Yuu Mitsuhashi

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PURPOSE Annual medical checkups are presumed to be important with the well-being of aged individuals. The purpose of this study was to investigate factors related to participation in medical checkups of elderly persons at home. METHODS A survey was performed targeting so-called young elderly persons living at home in 3 regions in Hokkaido Prefecture, a(More)
PURPOSE Periodic health examination are presumed to be important with respect to the well-being of aged individuals. The purpose of this study was to analyze the relationships between elderly at home accepting periodic health examination and their social support and social networks. METHOD The survey was performed targeting so-called young elderly persons(More)
OBJECTIVE Isolates of M. tuberculosis were analyzed for their DNA fingerprints to facilitate understanding of ongoing transmission of tuberculosis in Sapporo (population 1.87 million), Japan, where the incidence rate of tuberculosis was 15.0 per 100,000 in 2004. SUBJECT Out of all tuberculosis patients registered in the city from November 1998 to December(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to describe tuberculin skin test (TST) of health-care workers who had had contacts with a tuberculosis patient and to investigate whether the distributions of the size of TST were different by sputum-smear status of index cases and medical procedures done to the patient. SUBJECTS Health-care workers who were(More)
The incidence of active tuberculosis in Japan has markedly decreased in the past few decades. It is also reported that the prevalence of tuberculosis infection in young population has been decreasing in accordance with the decline in the overall occurrence of tuberculosis. The above mentioned facts indicate that the younger population has a greater risk of(More)
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