Ko Harada
Okayama University
Internal medicineRadiologyEndocrinologyEtiologyPublic healthSurgeryPathologyDemographyDermatologyCardiologyMortality rateImmunologyObservational studyHypoparathyroidismHyperparathyroidismAdrenal insufficiencyAnemiaParathyroid glandDiffuse large B-cell lymphomaChest painDiseaseMEDLINEInsulinomaPeritonitisDehydroepiandrosterone sulfateDifferential diagnosisAdrenocortical carcinomaPopulationEctopic parathyroid glandTransplanted parathyroid glandNuclear medicineLate onsetIn patientIncidence (epidemiology)Confidence intervalThyroidClinical significanceMedicineGastroenterology
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#1Ko Harada (Okayama University)H-Index: 3
#2Hideharu Hagiya (Okayama University)H-Index: 13
Last. Fumio Otsuka (Okayama University)H-Index: 35
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BACKGROUND The incidence of nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) infections has been increasing worldwide, becoming a significant healthcare burden especially among elderly people. This study aimed to evaluate the trends in NTM-associated mortality in Japan. METHODS This study used vital statistics data and data on all NTM-associated deaths (N=18,814) among individuals aged ≥40 years in Japan from 1997 to 2016. We calculated the crude and age-adjusted mortality rates by age and sex and used joinpo...
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#1Tomoko Funahashi (Okayama University)H-Index: 1
#2Toshihiro Koyama (Okayama University)H-Index: 13
Last. Mitsunobu R. Kano (Okayama University)H-Index: 35
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Adverse drug events (ADEs) are a major cause of mortality. We examined long-term trends for ADE-related deaths in Japan. This observational study was conducted using the Japanese Vital Statistics from 1999 to 2016. Data for all ADE-related deaths were extracted using International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision codes. We analysed ADE-related deaths by age and sex and calculated crude and age-standardised mortality rates (ASMR) per 100,000 people. We used Joinpoint regression analysis...
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#1Ko Harada (Okayama University)H-Index: 3
#1Kazushi Harada (Okayama University)H-Index: 5
Last. Fumio Otsuka (Okayama University)H-Index: 35
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#1Ko Harada (Okayama University)H-Index: 3
#2Yoshihisa Hanayama (Okayama University)H-Index: 4
Last. Fumio Otsuka (Okayama University)H-Index: 3
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AbstractObjective: Insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) is an anabolic hormone, the levels of which decline with age. The present study aimed to determine the impact of age-related declines in seru...
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#1Ko Harada (Okayama University)H-Index: 3
#2Yoshihisa Hanayama (Okayama University)H-Index: 4
Last. Fumio Otsuka (Okayama University)H-Index: 35
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AbstractPurpose: The aim of the present study was to determine how age-related decreases in serum dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEAS) levels affect various physiological processes.Methods: We re...
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#1Yoshito Nishimura (Okayama University)H-Index: 5
#2Ko Harada (Okayama University)H-Index: 3
Last. Fumio Otsuka (Okayama University)H-Index: 35
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In the era of hyper-ageing, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) can become more prevalent as an important cause of dementia. This study aimed to evaluate the trends in crude and age-adjusted CJD-associated mortality and incidence rates in Japan using national vital statistics data on CJD-associated deaths among individuals aged over 50 years, as well as the government-funded nationwide CJD surveillance data (pertaining to the years 2005-2014) in Japan. The data were analysed using the Joinpoint Regr...
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#1Ko Harada (Okayama University)H-Index: 3
#2Hideharu Hagiya (Okayama University)H-Index: 13
Last. Fumio Otsuka (Okayama University)H-Index: 3
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A 51-year-old Japanese man with a history of temporal lobe epilepsy, schizophrenia and multiple dental caries was admitted to a hospital with fever and dyspnea. He had a wet cough over the last month. Chest CT showed bilateral, large, thick-walled cavitary lesions that contained air-fluid levels (figure 1A), indicating a complex bronchopleural fistula and associated empyema. Chest tubes were placed, and a large amount of greenish-white pus was drained from both sides (figure …
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#1Yuki Otsuka (Okayama University)H-Index: 1
#2Ko Harada (Okayama University)H-Index: 3
Last. Fumio Otsuka (Okayama University)H-Index: 35
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Adrenal insufficiency patients are treated with glucocorticoid replacement therapy. However, mimicking the in vivo circadian rhythm of cortisol levels is challenging, and suboptimal replacement increases the risk of mortality from cardiovascular disease. We herein report a case of coronary spastic angina (CSA) with simultaneous low early-morning serum cortisol levels in a patient undergoing corticosteroid replacement therapy for primary adrenal insufficiency. Steroid therapy is reportedly effect...
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#1Ko Harada (Okayama University)H-Index: 3
#2Fumio Otsuka (Okayama University)H-Index: 35
Hyperparathyroidism due to the autografted parathyroid gland should be suspected in patients who undergone parathyroid auto-transplantation.
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