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  1. Research

    Enterococcus hirae biofilm formation on hospital material surfaces and effect of new biocides

    Nowadays, the bacterial contamination in the hospital environment is of particular concern because the hospital-acquired infections (HAIs), also known as nosocomial infections, are responsible for significant ...

    Silvia Di Lodovico, Valentina Cataldi, Emanuela Di Campli, Elisabetta Ancarani, Luigina Cellini and Mara Di Giulio

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:63

    Published on: 2 August 2017

  2. Research article

    Impact of single nucleotide polymorphism on short stature and reduced tongue pressure among community-dwelling elderly Japanese participants: a cross-sectional study

    Asian-specific single nucleotide polymorphism (SNPs) (rs3782886) is reported to be associated with myocardial infarction; sarcopenia is reported to be associated with coronary subclinical atherosclerosis. On t...

    Yuji Shimizu, Shimpei Sato, Yuko Noguchi, Jun Koyamatsu, Hirotomo Yamanashi, Miho Higashi, Mako Nagayoshi, Koichiro Kadota, Shin-Ya Kawashiri, Yasuhiro Nagata, Noboru Takamura and Takahiro Maeda

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:62

    Published on: 27 July 2017

  3. Review article

    Japan Environment and Children’s Study: backgrounds, activities, and future directions in global perspectives

    There is worldwide concern about the effects of environmental factors on children’s health and development. The Miami Declaration was signed at the G8 Environment Ministers Meeting in 1997 to promote children’...

    Kazue Ishitsuka, Shoji F. Nakayama, Reiko Kishi, Chisato Mori, Zentaro Yamagata, Yukihiro Ohya, Toshihiro Kawamoto and Michihiro Kamijima

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:61

    Published on: 14 July 2017

  4. Research article

    Association between posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) severity and ego structure of the Nanai people

    A man-made chemical disaster occurred in the Amur River, leading to posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the Nanai people indigenous to the river’s surrounding area. PTSD severity measured by the total scor...

    Yoko Ota, Natalia Korshunova, Masashi Demura, Midori Katsuyama, Hironobu Katsuyama, Sri Ratna Rahayu and Kiyofumi Saijoh

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:59

    Published on: 10 July 2017

  5. Short communication

    Comparison between air pollution concentrations measured at the nearest monitoring station to the delivery hospital and those measured at stations nearest the residential postal code regions of pregnant women in Fukuoka

    Numerous earlier studies examining the association of air pollution with maternal and foetal health estimated maternal exposure to air pollutants based on the women’s residential addresses. However, residentia...

    Takehiro Michikawa, Seiichi Morokuma, Hiroshi Nitta, Kiyoko Kato and Shin Yamazaki

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:55

    Published on: 13 June 2017

  6. Review article

    Search for biomarkers of asbestos exposure and asbestos-induced cancers in investigations of the immunological effects of asbestos

    The immunological effects of asbestos exposure on various lymphocytes such as the regulatory T cell (Treg), responder CD4+ T helper cell (Tresp), CD8+ cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTL), and natural killer (NK) cel...

    Hidenori Matsuzaki, Naoko Kumagai-Takei, Suni Lee, Megumi Maeda, Nagisa Sada, Tamayo Hatayama, Shoko Yamamoto, Miho Ikeda, Kei Yoshitome, Yu Min, Yasumitsu Nishimura and Takemi Otsuki

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:53

    Published on: 9 June 2017

  7. Research article

    Association of excessive mobile phone use during pregnancy with birth weight: an adjunct study in Kumamoto of Japan Environment and Children’s Study

    Low birth weight has been shown to be closely associated with neonatal mortality and morbidity, inhibited growth, poor cognitive development, and chronic diseases later in life. Some studies have also shown th...

    Xi Lu, Masako Oda, Takashi Ohba, Hiroshi Mitsubuchi, Shota Masuda and Takahiko Katoh

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:52

    Published on: 8 June 2017

  8. Study Protocol

    Analysis of the evidence-practice gap to facilitate proper medical care for the elderly: investigation, using databases, of utilization measures for National Database of Health Insurance Claims and Specific Health Checkups of Japan (NDB)

    As Japan becomes a super-aging society, presentation of the best ways to provide medical care for the elderly, and the direction of that care, are important national issues. Elderly people have multi-morbidity...

    Takeo Nakayama, Yuichi Imanaka, Yasushi Okuno, Genta Kato, Tomohiro Kuroda, Rei Goto, Shiro Tanaka, Hiroshi Tamura, Shunichi Fukuhara, Shingo Fukuma, Manabu Muto, Motoko Yanagita and Yosuke Yamamoto

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:51

    Published on: 6 June 2017

  9. Research article

    Association between perceived neighborhood environment and health of middle-aged women living in rapidly changing urban Mongolia

    This study was conducted in rapidly urbanizing Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, to examine patterns of perceived neighborhood quality by residents and the associations between these patterns and self-reported general an...

    Tserendulam Shagdarsuren, Keiko Nakamura and Layla McCay

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:50

    Published on: 31 May 2017

  10. Research article

    Organochlorine pesticide level in patients with chronic kidney disease of unknown etiology and its association with renal function

    Involvement of agrochemicals have been suggested in the development of chronic kidney disease of unknown etiology (CKDu). The association between CKDu and blood level of organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) in CKD...

