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Epidemiological Studies of Specified Rare and Intractable Disease

  • Masakazu Washio
  • Gen Kobashi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Masakazu Washio, Yutaka Inaba
    Pages 1-13
  3. Mitsumasa Umesawa, Koji Uchiyama, Hiroshi Taneichi, Gen Kobashi
    Pages 15-31
  4. Kazushi Okamoto
    Pages 47-59
  5. Keiko Tanaka, Yoshihiro Miyake
    Pages 61-81
  6. Nagato Kuriyama, Masakazu Miyajima, Madoka Nakajima, Takeo Kato, Michiko Kurosawa, Wakaba Fukushima et al.
    Pages 83-102
  7. Satoko Ohfuji
    Pages 117-131
  8. Koji Uchiyama, Mitsumasa Umesawa, Yasuo Haruyama, Toshimi Sairenchi, Gen Kobashi
    Pages 133-146
  9. Chikako Kiyohara, Masakazu Washio
    Pages 147-162
  10. Naoyasu Ueda, Takahiko Horiuchi
    Pages 163-183

About this book


This book presents research findings from epidemiological studies investigating chronic and intractable diseases with unidentifiable causes from a clinical perspective. Each chapter provides the latest findings on specific diseases, including procedures for their study, insights into their causes, risk factors and preventive factors providing a foundation for new ideas and further development as well as establishing treatment procedures. Epidemiological Studies of Specified Rare and Intractable Disease(Nanbyo in Japanese)  is a valuable resource for both new and established researchers as well as students who are seeking information on public health and on environmental and clinical epidemiology. 


Risk Factors IPF UC CD TRAPS Chronic Disease

Editors and affiliations

  • Masakazu Washio
    • 1
  • Gen Kobashi
    • 2
  1. 1.St. Mary’s CollegeKurumeJapan
  2. 2.Dokkyo Medical UniversityMibuJapan

About the editors

Masakazu Washio

St. Mary’s College

Kurume, Japan


Gen Kobashi

Dokkyo Medical University

Tochigi, Japan

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Epidemiological Studies of Specified Rare and Intractable Disease
  • Editors Masakazu Washio
    Gen Kobashi
  • Series Title Current Topics in Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine
  • Series Abbreviated Title Current Topics in Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-13-1095-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-13-4566-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-13-1096-6
  • Series ISSN 2364-8333
  • Series E-ISSN 2364-8341
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 183
  • Number of Illustrations 5 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Public Health
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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