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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103424/no-negative-impact-of-serum-igg4-levels-on-clinical-outcome-in-435-patients-with-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis-from-japan
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Atsushi Tanaka, Susumu Tazuma, Takahiro Nakazawa, Hiroyuki Isayama, Toshio Tsuyuguchi, Kazuo Inui, Hajime Takikawa
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Several studies have demonstrated that elevated serum IgG4 levels are associated with poor outcomes of primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), but the impact of serum IgG4 levels on PSC remains controversial. In this study, we aimed to determine prognostic factors of patients with PSC and to investigate the association between serum IgG4 levels and the clinical features and prognosis of PSC in a Japanese cohort. METHODS: We retrospectively analysed follow-up data for 435 patients with PSC (UMIN000018438)...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Hepato-biliary-pancreatic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103398/cognitive-behavioral-and-psycho-social-factors-associated-with-successful-and-maintained-quit-smoking-status-among-patients-who-received-smoking-cessation-intervention-with-nurses-counseling
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Chie Taniguchi, Hideo Tanaka, Hideo Saka, Isao Oze, Kazunobu Tachibana, Yasuhiro Nozaki, Yukio Suzuki, Hisataka Sakakibara
AIM: To identify cognitive, behavioral and psycho-social factors associated with successful and maintained quit smoking status after patients received smoking cessation intervention with nurses' counseling. BACKGROUND: Although nurses' intervention for smoking cessation is effective for patients, few studies have been conducted to identify cognitive, behavioral and psycho-social factors associated with the success of quitting smoking. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study METHODS: In a multi-institutional study between October 2008 - October 2014, we administered the Japanese smoking cessation therapy, which consists of smoking cessation intervention five times with nurses' counseling over 12 weeks...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103142/mapping-of-calf-death-in-japanese-black-cattle
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Takashi Hirano, Shota Nishimura, Hiromi Hara, Yoshikazu Sugimoto, Kei Hanzawa
Weak calf syndrome (WCS) is a major cause of calf death in Japanese Black cattle. Among IARS disorders, the isoleucyl-tRNA synthetase c.235G>C mutation has been identified as one of the causes of WCS. However, calf deaths differing from those attributed to IARS disorder has been occurring. To identify other genes potentially responsible for these calf deaths, we constructed three populations of three bulls (Bull-1, -2 and -3) that did not carry the IARS mutation, and dead calves (18, 28, and 31 calves) and healthy cattle (18, 15, and 10 cattle) sired by these bulls...
January 19, 2017: Animal Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102850/japanese-encephalitis-virus-induces-human-neural-stem-progenitor-cell-death-by-elevating-grp78-phb-and-hnrnpc-through-er-stress
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Sriparna Mukherjee, Noopur Singh, Nabonita Sengupta, Mahar Fatima, Pankaj Seth, Anita Mahadevan, Susarla Krishna Shankar, Arindam Bhattacharyya, Anirban Basu
Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV), which is a causative agent of sporadic encephalitis, harbours itself inside the neural stem/progenitor cells. It is a well-known fact that JEV infects neural stem/progenitor cells and decreases their proliferation capacity. With mass spectrometry-based quantitative proteomic study, it is possible to reveal the impact of virus on the stem cells at protein level. Our aim was to perceive the stem cell proteomic response upon viral challenge. We performed a two-dimensional gel electrophoresis-based proteomic study of the human neural stem cells (hNS1 cell line) post JEV infection and found that 13 proteins were differentially expressed...
January 19, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102479/peripherally-inserted-central-catheter-related-bloodstream-infection-caused-by-kocuria-marina-in-an-elderly-man
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Nobuaki Mori, Yuichi Nishihara, Hideki Tayama, Akiko Higuchi, Yasuko Aoki
BACKGROUND: Kocuria species are Gram-positive, aerobic cocci, and members of the Micrcoccaceae family that are known to be opportunistic pathogens. Although there have been sporadic reports of infections caused by Kocuria species, little is known regarding their human pathogenicity and clinical characteristics. CASE REPORT: We herein report a case of a peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC)-related bloodstream infection caused by Kocuria marina in a 90-year-old Japanese with multiple cancer...
