Masao Yoshinaga

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Country: Japan

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Impact of lifestyles of adolescents and their parents on cardiovascular risk factors in adolescents
    Masao Yoshinaga
    Department of Pediatrics, National Hospital Organization Kagoshima Medical Center, Kagoshima, Japan
    J Atheroscler Thromb 18:981-90. 2011
  2. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for in-hospital mortality during infective endocarditis in patients with congenital heart disease
    Masao Yoshinaga
    Department of Pediatrics, National Hospital Organization Kagoshima Medical Center, Kagoshima City, Japan
    Am J Cardiol 101:114-8. 2008
  3. ncbi request reprint Association between the number of cardiovascular risk factors and each risk factor level in elementary school children
    Masao Yoshinaga
    Department of Pediatrics, National Hospital Organization, Kagoshima Medical Center, Kagoshima, Japan
    Circ J 72:1594-7. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint Adipokines and the prediction of the accumulation of cardiovascular risk factors or the presence of metabolic syndrome in elementary school children
    Masao Yoshinaga
    Department of Pediatrics, National Hospital Organization Kagoshima Medical Center, Kagoshima, Japan
    Circ J 72:1874-8. 2008
  5. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of childhood obesity from 1978 to 2007 in Japan
    Masao Yoshinaga
    Department of Pediatrics, Clinical Research, National Hospital Organisation Kagoshima Medical Center, Kagoshima, Japan
    Pediatr Int 52:213-7. 2010
  6. ncbi request reprint Impact of having one cardiovascular risk factor on other cardiovascular risk factor levels in adolescents
    Masao Yoshinaga
    Department of Pediatrics, National Hospital Organization Kagoshima Medical Center, Kagoshima, Japan
    J Atheroscler Thromb 17:1167-75. 2010
  7. ncbi request reprint Metabolic syndrome in overweight and obese Japanese children
    Masao Yoshinaga
    Department of Pediatrics, National Hospital Organization Kyushu Cardiovascular Center, Shiroyama cho 8 1, Kagoshima 892 0853, Japan
    Obes Res 13:1135-40. 2005
  8. doi request reprint Genetic characteristics of children and adolescents with long-QT syndrome diagnosed by school-based electrocardiographic screening programs
    Masao Yoshinaga
    Department of Pediatrics, National Hospital Organization Kagoshima Medical Center, Kagoshima, Japan
    Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 7:107-12. 2014
  9. ncbi request reprint Quantitative biofilm assay using a microtiter plate to screen for enteroaggregative Escherichia coli
    Naoko Wakimoto
    Department of Pediatrics, Kagoshima University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, 8 35 1 Sakuragaoka, Kagoshima 890 8520, Japan
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 71:687-90. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint Predictive factors in the success of intervention to treat obesity in elementary school children
    Satoru Tanaka
    Department of Pediatrics, Kagoshima University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Japan
    Circ J 69:232-6. 2005

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  1. ncbi request reprint Impact of lifestyles of adolescents and their parents on cardiovascular risk factors in adolescents
    Masao Yoshinaga
    Department of Pediatrics, National Hospital Organization Kagoshima Medical Center, Kagoshima, Japan
    J Atheroscler Thromb 18:981-90. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the impact of the lifestyles of adolescents and their parents on the levels of cardiovascular (CV) risk factors in the adolescents...
  2. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for in-hospital mortality during infective endocarditis in patients with congenital heart disease
    Masao Yoshinaga
    Department of Pediatrics, National Hospital Organization Kagoshima Medical Center, Kagoshima City, Japan
    Am J Cardiol 101:114-8. 2008
    ..045, 95% confidence interval 0.003 to 0.70) by stepwise logistic regression analysis. In conclusion, surgical intervention, which decreases the risk of in-hospital mortality, should always be considered...
  3. ncbi request reprint Association between the number of cardiovascular risk factors and each risk factor level in elementary school children
    Masao Yoshinaga
    Department of Pediatrics, National Hospital Organization, Kagoshima Medical Center, Kagoshima, Japan
    Circ J 72:1594-7. 2008
    ..Little is known regarding the association between numbers of cardiovascular (CV) risk factors and the level of each risk factor in elementary school children based on a longitudinal study...
