著者
HIROKI SHIMURA SHINICHI SUZUKI TOSHIHIKO FUKUSHIMA SANAE MIDORIKAWA SATORU SUZUKI NAOMI HAYASHIDA MISA IMAIZUMI NORIYUKI OKUBO YASUSHI ASARI TAKESHI NIGAWARA FUMIHIKO FURUYA KAZUHIKO KOTANI SHIGEYUKI NAKAJI AKIRA OTSURU TAKASHI AKAMIZU MASAFUMI KITAOKA NOBORU TAKAMURA MASAFUMI ABE HITOSHI OHTO NOBUYUKI TANIGUCHI SHUNICHI YAMASHITA
出版者
福島医学会
雑誌
FUKUSHIMA JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCE (ISSN:00162590)
巻号頁・発行日
pp.2014-28, (Released:2014-12-20)
参考文献数
33
被引用文献数
2

Contents1. Introduction2. Thyroid ultrasound examination in Fukushima3. Thyroid ultrasound findings in children in three Japanese prefectures4. Prevalence of thyroid nodular lesions in children and adolescents 4.1 Thyroid cyst 4.2 Thyroid nodule 4.3 Thyroid cancer5. SummaryConflict of interestReference
著者
Atsuhiko Sakamoto Takashi Matsuzuka Yukie Yamaya Satoru Suzuki Manabu Iwadate Satoshi Suzuki Yuko Hashimoto Osamu Suzuki Shinichi Suzuki Susumu Yokoya Tetsuya Ohira Seiji Yasumura Hitoshi Ohto Kenji Kamiya Hiroki Shimura
出版者
The Japan Endocrine Society
雑誌
Endocrine Journal (ISSN:09188959)
巻号頁・発行日
pp.EJ20-0235, (Released:2020-08-20)
被引用文献数
1

The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident occurred on March 11 2011, following the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami. Radioactive materials, including I-131, were released into the environment after the accident. Shortly after, the prefectural government initiated the Fukushima Health Management Survey for monitoring the long-term health conditions of the residents of Fukushima Prefecture. In the survey, thyroid ultrasonography was scheduled for all people aged 18 years or younger who were living in Fukushima Prefecture at the time of disaster. The total number of examinees was approximately 370,000 in the Preliminary Baseline Survey (PBLS), and 380,000 in the first Full-scale Survey (FSS). First, thyroid ultrasonography was performed as the Primary Examination. When a thyroid nodule that meets the fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) guideline is detected, thyroid FNAC is performed. By the end of June 2017, the cytological specimens of 187 examinees had been interpreted as Malignant or Suspicious for Malignancy (SFM). In this article, the cytological results of whole categories are presented using the criteria of The Bethesda System for Reporting Thyroid Cytopathology. The total numbers of examinees with SFM or Malignant in PBLS and at the first FSS were 106 (62.0%) and 71 (38.0%), respectively. The data of the cytological results of SFM and Malignant were already reported. However, this is the first report of cytological data from categories other than SFM and Malignant. The results of the current study will contribute to future research into the thyroid conditions of children and adolescents.
著者
HIROKI SHIMURA SHINICHI SUZUKI TOSHIHIKO FUKUSHIMA SANAE MIDORIKAWA SATORU SUZUKI NAOMI HAYASHIDA MISA IMAIZUMI NORIYUKI OKUBO YASUSHI ASARI TAKESHI NIGAWARA FUMIHIKO FURUYA KAZUHIKO KOTANI SHIGEYUKI NAKAJI AKIRA OTSURU TAKASHI AKAMIZU MASAFUMI KITAOKA NOBORU TAKAMURA MASAFUMI ABE HITOSHI OHTO NOBUYUKI TANIGUCHI SHUNICHI YAMASHITA
出版者
THE FUKUSHIMA SOCIETY OF MEDICAL SCIENCE
雑誌
FUKUSHIMA JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCE (ISSN:00162590)
巻号頁・発行日
vol.60, no.2, pp.196-202, 2014 (Released:2015-02-26)
参考文献数
33
被引用文献数
2

