Atsushi Wada

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A nationwide statistical survey of 4124 dialysis facilities was conducted at the end of 2008 and 4081 facilities (99.0%) responded. The number of patients undergoing dialysis at the end of 2008 was determined to be 283,421, an increase of 8179 patients (3.0%) compared with that at the end of 2007. The number of dialysis patients per million at the end of(More)
A nationwide statistical survey of 4226 dialysis facilities was conducted at the end of 2010, and 4166 facilities (98.6%) responded. The number of new patients introduced into dialysis was 37,512 in 2010. This number has decreased for two consecutive years since it peaked in 2008. The number of patients who died in 2010 was 28,882, which has been increasing(More)
BACKGROUND Trends in age-adjusted or age-specific incidence rates of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) have never been examined in Japan, a major ESRD epidemic area. METHODS A nationwide registry has provided the number of ESRD patients commencing maintenance renal replacement therapy for time period from 1983 to 2000. We computed gender- and age-specific(More)
Incidence of hip fracture in dialysis patients is significantly higher than that in the general population. As information is lacking about Asian dialysis patients, we compared the incidence of hip fracture in hemodialysis patients with that in the general population in Japan. We conducted a retrospective cohort study using panel data from the Japanese(More)
Hypertension is common in chronic hemodialysis (HD) patients. However, its prevalence and determinants have not been studied in a large HD population. We analyzed the database of the Japanese Society for Dialysis Therapy (JSDT) registry, which conducts an annual survey of chronic dialysis patients throughout Japan. We compiled those who were on HD(More)
As an alternative to correlation-based techniques widely used in conventional speckle metrology, we propose a new technique that makes use of phase singularities in the complex analytic signal of a speckle pattern as indicators of local speckle displacements. The complex analytic signal is generated by vortex filtering the speckle pattern. Experimental(More)
BACKGROUND To date, very few studies have been carried out on the associations of pre- and postdialysis acid-base parameters with mortality in hemodialysis patients. STUDY DESIGN An observational study including cross-sectional and 1-year analyses. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS Data from the renal registry of the Japanese Society of Dialysis Therapy(More)
Accurate measurement of large step heights using multiple-wavelength holographic interferometry is realized using laser diodes. Due to the high-resolution wavelength tunability of such lasers, a pair of holograms with a wavelength difference of less than 0.01 nm is recorded and used to extract a phase difference having a large synthetic wavelength. Phase(More)
Parathyroidectomy (PTx) drastically improves biochemical parameters and clinical symptoms related to severe secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) but the effect of PTx on survival has not been adequately investigated. Here we analyzed data on 114,064 maintenance hemodialysis patients from a nationwide registry of the Japanese Society for Dialysis Therapy to(More)
Hip fracture incidence in Japanese hemodialysis patients is five-fold higher than in the general population, although the mechanisms underlying this difference are not fully understood. Substantial regional variation exists in hip fracture incidence in the general Japanese population, despite a uniform health care and insurance system and lack of ethnic and(More)