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To estimate an annual number of patients treated for Moyamoya disease in Japan and to describe the clinico-epidemiological features, a nationwide epidemiological survey was conducted in 1995. The study consisted of two questionnaires, which were distributed to departments randomly selected, of neurosurgery, neurology and pediatrics in hospitals throughout(More)
A population-based cohort study was conducted to assess the relationship between total mortality and self-reported sleep patterns as regards not only to sleep duration but also subjective sleep quality. A total of 5,322 inhabitants in Gifu Prefecture, Japan, completed a self-administered questionnaire on health status and lifestyles including habitual sleep(More)
To estimate prevalence and incidence of adult Still's disease in Japan, and to describe the epidemiological features of the patients, a nationwide epidemiological survey was conducted in 1994. The study consisted of two questionnaires which were distributed to the heads of the relevant departments, randomly sampled, in hospitals throughout Japan. Following(More)
A discontinuous Percoll density gradient was employed for the selective isolation of human X-bearing sperm. The fraction rich in X-bearing sperm that sedimented through eight steps of a Percoll density gradient was inseminated into healthy volunteers. Six couples achieved pregnancy and each delivered a female baby without abnormality. For further(More)
The aim of this study was to estimate the number of patients treated for chronic pancreatitis in 1994 in Japan and to explore the clinico-epidemiological features of chronic pancreatitis. Two surveys were conducted. Stratified random sampling was used to select departments in which patients with chronic pancreatitis were treated, and two different(More)
In order to obtain some etiological clues for oral and pharyngeal cancer in Japanese males, we examined mortality trends from cancer of the lip, buccal cavity and pharynx by site with other descriptive epidemiological features (1950-94). The data were obtained from Vital Statistics (Ministry of Health and Welfare, Japan). The 45-year trend in mortality was(More)
To disclose the relationship between tea consumption and lung cancer risk, we analyzed the data from a case-control study conducted in Okinawa, Japan from 1988 to 1991. The analysis, based on 333 cases and 666 age-, sex- and residence-matched controls, provided the following major findings. (a) The greater the intake of Okinawa tea (a partially fermented(More)
A self-administered 97-item simple food frequency questionnaire (FFQ), without portion size questions for most items, was completed twice at an one-year interval by 88 men and women in central Japan to evaluate its reproducibility. This FFQ was further validated by referring to four 4-day weighed dietary records (DRs) which were performed at 3-month(More)
To evaluate dipstick urinalysis as a predictor of subsequent kidney and urinary tract disorders in apparently healthy adults, we designed a cross-sectional, prospective, and retrospective study within a cohort. The severity of proteinuria was significantly (p < 0.01) associated with the amount of pathological casts, whereas hematuria without proteinuria was(More)