Contents1. Introduction2. Thyroid ultrasound examination in Fukushima3. Thyroid ultrasound findings in children in three Japanese prefectures4. Prevalence of thyroid nodular lesions in children and adolescents 4.1 Thyroid cyst 4.2 Thyroid nodule 4.3 Thyroid cancer5. SummaryConflict of interestReference
著者
Atsuhiko Sakamoto Takashi Matsuzuka Yukie Yamaya Satoru Suzuki Manabu Iwadate Satoshi Suzuki Yuko Hashimoto Osamu Suzuki Shinichi Suzuki Susumu Yokoya Tetsuya Ohira Seiji Yasumura Hitoshi Ohto Kenji Kamiya Hiroki Shimura
出版者
The Japan Endocrine Society
雑誌
Endocrine Journal (ISSN:09188959)
巻号頁・発行日
vol.67, no.12, pp.1233-1238, 2020 (Released:2020-12-28)
参考文献数
30
被引用文献数
1

The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident occurred on March 11 2011, following the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami. Radioactive materials, including I-131, were released into the environment after the accident. Shortly after, the prefectural government initiated the Fukushima Health Management Survey for monitoring the long-term health conditions of the residents of Fukushima Prefecture. In the survey, thyroid ultrasonography was scheduled for all people aged 18 years or younger who were living in Fukushima Prefecture at the time of disaster. The total number of examinees was approximately 370,000 in the Preliminary Baseline Survey (PBLS), and 380,000 in the first Full-scale Survey (FSS). First, thyroid ultrasonography was performed as the Primary Examination. When a thyroid nodule that meets the fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) guideline is detected, thyroid FNAC is performed. By the end of June 2017, the cytological specimens of 187 examinees had been interpreted as Malignant or Suspicious for Malignancy (SFM). In this article, the cytological results of whole categories are presented using the criteria of The Bethesda System for Reporting Thyroid Cytopathology. The total numbers of examinees with SFM or Malignant in PBLS and at the first FSS were 106 (62.0%) and 71 (38.0%), respectively. The data of the cytological results of SFM and Malignant were already reported. However, this is the first report of cytological data from categories other than SFM and Malignant. The results of the current study will contribute to future research into the thyroid conditions of children and adolescents.
著者
Kunihiko Takahashi Hideto Takahashi Tomoki Nakaya Seiji Yasumura Tetsuya Ohira Hitoshi Ohto Akira Ohtsuru Sanae Midorikawa Shinichi Suzuki Hiroki Shimura Shunichi Yamashita Koichi Tanigawa Kenji Kamiya
出版者
Japan Epidemiological Association
雑誌
Journal of Epidemiology (ISSN:09175040)
巻号頁・発行日
pp.JE20180247, (Released:2019-06-15)
参考文献数
20