    Rishila Ghosh, Manushi Siddarth, Neeru Singh, Vipin Tyagi, Pawan Kumar Kare, Basu Dev Banerjee, Om Prakash Kalra and Ashok Kumar Tripathi

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:49

    Published on: 26 May 2017

  11. Research article

    Level and potential social-ecological factors associated with physical inactivity and sedentary behavior among Moroccan school-age adolescents: a cross-sectional study

    Creating a successful intervention that supports an active lifestyle and prevents sedentary one requires a better understanding of the factors associated with physical inactivity (PI) and sedentary behavior (S...

    Abdelghaffar El-ammari, Hicham El kazdouh, Siham Bouftini, Samira El fakir and Youness El achhab

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:47

    Published on: 18 May 2017

  12. Research article

    The Hokkaido Birth Cohort Study on Environment and Children’s Health: cohort profile—updated 2017

    The Hokkaido Study on Environment and Children’s Health is an ongoing study consisting of two birth cohorts of different population sizes: the Sapporo cohort and the Hokkaido cohort. Our primary study goals ar...

    Reiko Kishi, Atsuko Araki, Machiko Minatoya, Tomoyuki Hanaoka, Chihiro Miyashita, Sachiko Itoh, Sumitaka Kobayashi, Yu Ait Bamai, Keiko Yamazaki, Ryu Miura, Naomi Tamura, Kumiko Ito and Houman Goudarzi

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:46

    Published on: 18 May 2017

  13. Research article

    Characteristics of stepfamilies and maternal mental health compared with non-stepfamilies in Japan

    Stepfamilies remain poorly understood in Japanese society, and the support needs of stepfamily mothers are unclear. This study aimed to identify characteristics of stepfamilies and maternal mental health as co...

    Masako Sugimoto and Yoshie Yokoyama

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:48

    Published on: 18 May 2017

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:57

  14. Research article

    Total arsenic and speciation analysis of saliva and urine samples from individuals living in a chronic arsenicosis area in China

    It is generally acknowledged that the determination of harmful chemical compounds excreted into saliva is useful for assessing their exposure levels. The aim of the present study was to compare the total arsen...

    Dapeng Wang, Yasuyo Shimoda, Sanxiang Wang, Zhenghui Wang, Jian Liu, Xing Liu, Huanyu Jin, Fenfang Gao, Jian Tong, Kenzo Yamanaka, Jie Zhang and Yan An

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:45

    Published on: 11 May 2017

  15. Research article

    Detection of antibiotic resistant Acinetobacter baumannii in various hospital environments: potential sources for transmission of Acinetobacter infections

    Antibiotic resistant Acinetobacter baumannii has emerged as one of the most problematic hospital acquired pathogens around the world. This study was designed to investigate the presence of antibiotic resistant A....

    Zahra Shamsizadeh, Mahnaz Nikaeen, Bahram Nasr Esfahani, Seyed Hamed Mirhoseini, Maryam Hatamzadeh and Akbar Hassanzadeh

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:44

    Published on: 8 May 2017

  16. Research article

    Cardiovascular effects of linalyl acetate in acute nicotine exposure

    Smoking is a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases as well as pulmonary dysfunction. In particular, adolescent smoking has been reported to have a higher latent risk for cardiovascular disease. Despite the r...

    Ju Ri Kim, Purum Kang, Hui Su Lee, Ka Young Kim and Geun Hee Seol

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:42

    Published on: 24 April 2017

  17. Short communication

    Genetic analysis of RNF213 p.R4810K variant in non-moyamoya intracranial artery stenosis/occlusion disease in a Chinese population

    RNF213 p.R4810K was identified as a susceptibility variant for moyamoya disease in Asia and non-moyamoya intracranial artery stenosis/occlusion disease in Japan and Korea recently. The...

    Tong Zhang, Congrong Guo, Xin Liao, Jian Xia, XiaoXiao Wang, Jing Deng and Junxia Yan

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:41

    Published on: 24 April 2017

  18. Research article

    A relationship between a level of hemoglobin after delivery and exclusive breastfeeding initiation at a baby friendly hospital in Japan

    The recent National Nutrition Survey of 2013 demonstrated that 16.7% of women in childbearing age are underweight, and 5.0–10.0% of these women manifested a Hemoglobin (Hb) level less than 11.0 g/dl. The purpo...

    Saki Horie, Kyoko Nomura, Shinichi Takenoshita, Junko Nakagawa, Michiko Kido and Mitsuhiro Sugimoto

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:40

    Published on: 20 April 2017

  19. Research article

    Effects of intrauterine exposures to polychlorinated biphenyls, methylmercury, and lead on birth weight in Japanese male and female newborns

    The effects of prenatal exposures to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), methylmercury, and lead on birth weight remain disputable. The aim of this study was to investigate whether these chemicals affect birth w...

    Nozomi Tatsuta, Naoyuki Kurokawa, Kunihiko Nakai, Keita Suzuki, Miyuki Iwai-Shimada, Katsuyuki Murata and Hiroshi Satoh

    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:39

    Published on: 12 April 2017

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