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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340221/nationwide-multicentre-kidney-biopsy-study-of-japanese-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
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Kengo Furuichi, Yukio Yuzawa, Miho Shimizu, Akinori Hara, Tadashi Toyama, Hiroshi Kitamura, Yoshiki Suzuki, Hiroshi Sato, Noriko Uesugi, Yoshifumi Ubara, Satoshi Hisano, Yoshihiko Ueda, Shinichi Nishi, Hitoshi Yokoyama, Tomoya Nishino, Kentaro Kohagura, Daisuke Ogawa, Koki Mise, Yugo Shibagaki, Kenjiro Kimura, Masakazu Haneda, Hirofumi Makino, Seiichi Matsuo, Takashi Wada
Background.: The clinical and pathologic manifestations of nephropathy due to type 2 diabetes are diverse, but large-scale pathologic studies with long-term observations are limited. Methods.: Kidney biopsies and clinical data of 600 patients with type 2 diabetes were collected retrospectively from 13 centres across Japan. Thirteen pathologic findings (nine glomerular lesions, two interstitial lesions and two vascular lesions) were clearly defined and scored. Results...
March 2, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339947/nitrogen-corrected-apparent-metabolisable-energy-values-of-barley-varies-by-treatment-and-species
#2
Majid Alahyari-Shahrasb, Hoseein Moravej, Ruhollah Kianfar, Woo Kyun Kim
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of two species of poultry (cockerel and Japanese quail), two levels of enzyme (0 and 0.5 g/kg), and 6 processing methods (control (C), gamma irradiation 25 (GI25), and 50 kGy (GI50), autoclaving (AU), fermentation without lactobacillus (F), and fermentation with lactobacillus (FL)) on the nitrogen-corrected apparent metabolisable energy (AMEn) of barley. In this experiment, each processing method was tested at two levels of enzyme (0 and 0.5 g/kg) in six replications with two cockerels or four quails per replication...
February 22, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339941/productive-performance-egg-quality-and-hatching-traits-of-japanese-quail-reared-under-different-levels-of-glycerin
#3
A Ghayas, J Hussain, A Mahmud, K Javed, A Rehman, S Ahmad, S Mehmood, M Usman, H M Ishaq
This study evaluated subsequent effects of glycerin on productive performance, egg quality, and hatching traits in Japanese quail. A total of 200 birds was arranged according to a completely randomized design into 5 treatment groups having 5 replicates of 8 birds each (6 females and 2 males). Treatments consisted 5 levels of glycerin, i.e., 2.5, 5, 7.5, and 10% and the control group. Birds were fed with different levels of glycerin during a rearing period of 6 wk and their subsequent effects on productive performance, egg quality, and hatching traits were observed...
March 2, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339862/a-new-insight-into-the-evolution-and-functional-divergence-of-sweet-transporters-in-chinese-white-pear-pyrus-bretschneideri
#4
Jiaming Li, Mengfan Qin, Xin Qiao, Yinsheng Cheng, Xiaolong Li, Huping Zhang, Jun Wu
SWEET genes are a recently identified plant gene family that play an indispensable role in sugar efflux. However, no systematic study has been performed in pear. In this research, 18 SWEET transporters identified in pear, almost twice the number found in woodland strawberry and Japanese apricot, were divided into four clades. Conserved motifs and six exons of the SWEET transporters were found in six species. SWEET transporters contained seven transmembrane segments (TMSs) that evolved from an internal duplication of an ancestral three-TMSs unit, connected by TMS4...
March 1, 2017: Plant & Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339560/temporal-trends-in-renal-function-and-birthweight-in-japanese-adolescent-males-1998-2015
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Takeshi Kanda, Ayano Takeda, Hiroshi Hirose, Takayuki Abe, Hidenori Urai, Mikako Inokuchi, Shu Wakino, Mitsuaki Tokumura, Hiroshi Itoh, Hiroshi Kawabe
Background.: Low birthweight (LBW) is a worldwide public health problem, demonstrating an increasing incidence in developed countries, including Japan. LBW is also a risk factor for later development of chronic kidney disease (CKD). To date, studies have not evaluated the population impacts of increasing LBW rates on renal function. Methods.: Estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) was evaluated in 3737 Japanese adolescent males (15-16 years old) using annual cross-sectional data over an 18-year period (1998-2015)...
