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Author Oka, Aiko| Ninomiya, Takahiro| Fujiwara, Tazuko| Takao, Soshi| Sato, Yasuharu| Gion, Yuka| Minoura, Akira| Haruna, Shin-ichi| Yoshida, Naohiro| Sakuma, Yasunori| Izuhara, Kenji| Ono, Junya| Taniguchi, Masami| Haruna, Takenori| Higaki, Takaya| Kariya, Shin| Koyama, Takahisa| Takabayashi, Tetsuji| Imoto, Yoshimasa| Sakashita, Masafumi| Kidoguchi, Masanori| Nishizaki, Kazunori| Fujieda, Shigeharu| Okano, Mitsuhiro|
Keywords Chronic rhinosinusitis Eosinophils Eosinophils IgG4 Severity Surgery
Published Date 2020-01-14
Publication Title Allergology International
Publisher Elsevier
ISSN 13238930
Content Type Journal Article
language 英語
OAI-PMH Set 岡山大学
Copyright Holders © 2019 Japanese Society of Allergology. Production and hosting by Elsevier B.V.
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PubMed ID 31952913
DOI 10.1016/j.alit.2019.12.004
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Author Kobayashi, Tomoko| Suzuki, Etsuji| Oksanen, Tuula| Kawachi, Ichiro| Takao, Soshi|
Published Date 2014-01-31
Publication Title PLoS ONE
Volume volume9
Issue issue1
Content Type Journal Article
Author Kishimoto, Yoko| Suzuki, Etsuji| Iwase, Toshihide| Doi, Hiroyuki| Takao, Soshi|
Published Date 2013-12-17
Publication Title BMC Public Health
Volume volume13
Content Type Journal Article
Author Kasai, Yosuke| Suzuki, Etsuji| Iwase, Toshihide| Doi, Hiroyuki| Takao, Soshi|
Published Date 2013-10-17
Publication Title PLoS ONE
Volume volume8
Issue issue10
Content Type Journal Article
JaLCDOI 10.18926/AMO/49254
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Author Ika, Katsuhiko| Suzuki, Etsuji| Mitsuhashi, Toshiharu| Takao, Soshi| Doi, Hiroyuki|
Abstract The purpose of this study was to examine the association between shift work and diabetes mellitus by separating shift workers according to the intensity of their shift work (seasonal shift work and continuous shift work). Between May and October 2009, we collected data from annual health checkups and questionnaires at a manufacturing company in Shizuoka, Japan. Questionnaires were returned by 1,601 workers (response rate:96.2%, men/women=1,314/287). Diabetes mellitus was defined as hemoglobin A1c≥6.5% and fasting blood sugar≥126mg/dl. After exclusions, which included all the women and clerical workers because they did not work in shifts, we analyzed 475 skilled male workers. After adjusting for age, smoking status, frequency of alcohol consumption, and cohabitation status, odds ratios for diabetes mellitus were 0.98 (95% confidence interval [CI]:0.28-4.81) and 2.10 (95% CI:0.77-5.71) among seasonal shift workers and continuous shift workers, respectively, compared with non-shift workers. In an age-stratified analysis (<45 years vs.≥45 years), the association between continuous shift work and diabetes mellitus was more pronounced among older participants. Compared with non-shift workers, the risk of diabetes mellitus was increased among continuous shift workers, whereas its effect is limited among seasonal shift workers.
Keywords cross-sectional study diabetes mellitus intensity Japan shift work
Amo Type Original Article
Published Date 2013-02
Publication Title Acta Medica Okayama
Volume volume67
Issue issue1
Publisher Okayama University Medical School
Start Page 25
End Page 33
ISSN 0386-300X
NCID AA00508441
Content Type Journal Article
language 英語
Copyright Holders CopyrightⒸ 2013 by Okayama University Medical School
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Refereed True
PubMed ID 23439506
Web of Science KeyUT 000316829900004
Related Url http://ousar.lib.okayama-u.ac.jp/metadata/50693
JaLCDOI 10.18926/AMO/48689
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Author Fujiwara, Takeo| Takao, Soshi| Iwase, Toshihide| Hamada, Jun| Kawachi, Ichiro|
Abstract Little is known about the association between social capital and child behaviors. This study aims to investigate that association. A complete population-based, cross-sectional survey was conducted for all the caregivers with preschool children in a rural town in Okayama prefecture in Japan. Two dimensions of individual-level social capital and unhealthy child behaviors were reported by parent-administered questionnaire. We analyzed 354 preschool children (57.6% of all children for whom questionnaires were completed). Children whose main caregiver had high cognitive social capital were 89% less likely to miss breakfast (odds ratio [OR]=0.11;95% confidence interval [CI]:0.01-1.03). Children whose caregiver had high structural social capital were 71% less likely to wake up late (OR=0.29;95% CI:0.12-0.71) and 78% less likely to skip tooth brushing more than once per day (OR=0.22;95% CI:0.05-0.93). Both cognitive and structural social capital were negatively associated with unhealthy child behaviors. A further intervention study is needed to confirm the impact of social capital on child behavior.
