Shinichi Kuriyama

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BACKGROUND Most studies that have evaluated the association between the body-mass index (BMI) and the risks of death from any cause and from specific causes have been conducted in populations of European origin. METHODS We performed pooled analyses to evaluate the association between BMI and the risk of death among more than 1.1 million persons recruited(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The objectives of the present study were to estimate an annual number of patients with moyamoya disease in Japan and to describe the clinicoepidemiological features of the disease. METHODS The study consisted of 2 questionnaire surveys, which were distributed to randomly selected departments of neurosurgery, internal medicine,(More)
CONTEXT Green tea polyphenols have been extensively studied as cardiovascular disease and cancer chemopreventive agents in vitro and in animal studies. However, the effects of green tea consumption in humans remain unclear. OBJECTIVE To investigate the associations between green tea consumption and all-cause and cause-specific mortality. DESIGN,(More)
We conducted a population-based prospective cohort study in Japan to examine the relationship between body mass index (BMI) and the risk of incidence of any cancer and of cancer at individual sites. Body mass index was calculated from self-administered body weight and height at baseline. Relative risks (RR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) were calculated(More)
OBJECTIVES To clarify the clinicoepidemiological features of autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) in Japan, the nationwide survey was conducted. METHODS Patients with AIP who had visited the selected hospitals in 2007 were surveyed. Autoimmune pancreatitis was diagnosed according to the Japanese clinical diagnostic criteria 2006. The study consisted of 2-stage(More)
There have been several attempts to reduce postoperative blood loss in patients undergoing total arthroplasty. Benoni et al. reported the usefulness of tranexamic acid in total knee arthroplasty (TKA). We investigated its effect in TKA and total hip arthroplasty (THA). Blood loss was significantly reduced in patients given tranexamic acid in both the TKA(More)
BACKGROUND Low-energy shock wave (SW) therapy has improved myocardial ischemia in both a porcine model and in patients with severe angina pectoris. METHODS AND RESULTS To further confirm the effectiveness and safety of SW therapy, 8 patients with severe angina pectoris were treated with SW therapy in a double-blind, placebo-controlled and cross-over(More)
BACKGROUND Although ecological observations suggest that the Japanese diet may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), the impact of a Japanese dietary pattern upon mortality due to CVD is unclear. METHODS We prospectively assessed the association between dietary patterns among the Japanese and CVD mortality. Dietary information was collected(More)
Basic research and case-control studies have suggested that citrus consumption may protect against cancer. However, the protective effect has been observed from few prospective studies. This study investigated the association of citrus consumption with cancer incidence among 42,470 Japanese adults in the Ohsaki National Health Insurance Cohort, which(More)
BACKGROUND Although considerable experimental and animal evidence shows that green tea may possess potent activities of neuroprotection, neurorescue, and amyloid precursor protein processing that may lead to cognitive enhancement, no human data are available. OBJECTIVE The objective was to examine the association between green tea consumption and(More)