Hruhiko Nakamura

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PURPOSE Physical activity has been associated with a decreased risk for breast cancer. Mechanisms for this association may involve hormonal pathways. The Physical Activity for Total Health study is testing the effect of a 1-yr moderate intensity physical activity intervention on the endogenous sex hormone profile of postmenopausal women in a randomized(More)
We studied the psychological stress-reducing effect of chocolate enriched with gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), on stress induced by an arithmetic task using changes of heart rate variability (HRV) and salivary chromogranin A (CgA). Subjects ingested 10 g chocolate enriched with 28 mg GABA (GABA chocolate); 15 min after the ingestion, subjects were assigned(More)
PURPOSE Pulmonary artery coil embolization (PACE) is increasingly utilized to treat pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (PAVMs), but the long-term outcome of this treatment modality remains unclear. By evaluating the long-term outcome of patients at St. Marianna University Hospital treated with PACE, we wanted to see if PACE could effectively replace the(More)
Endemic goiter is one of the health effects of iodine deficiency. Enlargement of the thyroid is often seen during pregnancy especially in the endemic iodine deficiency disorders (IDD) areas. Thyroid hormones have a vital role in the fetal development and maturation of the brain. The lack of these hormones may result in neurological damage. We measured(More)
Endobronchial ultrasonography (EBUS) can be performed using either the balloon or direct contact method. We established that EBUS using 20 MHz probe shows 5 layers of the cartilaginous portion of extrapulmonary bronchus and intrapulmonary bronchus, and 3 layers of the membranous portion. EBUS for peripheral pulmonary lesions has 2 main impacts in(More)
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