  4. ncbi request reprint Adipokines and the prediction of the accumulation of cardiovascular risk factors or the presence of metabolic syndrome in elementary school children
    Masao Yoshinaga
    Department of Pediatrics, National Hospital Organization Kagoshima Medical Center, Kagoshima, Japan
    Circ J 72:1874-8. 2008
    ..Information is limited about how adipokines predict the accumulation of cardiovascular (CV) risk factors or the presence of metabolic syndrome (MS) in children...
  5. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of childhood obesity from 1978 to 2007 in Japan
    Masao Yoshinaga
    Department of Pediatrics, Clinical Research, National Hospital Organisation Kagoshima Medical Center, Kagoshima, Japan
    Pediatr Int 52:213-7. 2010
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  6. ncbi request reprint Impact of having one cardiovascular risk factor on other cardiovascular risk factor levels in adolescents
    Masao Yoshinaga
    Department of Pediatrics, National Hospital Organization Kagoshima Medical Center, Kagoshima, Japan
    J Atheroscler Thromb 17:1167-75. 2010
    ..We hypothesized that when adolescents have one CV risk factor, the levels of other CV risk factors worsen simultaneously...
  7. ncbi request reprint Metabolic syndrome in overweight and obese Japanese children
    Masao Yoshinaga
    Department of Pediatrics, National Hospital Organization Kyushu Cardiovascular Center, Shiroyama cho 8 1, Kagoshima 892 0853, Japan
    Obes Res 13:1135-40. 2005
    ..To determine the prevalence of and sex differences related to the metabolic syndrome among obese and overweight elementary school children...
  8. doi request reprint Genetic characteristics of children and adolescents with long-QT syndrome diagnosed by school-based electrocardiographic screening programs
    Masao Yoshinaga
    Department of Pediatrics, National Hospital Organization Kagoshima Medical Center, Kagoshima, Japan
    Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 7:107-12. 2014
    ..A school-based electrocardiographic screening program has been developed in Japan. However, few data are available on the genetic characteristics of pediatric patients with long-QT syndrome who were diagnosed by this program...
  9. ncbi request reprint Quantitative biofilm assay using a microtiter plate to screen for enteroaggregative Escherichia coli
    Naoko Wakimoto
    Department of Pediatrics, Kagoshima University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, 8 35 1 Sakuragaoka, Kagoshima 890 8520, Japan
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 71:687-90. 2004
    ..2. Twenty-one aggR+ and 27 aggR - EAEC strains could be screened by an OD(570) > 0.2 using this assay. Although confirmation by a HEp-2 cell adherence test is needed, this biofilm assay is convenient and useful in screening for EAEC...
  10. ncbi request reprint Predictive factors in the success of intervention to treat obesity in elementary school children
    Satoru Tanaka
    Department of Pediatrics, Kagoshima University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Japan
    Circ J 69:232-6. 2005
    ..Currently, a generalizable conclusion on the effectiveness of treatment programs for childhood obesity cannot be drawn, and how practical and effective the intervention strategies are remains a controversial subject...
  11. ncbi request reprint Pneumococcal endocarditis in children: a nationwide survey in Japan
    Naruhiko Ishiwada
    Department of Pediatrics, Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba, Japan
    Int J Cardiol 123:298-301. 2008
    ..However, little is known about pneumococcal IE in children and no optimal therapy has been established. Thus, we attempted to identify the clinical features of this disorder through a Japanese nationwide survey...
  12. ncbi request reprint Usefulness and cost effectiveness of cardiovascular screening of young adolescents
    Yuji Tanaka
    National Hospital Organization Kyusyu Cardiovascular Center, Shiroyamacho, Kagoshima City, Kagoshima, Japan
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 38:2-6. 2006
    ..This study was conducted to assess the usefulness of a screening system for cardiovascular disease in Kagoshima, Japan, and to compare its cost-effectiveness with that of a similar system reported in the United States...
