Rie Kawahara
Kyoto University
Internal medicineUltrasoundPhysical therapyRheumatologyObservational studyWaistCarotid ultrasonographyRheumatoid arthritisCachexiaWristDiseaseSynovitisIntima-media thicknessBody mass indexElbowPopulationWrist jointsIntra-Abdominal FatSynovial hypertrophyOrthodonticsCarotid arteriesIn patientWeak correlationPatient orientedDisease activityBioelectrical impedance analysisObesityUltrasonographyMedicineSelection (genetic algorithm)Gastroenterology
Publications 4
#1Rie Kawahara (Kyoto University)H-Index: 2
#2Shuichiro Nakabo (Kyoto University)H-Index: 10
Last. Yasutomo Fujii (Kyoto University)H-Index: 4
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AbstractObjective: Ultrasonography (US) is a useful tool for evaluating the activity of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. As the systemic evaluation of many joints is time-consuming, a method to ...
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#1Hiroko Yamamoto (Kyoto University)H-Index: 2
#2Toshiki Nakajima (Kyoto University)H-Index: 8
Last. Yasutomo Fujii (Kyoto University)H-Index: 4
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AIM: Previous studies have reported that patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) than the general population. A major cause of CVD is atherosclerosis, which can be evaluated with carotid ultrasonography (US). As far as we know, there have been no large-scale carotid artery US studies in Japanese patients with RA. The aim of this study was to identify the risk factors for atherosclerosis in Japanese patients with RA. METHODS: The study...
#1Tamami Yoshida (Kyoto University)H-Index: 2
#2Motomu Hashimoto (Kyoto University)H-Index: 21
Last. Kazuko Nin (Kyoto University)H-Index: 14
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Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients often have altered body composition including reduced muscle mass and increased fat mass. Some RA patients are likely to increase visceral fat without obesity [Body Mass Index (BMI) ≥ 25]. The objective of the study was to determine the association between obesity and/or visceral adiposity and the risk for atherosclerosis in Japanese RA patients. Obesity was evaluated using the BMI, with visceral adiposity evaluated using the visceral fat area (VFA) and the vis...
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Background Because elbows are important joints for the function of upper limbs, the daily activity of the patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) may be impaired by synovitis of elbows. Although elbows are included into the 28 essential joints for evaluation of the disease activity of RA, ultrasonography (US) examination of elbows is not routinely performed and there have been a few surveys on the correlation between US scores of elbows and disease activity. Objectives To reveal whether there is...