Keywords tooth brushing child health social capital skipping breakfast watching TV
Amo Type Original Article
Published Date 2012-08
Publication Title Acta Medica Okayama
Volume volume66
Issue issue4
Publisher Okayama University Medical School
Start Page 343
End Page 350
ISSN 0386-300X
NCID AA00508441
Content Type Journal Article
language 英語
Copyright Holders CopyrightⒸ 2012 by Okayama University Medical School
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Refereed True
PubMed ID 22918207
Web of Science KeyUT 000307918900007
Author Yorifuji, Takashi| Tsuda, Toshihide| Inoue, Sachiko| Takao, Soshi| Harada, Masazumi|
Published Date 2011-07
Publication Title Environment International
Volume volume37
Issue issue5
Content Type Journal Article
JaLCDOI 10.18926/AMO/45268
FullText URL 65_2_97.pdf
Author Tsuchihashi, Yuuki| Yorifuji, Takashi| Takao, Soshi| Suzuki, Etsuji| Mori, Shigeru| Doi, Hiroyuki| Tsuda, Toshihide|
Abstract Seasonal influenza infection is a major challenge in public health. The term "seasonal influenza" refers to the typical increase in the number of influenza patients in the winter season in temperature zones. However, it is not clear how environmental factors within a single flu season affect influenza infection in a human population. Therefore, we evaluated the effects of temperature and humidity in the 2006-7 flu season on the onset of seasonal influenza using a case-crossover study. We targeted patients who attended one pediatric clinic in Okayama city, Japan and who were diagnosed as being infected with the seasonal influenza virus. Using 2 references (time-stratified and symmetric bidirectional design), we estimated the effects of average temperature and relative humidity from the onset day (lag0) to 10 days before (lag10). The total number of subjects was 419, and their onset days ranged from 26 December 2006 to 30 April 2007. While the onset was significantly associated with lower temperature, relative humidity was not related. In particular, temperatures before the 3-day incubation period had higher-magnitude odds ratios. For example, the odds ratio and 95% confidence interval for average temperature at time lag 8 was 1.12 (1.08-1.17) per 1.0℃ decrease. Low environmental temperature significantly increased the risk of seasonal influenza onset within the 2006-7 winter season.
Keywords seasonal influenza in humans temperature humidity case-crossover study
Amo Type Original Article
Published Date 2011-04
Publication Title Acta Medica Okayama
Volume volume65
Issue issue2
Publisher Okayama University Medical School
Start Page 97
End Page 103
ISSN 0386-300X
NCID AA00508441
Content Type Journal Article
language 英語
Copyright Holders CopyrightⒸ 2011 by Okayama University Medical School
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Refereed True
PubMed ID 21519367
Web of Science KeyUT 000289818800005
JaLCDOI 10.18926/AMO/32854
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Author Sasaki, Ayako| Yorifuji, Takashi| Iwase, Toshihide| Komatsu, Hirokazu| Takao, Soshi| Doi, Hiroyuki|
Abstract <p>Obesity in children is a serious public health problem, and TV viewing is considered a potential risk factor. Since, however, no relevant association studies have been conducted in Japan, we evaluated the association between TV viewing and obesity using a population-based study conducted in a Japanese town. All 616 preschool children in the town were enrolled in February 2008, and a self-administered questionnaire to collect children's and parents' characteristics was sent to the parents. We dichotomized the time spent TV viewing and evaluated associations by logistic regression using a &#34;less than 2h&#34; category as a reference. The questionnaire was collected from 476 participants (77.3%), of whom 449 were available for the final analyses. Among them, 26.9% of preschool children reported 2 or more hours of TV viewing per day and 8.2% were defined as obese. In logistic regression analyses, there was no positive association in unadjusted (odds ratio [OR]1.11, 95% confidence interval [95% CI]:0.50-2.49) or adjusted models for exclusively breastfed status, sleep duration, or maternal factors (OR1.11, 95% CI:0.50-2.51). We also found no positive association between TV viewing and overweight status, possibly owing to the influence of social environment, low statistical power, or misclassification.</p>
Keywords TV viewing obesity preschool children
Amo Type Original Article
Published Date 2010-04
Publication Title Acta Medica Okayama
Volume volume64
Issue issue2
Publisher Okayama University Medical School
Start Page 137
End Page 142
ISSN 0386-300X
NCID AA00508441
Content Type Journal Article
language 英語
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Refereed True
PubMed ID 20424669
Web of Science KeyUT 000276996900008
JaLCDOI 10.18926/AMO/31986
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Author Ochiai, Hirotaka| Ohtsu, Tadahiro| Tsuda, Toshihide| Kagawa, Haruko| Kawashita, Toshiaki| Takao, Soshi| Tsutsumi, Akizumi| Kawakami, Norito|