January 17, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334992/utility-of-chromogranin-b-compared-with-chromogranin-a-as-a-biomarker-in-japanese-patients-with-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumors
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Masami Miki, Tetsuhide Ito, Masayuki Hijioka, Lingaku Lee, Kohei Yasunaga, Keijiro Ueda, Takashi Fujiyama, Yuichi Tachibana, Ken Kawabe, Robert T Jensen, Yoshihiro Ogawa
Objective: Currently, serum chromogranin A is a well-established biomarker for pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors; however, other pancreatic diseases, oral use of a proton pump inhibitor and renal impairment can affect chromogranin A. Meanwhile, chromogranin B, belonging to the same granin family as chromogranin A, is not fully examined in these conditions. The present study aimed to evaluate the utility of chromogranin B as a pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor biomarker. Methods: Serum chromogranin B levels were determined by radioimmunoassay and serum chromogranin A levels by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay in pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor (n = 91) and other pancreatic conditions, and in healthy people (n = 104), to assess the relationships with clinical features...
March 17, 2017: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334974/efficacy-and-safety-of-sequential-use-of-everolimus-in-japanese-patients-with-advanced-renal-cell-carcinoma-after-failure-of-first-line-treatment-with-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-receptor-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitor-a-multicenter-phase-ii-clinical-trial
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Masafumi Oyama, Takayuki Sugiyama, Masahiro Nozawa, Kiyohide Fujimoto, Takeshi Kishida, Go Kimura, Noriaki Tokuda, Shiro Hinotsu, Kojiro Shimozuma, Hideyuki Akaza, Seiichiro Ozono
Objective: Many studies have shown the efficacy of everolimus after pretreatment with vascular endothelial growth factor receptor-tyrosine kinase inhibitors. We investigated the efficacy and safety of everolimus as a second-line treatment after the failure of vascular endothelial growth factor receptor-tyrosine kinase inhibitor therapy in Japanese patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma. Methods: This was an open-label, multicenter, phase II trial conducted in Japan through the central registration system...
March 1, 2017: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334771/efficacy-and-safety-of-a-3-month-dosing-regimen-of-degarelix-in-japanese-patients-with-prostate-cancer-a-phase-ii-maintenance-dose-finding-study
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Seiichiro Ozono, Taiji Tsukamoto, Seiji Naito, Yasuo Ohashi, Takeshi Ueda, Tsutomu Nishiyama, Hideki Maeda, Hidehito Kusuoka, Rio Akazawa, Mototsugu Ito, Hideyuki Akaza
Objective: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of degarelix 3-month depot in Japanese patients with prostate cancer. Methods: In this Phase II, open-label, parallel-group study, 155 Japanese prostate cancer patients were randomized to treatment with degarelix administered subcutaneously at a maintenance dose of 360 or 480 mg every 84 days for 12 months, after receiving an initial dose of 240 mg. The primary endpoint was the cumulative probability of serum testosterone ≤0...
February 18, 2017: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334740/patient-experience-of-primary-care-and-advance-care-planning-a-multicentre-cross-sectional-study-in-japan
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Takuya Aoki, Jun Miyashita, Yosuke Yamamoto, Tatsuyoshi Ikenoue, Morito Kise, Yasuki Fujinuma, Shingo Fukuma, Miho Kimachi, Sayaka Shimizu, Shunichi Fukuhara
Background.: Advance care planning (ACP) is becoming increasingly important in the primary care setting because of its positive impact on the end-of-life care. Objective.: We aimed to investigate the relationship between patient experience of primary care and ACP. Methods.: This cross-sectional study was conducted in 28 primary care clinics in Japan. We assessed patient experience of primary care using a Japanese version of Primary Care Assessment Tool (JPCAT), which comprises six domains: first contact, longitudinality, coordination, comprehensiveness (services available), comprehensiveness (services provided) and community orientation...
