Michiko FUJISAWA (Assistant Professor)

Doctor of Medicine, Kochi Medical School

I have been studying that longitudinal study for ageing based on comprehensive geriatric assessment of elderly living in the community. I have been interested in dementia, and doing the study of the quality of the care of patients with dementia. In addition, I have been studying the neurodegenerative disease in west New Guinea district.

Positions held

  • 1992 Clinical resident of Kochi medical school.
  • 1994 Clinical doctor of internal medicine of Nakamura hospital.
  • 1994 Clinical doctor of neurology of Oosaka Sumitomo hospital.
  • 1997 Clinical doctor of Kochi medical school.
  • 1999 Research resident of National institute for longevity science.
  • 2003 Clinical doctor of internal medicine in National hospital for geriatric medicine.
  • 2007 Department of welfare & longevity of Kyoto University Primate Research Institute.
  • 2008 Assistant Professor at the Wildlife Research Center of Kyoto University

Selected publications

  1. Fujisawa M, Okumiya K, Matsubayashi K, Hamada T, Endo H, Doi Y: Factors associated with carotid atherosclerosis in community-dwelling oldest elderly aged over 80 years. Geriatrics & Gerontology International 8(1):12-18. 2008.
  2. Okumiya K, Fujisawa M, Ishine M, Wada T, Sakamoto R, Hirata Y, Del Saz EG, Griapon Y, Togodly A, sanggenafa N, Rantetampang AL, Kokubo Y, Kuzuhara S, Matsubayashi K: Fieldwork survey of neurodegenerative diseases in West New-Guinea in 2001-02 and 2006-07. Rinsho Shinkeigaku 47(11):977-8, 2007.
  3. Fujisawa M, Ishine M, Okumiya K, Nishinaga M, Doi Y, Ozawa T, Matsubayashi K. Effects of long-term exercise class on prevention of falls in community-dwelling elderly: Kahoku longitudinal aging study. Geriatrics & Gerontology International, 7:357-362,2007.
  4. Fujisawa M, Matsubayashi K, Wada T, Okumiya K, Doi Y, Shimokata H.: The comparison of blood pressure of community-dwelling elderly subjects in Okinawa and Shikoku. Nippon Ronen Igakkai Zasshi, 37:744-8, 2000.
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