Touya Ohashi

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OBJECTIVES To investigate the characteristics of earthquake (EQ)-induced coronary heart disease (CHD) deaths. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS On January 17, 1995, the south part of Hyogo Prefecture in Japan was struck by a major EQ (Hanshin-Awaji EQ) measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale. We investigated the characteristics of EQ-induced CHD deaths (myocardial(More)
BACKGROUND Urinary iodine is a good biochemical marker for control of iodine deficiency disorders. Our aim was to develop and validate a simple, rapid, and quantitative method based on the Sandell-Kolthoff reaction, incorporating both the reaction and the digestion process into a microplate format. METHODS Using a specially designed sealing cassette to(More)
In Fabry disease, progressive glycolipid accumulation leads to damage in kidney and other organs. This study was designed to determine the prevalence rate of Fabry disease in Japanese dialysis patients. All dialysis patients agreeing to Japan Fabry disease screening study (J-FAST) with informed consent were selected except for Fabry disease. The screening(More)
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