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    Epidemiology of Chronic Kidney Disease, With Special Emphasis on Chronic Kidney Disease of Uncertain Etiology, in the North Central Region of Sri Lanka

    Jayasekara Kithsiri Bandara , Dissanayake Dhammika Menike , Sivakanesan Ramiah , Ranasinghe Asanga , Karunarathna Ranawaka Hewage , Priyantha Kumara Gardiye Waligamage Gamini

    … We screened 7604 individuals for chronic kidney disease of uncertain etiology.<BR>Results: The results showed that the male:female ratio was 2.4:1, the mean age of patients was 54.7 ± 8 years, 92% of the patients were farmers, and 93% consumed water from shallow dug wells. … Stage 1 and 2 presentation accounted for only 3.4%.<BR>Conclusions: Low prevalence of CKDU was noticed (1.5%) among those who consumed water from natural springs. …

    Journal of Epidemiology advpub(0), 2015


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    17-4 The benefits of bathing with hot spring containing rich sulfur and sodium chloride- investigation in Tsukioka hot spring

    GOTO Yasuaki , HAYASAKA Shinya , KURIHARA Shigeo

    … Purpose: Tsukioka Onsen is the prominent hot spring which contains the largest amounts of sulfur in Japan. … The purpose of this study is to clarify the benefits of bathing in Tsukioka Onsen by comparison between the bathing in Tsukioka hot spring and with natural water.<BR>Methods: Subjects were 20 females aged from 30 to 60 y.o. …

    The Journal of Japanese Balneo-Climatological Association 77(5), 549-549, 2014


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    16-7 An assessment of Ruwan Zafi−Numan for exploitation as a source of dietary water in Nigeria

    NGHARGBU K'tso , PONIKOWSKA Irena , LATOUR Teresa , KUROWSKA Ewa , SCHOENEICH Krsyzstof , ALAGBE Solomon

    … Introduction: In the Upper Benue Trough of Nigeria near Numan is a thermal spring flowing to the surface under natural conditions. … Geologically, it is believed that this water passes through the Continental Bima Sandstones of the Albian, the transitional to marine Yolde Formation of the Cenomanian, and eventually through the continental Gombe Sandstones of Maastrichtian age, thus deriving their unique chemistry. …

    The Journal of Japanese Balneo-Climatological Association 77(5), 544-544, 2014


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    16-6 Assesment of isotonic thermal chlorosodic waters of the Middle Benue Trough, Nigeria for use in drinking cure

    NGHARGBU K'tso , ADAMCZYK Przemyslaw , PONIKOWSKA Irena , SCHOENEICH Krsyzstof

    … These waters interact with host-beds of shale, silt, sandstone, which are sometimes calcareous on their way up under natural artesian conditions. … <BR>Conclusion: Due to their Isotonic nature and moderate mineralization, they are suitable for use in drinking cure as their chemistry compares favourably with that of a well-known spring water in Poland used for the same purpose-Inowroclaw(mineralization 0.29%). …

    The Journal of Japanese Balneo-Climatological Association 77(5), 543-543, 2014


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    09-4 The recent development of China's hot spring industry: transformation from hot spring tourism to health and wellness hot spring

    JIE Wang

    …   China is one of the countries abundant in hot spring resources. … There are more than 4,000 hot spring resources consisting of two types: the natural hot spring and the developed hot spring. … Yet, there are still many more hot spring resources to be explored and developed. … <BR>  To the end of 2013, there were around 1,000 hot spring tourism facilities or projects in operation. …

    The Journal of Japanese Balneo-Climatological Association 77(5), 492-494, 2014


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    10-4 Shumadian forest hammam as a medical SPA concept


