Naoko Shoda

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OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to clarify the prevalence and the predictive factors for undergoing total knee arthroplasty (TKA) among patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS The data of 1,134 patients with RA who were enrolled in the Japanese nationwide cohort database NinJa in 2003 and consecutively followed up until 2009 were analyzed.(More)
BACKGROUND Clinical evidence demonstrating the effectiveness of pharmacological and mechanical thromboprophylaxis for the prevention of pulmonary embolism is limited because the prevalence of postoperative pulmonary embolism following total hip and knee arthroplasty is very low. Our purposes were to characterize a patient population with in-hospital(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify risk factors for inhospital mortality in patients with hip fractures using the Japanese Diagnosis Procedure Combination (DPC) nationwide administrative claims database. DESIGN Retrospective observational study. SETTING Hospitals adopting the DPC system during 2007-2009. PARTICIPANTS The authors analysed a total of 80 800 eligible(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to estimate the effect of fondaparinux and enoxaparin combined with mechanical prophylaxis (MP) after total hip arthroplasty (THA) and total knee arthroplasty (TKA). We also investigated the occurrence of pulmonary embolism (PE) and its associated risk factors. METHODS Data were retrospectively collected on patients(More)
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