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Publications

2017

  • Hayashi Y: The impact of evacuation on the incidence of chronic kidney disease after the Great East Japan Earthquake: The Fukushima Health Management Survey. Clinical and Experimental Nephrology, doi:10.1007/s10157-017-1395-8, Epub ahead of print, 2017.
  • Murakami M: Evaluating risk communication after the Fukushima disaster based on nudge theory. Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health, 29(2s): 193s-200s, 2017.
  • Oe M: Changes of posttraumatic stress responses in evacuated residents and their related factors: A 3-year follow-up study from The Fukushima Health Management Survey. Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health, 29(2s): 182s-192s, 2017.
  • Itagaki S: Exercise habits are important for the mental health of children in Fukushima after the Fukushima Daiichi disaster: The Fukushima Health Management Survey. Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health, 29(2s): 171s-181s, 2017.
  • Nukui H: Mental Health and Related Factors of Hospital Nurses: An Investigation Conducted 4 Years after the Fukushima Disaster. Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health, 29(2s): 161s-170s, 2017.
  • Ito S: Fukushima mothers’ concerns and associated factors after the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster: analysis of qualitative data from the Fukushima Health Management Survey, 2011 to 2013. Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health, 29(2s): 151s-160s, 2017.
  • Goto A: The Fukushima nuclear accident affected Mothers’ depression but not maternal confidence. Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health, 29(2s): 139s-150s, 2017.
  • Mashiko H: Mental Health Status of Children after the Great East Japan Earthquake and Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Accident. Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health, 29(2s): 131s-138s, 2017.
  • Harigane M: The Relationship between Functional Independence and Psychological Distress in Elderly Adults Following the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Accident: The Fukushima Health Management Survey. Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health, 29(2s): 120s-130s, 2017.
  • Miyazaki M: Using and Explaining Individual Dosimetry Data : Case Study of four Municipalities in Fukushima. Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health, 29(2s): 110s-119s, 2017.
  • Yasui K: Academic responses to Fukushima disaster: Three new radiation disaster curricula. Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health, 29(2s): 99s-109s, 2017.
  • Tanigawa K: Roles and Activities of International Organizations after the Fukushima Accident. Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health, 29(2s): 90s-98s, 2017.
  • Murakami M: Communicating with residents about risks following the Fukushima nuclear accident. Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health, 29(2s): 74s-89s, 2017.
  • Midorikawa S: Psychosocial issues related to Thyroid examination after a radiation disaster. Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health, 29(2s): 63s-73s, 2017.
  • Ishii K: Pregnancy and Birth Survey of the Fukushima Health Management Survey: Review of 4 surveys conducted annually after the disaster. Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health, 29(2s): 56s-62s, 2017.
  • Ohira T: Changes in Cardiovascular Risk Factors after the Great East Japan Earthquake: A Review of the Comprehensive Health Check in the Fukushima Health Management Survey. Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health, 29(2s): 47s-55s, 2017.
  • Maeda M: Mental health consequences and social issues after the Fukushima disaster. Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health, 29(2s): 36s-46s, 2017.
  • Yasumura S: Fukushima Health Management Survey and Related Issues. Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health, 29(2s): 29s-35s, 2017.
  • Ishikawa T: Radiation doses and associated risk from the Fukushima Nuclear Accident: A Review of Recent Publications. Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health, 29(2s): 18s-28s, 2017.
  • Ohto H: From devastation to recovery and revival in the aftermath of Fukushima’s nuclear power plants accident. Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health, 29(2s): 10s-17s, 2017.
  • Takahashi A: Effect of evacuation on liver function after the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident: The Fukushima Health Management Survey. Journal of Epidemiology, 27(4): 180-185, 2017.
  • Sakai A: Persistent prevalence of polycythemia among evacuees 4years after the Great East Japan Earthquake: a follow-up study. Preventive Medicine Reports, 5:251-256, 2017.

