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Kawasaki

Since its founding in 1971, St. Marianna University School of Medicine (SMU) has placed a great emphasis on building the ideal environment for medical education through its University Hospital, Juniro Nursing College, Graduate School and Basic Medical Research Institute. SMU was accredited as a FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence at Kawasaki in December 2007, the first in Asia. Dr Michel D’Hooghe, the Chairman of the FIFA Medical Committee, officially presided over the inaguration of this university on 14 December 2007. FMCE at Kawasaki. SMU is comprised of three university hospitals, one research institute, and one affiliated sport-specific clinic. SMU-FMCE at Kawasaki is instructed by Prof. Haruhito Aoki, who is former chairman of the Sports Medical Committee of the Japan Football Association and former medical committee member of the Asian Football Confederation. SMU-FMCE offers comprehensive medical care for athletes from amateur to professional levels. Medical services include orthopaedic surgical treatment, physical rehabilitation, and cardiovascular assessment of players and referees, with complete cooperation across all clinical and basic science departments. In addition to clinical work, SMU- FMCE has the teaching curriculum of sports medicine for the medical students and residents. The Basic Research Institute of our university is presently conducting research for cartilage repair and muscle repair. In 2008, the Yokohama City Sports Medical Centre became an affiliated clinic of SMU-FMCE. This clinic exists in Yokohama International Stadium, where the final match of 2002 FIFA World Cup between Brazil and Germany was held. The main responsibilities of this centre include: 1) treatment and rehabilitation of sports related injuries, 2) pre-season medical assessment of cardiovascular function in order to prevent sudden death, and 3) kinesiology analysis to check the risk factors of chronic injuries. As an FMCE in one unit, both SMU and the Yokohama City Sports Medical Centre provide medical care for the football players of three J-League (Japan Professional Football League) clubs, and two senior high school football clubs, and international referees.

In 2014, SMU-FMCE invited the research fellow from the Netherlands and started collaborative research work. The invited research fellow is Dr Vincent Gouttebarge, who is now the Chief Medical Officer of the worldwide players’ union (FIFPro), and Assistant Professor of Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Our main study project is to investigate the mental health disorders in professional football players, and this study was approved by the Ethics Committee of SMU. This is now one of the most active international reseach projects at our centre.

Fact sheet

Kawasaki

Established 1971

Accredited as FMCE since December 2007

Orthopaedic surgeons and residents: 51 (spine surgeon, hand surgeon, foot & ankle specialist, knee & hip surgeon, paediatric orthopaedic surgeon, joint replacement) , and Sports Medicine Specialists : 5

Financial turnover > 700 million US$

www.marianna-u.ac.jp/univ_en/index.html

Administration

Kawasaki

Name
Prof. Haruhito Aoki, MD

Title
Director / Head of FMCE

Email
haruhito@pj8.so-net.ne.jp

Phone number:
+81 044 977 8111 Ext. 3118

Mobile number
+81 090 7849 1116

Postal address
2-16-1, Sugao, Miyamae-ku, Kawasaki, Kanakagawa, Japan 216-8511

Name
Prof. Hiroto Fujiya, MD

Title
Director of Applied Biomechanics

Email
fujiya-1487@marianna-u.ac.jp

Phone number:
+81 44 977 8111 Ext. 4551

Mobile number

Postal address
2-16-1, Sugao, Miyamae-ku, Kawasaki, Kanakagawa, Japan 216-8511

Name
Prof. Kanaka Yatabe, MD

Title
Sports Psychologist

Email
kanaka@marianna-u.ac.jp

Phone number:
+81 44 977 8111 Ext. 4553

Mobile number

Postal address
2-16-1, Sugao, Miyamae-ku, Kawasaki, Kanakagawa, Japan 216-8511

Scientific

Contribution

Top publications

Clinical studies

Aoki H, O’Hata N, Kohno T, Morikawa T, Seki J: A 15-years prospective epidemiological account of acute traumatic injuries during official professional soccer league matches in Japan. Am J Sports Med 2012; 40(5): 1006-1014.

Gouttebarge V, Aoki H: Life span perspective of professional footballers’ health. Asian J of Sports Medicine 2014; 5: doi:10.5812/asjsm.23813.

Kobayashi T, Shimizu K: In vivo kinematics of the talo-crural and subtalar joints during weight bearing ankle rotation in chronic ankle instability. Foot and Ankle Spec 2014; 7(1)

Kobayashi T, Shimizu K: Fibular malalignment in individuals with chronic ankle instability. J Ortho Sports Phys Ther. 2014; 44(11): 872-878.