Background: After the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident, a preliminary ultrasound-based screening for thyroid cancer was conducted to establish a baseline for subsequent evaluations. In this survey, we assessed the relationship between the proportion of non-examinees and characteristics of the target populations.Methods: After summarizing a regional difference of non-examinees among the population of 359,200 (primary evaluation) and 2,246 (confirmatory testing) individuals who were living in the Fukushima prefecture on 11 March 2011, we estimated odds ratios (ORs) for each characteristic including age, sex, area of residence, and moving after the accident, based on the proportion of non-examinees for the primary examination and the confirmatory testing, using a multivariate logistic regression model.Results: The dataset included 64,117 non-examinees (primary evaluation) and 194 (confirmatory testing). The logistic regression result indicated that girls were not likely to be non-examinees compared to boys with adjusted OR of 0.80 (95% confidence interval[CI]:0.78-0.81) for the primary evaluation. OR was the lowest for children 6-10 years old (y/o) (OR=0.26, CI:0.25-0.27), and higher for those 11-15 y/o (OR=1.28, CI:1.25-1.32) and over 16 y/o (OR=5.30, CI:5.16-5.43) when compared to children 0-5 y/o. Individuals residing in the western part of the prefecture showed higher ORs. There was a higher proportion of non-examinees among those who moved after the accident compared to those who did not in the primary evaluation (OR=1.72, CI:1.64-1.79).Conclusions: In addition to the demographic characteristics, a change of residence could be a potential factor that influenced the proportion of non-examinees. Our results will help proper interpretation of reports and prospective management of the survey.
著者
Shigeatsu Hashimoto Masato Nagai Shingo Fukuma Tetsuya Ohira Mitsuaki Hosoya Seiji Yasumura Hiroaki Satoh Hitoshi Suzuki Akira Sakai Akira Ohtsuru Yukihiko Kawasaki Atsushi Takahashi Kotaro Ozasa Gen Kobashi Kenji Kamiya Shunichi Yamashita Shun-ichi Fukuhara Hitoshi Ohto Masafumi Abe the Fukushima Health Management Survey Group
出版者
一般社団法人 日本動脈硬化学会
雑誌
Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis (ISSN:13403478)
巻号頁・発行日
pp.35824, (Released:2016-09-13)
参考文献数
50
被引用文献数
23

Aim: After the Great East Japan Earthquake, over 160,000 residents near the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant were forced to evacuate due to a nuclear accident. Health problems in these evacuees have since become major issues. We examined the association between evacuation and incidence of metabolic syndrome (METS) among residents in Fukushima.Methods: We conducted a cohort study among residents aged 40-74 years without METS at the time of the disaster in Fukushima. Among 20,269 residents who met the inclusion criteria before the disaster, 8,547 residents (3,697 men and 4,850 women; follow-up proportion: 42.2%) remained available for follow-up examinations after the disaster by the end of March 2013. The main outcome was incidence of METS, defined by guidelines from the Japanese committee, using data from the Comprehensive Health Check before and after the disaster. We divided participants by evacuation status and compared outcomes between groups. Using a logistic regression model, we estimated the odds ratio for incidence of METS, adjusting for potential confounders, age, gender, waist circumference, exercise habit, and alcohol consumption.Results: Incidence of METS was higher in evacuees (men 19.2%, women 6.6%) than in non-evacuees (men 11.0%, women 4.6%). Evacuees had higher body mass index, waist circumference, triglycerides, and fasting plasma glucose after the disaster than non-evacuees. We found a significant association between evacuation and incidence of METS (adjusted odds ratio 1.72, 95% confidence interval; 1.46-2.02).Conclusion: This is the first study to demonstrate that evacuation after a disaster is associated with increased incidence of METS.
著者
Yoshiyuki Kojima Susumu Yokoya Noriaki Kurita Takayuki Idaka Tetsuo Ishikawa Hideaki Tanaka Yoshiko Ezawa Hitoshi Ohto
出版者
THE FUKUSHIMA SOCIETY OF MEDICAL SCIENCE
雑誌
FUKUSHIMA JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCE (ISSN:00162590)
巻号頁・発行日
vol.65, no.3, pp.76-98, 2019 (Released:2020-01-09)
参考文献数
116
被引用文献数
1