2016

  • Yoshida K: Psychological distress of residents in Kawauchi village, Fukushima Prefecture after the accident at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station: The Fukushima Health Management Survey. Peer J, 4: e2353, 2016.
  • Hino Y: Explanatory Meetings on Thyroid Examination for the Fukushima Health Management Survey after the Great East Japan Earthquake: Reduction of Anxiety and Improvement of Comprehension. The Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine, 239(4): 333-343, 2016.
  • Ohira T: Evacuation and Risk of Hypertension After the Great East Japan Earthquake: The Fukushima Health Management Survey, Hipertension, 68(3): 558-564, 2016.
  • Takahashi H: Re:Thyroid Cancer Among Young People in Fukushima The Authors Respond, Epidemiology, 27(3):21, 2016.
  • Hayashi Y: Obstetric outcomes in women in Fukushima prefecture during and after the Great East Japan Earthquake and Fukushima nuclear power plant accident: The Fukushima Health Management Survey, Open Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 6(12): 705-713, 2016.
  • Oe M: Predictors of severe psychological distress trajectory after nuclear disaster: evidence from the Fukushima Health Management Survey, BMJ Open, 6(10): e013400, 2016.
  • Kim E: Internal thyroid doses to Fukushima residents estimation and issues remaining. Journal of Radiation Research, 57(1s): 118s-126s, 2016.
  • Suzuki K: Effect of medical institution change on gestational duration after the Great East Japan Earthquake: The Fukushima Health Management Survey. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research, 42(12): 1704-1711, 2016.
  • Suzuki Y: Diagnostic accuracy of Japanese posttraumatic stress measures after a complex disaster: The Fukushima Health Management Survey. Asia Pacific Psychiatry, 9(1): e12248, 2016.
  • Satoh H: Prevalence of renal dysfunction among evacuees and non-evacuees after the Great East Earthquake: Results from the Fukushima Health Management Survey. Internal Medicine, 55(18): 2563-2569, 2016.
  • Hashimoto S: Influence of Post-disaster Evacuation on incidence of Metabolic Syndrome. Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis, 24(3): 327-337, 2016.
  • Ohira T: Comparison of childhood thyroid cancer prevalence among 3 areas based on external radiation dose after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident: The Fukushima Health Management Survey, Medicine, 95(35): e4472, 2016.
  • Satoh H: Hypo-high-density Lipoprotein Cholesterolemia Caused by Evacuation after the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident : Results from the Fukushima Health Management Survey. Internal Medicine, 55(15): 1967-1976, 2016.
  • Kunii Y: Severe Psychological Distress of Evacuees in Evacuation Zone Caused by The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Accident: The Fukushima Health Management Survey. PLOS ONE, 11(7): e0158821 2016.
  • Uemura M: Association between psychological distress and dietary intake among evacuees after the Great East Japan Earthquake in a cross-sectional study: the Fukushima Health Management Survey, BMJ Open, 6(7): e011534, 2016
  • Suzuki S: Comprehensive survey results of childhood thyroid ultrasound examinations in Fukushima in the first four years after the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident, Thyroid, 26(6): 843-851, 2016.
  • Ishii K: Factors Associated with Infant Feeding Methods After the Nuclear Power Plant Accident in Fukushima: Data from the Pregnancy and Birth Survey for the Fiscal Year 2011 Fukushima Health Management Survey. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 20(8): 1704-1712, 2016.
  • Wen Z: Evacuation after the Great East Japan Earthquake was associated with poor dietary intake:the Fukushima Health Management Survey. Journal of Epidemiology, 27(1): 14-23, 2016.
  • Midorikawa S: After Fukushima: Addressing anxiety. Science(Letter), 352(6286):666-667, 2016.
  • Miyazaki M: After Fukushima: Creating a dialogue. Science(Letter), 352(6286): 666, 2016.
  • Iwasa H: Psychometric evaluation of the Japanese version of the posttraumatic stress disorder checklist in community dwellers following the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Incident: The Fukushima Health Management Survey. SAGE Open, 6(2): 1-11, 2016.
  • Ishikawa T: An influential factor for external radiation dose estimation for residents after the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident – time spent outdoors for residents in Iitate village. Journal of Radiological Protection, 36(2): 255-268, 2016.
  • Oe M: Three-year trend survey of psychological distress post-traumatic stress,and problem drinking among residents in the evacuation zone after the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident [The Fukushima Health Management Survey]. Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, 70(6): 245-252, 2016.
  • Maeda M: Fukushima mental health and suicide. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 70(9): 843-844, 2016.
  • Suzuki S: Inappropriate suppression of thyrotropin concentrations in young patients with thyroid nodules Including thyroid cancer: The Fukushima Health Management Survey. Thyroid, 26(5): 717-725, 2016.
  • Kyozuka H: Impact of the Great East Japan Earthquake on feeding methods and newborn growth at 1 month postpartum:results from the Fukushima Health Management Survey. Radiation and
    Environmental Biophysics, 55(2):139-146, 2016.
  • Suzuki S: The protocol and preliminary baseline survey results of the thyroid ultrasound examination in Fukushima. Endocrine Journal, 63(3): 315-321, 2016.
  • Yamashita S: Comprehensive health risk management after the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant accident. Clinical Oncology, 28(4): 255-262, 2016.
  • Suzuki S: Childhood and adolescent thyroid cancer in Fukushima after the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident: 5 years on. Clinical Oncology, 28(4): 263-271, 2016.
  • Hasegawa A: Emergency responses and health consequences after the Fukushima accident; evacuation and relocation. Clinical Oncology, 28(4): 237-244, 2016.
  • Murakami M: Risk analysis as regulatory science: Toward the establishment of standards. Radiation Protection Dosimetry, 171(1): 156-162, 2016.
  • Ueda Y: Drinking behavior and mental Illness among evacuees in Fukushima following The Great East Japan Earthquake: The Fukushima Health Management Survey. Alcoholism Clinical and Experimental Research, 40(3): 623-630, 2016.
  • Takahashi H: Re:Thyroid Cancer Among Young People in Fukushima. Epidemiology, 27(3): e21, 2016.