Fujiya H, Yatabe K, Yui N, Tateishi K, Terawaki F, Yoshida A, Yoshioka H, Terauchi K, Musha H. Effect of Sports Glasses Lens Color on Static and Kinetic Visual Acuity. Japanese Journal of Clinical Physiology 2014; 44(3): 113-117.

Yatabe K, Yui N, Kasuya S, Fujiya H, Tateishi K, Terawaki F, Yoshida A, Yoshioka H, Terauchi K, Miyano H, Oyama T, Musha H. Anxiety and Mood among Ballet Dancers: A Pilot Study on Effects of a Medical Approach Involving Periodic Intervention. Annals of Sports Medicine and Research 2014; 1(1): 1002(e1-e8).

Niki H, Aoki H, Hirano T, Akiyama Y, Fujiya H. Peroneal spastic flatfoot in adolescents with accessory talar facet impingement: a preliminary report. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics  2015; B24: 354-361.

Niki H, Hirano T, Akiyama Y, Mitsui H, Fujiya H. Long-term outcome of joint-preserving surgery by combination metatarsal osteotomies for shortening for forefoot deformity in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Modern Rheumatolgy 2015; 25(5): 683-688.

Gouttebarge V, Aoki H, Kerkhoffs G: Symptoms of common mental disorders and adverse health behaviours in male professional soccer players. J Human Kinetics 2015; 49: 277-286.

Gouttebarge V, Back F, Aoki H, Kerkhoffs G: Symptoms of common mental disorders in male professional football (soccer) across five European countries. J Sports Science and Medicine 2015; 14,: 811-818.

Gouttebarge V, Aoki H, Ekstrand J, Venhagen E, Kerkhoff G: Are severe joint and muscle injuries related to symptoms of common mental disorders among male male European professional footballers? Knee Surg. Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy 2015; DOI: 10.1007/s00167-015-3729-y.

Gouttebarge V, Aoki H, Kerkhoff s G: Prevalence and determinants of symptoms related to mental disorders in retired male professional footballers. J Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness 2015; Mar 27.

Gouttebarge V, Aoki H, Verhagen E, Kerkhoffs G. Are level of education and employment related to symptoms of common mental disorders in current and retired professional footballers?  Asian J of Sports Medicine 2016; in press.

Yatabe K, Kumai T, Fujiya H, Yui N, Tateishi K, Terawaki F, Musha H, Kasuya S, Miyano H, Oyama T. Association of Japanese-Specific Anxiety-Related Traits with a Polymorphism in the Serotonin Transporter Gene Under Pressure in Ballet Dancers. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine 2014; 24(3), e46-e47.

Yatabe K, Fujiya H, Yui N, Tateishi K, Murofushi Y, Terawaki F, Yoshida A, Yoshioka H, Terauchi K, Kobayashi H, Kudo T, Ohno M, Uchino A, Miyano H, Oyama T, Musha H. Effects of Neuroticism on Partial and Whole Body Reactions under Stress. Journal of Sports Science, 2015; 3(4): 155-164.

Basic studies (muscle and cartilage)

Ohno Y, Fujiya H, Goto A, Nakamura A, Nishiura Y, Sugiura T, Ohira Y, Yoshioka T, Goto K. Microcurrent electorical nerve stimulation facilitates regrowth of mouse soleus muscle. International Journal of Medical Sciences 2013; 10(10): 1286-1294.

Yui N, Yoshioka H, Fujiya H, Musha H, Beppu M, Karasawa R, Yudoh K. The DNA Repair Enzyme Apurinic/Apyrimidinic Endonuclease (Apex Nuclease) 2 Has the Potential to Protect against Down-Regulation of Chondrocyte Activity in Osteoarthritis. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 2014; 15: 14921-14934.

Yoshioka H, Yui N, Fujiya H, Musha H, Beppu M, Karasawa R and Yudoh K. Water-Soluble C60-(OH)24 Fullerene Hydroxide Protects against the Catabolic Stress-Induce Downregulation of Chondrocyte Activity in Osteoarthritis. Journal of Nanotechnology and Smart Materials 2014; 1(401): 1-7.

Fujiya H, Ogura Y, Ohno Y, Goto A, Nakamura A, Ohashi K, Uematsu D, Aoki H, Musha H, Goto K. Microcurrent electrical neuromuscular stimulation facilitates regeneration of injured skeletal muscle in mice. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine 2015; 14: 297-303.

 

 

 

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