....
  22. doi request reprint Physical and sociopsychological characteristics of older community residents with mild cognitive impairment as assessed by the Japanese version of the Montreal Cognitive Assessment
    Yoshinori Fujiwara
    Research Team for Social Participation and Community Health, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology, Tokyo, Japan
    J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol 26:209-20. 2013
    ..The aim of the study is to examine characteristics of community-dwelling elderly people with MCI assessed using Japanese version of Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA-J)...
  23. ncbi request reprint [Prevalence and characteristics of frailty among community-dwelling older people in Japan]
    Mariko Nishi
    Research Team for Social Participation and Community Health, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology
    Nihon Ronen Igakkai Zasshi 49:344-54. 2012
    ..To examine the prevalence and characteristics of frailty in community-dwelling people over 70 years of age...
  24. ncbi request reprint [Toward constructing a system for detecting and coping with senile dementia in early stages among community-dwelling older people]
    Yoshinori Fujiwara
    Community Health Research Group, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology
    Nihon Koshu Eisei Zasshi 50:739-48. 2003
    ..To establish a community health care system for screening community-dwelling older people with mild cognitive decline (MCD) and early diagnosis by a medical specialist...
  25. doi request reprint Effects of a comprehensive intervention program, including hot bathing, on overweight adults: a randomized controlled trial
    Ryota Sakurai
    Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology, Tokyo, Japan
    Geriatr Gerontol Int 13:638-45. 2013
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of a comprehensive overweight intervention program, which utilizes hot bathing, on overweight, community-dwelling middle-aged and older adults in a randomized controlled trial...
  26. ncbi request reprint [The validity of the "Kihon Check-list" as an index of frailty and its biomarkers and inflammatory markers in elderly people]
    Kishiko Ogawa
    Research Team for Social Participation and Community Health, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology
    Nihon Ronen Igakkai Zasshi 48:545-52. 2011
    ..The present study was designed to assess the validity of the "Kihon ("basic") Check-list (KCL)" as a frailty index, and to investigate its biomarkers in an elderly population...
  27. ncbi request reprint [Prognosis of different types of homeboundness among community-living older adults: two-year prospective study]
    Shoji Shinkai
    Community Health Research Group, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology, 35 2 Sakae cho, Itabashi ku, Tokyo 173 0095, Japan
    Nihon Koshu Eisei Zasshi 52:627-38. 2005
    ....
  28. ncbi request reprint [Test-retest variation in the Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology Index of Competence in community-dwelling older people independent in daily living toward individual assessment of functional capacity]
    Yoshinori Fujiwara
    Community Health Research Group, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology
    Nihon Koshu Eisei Zasshi 50:360-7. 2003
    ..To assess individual variation in the functional capacity of community-dwelling older people who are almost independent in daily living, using the Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology Index of Competence (TMIG-Index of Competence)...
  29. ncbi request reprint [Economic evaluation of disability prevention programs for community-dwelling elderly secular trend analyses of medical and care expenses comparing participants and non-participants in the programs]
    Hiroto Yoshida
    Research Team for Social Participation and Health Promotion, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology
    Nihon Koshu Eisei Zasshi 54:156-67. 2007
    ..This study was conducted to evaluate disability prevention programs for community-dwelling elderly in terms of the cost/benefit balance...
  30. pmc The Hatoyama Cohort Study: design and profile of participants at baseline
    Hiroshi Murayama
    Research Team for Social Participation and Community Health, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology, Tokyo, Japan
    J Epidemiol 22:551-8. 2012
    ..This report describes the study design and the profile of the participants at baseline...
  31. ncbi request reprint [Research on screening for frailty: development of "the Kaigo-Yobo Checklist"]
    Shoji Shinkai
    Research Team for Social Participation and Community Health, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology
    Nihon Koshu Eisei Zasshi 57:345-54. 2010
    ..This study examined the reliability and validity of this scale using a longitudinal cohort of community-dwelling elderly...
  32. doi request reprint Beta2-microglobulin for risk stratification of total mortality in the elderly population: comparison with cystatin C and C-reactive protein
    Shoji Shinkai
    Department of Community Health, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology, 35 2 Sakae cho, Itabashi ku, Tokyo 173 0015, Japan
    Arch Intern Med 168:200-6. 2008
    ..The clinicoepidemiologic relevance of moderately elevated concentrations of circulating beta(2)-microglobulin (beta(2)-M) has not been established...
