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. 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(3):e065896.
  2. 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;162:1373–1383.
  3. Murase K, Matsumoto T, Tabara Y, Ohler A, Gozal D, Minami T, Kanai O, Takeyama H, Takahashi N, Hamada S, Tanizawa K, Wakamura T, Komenami N, Setoh K, Kawaguchi T, Tsutsumi T, Morita S, Takahashi Y, Nakayama T, Yanagita M, Hirai T, Matsuda F, Chin K. Association of Sleep-disordered Breathing and Blood Pressure with Albuminuria: The Nagahama Study. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2022;19(3):451-461.
  4. Kogo M, Sato S, Muro S, Matsumoto H, Nomura N, Tashima N, Oguma T, Sunadome H, Nagasaki T, Murase K, Kawaguchi T, Tabara Y, Matsuda F, Chin K, Hirai T. Development of airflow limitation, dyspnoea, and both in the general population: the Nagahama study. Sci Rep 2022;12(1):20060.
  5. Takahashi N, Matsumoto T, Nakatsuka Y, Murase K, Tabara Y, Takeyama H, Minami T, Hamada S, Kanai O, Tanizawa K, Nakamoto I, Kawaguchi T, Setoh K, Tsutsumi T, Takahashi Y, Handa T, Wakamura T, Komenami N, Morita S, Hirai T, Matsuda F, Nakayama T, Chin K, Group NS. Differences between subjective and objective sleep duration according to actual sleep duration and sleep-disordered breathing: the Nagahama Study. J Clin Sleep Med. 2022;18(3):851-859.


Specific Associate Professor : Susumu Sato
Specific Assistant Professor : Hironobu Sunadome, Jumpei Togawa.
Specific Researcher : Naomi Takahashi

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

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