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To protect femoral neck fractures which are the most serious complication of osteoporosis and are increasing in frequency in Japan, an external hip protector (EHP) fixed in special underwear has been proven to absorb a direct impact to the greater trochanter during a fall from standing height. In this study, we investigated compliance concerning the use of(More)
In order to determine incidence of and the circumstances related to falls among the elderly in a community in Japan, general health surveys were carried out in 1988 and in 1989. Subjects for the first survey were 685 elderly residents (276 men, 409 women) aged 65 years and over, living in a rural village of Akita Prefecture. Subjects who were confined to(More)
BACKGROUND On 11 March 2011, the Great East Japan Earthquake followed by a gigantic tsunami hit the Pacific coast of Northeast Japan (Tohoku) and damaged Tokyo Electric Power Company's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, causing a radiation hazard in the entire Fukushima Prefecture. The radiation dose exposed either externally and internally in Fukushima(More)
BACKGROUND A community-based survey was conducted to investigate reproductive tract infections (RTIs) among pregnant women in Vietnam, where epidemiologic data on these infections are scarce. METHODS The focus of the study were: candidiasis, bacterial vaginosis, group B streptococcal infection,trichomoniasis, gonorrhea, syphilis, and hepatitis B. In(More)
This study was conducted to evaluate the risk factors of scabies introduction into a hospital. We addressed the following question: Do patients transferred from other institutions pose a higher risk than patients from the community? From July 2003 to May 2006, a trained physician surveyed the inpatients and staff of a psychiatric hospital (six wards, 300(More)
BACKGROUND The accidents that occurred at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant after the Great East Japan Earthquake on 11 March 2011 have resulted in long-term, ongoing anxiety among the residents of Fukushima, Japan. Soon after the disaster, Fukushima Prefecture launched the Fukushima Health Management Survey to investigate long-term low-dose(More)
The purpose of the present study was to identify the associated factors of rehospitalization in schizophrenic patients. A case-control study was conducted. The cases consisted of rehospitalized patients (n = 67) and controls selected from the outpatients who were matched by age, gender, and the period after the last discharge (n = 62). In the multiple(More)
An external protector (EHP) which was developed in Europe to protect the femoral neck from direct impact on falling is available but has not been examined sufficiently in Japan. In order to explore the compliance of use of the EHP among the institutionalized elderly with in case of hip fracture who are at high risk of falling, we conducted the four-week(More)
The objective of the present study is to describe the circumstances of injurious falls leading to medical care among the elderly living in a rural community, which have never been reported comprehensively. From 1992 to 1993, an interview survey on falls was carried out every 3 months. Of the 1349 subjects aged 65 or more of Nakazato village in Japan, 1317(More)