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Kanzo/Acta Hepatologica Japonica ; 61(10):496-503, 2020.
Article in Japanese | EMBASE | ID: covidwho-20243418

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COVID-19 due to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, which has become a global pandemic, produces elevated liver enzymes, especially in severe cases. The mechanism suggests involvement of an administrated drug, cytokine storm, or hypoxia, etc., as opposed to virus-induced direct damage. If liver enzymes are elevated in COVID-19, we should evaluate for the presence of other liver diseases, and strictly follow-up liver enzyme values. In patients with COVID-19 complicated by chronic liver disease, we will use telemedicine/visits by phone, so as not to interrupt the treatment of the underlying disease, avoid unnecessary outpatient visits, and strive to halt the spread of the infection. Metabolism-associated fatty liver disease, which is often related to obesity, diabetes, and hypertension, may be a risk factor for COVID-19 severity. International academic societies have recommended guidance outlining the evidence to date regarding the management of patients with COVID-19 and liver disorders, and chronic liver disease under the COVID-19 pandemic.Copyright 2020 The Japan Society of Hepatology.

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Practica Oto-Rhino-Laryngologica ; 116(2):107-111, 2023.
Article in Japanese | Scopus | ID: covidwho-2274813

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Objective: We investigated the characteristics of vertigo and dizziness developing in children during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Materials and Methods: A total of 56 children aged 2–15 years old (median 12 years) with dizziness seen during the five-year period from April 2017 to March 2022 participated in this study. We performed examinations of the equilibrium function for the diagnosis. In particular, we compared the differences in the distribution of the diagnosis prior to and during the COVID-19 pandemic. Results: In both periods, the most common diagnoses were orthostatic dysregulation (OD), psychogenic vertigo, Meniere's disease, benign paroxysmal vertigo, and migrainous vertigo. The patients diagnosed as having vertigo and dizziness during COVID-19 pandemic were significantly older. Furthermore, the main causes were obviously biased towards OD during the pandemic period. Discussion and Conclusion: The prevalence of OD was about 5% in elementary school students and about 10% in junior high school students. We consider that the prolonged lockdown measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including school attendance restrictions, during the pandemic produced chronic stress in children, which increased the potential risk of development of OD. © 2023 Authors. All rights reserved.

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Tokyo Jikeikai Medical Journal ; 69(2):29-34, 2022.
Article in English | EMBASE | ID: covidwho-2283355

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The purpose of this study was to clarify the effects of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID- 19) pandemic on the lives and medical care of Japanese patients with Fabry disease and how healthcare providers can support the continued treatment of these patients in the future. A questionnaire survey was conducted with members of the Japan Fabry Disease Patients and Family Association. The questionnaire was mailed to 156 patients and was returned by 87 (response rate, 56%);83 questionnaires were considered valid and were analyzed. The study found that most of patients with Fabry disease had already received or wanted to receive a vaccine and were "very worried" about COVID- 19. In addition, the COVID- 19 pandemic had changed the patients' lives and affected their physical and mental health. Although the percentage of patients who were able to continue treatment was higher than we expected and the percentage who wanted home infusion therapy was lower than we expected, some patients were anxious about coming to the hospital or had switched to oral pharmacological chaperone therapy. Therefore, to be prepared for pandemics, such as COVID- 19, a system of care at home for patients with Fabry disease should be developed.Copyright © 2022 Jikei University School of Medicine. All rights reserved.

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2021 International MultiConference of Engineers and Computer Scientists, IMECS 2021 ; 2243:202-207, 2021.
Article in English | Scopus | ID: covidwho-1733348

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Organic fresh milk has higher nutrition than conventional milk, with the former consisting of n-3 fatty acids, iron, carotenoid, less iodine, and high protein. These are the results of organic farming, which is different from traditional agriculture in terms of farm preparation, feed, dairy health, and organic milk processing standards. However, there are limited studies in Thailand and Japan on organic fresh milk from the customer perspective to support one function of the organic fresh milk system. This study aims to fill in this gap. Researchers conducted the developed questionnaires with 418 samples in Thailand and 432 samples in Japan. This study examines attitudes toward behavior, subjective norms, and perceived behavioral control of willingness to purchase organic fresh milk. The collected data was analyzed using a Partial Least Squares Structural Equation Model. The results showed that attitudes toward behavior and subjective norms are associated with willingness to purchase organic fresh milk. Package labeling also has a strong influence on perception. Especially during the COVID-19 crisis, healthy consumption and lifestyle had a positive effect toward the purchase of organic fresh milk. Social media also affects subjective norms correlated with willingness to purchase such milk. However, one’s perceived behavioral control for willingness to purchase organic fresh milk in Thailand is not significant, whereas in Japan it is. © 2021 Newswood Limited. All rights reserved.

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