  33. ncbi request reprint [Regulatory factors for images of the elderly among elementary school students assessed through secular trend analyses by frequency of inter-exchange with "REPRINTS" senior volunteers]
    Yoshinori Fujiwara
    Research Team for Social Participation and Health Promotion, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology
    Nihon Koshu Eisei Zasshi 54:615-25. 2007
    ....
  34. ncbi request reprint [The frequency of going outdoors, and physical, psychological and social functioning among community-dwelling older adults]
    Koji Fujita
    Community Health Research Group, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology
    Nihon Koshu Eisei Zasshi 51:168-80. 2004
    ..This cross-sectional study examined the relationship between the frequency of going outdoors and physical, psychological, and social functioning among community-dwelling older people...
  35. ncbi request reprint Frequency of going outdoors as a good predictors for incident disability of physical function as well as disability recovery in community-dwelling older adults in rural Japan
    Koji Fujita
    Research Team for Social Participation and Health Promotion, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology, Tokyo
    J Epidemiol 16:261-70. 2006
    ..This study examined whether the frequency of going outdoors has predictive values for incident physical disability and recovery among community-dwelling elderly...
  36. pmc Reference values and age and sex differences in physical performance measures for community-dwelling older Japanese: a pooled analysis of six cohort studies
    Satoshi Seino
    Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology, 35 2 Sakae, Itabashi, Tokyo, Japan The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, 8 Ichiban, Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan
    PLoS ONE 9:e99487. 2014
    ..e. hand-grip strength, one-legged stance, and gait speed and step length at both usual and maximum paces, and to investigate age and sex differences in these measures among community-dwelling older Japanese adults...
  37. doi request reprint A prospective study of gait performance and subsequent cognitive decline in a general population of older Japanese
    Yu Taniguchi
    Research Team for Social Participation and Community Health, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology, 35 2 Sakae cho, Itabashi ku, Tokyo 173 0015, Japan
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 67:796-803. 2012
    ..However, it is not known whether step length or step frequency is better for predicting such decline. This study aimed to compare the predictive value for cognitive decline of gait performance measures in a population of older Japanese...
  38. doi request reprint Locomotive and non-locomotive activities evaluated with a triaxial accelerometer in adults and elderly individuals
    Chiaki Tanaka
    Division of Integrated Sciences, J F Oberlin University, 3758 Tokiwamachi, Machida, Tokyo, 194 0294, Japan
    Aging Clin Exp Res 25:637-43. 2013
    ....
  39. ncbi request reprint [The association between foot problems and falls in older adults -a covariance structure analysis-]
    Ryota Sakurai
    Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology, Japan
    Nihon Ronen Igakkai Zasshi 49:468-75. 2012
    ..To investigate the manner in which community-dwelling older adults' foot problems affect their history of falls...
  40. ncbi request reprint [Social support availability and psychological well-being among the socially isolated elderly. Differences by living arrangement and gender]
    Erika Kobayashi
    Research Team for Social Participation and Community Health, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology
    Nihon Koshu Eisei Zasshi 58:446-56. 2011
    ....
  41. ncbi request reprint Walking speed as a good predictor for the onset of functional dependence in a Japanese rural community population
    S Shinkai
    Department of Community Health, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology, Japan
    Age Ageing 29:441-6. 2000
    ..to investigate and compare the predictive values of four physical performance measures for the onset of functional dependence in older Japanese people living at home...
  42. pmc Social capital and health: a review of prospective multilevel studies
    Hiroshi Murayama
    Research Team for Social Participation and Community Health, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology, Tokyo, Japan
    J Epidemiol 22:179-87. 2012
    ..This article presents an overview of the concept of social capital, reviews prospective multilevel analytic studies of the association between social capital and health, and discusses intervention strategies that enhance social capital...
  43. doi request reprint Immunoprotective effects of oral intake of heat-killed Lactobacillus pentosus strain b240 in elderly adults: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial
    Shoji Shinkai
    The Research Team for Social Participation and Community Health, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology, 35 2 Sakae cho, Itabashi ku, Tokyo 173 0015, Japan
    Br J Nutr 109:1856-65. 2013
    ..In conclusion, oral intake of b240 significantly reduced the incidence rate of the common cold in elderly adults, indicating that b240 might be useful in improving resistance against infection through mucosal immunity...