  13. ncbi request reprint Possible relationship between streptococcal pyrogenic exotoxin A and Kawasaki syndrome in patients older than six months of age
    Yuichi Nomura
    Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Kagoshima University, 8 35 1 Sakuragaoka, Kagoshima City 890 8520, Japan
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 22:794-8. 2003
    ..In this study we have investigated antibody titers in KS patients older than 6 months of age...
  14. ncbi request reprint Emergence of cardiovascular risk factors from mild obesity in Japanese elementary school children
    Masao Yoshinaga
    Department of Pediatrics, National Hospital Organization Kyushu Cardiovascular Center, Shiroyama cho 8 1, Kagoshima 892 0853, Japan
    Diabetes Care 29:1408-10. 2006
  15. ncbi request reprint Oral antimicrobial susceptibilities of Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, and Moraxella catarrhalis isolates from Japanese children
    Junichiro Nishi
    Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Kagoshima University, Sakuragaoka 8 35 1, Japan
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 20:130-5. 2002
    ..pneumoniae (88.6%) and most of ampicillin-susceptible or -intermediately resistant H. influenzae (87.9%). We thus consider that amoxycillin remains a useful initial choice for the treatment of paediatric respiratory infections in Japan...
  16. ncbi request reprint Interval representative of transmural dispersion of repolarization in children and young adolescents with congenital long QT syndrome
    Yasue Haraguchi
    Department of Pediatrics, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Kagoshima University, Kagoshima, Japan
    Circ J 69:78-82. 2005
    ..In the clinical setting, however, the interval representative of TDR in patients with long QT syndrome (LQTS) is a controversial subject...
  17. ncbi request reprint Cut-offs for screening prolonged QT intervals from Fridericia's formula in children and adolescents
    Daisuke Hazeki
    Department of Pediatrics, National Hospital Organization Kagoshima Medical Center, Kagoshima, Japan
    Circ J 74:1663-9. 2010
    ..The aim of the present study was to determine cut-offs for QTc suitable for screening pediatric subjects with prolonged QT intervals, based on manually measured values corrected by Fridericia's formula in a large number of subjects...
  18. ncbi request reprint Relapsing cellulitis associated with Campylobacter coli bacteremia in an agammaglobulinemic patient
    Koichi Tokuda
    Department of Pediatrics, Kagoshima University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Kagoshima, Japan
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 23:577-9. 2004
    ..coli bacteremia relapsed after a disease-free interval of >5 years. Pulsed field gel electrophoresis revealed that the organisms in this patient were genetically identical, suggesting a latent C. coli infection...
  19. ncbi request reprint Prevention of mildly overweight children from development of more overweight condition
    Masao Yoshinaga
    Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Kagoshima University, Sakuragaoka 8 35 1, Kagoshima 890 8520, Japan
    Prev Med 38:172-4. 2004
    ..Then we determined the effect of programs for the screening and treatment of overweight elementary school children whether the programs prevented mildly overweight children from development of more overweight condition...
  20. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and time of appearance of Brugada electrocardiographic pattern in young male adolescents from a three-year follow-up study
    Masao Yoshinaga
    Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Kagoshima University, Kagoshima City, Japan
    Am J Cardiol 94:1186-9. 2004
    ..03%) fulfilled the recent criterion (J point or ST-segment >/=0.2 mV) in the seventh and tenth grades, respectively, indicating that Brugada's ECG pattern begins to appear during junior high school and increases until late adulthood...
  21. ncbi request reprint Heart rate variability and ambulatory blood pressure monitoring in young patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
    Sadamitsu Yanagi
    Department of Pediatrics, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Kagoshima University, Japan
    Circ J 68:757-62. 2004
    ..Sudden cardiac death commonly occurs in young patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM); however, their heart rate variability (HRV) and blood pressure (BP) response to daily life activities is not well known...
  22. ncbi request reprint Survey of prophylaxis and management of infective endocarditis in patients with congenital heart disease: Japanese nationwide survey
    Koichiro Niwa
    Department of Pediatrics, Chiba Cardiovascular Center, Ichihara, Japan
    Circ J 67:585-91. 2003
    ..The results should be helpful in making future guidelines for management of IE in CHD...
