Respiratory Care and Sleep Control MedicineMedicine and Medical Science

Specific Associate Professor Susumu Sato

The Department of Respiratory Care and Sleep Control Medicine was launched in 2008, and renewed in 2021. The purpose of the department is ultimately to investigate and manage the blood gas levels which are essential to life.
Researches in this department include 1) refractory acute or chronic respiratory failure, including acute respiratory distress syndrome, 2) sleep disordered breathing, which has a significant effect on non-communicable diseases (NCDs), and 3) sleep associated symptoms.
From translational research, we hope to develop a new therapy for respiratory failure and sleep disordered breathing.

Research and Education

Based on pulmonary physiology such as the regulation of breathing during awakening and sleep, gas exchange, and lung mechanics, the purpose of our department is to develop new therapies or new evaluation methods for respiratory failure and sleep disturbances.
In particular, we teach how to manage acute or chronic respiratory failure by using oxygen, noninvasive ventilation (NIV) such as CPAP, NPPV and ASV, and IPPV. Through the investigation of the effects of hypoxemia and intermittent hypoxia, we aim to evaluate the effects of sleep disorders on NCDs in general.
With the cooperation of related departments, we aim to develop new treatments, as well as new evaluation methods for refractory lung diseases by analyzing pathophysiological parameters and clinical pathological conditions.

Recent Publications

  1. Nagasaki T, Miyake M, Sato S, Murase K, Kawaguchi T, Matsumoto T, Nakatsuka Y, Mori Y, Ikeda H, Sunadome H, Takahashi N, Togawa J, Kanai O, Uiji S, Wakamura T, Tabara Y, Tsujikawa A, Mastuda F, Hirai T, Chin K. Associations between nocturnal hypoxemia and retinal nerve fiber layer thinning: The Nagahama Study. Ann Am Thorac Soc 2024;21(4):644-650.
  2. Kogo M, Sato S, Muro S, Matsumoto H, Nomura N, Oguma T, Sunadome H, Nagasaki T, Murase K, Kawaguchi T, Tabara Y, Matsuda F, Chin K, Hirai T. Longitudinal Changes and Association of Respiratory Symptoms with Preserved Ratio Impaired Spirometry (PRISm): The Nagahama Study. Ann Am Thorac Soc 2023;20(11):1578-1586.
  3. Hamada S, Togawa J, Sunadome H, Nagasaki T, Takahashi N, Hirai T, Sato S. Sleep restfulness in patients with obstructive sleep apnea receiving continuous positive airway pressure therapy. Sleep Sci 2023;17(01):e37-e44.
  4. Sato S, Oga T, Muro S, Tanimura K, Tanabe N, Nishimura K, Hirai T. Changes in mortality among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease from the 1990s to the 2000s: A pooled analysis of two prospective cohort studies. BMJ Open 2023;13:e065896.
  5. Murase K, Minami T, Hamada S, Gozal D, Takahashi N, Nakatsuka Y, Takeyama H, Tanizawa K, Endo D, Akahoshi T, Moritsuchi Y, Tsuda T, Toyama Y, Ohi M, Tomita Y, Narui K, Matsuyama N, Ohdaira T, Kasai T, Tsuboi T, Gon Y, Yamashiro Y, Ando S, Yoshimine H, Takata Y, Yoshihisa A, Tatsumi K, Momomura S ichi, Kuroda T, Morita S, Nakayama T, Hirai T, Chin K. Multimodal Telemonitoring for Weight Reduction in Patients With Sleep Apnea A Randomized Controlled Trial. Chest 2022;162(6):1373-1383.


Specific Associate Professor : Susumu Sato
Specific Assistant Professor : Hironobu Sunadome.

TEL :+81-75-751-3852
FAX :+81-75-751-3854

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