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Kyoto Tachibana University is a private university located in Yamashina, Kyoto, Japan.The University was founded in 1967 as a private university for women. Its motto was "to encourage and foster independent women". In 2005, the university became co-educational. Approximately 2000 students attended in 2006. Wikipedia.

Shibata H.,Kurume University | Gotoh M.,Kurume University | Mitsui Y.,Kurume University | Kai Y.,Kyoto Tachibana University | And 6 more authors.
Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research | Year: 2014

Background: Recent studies have shown effective clinical results after arthroscopic Bankart repair (ABR) but have shown several risk factors for re-dislocation after surgery. We evaluated whether patients are at a risk for re-dislocation during the first year after ABR, examined the recurrence rate after ABR, and sought to identify new risk factors. Methods: We performed ABR using bioabsorbable suture anchors in 102 consecutive shoulders (100 patients) with traumatic anterior shoulder instability. Average patient age and follow-up period was 25.7 (range, 14-40) years and 67.5 (range, 24.5-120) months, respectively. We evaluated re-dislocation after ABR using patient telephone interviews (follow-up rate, 100%) and correlated re-dislocation with several risk factors. Results: Re-dislocation after ABR occurred in nine shoulders (8.8%), of which seven sustained re-injuries within the first year with the arm elevated at 90° and externally rotated at 90°. Of the remaining 93 shoulders without re-dislocation, 8 had re-injury under the same conditions within the first year. Thus, re-injury within the first year was a risk for re-dislocation after ABR (P < 0.001, chi-squared test). Using multivariate analysis, large Hill-Sachs lesions (odds ratio, 6.77, 95% CI, 1.24-53.6) and <4 suture anchors (odds ratio, 9.86, 95% CI, 2.00-76.4) were significant risk factors for re-dislocation after ABR. Conclusions: The recurrence rate after ABR is not associated with the time elapsed and that repair strategies should augment the large humeral bone defect and use >3 anchors during ABR. © 2014 Shibata et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. Source

Yokoyama S.,Kyoto Tachibana University | Gamada K.,Hiroshima International University | Sugino S.,Sadamatsu Hospital | Sasano R.,Sadamatsu Hospital
Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies | Year: 2012

Objective: We investigated the effects of the Core Conditioning exercises (CC) using the Stretch Pole. We hypothesized that thoracic expansion difference is better improved by CC with the Stretch Pole than CC without it. Methods: Participants were 14 healthy middle-aged and elderly females. Participants were randomly allocated to CC with the stretch pole (SP group) or CC without it (control [C] group). The protocol for both groups consisted of 10 exercises aiming to relax the thoracic and lumbar muscles. The exercises were regularly performed twice a day for one week. Thoracic mobility was measured at the axillary and the 10th rib levels and the thoracic elevation difference was calculated. Results: and conclusion: The post-intervention values of the SP group were higher than the C group at both the axillary and 10th rib levels. These results indicate that CC using the Stretch Pole improves thoracic mobility. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. Source

Srimontri P.,Kyoto Sangyo University | Endo S.,Tokyo Metropolitan University | Sakamoto T.,Kyoto Tachibana University | Nakayama Y.,Kyoto Sangyo University | And 4 more authors.
Journal of Neurochemistry | Year: 2014

Temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) often becomes refractory, and patients with TLE show a high incidence of psychiatric symptoms, including anxiety and depression. Therefore, it is necessary to identify molecules that were previously unknown to contribute to epilepsy and its associated disorders. We previously found that the sialyltransferase ST3Gal IV is upregulated within the neural circuits through which amygdalakindling stimulation propagates epileptic seizures. In contrast, this study demonstrated that kindling stimulation failed to evoke epileptic seizures in ST3Gal IV-deficient mice. Furthermore, approximately 80% of these mice failed to show tonic-clonic seizures with stimulation, whereas all littermate wild-type mice showed tonic-clonic seizures. This indicates that the loss of ST3Gal IV does not cause TLE in mice. Meanwhile, ST3Gal IVdeficient mice exhibited decreased acclimation in the open field test, increased immobility in the forced swim test, enhanced freezing during delay auditory fear conditioning, and sleep disturbances. Thus, the loss of ST3Gal IV modulates anxietyrelated behaviors. These findings indicate that ST3Gal IV is a key molecule in the mechanisms underlying anxiety - a side effect of TLE - and may therefore also be an effective target for treating epilepsy, acting through the same circuits. © 2014 International Society for Neurochemistry. Source

Isogawa S.,Kyoto Tachibana University
ISIJ International | Year: 2014

From many excavated casting sites, preserved old casting objects and traditional casting factories, I have made clear the history of casting in ancient and medieval Japan. Above all examining casting pits and molds which were discovered in casting sites, casting technology can be precisely studied. In this paper, I explain that the change and regional difference of casting technology is an eloquent proof of history of metal production. Source

Tsujikawa N.,Kobe Shinwa Womens University | Shiotani T.,Kyoto Tachibana University
Risk Analysis | Year: 2015

Public support for nuclear power generation has decreased in Japan since the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident in March 2011. This study examines how the factors influencing public acceptance of nuclear power changed after this event. The influence factors examined are perceived benefit, perceived risk, trust in the managing bodies, and pro-environmental orientation (i.e., new ecological paradigm). This study is based on cross-sectional data collected from two online nationwide surveys: one conducted in November 2009, before the nuclear accident, and the other in October 2011, after the accident. This study's target respondents were residents of Aomori, Miyagi, and Fukushima prefectures in the Tohoku region of Japan, as these areas were the epicenters of the Great East Japan Earthquake and the locations of nuclear power stations. After the accident, trust in the managing bodies was found to have a stronger influence on perceived risk, and pro-environmental orientation was found to have a stronger influence on trust in the managing bodies; however, perceived benefit had a weaker positive influence on public acceptance. We also discuss the theoretical and practical implications of these findings. © 2015 Society for Risk Analysis. Source

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