  44. ncbi request reprint [Incidence and prognosis of, and risk factors for the home-bound in a community elderly population]
    S Shinkai
    Department of Community Health, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology
    Nippon Koshu Eisei Zasshi 48:741-52. 2001
    ..In addition, public health professionals should pay more attention to elderly people shortly after hospital discharge...
  45. pmc Predictors of recurrence in breast cancer patients with a pathologic complete response after neoadjuvant chemotherapy
    M Tanioka
    Breast and Medical Oncology Division, National Cancer Center Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
    Br J Cancer 103:297-302. 2010
    ..This study was designed to identify factors predictive of recurrence in patients with pCR...
  46. ncbi request reprint [Survey of consciousness of community residents regarding the community life of disabled persons with service dogs]
    Y Fujiwara
    Department of Community Health, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology
    Nippon Koshu Eisei Zasshi 48:409-19. 2001
    ..On the whole, negative opinions were more apparent in the elderly...
  47. pmc Lapatinib monotherapy in patients with relapsed, advanced, or metastatic breast cancer: efficacy, safety, and biomarker results from Japanese patients phase II studies
    M Toi
    Department of Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, 54 Kawaracho, Shogoin, Sakyo ku, Kyoto 606 8507, Japan
    Br J Cancer 101:1676-82. 2009
    ..Efficacy and safety of lapatinib monotherapy was evaluated in Japanese breast cancer patients after trastuzumab-based therapies...
  48. ncbi request reprint [Present state of social participation and associated factors among middle-aged and older people--a survey in Hatoyama Town, Saitama Prefecture]
    Jungnim Kim
    Tokyo University of Social Welfare
    Nihon Koshu Eisei Zasshi 51:322-34. 2004
    ..However, little is known about present state of social participation in the Japanese elderly and effective means for its promotion...
  49. ncbi request reprint [Regional differences in ikigai (reason(s) for living) in elderly people--relationship between ikigai and family structure, physiological situation and functional capacity]
    Akihiro Hasegawa
    Graduate School of Urban Science, Tokyo Metropolitan University
    Nihon Ronen Igakkai Zasshi 40:390-6. 2003
    ..In addition the development of concrete plans to promote ikigai by municipal organs could be beneficial...
  50. ncbi request reprint [Physical activity level and physical, mental and social factors in community-dwelling elderly people]
    Chiaki Tanaka
    Obirin University
    Nihon Koshu Eisei Zasshi 53:671-80. 2006
    ..This study was conducted to examine the relationship between physical activity level (PAL) and physical, mental and social factors in community-dwelling elderly people...
  51. ncbi request reprint [Longitudinal analysis of factors associated with participation in community-based mass screening for the frail elderly in need of care]
    Mari Kan
    Social Participation and Health Promotion Research Group, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology
    Nihon Koshu Eisei Zasshi 53:688-701. 2006
    ..To examine factors associated with participation in a community based comprehensive health check to screen frail elderly before they become in need of long-term care...
  52. ncbi request reprint Effects of cognitive function on functional decline among community-dwelling non-disabled older Japanese
    Tatsuro Ishizaki
    Department of Healthcare Economics and Quality Management, School of Public Health, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Yoshida konoe cho, Sakyo ku, Kyoto 606 8501, Japan
    Arch Gerontol Geriatr 42:47-58. 2006
    ..Lower cognitive function was a significant predictor of functional decline, even among those older Japanese whose cognitive function was deemed to be within the normal range...
  53. ncbi request reprint [A case of distant metastasis from advanced gastric cancer treated with TS-1, which maintained NC (no change) for 9 months]
    Koji Nakao
    Dept of Surgery, Nishinomiya Kaisei Hospital
    Gan To Kagaku Ryoho 30:1505-9. 2003
    ..The patient had a performance status of 1 or 2, and kept a fair QOL. TS-1 is an excellent new anticancer agent and, we have high expectations for its use in combined therapy with other drugs...
  54. ncbi request reprint Cyclooxygenase-2 expression after preoperative chemoradiotherapy correlates with more frequent esophageal cancer recurrence
    Reigetsu Yoshikawa
    Second Department of Surgery, Hyogo College of Medicine, 1 1 Mukogawa cho, Nishinomiya, Hyogo 663 8501, Japan
    World J Gastroenterol 13:2283-8. 2007
    ....