Cryptorchidism (undescended testes) is among the most common congenital diseases in male children. Although many factors have been linked to the incidence of cryptorchidism, and testicular androgen plays a key role in its pathogenesis, the cause remains unknown in most cases. Recently, a Japanese group published a speculative paper entitled, “Nationwide increase in cryptorchidism after the Fukushima nuclear accident.” Although the authors implicated radionuclides emitted from the Fukushima accident as contributing to an increased incidence of cryptorchidism, they failed to establish biological plausibility for their hypothesis, and glossed over an abundance of evidence and expert opinion to the contrary. We assessed the adequacy of their study in terms of design setting, data analysis, and its conclusion from various perspectives. Numerous factors must be considered, including genetic, environmental, maternal/fetal, and social factors associated with the reporting of cryptorchidism. Other investigators have established that the doses of external and internal radiation exposure in both Fukushima prefecture and the whole of Japan after the accident are too low to affect testicular descent during fetal periods;thus, a putative association can be theoretically and empirically rejected. Alternative explanations exist for the reported estimates of increased cryptorchidism surgeries in the years following Japan’s 2011 earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear crisis. Data from independent sources cast doubt on the extent to which cryptorchidism increased, if at all. In any case, evidence that radionuclides from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant could cause cryptorchidism is lacking.
著者
Kayo Harada-Shirado Kazuhiko Ikeda Miki Furukawa Masumi Sukegawa Hiroshi Takahashi Akiko Shichishima-Nakamura Hiroshi Ohkawara Hideyoshi Noji Kinuyo Kawabata Shun-ichi Saito Hitoshi Ohto Kazuei Ogawa Yasuchika Takeishi
出版者
一般社団法人 日本内科学会
雑誌
Internal Medicine (ISSN:09182918)
巻号頁・発行日
vol.53, no.20, pp.2369-2371, 2014 (Released:2014-10-15)
参考文献数
18
被引用文献数
4 6

A 44-year-old man whose platelet count had been at the lower limit of the normal range for years visited the urgent care department of our hospital for treatment of a high fever and severe fatigue. The influenza A virus was detected, and the patient therefore received the intravenous antiviral agent, peramivir. One week later, he developed systemic petechial rashes. A peripheral blood examination showed a markedly decreased platelet count (3.0×109 cells/L), and the bone marrow findings were compatible with a diagnosis of immune thrombocytopenia (ITP). Furthermore, a drug-induced lymphocyte-stimulating test was positive for peramivir. The thrombocytopenia slowly responded to treatment with oral prednisolone. This case suggests that neuraminidase inhibitors, including peramivir, can elicit or worsen ITP.
著者
IZUMI NAKAMURA MASASHI KANAZAWA YU SATO ATSUSHI IRISAWA TADAYUKI TAKAGI TAKASHI OGATA SHOGO KASHIMURA AKIRA KENJO HIROYUKI SUZUKI MASAHIKO SHIBATA TATSUO SHIMURA HIROMASA OHIRA MITSUKAZU GOTO SEIICHI TAKENOSHITA HITOSHI OHTO
出版者
福島医学会
雑誌
FUKUSHIMA JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCE (ISSN:00162590)
巻号頁・発行日
vol.58, no.1, pp.40-48, 2012 (Released:2012-06-28)
参考文献数
25
被引用文献数
4 6 5

Dendritic cells (DCs) are powerful antigen-presenting cells (APCs) that have attracted attention in recent years from the viewpoint of DC vaccine therapy against cancer. However, the existence of a strongly immunosuppressed state in cancer-bearing individuals inhibits DC maturation, which is one of the problems facing anti-cancer DC vaccine therapy. Isolated DCs loaded with tumor antigen ex vivo and administered as a cellular vaccine have been found to induce protective and therapeutic anti-tumor immunity in experimental animals. In clinical trials of DC vaccination for cancer patients, induction of anti-tumor immune responses and tumor regression has been observed. In this study, eighty-one advanced cancer patients unsuccessfully treated by established treatment in individual cases were selected between January 2002 and May 2007 at Fukushima Medical University. The usefulness of DC therapy was investigated by intradermal injection of peptide pulsed DCs for an overall objective response rate of 28.0%. Furthermore, direct injection of immature DCs into tumor extracted an overall objective response rate of 35.7%, and especially 40.0% for advanced pancreatic cancer by using endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle injection technique as a novel approach. These results indicate that DC-based vaccination could be a promising treatment modality for various cancers, however multiple hurdles must be cleared before the development of an affordable DC-based vaccination can be used worldwide.