Abstract <p>On February 13, 2002, a public health center in Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan, was notified that many individuals living at the Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force base had symptoms resembling those of food poisoning. Self-administered questionnaires requesting information regarding meal consumption and symptoms were distributed to all 281 members at the base. A case of the illness was defined as a member who had had watery or mucousy stool, or loose stool with abdominal cramps, more than twice a day after consuming dinner on February 12. Control of the illness was defined as a member with no symptoms. The dinner on February 12 was significantly associated with the illness (Mantel-Haenszel odds ratio: 3.59, 95% confidence interval: 1.06-12.20). A case-control study showed that, among the food supplied at dinner on February 12, the braised chop suey was significantly associated with the illness (odds ratio: 12.30, 95% confidence interval: 1.90-521.00). The braised chop suey had been stored in a chafing dish. An environmental investigation indicated that Clostridium perfringens (C. perfringens) in the chafing dish proliferated under an inappropriate heat-retention temperature, and the contaminated braised chop suey could have caused the food poisoning. This study demonstrated that the recommended heat-retention temperature (over 65 degrees C) should be confirmed thoroughly.</p>
Keywords outbreak Clostridium perfringens (C. perfringens) epidemiology food poisoning
Amo Type Article
Published Date 2005-02
Publication Title Acta Medica Okayama
Volume volume59
Issue issue1
Publisher Okayama University Medical School
Start Page 27
End Page 32
ISSN 0386-300X
NCID AA00508441
Content Type Journal Article
language 英語
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Refereed True
PubMed ID 15902996
Web of Science KeyUT 000227263300004
JaLCDOI 10.18926/AMO/31853
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Author Komatsu, Hirokazu| Yorifuji, Takashi| Iwase, Toshihide| Sasaki, Ayako| Takao, Soshi| Doi, Hiroyuki|
Abstract <p>To investigate the effect of exclusive breastfeeding on the likelihood of Japanese preschool children being overweight, population-based cross-sectional survey data from M town in Japan were used. Using the population registry of this town, all 616 preschool children were identified, and a self-administered questionnaire was sent to their parents. The exposure variable of interest was exclusive breastfeeding from birth to 6 months, and the outcome variable of interest was the children being overweight at preschool age. Statistical analyses used included logistic regression and sensitivity analyses. In the final analyses, we included 448 preschool children. Although all point estimates indicated a protective effect, logistic regression analyses showed no significant reduction in being overweight due to exclusive breastfeeding in the unadjusted model (odds ratio (OR)0.70, 95% confidence intervals:0.30-1.64), the model adjusted for birth weight (OR0.70, 95% CI:0.30-1.63), the model adjusted for child lifestyle (OR0.71, 95% CI:0.30-1.67), or the model adjusted for parental factors (OR0.46, 95% CI:0.15-1.37). In sensitivity analyses, point estimates were not significant, but a protective effect was observed. In conclusion, our results suggest that breastfeeding might have a protective effect on Japanese preschool children against being overweight, although statistical significance was not observed due to the limitation of the statistical power of the findings.</p>
Keywords breastfeeding overweight preschool children
Amo Type Original Article
Published Date 2009-02
Publication Title Acta Medica Okayama
Volume volume63
Issue issue1
Publisher Okayama University Medical School
Start Page 49
End Page 55
ISSN 0386-300X
NCID AA00508441
Content Type Journal Article
language 英語
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Refereed True
PubMed ID 19247416
Web of Science KeyUT 000263730300007
JaLCDOI 10.18926/AMO/30971
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Author Hamada, Jun| Takao, Soshi|
Abstract <p>We discuss the concept of social capital, which has received much attention recently. Social capital is important for the following 2 key reasons:(1) a highly democratic polity and a strong economic performance that attaches great importance to the public good can be achieved on the basis of high social capital;and (2) social capital can effect health status in the human population, and widening of income inequality harms human health through the erosion of social capital. In addition, there are 3 political implications of social capital for Japanese society:(1) social capital has implications for the political decision of whether Japanese society should adopt a “medium burden for medium welfare” or a “low burden for small welfare” model together with the concept of social overhead capital;(2) reciprocity, which is one of the primary components of social capital, is similar to the philosophy underlying the health care system of Japan;(3) Japanese society needs to change from a society that emphasizes the relationships between its members to a society that is open to outsiders and has sufficient opportunities.</p>
Keywords social capital trust norm of reciprocity network of civic engagements income inequality and health
Amo Type Review
Published Date 2008-10
Publication Title Acta Medica Okayama
Volume volume62
Issue issue5
Publisher Okayama University Medical School
Start Page 275
End Page 283
ISSN 0386-300X
NCID AA00508441
Content Type Journal Article
language 英語
File Version publisher
Refereed True
PubMed ID 18985087
Web of Science KeyUT 000260391300001
Author Takao, Soshi|
Published Date 2000-08-31
Publication Title 岡山医学会雑誌
Volume volume112
Issue issue3-8
Content Type Journal Article
Author 高尾 総司|
Published Date 2000-03-31
Publication Title
Content Type Thesis or Dissertation