January 19, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101757/final-report-of-kscc0803-feasibility-study-of-capecitabine-as-adjuvant-chemotherapy-for-stage-iii-colon-cancer-in-japan
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Kazuhito Minami, Masaru Morita, Yasunori Emi, Masahiro Okamoto, Eiji Tanaka, Shigeyuki Nagata, Tetsuo Touyama, Kippei Ohgaki, Takaho Tanaka, Hiroshi Okumura, Toyokuni Suenaga, Shoji Tokunaga, Eiji Oki, Yoshihiro Kakeji, Yoshito Akagi, Hideo Baba, Shoji Natsugoe, Yoshihiko Maehara
BACKGROUND: The impact of oral capecitabine as adjuvant chemotherapy for Japanese patients with resected colon cancer was unclear. We previously planned and conducted a prospective feasibility study (KSCC0803) and reported on the safety of oral capecitabine as adjuvant chemotherapy for Japanese patients with resected stage III colon cancer. The purpose of the current study was to assess the survival results from that study. METHODS: The study subjects were Japanese patients with resected stage III colon cancer...
January 18, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101713/macro-and-microelement-content-and-other-properties-of-chaenomeles-japonica-l-fruit-and-protective-effects-of-its-aqueous-extract-on-hepatocyte-metabolism
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Irena Baranowska-Bosiacka, Beata Bosiacka, Julita Rast, Izabela Gutowska, Jolanta Wolska, Ewa Rębacz-Maron, Kamila Dębia, Katarzyna Janda, Jan Korbecki, Dariusz Chlubek
This growing interest in the cultivation of Japanese quince Chaenomeles japonica L. results from the potentially beneficial properties of its fruit. Fresh fruits are very firm and too acidic to eat raw, but their bioactive components, distinctive aroma, and high amount of dietary fiber make the fruits well suited for industrial processing. However, not all the properties of the fruit have been investigated. For example, there are no comprehensive reports about the mineral content or potentially harmful effects on liver metabolism...
January 18, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101435/microsatellite-markers-for-nuphar-japonica-nymphaeaceae-an-aquatic-plant-in-the-agricultural-ecosystem-of-japan
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Toshiaki Kondo, Sonoko Watanabe, Takashi Shiga, Yuji Isagi
PREMISE OF THE STUDY: Nuphar species (Nymphaeaceae) are representative aquatic plants in irrigation ponds in Japanese agricultural ecosystems. We developed 15 polymorphic microsatellite markers for N. japonica and confirmed their utility for its close relatives N. oguraensis var. akiensis and N. ×saijoensis, which originated from natural hybridization between N. japonica and N. oguraensis. METHODS AND RESULTS: Genetic variation was characterized in 15 polymorphic loci in three populations of N...
December 2016: Applications in Plant Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101319/the-nursing-assessment-of-medication-acceptance-the-reliability-and-validity-of-a-schizophrenia-medication-adherence-scale
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Hikaru Hori, Nobuhisa Ueda, Hideki Shiozuka, Ryohei Igata, Tazuko Miki, Kiyokazu Atake, Yuji Takeuchi, Hiroaki Shirozu, Naotoshi Ohara, Yuki Konishi, Hiroshi Nagai, Noriaki Sakurai, Takanori Kubota, Reiji Yoshimura
BACKGROUND: Many patients with schizophrenia have low medication adherence. There is, however, no objective assessment scale that can be used by nurses or caregiver specialists. The Nursing Assessment of Medication Acceptance (NAMA) was developed to assess patients' medication adherence. The aim of this study was to examine the validity and reliability of the NAMA in patients with schizophrenia. METHODS: A total of 121 Japanese patients with schizophrenia were enrolled...