  23. doi request reprint Electrocardiographic screening of 1-month-old infants for identifying prolonged QT intervals
    Masao Yoshinaga
    Department of Pediatrics, National Hospital Organization Kagoshima Medical Center, Kagoshima, Japan
    Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 6:932-8. 2013
    ..Neonatal electrocardiographic screening is used to screen infants with prolonged QT intervals, as previously shown in whites. However, this procedure needs to be confirmed in other ethnic groups...
  24. ncbi request reprint Immune response to a laminin-binding protein (Lmb) in group A streptococcal infection
    Rezwanul M Wahid
    Department of Pediatrics, Kagoshima University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Kagoshima 890 8520, Japan
    Pediatr Int 47:196-202. 2005
    ..The role of this protein is yet to be clarified in disease process and thus, it is important to know its role in binding of GAS to laminin and the immunogenic response against it in patients related with GAS infection...
  25. ncbi request reprint Causative organism influences clinical profile and outcome of infective endocarditis in pediatric patients and adults with congenital heart disease
    Naruhiko Ishiwada
    Department of Pediatrics, Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan
    Circ J 69:1266-70. 2005
    ..Using a nationwide survey, the relationship between causative microorganisms and clinical profiles in patients with CHD and IE was investigated...
  26. ncbi request reprint Patients diagnosed with Kawasaki disease before the fifth day of illness have a higher risk of coronary artery aneurysm
    Yuichi Nomura
    Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Kagoshima University, Kagoshima, Japan
    Pediatr Int 44:353-7. 2002
    ..The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of intravenous gamma globulin therapy (IVGG) in KD initiated before the fifth day of illness...
  27. ncbi request reprint Who is at risk for cardiac events in young patients with long QT syndrome?
    Masao Yoshinaga
    Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Kagoshima University, Kagoshima, Japan
    Circ J 67:1007-12. 2003
    ..To prevent future cardiac events, compliance with medication must be improved in those with a past history. A total LQTS score <4 points was useful to predict the absence of cardiac events in the group without a past history...
  28. doi request reprint Risk factors for symptoms in long QT syndrome patients in a single pediatric center
    Yumiko Ninomiya
    Department of Pediatrics, National Hospital Organization Kagoshima Medical Center, Kagoshima, Japan
    Pediatr Int 55:277-82. 2013
    ..Long QT syndrome (LQTS) is a leading cause of sudden cardiac death due to arrhythmia in the pediatric population. This study aimed to determine risk factors for the presence of LQTS-related symptoms in a single pediatric center...
  29. ncbi request reprint A case of adrenal and cephalhematoma abscesses caused by Escherichia coli after forceps delivery
    Junichiro Nishi
    Department of Pediatrics, Kagoshima University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Kagoshima, Japan
    Pediatr Int 47:480-2. 2005
  30. pmc Typical enteroaggregative Escherichia coli is the most prevalent pathotype among E. coli strains causing diarrhea in Mongolian children
    Jav Sarantuya
    Department of Pediatrics, Kagoshima University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Kagoshima, Japan
    J Clin Microbiol 42:133-9. 2004
    ..Genetic analysis showed the heterogeneity of EAEC but illustrated the importance of the AggR regulon (denoting typical EAEC) as a marker for virulent EAEC strains...
  31. ncbi request reprint Serum levels of interleukin-18 are elevated in the subacute phase of kawasaki syndrome
    Yuichi Nomura
    Department of Pediatrics, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kagoshima University, Kagoshima, Japan
    Int Arch Allergy Immunol 135:161-5. 2004
    ..As interleukin (IL)-18 plays an important role in the Th1 cell response, investigating the relevance of IL-18 in KS should be helpful in determining the pathophysiology of KS. Therefore, we examined the IL-18 values in KS...
  32. ncbi request reprint Incidences of nasopharyngeal colonization of respiratory bacterial pathogens in Japanese children attending day-care centers
    Kaori Masuda
    Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Kagoshima University, Kagoshima, Japan
    Pediatr Int 44:376-80. 2002
    ..In Japan, many younger children attending day-care centers tend to frequently experience acute respiratory infections and prolonged otitis media...
