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Role of Weekly Teriparatide Administration in Osseous Union Enhancement within Six Months After Posterior or Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion for Osteoporosis-Associated Lumbar Degenerative
Background: For elderly patients, posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) or transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) is usually performed to treat lumbar degenerative diseases. However, someExpand
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Frequency of Citrus Fruit Intake Is Associated With the Incidence of Cardiovascular Disease: The Jichi Medical School Cohort Study
Background It has been reported that fruit intake protects against cardiovascular disease (CVD). However, most of the relevant studies were conducted in Western countries, and only a few investigatedExpand
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Bathing in a bathtub and health status: a cross-sectional study.
BACKGROUND Bathing, or soaking, in a bathtub is a popular and often habitual pastime that has its roots in the culture of the Japanese people. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects ofExpand
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Long-term impact of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami on functional disability among older people: A 3-year longitudinal comparison of disability prevalence among Japanese
It has been unclear whether the prevalence of disability is higher in an area affected by natural disaster than in other areas even if more than one year has passed since the disaster. The aim ofExpand
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Physical Activity and All-cause Mortality in Japan: 
The Jichi Medical School (JMS) Cohort Study
Background In April 2008, a new health check-up and health guidance system was introduced by the Japanese Government to promote increased physical activity. However, few studies have documented theExpand
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Low Zinc, Copper, and Manganese Intake is Associated with Depression and Anxiety Symptoms in the Japanese Working Population: Findings from the Eating Habit and Well-Being Study
Epidemiological studies have suggested that there is an association between diet and mental health. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between the intake of six minerals andExpand
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Incidence of Symptoms and Accidents During Baths and Showers Among the Japanese General Public
Background Bathing is a deeply ingrained custom among Japanese; however, data on the incidence rate of symptoms and accidents during bathing have not yet been reported for the Japanese generalExpand
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Orthopedic, ophthalmic, and psychiatric diseases primarily affect activity limitation for Japanese males and females: Based on the Comprehensive Survey of Living Conditions
Background Healthy life expectancy (HLE) is used as one of the primary objectives of fundamental health promotion plans and social development plans. Activity limitation is used to calculate HLE, butExpand
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Asymmetric epoxidation of alpha-olefins having neighboring sugar chiral templates and alternating copolymerization with dicarboxylic anhydrides.
Sugar-substituted epoxides 5-8 were synthesized by asymmetric epoxidation (in CH(2)Cl(2)/water) of alpha-olefins having neighboring sugars (1-4) by use of an achiral oxidant (MCPBA), in which theExpand
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A pilot study of centrifugal leukocyte apheresis for corticosteroid-resistant active ulcerative colitis.
Corticosteroids are effective in bringing about a clinical remission in patients with ulcerative colitis. However, in severely relapsed cases, corticosteroids are not always effective even when aExpand
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