Professor Masahiro Kohzuki was the Associate Dean of Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine in Japan. He also holds the position of Director of Rehabilitation Center at Tohoku University Hospital, and Chairman and Professor of Internal Medicine & Rehabilitation Science in Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine for more than 10 years.
He is a Chairman of the Board of Directors of Japanese Society of Renal Rehabilitation and one of the Directors of several association including Japanese Association of Rehabilitation Medicine and Japanese Association of Cardiac Rehabilitation. He was a President of Directors of Rehabilitation Centers at National University Hospitals in Japan. He has published more than 277 English papers and edited 37 books. He also produced 53 Professors and Associate Professors. His research interest is in the field of Visceral Impairment and Rehabilitation such as Renal and Cardiac Rehabilitation. He also sits in the Editor-in-Chief of Open Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, Pulmonary Research and Respiratory Medicine Open Journal and Editorial Board of several international journals.
He is the visiting professor of Tianjin Medical Univerisity (China), Northeast Normal University (China), Woosong University (Korea), Masaryk University (Czech).
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Research (PMRR)
Masahiro Kohzuki (Regional Editor-in-Chief)
Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine
As super-aged society has come, the number of persons with multimorbidity and multiple disabilities (MMD) and their needs of rehabilitation have increased rapidly more than expected. In the era of MMD, the rehabilitation needs to consider the existing principle of FITT (frequency, intensity, type, time). The unique problems of each organ and the relationship among them such as brain, heart, lung and bone joints should be considered simultaneously. Physical medicine and rehabilitation have been proactively implemented to accomplish the concept of "adding life to years (the improvement of living functions and QOL)" by helping overcome the disabled conditions through the assessment of and intervention in socially disadvantaged functions. Recent development of physical medicine and rehabilitation demonstrated that the rehabilitation such as cardiac rehabilitation and renal rehabilitation have been useful to accomplish the concept of not only “adding life to years” but also "adding years to life” (“adding life to years and years to life”). The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Research (PMRR) aims to advance education and impact the specialty of physical medicine and rehabilitation through the timely delivery of clinically relevant and evidence-based research and review information. PMRR will contribute to increase the implementation rate of evidenced-based rehabilitation.
Baylor College of Medicine
Received date: April 22, 2016
Accepted date: April 25, 2016
Published date: April 28, 2016
©2016 Kohzuki M. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Kohzuki M (2016) Inaugural Message from the regional editor-in-chief. Phys Med Rehabil Res 1: doi: 10.15761/PMRR.1000106
Professor and Chairman, Department of Internal Medicine and Rehabilitation Science, Disability Science, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan.
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