  55. ncbi request reprint [Comprehensive health examination ("Otasha-Kenshin") for the prevention of geriatric syndromes and a bed-ridden state in the community elderly. 1. Differences in characteristics between participants and non-participants]
    Takao Suzuki
    Department of Epidemiology, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology
    Nihon Koshu Eisei Zasshi 50:39-48. 2003
    ..In this study, we clarified characteristic differences between participants and non-participants...
  56. ncbi request reprint [Cognitive function as the factor determining higher-level competence in community-dwelling elderly: comprehensive health examination for the community elderly for the prevention of the geriatric syndrome and a bed-ridden state ("otasha-kenshin"
    Hajime Iwasa
    Japan Foundation for Aging and Health, Department of Epidemiology, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology
    Nihon Koshu Eisei Zasshi 50:950-8. 2003
    ..This study was conducted to examine age-related differences in cognitive function, and their relation to higher-level competence of elderly living in an urban community...
  57. ncbi request reprint [Risk factors associated with onset of urinary incontinence in a community-dwelling elderly population: a 4-year follow-up study]
    Hunkyung Kim
    Epidemiology and Health Promotion Research Group, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology
    Nihon Koshu Eisei Zasshi 51:612-22. 2004
    ..To estimate the risk factors associated with onset of urinary incontinence in a rural community-dwelling elderly population...
  58. ncbi request reprint [Effects of volunteering on the mental and physical health of senior citizens: significance of senior-volunteering from the view point of community health and welfare]
    Yoshinori Fujiwara
    Community Health, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology
    Nihon Koshu Eisei Zasshi 52:293-307. 2005
    ..Long-term longitudinal and intervention studies are desirable in this area in Japan, focusing on older candidates who are still healthy...
  59. ncbi request reprint Chemoradiotherapy for T3 and T4 squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus using low-dose FP and radiation: a preliminary report
    Yoshinori Fujiwara
    Second Department of Surgery, Hyogo College of Medicine, 1 1 Mukogawa cho, Nishinomiya, Hyogo 663, Japan
    Oncol Rep 14:1177-82. 2005
    ..Preoperative CRT should be given to patients with squamous cell carcinoma, while esophagectomy remains the standard therapy for responders and has a tolerable mortality...
  60. ncbi request reprint Clinical significance of hiatal hernia in the development of gastroesophageal reflux after distal gastrectomy for cancer of the stomach
    Yoshinori Fujiwara
    The Second Department of Surgery, Hyogo College of Medicine, Hyogo, Japan
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 21:1103-7. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between gastroesophageal reflux disease and sliding hernia of the esophagus after distal gastrectomy using the gastroesophageal scintigraphy and endoscopy...
  61. ncbi request reprint ECA39 is a novel distant metastasis-related biomarker in colorectal cancer
    Reigetsu Yoshikawa
    Second Department of Surgery, Hyogo College of Medicine, 1 1 Mukogawa cho, Nishinomiya, Hyogo 663 8501, Japan
    World J Gastroenterol 12:5884-9. 2006
    ..To investigate the possible role of polysaccharide-K (PSK) -related markers in predicting distant metastasis and in the clinical outcome of colorectal cancer (CRC)...
  62. ncbi request reprint [An intergenerational health promotion program involving older adults in urban areas. "Research of Productivity by Intergenerational Sympathy (REPRINTS)": first-year experience and short-term effects]
    Yoshinori Fujiwara
    Research Teams for Social Participation and Health Promotion, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology
    Nihon Koshu Eisei Zasshi 53:702-14. 2006
    ..This study reported findings and problems experienced through "REPRINTS" during the first year, ascertained potential effectiveness of social activity, and proposed methods for continued activity...
  63. ncbi request reprint Persistent CXCR4 expression after preoperative chemoradiotherapy predicts early recurrence and poor prognosis in esophageal cancer
    Kenji Koishi
    Second Department of Surgery, Hyogo College of Medicine, Nishinomiya, Hyogo 663 8501, Japan
    World J Gastroenterol 12:7585-90. 2006
    ..To study the effect of CXC chemokine receptor-4 (CXCR4) expression on disease progression and prognosis in esophageal cancer...