2015

  • Ohira T: Effect of evacuation on body weight after The Great East Japan Earthquake. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 50(5): 553-560, 2015.
  • Maeda M: The Great East Japan Earthquake: Tsunami and nuclear disaster. Traumatic Stress and Long-Term Recovery, Springer, 2015, 71-90.
  • Suzuki H: Increased prevalence of atrial fibrillation after the Great East Japan Earthquake: Results from the Fukushima Health Management Survey, International Journal of Cardiology, 198: 102-105, 2015.
  • Ohtsuru A: From Hiroshima and Nagasaki to Fukushima 3 Nuclear disasters and health : Lessons learned, challenges, and proposals. Lancet, 386(9992): 489-497, 2015.
  • Hasegawa A: From Hiroshima and Nagasaki to Fukushima 2 Health effects of radiation and other health problems in the aftermath of nuclear accidents, with an emphasis on Fukushima. Lancet, 386(9992): 479-488, 2015.
  • Kawasaki Y: The basic data for residents aged 15 years or younger who received a comprehensive health check in 2011-2012 as a part of the Fukushima Health Management Survey after the Great East Japan Earthquake. Fukushima Journal of Medical Science (2015) 61(2): 101-110, 2015.
  • Ishikawa T: The Fukushima Health Management Survey : Estimation of external doses to residents in Fukushima Prefecture. Scientific Reports, 5:12712, 2015.
  • Suzuki Y: Psychological distress and the perception of radiation risks : The Fukushima Health Management Survey. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 93(9):598-605, 2015.
  • Satoh H: Evacuation after the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident Is a cause of diabetes: Results from the Fukushima Health Management Survey. Journal of Diabetes Research, 2015(627390), 2015.
  • Komiya H: Immediate mental consequences of the Great East Japan Earthquake and Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant accident on mothers experiencing miscarriage, abortion, and stillbirth: The Fukushima Health Management Survey. Fukushima Journal of Medical Science, 61(1): 66-71, 2015.
  • Ohto H: Suicide rates in the aftermath of the 2011 earthquake in Japan. Lancet, 385(9979):1727, 2015.
  • Goto A: Immediate effects of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant disaster on depressive symptoms among mothers with infants: a prefectural-wide cross-sectional study from the Fukushima Health Management Survey.BMC Psychiatry, 15: 59, 2015.
  • Fukushima T: Prevalence of ectopic intrathyroidal thymus in Japan: The Fukushima Health Management Survey. Thyroid, 25(5): 534-537, 2015.
  • Inamasu T: Meeting report: Suggestions for studies on future health risks following the Fukushima accident. Environmental Health, 14: 26, 2015.
  • S.Suzuki S: Systematic determination of thyroid volume by ultrasound examination from infancy to adolescence in Japan: The Fukushima Health Management Survey. Endocrine Journal, 62(3): 261-268, 2015.
  • Sakai A: White blood cell, neutrophil, and lymphocyte counts in individuals in the evacuation zone designated by the government after the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident: The Fukushima Health Management Survey. J Epidemiol,25(1): 80-87, 2015.

