JMA Journal

The official peer-reviewed and open-access scientific journal of the Japan Medical Association and the Japanese Association of Medical Sciences

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Introduction: Torrential rains occurred in Okayama in western Japan in July 2018, forcing local residents to evacuate. Few studies have reported early-phase disease and injury trends among patients following torrential rains. Thus, in this study, we assessed the illness and ... show more
Chiaki Hashimoto, Takashi Yorifuji, Kazuharu Murakami, and Shigeru Suganami

Introduction: Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) for asymptomatic common bile duct stones (CBDS) has been associated with an increased risk of post-ERCP pancreatitis (PEP). Patients with asymptomatic CBDS at the time of ERCP include those with incidentally discovered CBDS (group A) and ... show more
Hirokazu Saito, Yoshihiro Kadono, Takashi Shono, Kentaro Kamikawa, Atsushi Urata, Jiro Nasu, Masayoshi Uehara, Ikuo Matsushita, Tatsuyuki Kakuma, and Shuji Tada

Introduction: Allergic diseases affect both children and adults, but generation-specific prevalence rates are unclear.

Methods: An online questionnaire was used from December 2021 to January 2022 to survey the prevalence of allergic diseases among staff and ... show more
Yasunori Ito, Taisuke Kato, Koichi Yoshida, Kyohei Takahashi, Yuma Fukutomi, Mizuho Nagao, Tatsuki Fukuie, Hiroshi Matsuzaki, Minoru Gotoh, Akio Tanaka, Satoshi Konno, Junichiro Tezuka, Yosikazu Nakamura, and Yuichi Adachi


April 14, 2023
JMA Journal Volume 6, Issue 2 is available.

Aims and Scope

The JMA Journal is the official peer-reviewed and open-access scientific journal of the Japan Medical Association and the Japanese Association of Medical Sciences. The journal publishes review articles, original research articles, clinical trials, guidelines, opinions, short communications, images, case reports, letters to the editor. The JMA Journal aims to develop into an international journal both in its perspective and the country of origin of the authors it publishes. The journal’s remit, through the publication of high-quality research, is to contribute to the global improvement of medical standards. The JMA Journal accepts articles related to medical science and medical care including clinical and basic medical science as well as public health. The journal also welcomes non-clinical studies such as health policy and opinion. All unsolicited articles receive a full and extensive peer review by recognized subject experts. The journal is published four times each year (January, April, July and October). The journal requires that all manuscripts be prepared in accordance with the“Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly work in Medical Journals”as published by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). There is no charge to submit to or publish in the journal.

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