Hiroko Ogawa
Okayama University
Endothelial stem cellInternal medicineEndocrinologyPathologyMolecular biologyVersicanCardiologyThrombospondinTumor necrosis factor alphaChemistryImmunologyInflammationCytokineLevofloxacinAngiotensin IIMetalloproteinaseClinical significanceMedicineBlood pressureBiologyMicrobiologyCell biology
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#1Yusuke Fukuyasu (Okayama University)H-Index: 1
#2Hitomi Kataoka (Okayama University)H-Index: 9
Last. Joseph S. Gonnella (Thomas Jefferson University)H-Index: 54
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BACKGROUND Empathy, which involves understanding another person's experiences and concerns, is an important component for developing physicians' overall competence. This longitudinal study was designed to test the hypothesis that medical students' empathy can be enhanced and sustained by Humanitude Care Methodology, which focuses on perception, emotion and speech. METHODS This six-year longitudinal observational study examined 115 students who entered Okayama University Medical School in 2013. T...
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#1Jo Araki (Okayama University)
#2Kosuke Oka (Okayama University)H-Index: 2
Last. Fumio Otsuka (Okayama University)H-Index: 35
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Various laboratory markers of inflammation are utilized in general practice, but their clinical diagnostic significance is often ambiguous. In the present study, we determined the clinical significance of the examination of serum levels of procalcitonin (PCT) by comparing the PCT levels with the levels of other inflammatory markers, based on a retrospective review of 332 PCT-positive patients, including cases of bacterial infection (20.5%), non-specific inflammation (20.8%), neoplasm (9.9%), con...
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#1Kosuke Oka (Okayama University)H-Index: 2
#2Jo Araki (Okayama University)
Last. Fumio Otsuka (Okayama University)H-Index: 35
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#1Yoshiaki Soejima (Okayama University)H-Index: 1
#2Nahoko Iwata (Okayama University)H-Index: 5
Last. Fumio Otsuka (Okayama University)H-Index: 35
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Functional interactions between the levels of clock gene expression and adrenal steroidogenesis were studied in human adrenocortical H295R cells. Fluctuations of Bmal1, Clock, Per2 and Cry1 mRNA levels were found in H295R cells treated with forskolin (FSK) in a serum-free condition. The changes of clock gene expression levels were diverged, with Clock mRNA level being significantly higher than Cry1 and Per2 mRNA levels after 12-h stimulation with FSK. After FSK induction, mRNA levels of StAR and...
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#1Yuya Yokota (Okayama University)
#2Yoshito Nishimura (Okayama University)H-Index: 5
Last. Fumio Otsuka (Okayama University)H-Index: 35
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Alkaline phosphatase (ALP) is an enzyme that is expressed in a variety of tissues. Among the isoforms of ALP, bone-specific alkaline phosphatase (BAP) is used as a marker for evaluating bone metabolism. We investigated the clinical usefulness of the ratio of serum BAP to total ALP for the diagnosis of various disorders in general practice. We retrospectively analyzed the cases of 107 Japanese patients whose serum BAP levels were exam-ined, focusing on clinical characteristics. We observed that t...
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#1Koichiro Yamamoto (Okayama University)H-Index: 2
#2Yoshihisa Hanayama (Okayama University)H-Index: 6
Last. Fumio Otsuka (Okayama University)H-Index: 35
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To clarify the relevance of prolactin (PRL) to clinical parameters in patients who visited our general medicine department, medical records of 353 patients in whom serum PRL levels were measured during the period from 2016 to 2018 were retrospectively reviewed. Data for 140 patients (M/F: 42/98) were analyzed after excluding patients lacking detailed records and patients taking dopaminergic agents. Median serum PRL levels were significantly lower in males than females: 6.5 ng/ml (IQR: 4.2-10.3) ...
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#1Hideharu Hagiya (Okayama University)H-Index: 5
#1Hideharu Hagiya (Okayama University)H-Index: 13
Last. Fumio Otsuka (Okayama University)H-Index: 35
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Abstract Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is an urgent global issue. After the AMR action plan was introduced in 2016, a study on antibiotic literacy (i.e., awareness, knowledge, and attitude relating to antimicrobial use) among clinicians and lay people was conducted in Japan. However, no studies have hitherto targeted medical students who are expected to have a high level of antibiotic literacy. The present study was conducted between September 2019 and February 2020, enrolling undergraduate stu...
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#1Kou Hasegawa (Okayama University)H-Index: 5
#2Yoshihisa Hanayama (Okayama University)H-Index: 6
Last. Fumio Otsuka (Okayama University)H-Index: 3
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AbstractObjective: To differentiate patients with IgG4-related diseases (RD) from patients with other hyper IgG4 conditions who visit general medicine department.Methods: Fifty-six patients with hi...
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#1Koichiro Yamamoto (Okayama University)H-Index: 2
#2Yoshihisa Hanayama (Okayama University)H-Index: 6
Last. Fumio Otsuka (Okayama University)H-Index: 35
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#1Hiroyuki Honda (Okayama University)H-Index: 1
#2Yoshihisa Hanayama (Okayama University)H-Index: 6
Last. Fumio Otsuka (Okayama University)H-Index: 35
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A relationship between diabetes and depression is apparent. To clarify the clinical relevance of diabetic patients' gastroesophageal symptoms to their psychological status, we retrospectively analyzed the data from a Selfrating Depression Scale (SDS) and a Frequency Scale for Symptoms of Gastroesophageal reflux disease (FSSG) among 143 type 2 diabetic patients who visited a general medicine department. Among the 45 Japanese patients enrolled, the group with relatively high SDS scores (>/= 36) sh...
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