2014

  • Kawasaki Y: The basic data for residents aged 16 years or older who received a comprehensive health check examinations in 2011-2012 as a part of the Fukushima Health Management Survey after the Great East Japan Earthquake. Fukushima Journal of Medical Science, 60(2): 159-169, 2014.
  • Shimura H: Prevalence of thyroid nodular lesions in children and adolescents. Fukushima Journal of Medical Science, 60(2): 196-202, 2014.
  • Sakai A: Life as an evacuee after the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident is a cause of polycythemia: the Fukushima Health Management Survey, BMC Public Health, 14: 1318, 2014.
  • Yasumura S: Evacuation effect on excess mortality among institutionalized elderly after the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident. Fukushima Journal of Medical Science,60(2): 192-195, 2014.
  • Miyazaki M: An overview of internal dose estimation using whole-body counters in Fukushima Prefecture. Fukushima Journal of Medical Science, 60(1): 95-100, 2014.
  • Ishikawa T: Progress in estimation of dose due to the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident. Japanese Journal of Health Physics, 49(3): 157-160, 2014.
  • Tronko MD: Age distribution of childhood thyroid cancer patients in Ukraine after Chernobyl and in Fukushima after the TEPCO-Fukushima Daiichi NPP accident.Thyroid, 24(10):1547-1548, 2014.
  • Fujimori K: Pregnancy and birth survey after the Great East Japan Earthquake and Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident in Fukushima Prefecture. Fukushima Journal of Medical Science, 60(1): 75-81, 2014.
  • Yabe H: Psychological distress after the Great East Japan Earthquake and Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident: results of a mental health and lifestyle survey through the Fukushima Health Management Survey in FY2011 and FY2012. Fukushima Journal of Medical Science, 60(1): 57-67, 2014.
  • Yamashita S: The Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant accident and comprehensive health risk management. Health Physics, 106(2): 166-180, 2014.
  • Ishikawa T: A brief review of dose estimation studies conducted after the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident. Radiation Emergency Medicine, 3(1): 21-27, 2014.

2013

  • Nagataki S: Measurements of Individual radiation doses in residents living around the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant, Radiation Research,180(5): 439-447, 2013.
  • Yamashita S: Risk of thyroid cancer after the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant accident. Respiratory Investigation, 51(3): 128-133, 2013.
  • Sakai A: Fukushima Health Management data: External radiation dose estimates, Fukushima Journal of Medical Science, 59(2):110, 2013.

2012

  • Yasumura S: Study protocol for the Fukushima Health Management Survey.J Epidemiol, 22(5): 375-383, 2012.


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