January 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101024/bazex-syndrome-in-lung-squamous-cell-carcinoma-high-expression-of-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-in-lesional-keratinocytes-with-th2-immune-shift
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Maki Amano, Takaaki Hanafusa, Sakiko Chikazawa, Makiko Ueno, Takeshi Namiki, Ken Igawa, Keiko Miura, Hiroo Yokozeki
An 82-year-old Japanese man was referred for detailed examination of hyperkeratotic erythematous plaques on his palms and soles for 6 months. Two weeks before his first visit, he had undergone lung lobectomy for right lung squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). Laboratory findings showed elevations of eosinophil counts, serum IgE, thymus and activation-regulated chemokine, SCC antigen, and soluble interleukin-2 receptor levels. Histological results of a skin biopsy involving the left palm showed psoriasiform dermatitis...
September 2016: Case Reports in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101020/late-onset-of-acute-urticaria-after-bee-stings
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Yuko Asai, Hisashi Uhara, Atsushi Miyazaki, Minoru Saiki, Ryuhei Okuyama
Here we report the cases of five patients with a late onset of acute urticaria after a bee sting. The ages of the five Japanese patients ranged from 33 to 86 years (median: 61). All patients had no history of an allergic reaction to bee stings. The onset of urticaria was 6-14 days (median: 10) after a bee sting. Although four of the patients did not describe experiencing a bee sting at their presentation, the subsequent examination detected anti-bee-specific IgE antibodies. So, we think a history of a bee sting should thus be part of the medical interview sheet for patients with acute urticaria, and an examination of IgE for bees may help prevent a severe bee-related anaphylactic reaction in the future...
September 2016: Case Reports in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100994/reocclusion-after-self-expandable-metallic-stent-placement-for-relieving-malignant-colorectal-obstruction-as-a-palliative-treatment
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Toshikatsu Nitta, Kensuke Fujii, Yoshimasa Hirata, Tomo Tominaga, Yoshihiro Inoue, Hiroshi Kawasaki, Ken Kawakami, Takashi Ishibashi
Self-expandable metallic stent (SEMS) placement has been practiced in several hospitals in Japan, including ours, since January 2012. Here, we report the case of an 82-year-old Japanese man who presented to the hospital with a 1-week history of right hypochondrial pain. Computed tomography (CT) findings indicated colorectal cancer. The laboratory findings on admission indicated severe anemia (red blood cell count, 426 × 104/μL; hemoglobin, 7.9 g/dL). We performed SEMS placement because the patient refused to undergo surgery...
September 2016: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100990/drug-induced-liver-injury-associated-with-complementary-and-alternative-medicines
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Koji Takahashi, Tatsuo Kanda, Shin Yasui, Yuki Haga, Junichiro Kumagai, Reina Sasaki, Shuang Wu, Shingo Nakamoto, Masato Nakamura, Makoto Arai, Osamu Yokosuka
A 24-year-old man was admitted due to acute hepatitis with unknown etiology. After his condition and laboratory data gradually improved with conservative therapy, he was discharged 1 month later. Two months after his discharge, however, liver dysfunction reappeared. After his mother accidentally revealed that he took complementary and alternative medicine, discontinuation of the therapy caused his condition to improve. Finally, he was diagnosed with a recurrent drug-induced liver injury associated with Japanese complementary and alternative medicine...
