Ayami Hoshino

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Lymphedema of the limbs can be an added complication in a small number of rheumatoid arthritis cases, becoming a long-standing problem even when there is good control of inflammatory joint disease. In the present article, we describe a patient with RA who developed lymph-edema of the forearms successfully treated with TJ-48 (Juzentaihoto) as a complementary(More)
BACKGROUND Although the effect of copper on bone has been tested in animals and healthy subjects, no studies concerning the effect of copper supplementation on bone metabolism in patients with copper deficiency have been reported because of the rarity of these patients. This study was conducted to investigate the effect of copper supplementation on bone(More)
Hypotension is commonly reported in springtime when health changes, such as autonomic imbalance, are common and its symptoms may cause difficulties in daily activities. In this study, medical data from 101 outpatient clinic attendees (mean age 43.9 years; 16 males) making their first visit for hypotension symptoms, were compared with meteorological data(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of this study was to evaluate the influence of the environmental factors (meteorological factors, air pollutant levels, etc.) on the number of clinic consultations for nonallergic rhinitis (NAR). METHODS Among the 9056 outpatients visiting a general internal medicine clinic in Japan between August 2012 and the end of July 2013(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the relationship between air concentrations of fine particulate matter <2.5 µm in diameter (PM2.5) and ischaemic attacks in high-risk elderly patients (aged ≥60 years). METHODS This retrospective data analysis study extracted clinical data from an electronic medical chart system and environmental air quality data from the Ministry(More)
To identify risk factors of urinary tract infection (UTI) in geriatric patients, the levels of serum uric acid, serum creatinine, and urine pH were compared between pyuria-positive and -negative patients in a geriatric ward. The level of serum uric acid was higher with lower urine pH level in the pyuria-negative patients than in positive patients. The level(More)
Atmospheric pollution affects the health through complex mechanisms and to varying degrees. However, even by secondary usage of retrospective HIS and "AEROS" data, screening can be performed for specific ICD10 diseases caused by environmental factors. Our screening method showed good agreement with doctors' common knowledge on the relationship between(More)
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