Hiroe Arimoto

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BACKGROUND The number of patients with Japanese cedar pollinosis (JCP) is increasing, and now, has extended up to about 15% of the Japanese. It is reported that the QOL is an important outcome in the JCP treatment. This study aimed to evaluate the QOL in patients with JCP by means of the SF-8 Health Survey (Japanese Version), a new, even shorter generic(More)
This paper is concerned with a novel control method to generate any desired motion for a family of under-actuated robots such as gymnastics robots and acrobots having a single lower leg pivoted at the floor. This pivotal ankle joint can not be actuator-driven but may have only a passive viscous device such as a rotary damper. Therefore these robots are(More)
A 62-year-old man admitted to our hospital because of dry eyes and thirst. On admission, his bilateral parotid and submandibular glands were swelling. Laboratory data revealed severe eosinophilia (3309/microl), elevated serum IgE (1821IU/dl) and hypergammaglobulinemia (IgG 6049 mg/dl). Interstitial pneumonia and renal dysfunction were present. He was(More)
BACKGROUND It is reported that the health-related quality of life (HRQL) is an important outcome in the Japanese Cedar Pollinosis (JCP) treatment. In Japan, the disease-specific Japan Rhino-conjunctivitis Quality of Life Questionnaire (JRQLQ) and the generic SF-36 Health Survey (SF-36) has been used. The aim of this study is to investigate more profitable(More)
For patients with pollinosis, self-care is important as well as medical care. In this study, we investigated the real situation of patients with pollinosis-how they manage their symptoms. A questionnaire-based examination was conducted among 488 patients who visited National Osaka-Minami hospital and Sano ENT clinic. The onset of pollen dispersion occurred(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess Quality of Life (QOL) scores in patients with Japanese cedar (Cryptomeria japonica, CJ) pollinosis. METHODS QOL was measured intraseasonally and extraseasonally in patients (n = 69) using the Medical Outcomes Study Short-Form Health Survey, and compared with healthy control subjects (n = 50). The differences in intraseasonal QOL scores(More)
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