September 2016: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100916/twenty-four-hour-urinary-sodium-and-potassium-excretion-and-associated-factors-in-japanese-secondary-school-students-methodological-issues-that-can-lead-to-misinterpretation
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Erfan Ayubi, Mohadeseh Sani, Kamyar Mansori, Salman Khazaei
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January 19, 2017: Hypertension Research: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100913/genome-wide-association-study-using-the-ethnicity-specific-japonica-array-identification-of-new-susceptibility-loci-for-cold-medicine-related-stevens-johnson-syndrome-with-severe-ocular-complications
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Mayumi Ueta, Hiromi Sawai, Ryosei Shingaki, Yusuke Kawai, Chie Sotozono, Kaname Kojima, Kyung-Chul Yoon, Mee Kum Kim, Kyoung Yul Seo, Choun-Ki Joo, Masao Nagasaki, Shigeru Kinoshita, Katsushi Tokunaga
A genome-wide association study (GWAS) for cold medicine-related Stevens-Johnson syndrome (CM-SJS) with severe ocular complications (SOC) was performed in a Japanese population. A recently developed ethnicity-specific array with genome-wide imputation that was based on the whole-genome sequences of 1070 unrelated Japanese individuals was used. Validation analysis with additional samples from Japanese individuals and replication analysis using samples from Korean individuals identified two new susceptibility loci on chromosomes 15 and 16...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100605/urine-24-hour-sodium-excretion-decreased-between-1953-and-2014-in-japan-but-estimated-intake-still-exceeds-the-who-recommendation
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Ken Uechi, Minami Sugimoto, Satomi Kobayashi, Satoshi Sasaki
BACKGROUND: Accurate monitoring of sodium intake is necessary for evaluating strategies used to reduce sodium intake. However, no repeat survey has been conducted in representative populations in Japan to examine trends in sodium intake with the use of 24-h urinary sodium excretion, a standard evaluation method for sodium intake monitoring. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to examine potential trends in sodium intake by examining previous reports of 24-h urinary sodium excretion in healthy Japanese adult populations...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100272/bibliometric-analysis-of-literature-on-toxic-epidermal-necrolysis-and-stevens-johnson-syndrome-1940-2015
#17
Waleed M Sweileh
BACKGROUND: Stevens Johnson Syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) are rare but fatal adverse skin reactions that affect all age groups. In order to better understand literature on this topic, we conducted a bibliometric study using Scopus database to shed light on number and growth of publications, most active countries, institutions, journals and authors involved in publishing articles in this field, citation analysis, top cited articles, international collaboration, role of medications and genetic association...
January 18, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099497/assessing-the-mental-health-impact-of-the-2011-great-japan-earthquake-tsunami-and-radiation-disaster-on-elementary-and-middle-school-children-in-the-fukushima-prefecture-of-japan
#18
Mark Lieber
BACKGROUND: On March 11, 2011, a magnitude 9.0 earthquake occurred off of Japan's Pacific coast, which was followed by huge tsunamis that destroyed many coastal cities in the area. Due to the earthquake and subsequent tsunami, malfunctions occurred at the Fukushima Daiichi (Fukushima I) nuclear power plant, resulting in the release of radioactive material in the region. While recent studies have investigated the effects of these events on the mental health of adults in the region, no studies have yet been performed investigating similar effects among children...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099187/a-comparative-study-of-anterior-decompression-with-fusion-and-posterior-decompression-with-laminoplasty-for-the-treatment-of-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy-patients-with-large-anterior-compression-of-the-spinal-cord
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Takashi Hirai, Toshitaka Yoshii, Yoshiyasu Arai, Kenichiro Sakai, Ichiro Torigoe, Hidetsugu Maehara, Masaki Tomori, Takashi Taniyama, Hirokazu Sato, Atsushi Okawa
STUDY DESIGN: This is a retrospective observational single-center study. OBJECTIVES: To compare anterior decompression and fusion (ADF) and laminoplasty (LAMP) for the treatment of cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) patients with large anterior compression in terms of clinical and radiologic outcomes. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: We have reported that insufficient posterior decompression could be often seen after laminoplasty for CSM patients with preoperative anterior clearance of the spinal cord, defined as an interval <4 mm between the preoperative the modified K-line and anterior structure of the spinal canal at most compressive segment on sagittal T1-weighted magnetic resonance imaging...
January 17, 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098835/an-electrostatic-barrier-forming-window-that-captures-airborne-pollen-grains-to-prevent-pollinosis
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Yoshihiro Takikawa, Yoshinori Matsuda, Teruo Nonomura, Koji Kakutani, Shin-Ichi Kusakari, Hideyoshi Toyoda
An electrostatic-barrier-forming window (EBW) was devised to capture airborne pollen, which can cause allergic pollinosis. The EBW consisted of three layers of insulated conductor wires (ICWs) and two voltage generators that supplied negative charges to the two outer ICW layers and a positive charge to the middle ICW layer. The ICWs generated an attractive force that captured pollen of the Japanese cedar, Cryptomeria japonica, from air blown through the EBW. The attractive force was directly proportional to the applied voltage...
January 15, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
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