    … In our investigation we had a goal to present and measure the effect of the authentic outdoor medical SPA programs "Shumadian Forest hammam", "Cigota Cross SPA golden pine forest hammam" and "Tara hammam as 75+, ageing well program" that combine phytoncides, heliotherapy, mineral springs water, zero distance food, tradition and heritage of the Serbian people, on the health of the people<BR>Material and Methods: Our investigation was designed to measure the effects of Medical SPA programs proposed by experts team of Medical SPA Association of …

    The Journal of Japanese Balneo-Climatological Association 77(5), 501-502, 2014


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    11-3 Biophysical skin effects of extemporaneous peloids from "Hervideros De Cofrentes Spa" natural mineral water according to their maturity time

    CARBAJO José Manuel , Fernandez-TORAN Miguel Angel , CORVILLO Iluminada , AGUILERA Lourdes , MEIJIDE Rosa , CARRETERO Maria Isabel , MARAVER Francisco

    …   The main objective of the present study was to determine the in situ biomechanical behaviour of skin in response to the use of three muds manufactured with a hyperosmotic Spring "Hervederos de Cofrentes" water, Valencia, Spain. …

    The Journal of Japanese Balneo-Climatological Association 77(5), 507-508, 2014


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    PT2-3 Immunoinflammatory regulation effects of Korean hot spring water

    KIM Jin-Wou

    Natural hot spring water in South Korea can be classified into four main hydrochemical groups, i.e., Ca(Na)-HCO3, Na(Ca)-HCO3, Na(Ca)-Cl, and acidic Ca-HCO3 type. …

    The Journal of Japanese Balneo-Climatological Association 77(5), 395-395, 2014


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    S2-4 Topical application of artificial CO2-enriched water - Clinical efficacy

    HAYASHI Hisae

    … In the 19th-century Europe, CO2-enriched water had been used as naturopathy for hypertensions, exclusively. … In 1997 Japan, the CO2-enriched water could be adopted as a clinical application, since the device was developed to produce artificial CO2-water easier. …

    The Journal of Japanese Balneo-Climatological Association 77(5), 416-416, 2014


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    S2-2 Carbon dioxide (CO2) balneotherapy in Germany

    A. BABA Hideo , KUMAMOTO Hideo , TAKEDA Atsushi

    … Carbonated water or CO2 containing spring water has been known for ancient times, not only in spas for bathing but also for drinking. … Bodo from Bad Nauheim noted a "congested, velvety reddened skin" after taking a bath in warm CO2 enriched water. …

    The Journal of Japanese Balneo-Climatological Association 77(5), 413-413, 2014


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    04-1 Fangotherapy, a body-friendly treatment to use hot spring water for health promotion

    SUGIMORI Kenji , OWADA Mizuno

    … Fangotherapy is one of four medical treatments used under a medical doctor's supervision at a hot spring. … This treatment is conducted in Europe, especially in Italy, using peloids maturated with natural hot spring water. … The maturated peloids have factors of concentrated hot spring and biological extract -glycolipids- from thermophilic algae. …

    The Journal of Japanese Balneo-Climatological Association 77(5), 435-436, 2014


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    03-3 Introduction to Japanese Anma massage therapy

    DONOYAMA Nozomi

    … Introduction: In Japan, onsen, or hot springs, has traditionally been associated with good quality natural water baths surrounded by beautiful nature, meals made from local products, hospitality at hot spring hotels, and massage. …

    The Journal of Japanese Balneo-Climatological Association 77(5), 433-434, 2014


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    04-11 Quality assessment of Japanese Biofango through tensiometric approach by TVS mud index

    ROSSI Davide , ZANCATO Mirella , OWADA Mizuno , SUGIMORI Kenji , MATSUURA Kazuhiro

    … Introduction: Sanraku-en spa started to purpose the "Shogawa biofangotherapy" using hot spring water and different kind of clays of natural origin (called Biofango) matured for three weeks during which bacterial flora develop with production of constitutive elements having therapeutic properties [4]. …

    The Journal of Japanese Balneo-Climatological Association 77(5), 455-456, 2014


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    05-3 Efficacy of radon in the Japanese radioactive hot spring

