Aya Fujisawa

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To evaluate the morphological and functional characteristics of the heart in elderly patients with white coat hypertension, we performed an echocardiographic study in 67 elderly individuals older than 60 years: 17 patients with white coat hypertension, 34 patients with true hypertension, and 16 normotensive control subjects. White coat hypertension was(More)
PURPOSE To establish the age- and gender-specific prevalence of cornea guttata (CG) in citizens of Reykjavik, Iceland, 55 years and older. DESIGN Cross-sectional, random, population-based study. PARTICIPANTS The 774 participants were those participating in the second examination of the Reykjavik Eye Study. At baseline, we had a response rate of 75.8%,(More)
BACKGROUND Interferon alpha-2b (IFN alpha 2b) was recently shown to be effective as an alternative therapy for conjunctival intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN). Herein, we report our successful management of CIN by the use of IFN alpha 2b. CASE A 73-year-old woman presented with a complaint of irritation due to a tumorous lesion in her left eye. Slit-lamp(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the clinical aspects of patients with primary cornea guttata and the morphology of their corneal endothelial cells. METHODS Twenty-three patients who visited Kanazawa Medical University Hospital or related hospitals in Ishikawa or Fukui prefectures and were diagnosed as having primary cornea guttata by slit lamp microscopy and contact(More)
One hundred and ninety-nine elderly stroke patients, who received rehabilitation treatment, were examined, to clarify the relationship between cognitive function and discharge place. The patients who moved to long-term care facilities showed more severe disabilities of basic activities of daily living (ADL), more frequent incontinence, and lower functional(More)
The levels of soluble form of the interleukin-2 receptor (sIL-2R) were evaluated in the peripheral blood of 29 patients with chronic renal failure (CRF) using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. All patients had undergone hemodialysis and the mean (+/- S.D.) BUN was before hemodialysis was 80.9 +/- 22.4 mg/100 ml. The mean level of sIL-2R was 1146 +/- 258(More)
BACKGROUND Primary biliary cirrhosis(PBC) is occasionally associated with Sjögren syndrome and results in liver cirrhosis. It occurs particularly in women, middle-aged or older, and is characterized by the presence of anti-mitochondrial antibody (AMA). We diagnosed PBC in 2 patients with severe keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS). CASE 1: A 45-year-old woman(More)
Behavioral standards are an important determinant of delinquent behavior. The present study investigated the associations between behavioral standards and juvenile delinquency of children in reformatory institutions. A total of 1 248 children in reformatory institutions completed the Standard for Public Space Scale (SPS). The resulting alpha coefficients(More)
The purpose of this study was to develop a step-test in order to evaluate age-related change in aerobic capacity. A total of 149 healthy men of age through 18 to 83 yrs ascended and descended a single step of 0.2 m height in time to a metronome. The step rate increased step-wise through three stages, each of 3 min duration; 15, 20 and 25 (step/min) for(More)