  33. ncbi request reprint Inverted duplication/deletion of the short arm of chromosome 8 in two patients with tetralogy of Fallot
    Kiminori Masuda
    Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Kagoshima University, Kagoshima City, Kagoshima, Japan
    Pediatr Int 44:534-6. 2002
  34. ncbi request reprint Effect of age and overweight on the QT interval and the prevalence of long QT syndrome in children
    Toshiro Fukushige
    Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Kagoshima University, Kagoshima, Japan
    Am J Cardiol 89:395-8. 2002
    ..No correlation was found between obesity and length of the QT interval. Finally, the prevalence of LQTS in children is greater than previously suspected...
  35. doi request reprint Mid-term mortality of very elderly patients with acute myocardial infarction with or without coronary intervention
    Katsuro Kashima
    Department of Cardiology, National Hospital Organization, Kagoshima Medical Center, 8 1 Shiroyama cho, Kagoshima 892 0853, Japan
    J Cardiol 55:397-403. 2010
    ..Here, we aim to identify the characteristics of these patients and clarify their mid-term mortality rate with or without PCI...
  36. ncbi request reprint Maternal antibody against toxic shock syndrome toxin-1 may protect infants younger than 6 months of age from developing Kawasaki syndrome
    Yuichi Nomura
    Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Kagoshima University, 8 35 1 Sakuragaoka, Kagoshima City, 890 8520 Japan
    J Infect Dis 185:1677-80. 2002
    ..021). Among infants <6 months of age, TSST-1 may be related to KS, and a maternal antibody may protect infants from developing KS...
  37. ncbi request reprint Magnetocardiographic demonstration of torsade de pointes in a fetus with congenital long QT syndrome
    Hitoshi Horigome
    Department of Pediatrics, Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 19:334-5. 2008
  38. ncbi request reprint Bodyfat percentage in girls increased steadily with age and percentile rank of body mass index
    Masao Yoshinaga
    Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Kagoshima University, Sakuragaoka, Kagoshima and Noikura Hospital, Kagoshima, Japan
    Pediatr Int 44:149-52. 2002
    ..The method is frequently used in Japan. The other aim was to evaluate the relationship between the body composition and percentile rank of the body mass index (BMI) in Japanese children...
  39. ncbi request reprint Characterization of Klebsiella pneumoniae and Escherichia coli strains that produce CTX-M-2-type broad spectrum beta-lactamase isolated from a child with leukemia
    Toshiya Ohkawa
    Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Kagoshima University, Japan
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 21:260-2. 2002
    ..Patients with frequent episodes of neutropenia and prophylactic administration of beta-lactams are at risk of harboring colonizing strains that produce broad spectrum beta-lactamases...
  40. ncbi request reprint Biofilm formation by and accessory gene regulator typing of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains recovered from patients with nosocomial infections
    Kunihiro Manago
    Dept of Pediatrics, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Kagoshima University, 8 35 1 Sakuragaoka, Kagoshima 890 8520, Japan
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 27:188-90. 2006
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  41. ncbi request reprint An epidemiologic survey of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus by combined use of mec-HVR genotyping and toxin genotyping in a university hospital in Japan
    Junichiro Nishi
    Kagoshima University Hospital, Infection Control Team, Japan
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 23:506-10. 2002
    ..To evaluate the usefulness of an assay using two polymerase chain reaction-based genotyping methods in the practical surveillance of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)...
  42. ncbi request reprint Suspected takotsubo cardiomyopathy caused by withdrawal of bupirenorphine in a child
    Shinsuke Maruyama
    Division of Pediatrics, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Kagoshima University, Sakuragaoka, Japan
    Circ J 70:509-11. 2006
    ..Takotsubo cardiomyopathy is not well known by pediatric cardiologists, so pediatric cases may have been overlooked. Awareness of a phenomenon similar to takotsubo cardiomyopathy, even in young children, may be important...
  43. ncbi request reprint [An outbreak of rubella among hospital personnel and measures taken against hospital infection--cost-benefits of the measure]
    Yasuhito Nerome
    Tanoue Hospital
    Kansenshogaku Zasshi 78:967-74. 2004
    ..Considering that an outbreak of rubella causes not only a large amount of expenditure but also loss of hospital income, the investment to prevent a rubella outbreak is quite valuable in the management of a hospital...