    HORIUCHI Kimiko

    … What is radon<BR>  Radon which belongs in the rare gases, is the main element of the radioactive hot spring. … As radon is chemically inert, it dose not make any complex with other chemical component present in hot and mineral spring water.<BR>  There are three kinds of radioactive radon gases in nature, even though the word radon(Rn) often means 222Rn. …

    The Journal of Japanese Balneo-Climatological Association 77(5), 462-463, 2014


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    Massage, Manual Therapy, and Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Baden, a Swiss Hot Spring Town  [in Japanese]

    DONOYAMA Nozomi , SUOH Sachie , OHKOSHI Norio

      2013年12月11日、スイスの温泉地バーデンを訪ねた。19の源泉があり、46.5度、pH6.43の硫黄泉で飲泉療法、入浴療法の両方に使用されている。ホテル内温泉入浴施設にはマッサージ室があり、医療マッサージ、リラクセーションマッサージ、美容マッサージなど多種多様な施術が行われていた。<BR>  文献によれば、スイス国民の約半数が補完代替医療を行う病院を好み、病院内では、鍼治療や手 …

    The Journal of Japanese Balneo-Climatological Association 77(4), 306-313, 2014


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    YOKOYAMA Yoshihiro , FUJII Akihiko , NAKASHIMA Masataka , UCHIDA Tadashi

     本研究では,博多湾における季節の違いによるアサリ浮遊幼生の挙動を,数値シミュレーションを用いて解析した.その結果,(1)各産卵場から産まれた浮遊幼生は,産卵場周辺の流れや出水に伴う海水表層の流れの変化により,博多湾内を移送される経路及び分布の特徴が異なる.また,出水期には非出水期と比べ多くの浮遊幼生が湾外へ流出し,各生息場へ供給される幼生の数は減少する.(2)出水が少ない春季や秋季に産まれた幼生 …



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    Hydrochemistry and isotopic characteristics of non-volcanic hot springs around the Miocene Kofu granitic complex surrounding the Kofu Basin in the South Fossa Magna region, central Honshu, Japan


    … Chemical and stable isotopic compositions (δD, δ18O, and δ34S) of non-volcanic hot spring waters around the Miocene Kofu granitic complex surrounding the Kofu basin in the South Fossa Magna region of central Honshu, Japan, were analyzed in order to investigate water-rock interactions and to determine the origin and sulfur isotopic characteristics of their trace amounts of SO42- ion. …

    Geochem. J. 48(4), 345-356, 2014


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    The use of diatom analysis in reconstructing Holocene relative sea-level change  [in Japanese]

    SATO Hiroshi

    … In this paper, indicative meaning of the marine limit was reassessed, and was interpreted as a sea-level index point formed at a tidal level of mean high water spring. …

    Diatom 30(0), 31-40, 2014


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    Origin of saline waters distributed along the Median Tectonic Line in southwest Japan: Hydrogeochemical investigation on possibility of derivation of metamorphic dehydrated fluid from subducting oceanic plate  [in Japanese]

    AMITA Kazuhiro , OHSAWA Shinji , NISHIMURA Koshi , YAMADA Makoto , MISHIMA Taketoshi , KAZAHAYA Kohei , MORIKAWA Noritoshi , HIRAJIMA Takao

    温泉起源流体としての変成流体を探索するために,西南日本の前弧域の中央構造線沿いに湧出する高塩分温泉において,温泉水や付随ガスを採取し化学・同位体分析を行った。その結果,和歌山と四国地域で採取した温泉水試料から,現海水や浅層地下水に比べて水素・酸素安定同位体組成の大きく異なる温泉を見出した。四国地域の温泉起源流体は,Li-B-Cl相対組成やHe同位体システマティクスから,続成流体の一つであることが確 …

    JAHS 44(1), 17-38, 2014