Kazumasa Uemura

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We investigated the difference between male and female rats in the increase in blood pressure (BP) when they were fed a lard-enriched diet. We also investigated the effect of a gonadectomy, with or without testosterone treatment, on the dietary lard-induced increase in BP. Wistar-strain male or female rats were bilaterally castrated or ovariectomized. Some(More)
We are studying to elucidate the reason for increase in age-related hypertension and the mechanism thereof using rats. We would like to introduce model animals and the results obtained from these animal experiments. Based on a study regarding whether the elevation of blood pressure caused by dietary fat is due to excessive calorie intake and resulting(More)
Although long-term care facilities are expected to assume a growing responsibility in caring for the dying elderly, research in this area is still in its early stages. The present study aims to explore the educational and support needs of nursing home care staff in comparison with geriatric hospital, which provide 24-h physician service. The subjects in(More)
In Japan, the number of group homes for patients with dementia (GHs) has been increasing in recent years. A growing number of elderly people now prefer to spend their final years in group homes or other long-term care facilities, a choice that their families support. The aim of this nationwide study is to clarify the current end-of-life care policies and(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the effects of home massage rehabilitation therapy on the bed-ridden elderly. DESIGN Alternatively allocated trial. SETTING Subjects' homes, three home nursing stations, 13 visit care stations and one day service centre in Aichi prefecture, Japan. SUBJECTS Bed-ridden patients who were 65 years and above, no dementia, stable(More)
It is of concern that women are more likely to undergo fewer diagnostic tests and receive less treatment for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) than men. However, it is still unclear whether gender differences exist according to age groups. Therefore, we studied the influence of gender on the delivery of cardiac management according to two age groups (< 65,(More)
CONTEXT Most older adults who die in Japan do so in the hospital without receiving hospice or palliative care. While there are some hospices in Japan, little is known about the care they provide to the elderly. OBJECTIVE To clarify how the care of dying patients differs in a hospice and a geriatric hospital in Japan. DESIGN Cohort study. SETTING A(More)
BACKGROUND The relation between diabetes mellitus (DM) and mortality among patients with acute myocardial infarction is still controversial. We evaluated the influence of DM on the in-hospital mortality of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) patients using data from the Tokai Acute Myocardial Infarction Study-II, a multi-hospital prospective study performed(More)
We investigated whether the dietary lard-induced increase in blood pressure (BP) is accelerated in aged rats compared to young ones. Three-month-old (young group), 10-month-old (middle-age group), and 18-month-old (older group) F344/N male rats were used. The rats were fed either chow alone or chow in which 50% of the energy content was from substituted(More)
Meeting the information needs of family caregivers in a timely and appropriate way is a key concern of home care. The present study aimed to explore the following two areas: (a) the priority information needs and sources of family caregivers of home elderly patients and (b) the differences in information needs according to severity of dementia. The subjects(More)