January 30, 2017: Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334673/presence-of-the-%C3%AE-triketone-herbicide-tefuryltrione-in-drinking-water-sources-and-its-degradation-product-in-drinking-waters
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Motoyuki Kamata, Mari Asami, Yoshihiko Matsui
Triketone herbicides are becoming popular because of their herbicidal activity against sulfonylurea-resistant weeds. Among these herbicides, tefuryltrione (TFT) is the first registered herbicide for rice farming, and recently its distribution has grown dramatically. In this study, we developed analytical methods for TFT and its degradation product 2-chloro-4-methylsulfonyl-3-[(tetrahydrofuran-2-yl-methoxy) methyl] benzoic acid (CMTBA). TFT was found frequently in surface waters in rice production areas at concentrations as high as 1...
March 20, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334629/diabetes-knowledge-and-perceptions-among-nursing-students-and-curriculum-differences-in-japan-and-australia-a-cross-sectional-study
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Lucie M Ramjan, Hiroko Watanabe, Yenna Salamonson
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the associations between knowledge and perceptions of diabetes mellitus (DM) among nursing students from Japan and Australia; and to compare curriculum differences. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Cross-sectional study. Convenience sample of students from Japan (N=78) and Australia (N=85) in their final year were surveyed. Students reported demographic details, and perceptions towards caring for patients with DM. The 23-item Michigan Diabetes Knowledge Test (MDKT) was used to assess general knowledge, and seven additional questions were used to assess DM-related clinical knowledge (CDKT)...
March 16, 2017: Nurse Education Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333570/plantar-pressure-and-surgical-indication-of-toe-arthroplasty-for-rheumatoid-forefoot-deformity
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Hyunho Lee, Hajime Ishikawa, Yusuke Miyagawa, Chinatsu Takai, Yumi Nomura, Tetsuya Nemoto, Daisuke Kobayashi, Asami Abe, Hiroshi Otani, Satoshi Ito, Kiyoshi Nakazono, Takao Ishii, Shu Saito, Yasuaki Tokuhashi, Akira Murasawa
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study is to clarify the surgical indication for rheumatoid forefoot deformity according to background characteristics and plantar pressure. METHODS: Patients with rheumatoid arthritis were divided into a non-surgical group (group N) and a surgical group (group S). The former consisted of 225 ft, and the latter consisted of 88 ft. DAS28, Japanese Society for Surgery of the Foot rheumatoid arthritis foot and ankle scale (JSSF scale) and hallux valgus angle (HVA) were evaluated as background characteristics...
March 23, 2017: Modern Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332949/public-attitudes-in-japan-towards-human-animal-chimeric-embryo-research-using-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells
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Tsutomu Sawai, Taichi Hatta, Misao Fujita
AIM: To understand the steps and objectives for which Japanese people are willing to accept human-animal chimeric embryo research using human induced pluripotent stem cells. METHODS: An internet-based survey was conducted for the general public and researchers in Japan in 2016. RESULTS: Over 60% of the public and 83.8% of researchers supported the creation of human-swine chimeras and 81.0% of the public and 92.4% of researchers supported the creation of human-swine chimeric embryos...
March 2, 2017: Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332720/efficacy-and-safety-of-luliconazole-5-nail-solution-for-the-treatment-of-onychomycosis-a-multicenter-double-blind-randomized-phase-iii-study
#14
Shinichi Watanabe, Hiroshi Kishida, Akihiro Okubo
Onychomycosis is a highly prevalent and intractable disease. The first-line treatment agents are oral preparations, but an effective topical medication has long been desired. The objective was to investigate the efficacy and safety of luliconazole 5% nail solution, an imidazole antifungal agent, for the treatment of patients with onychomycosis. A multicenter, double-blind, randomized phase III study was conducted in Japanese patients with distal lateral subungual onychomycosis affecting the great toenails, with 20-50% clinical involvement...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332707/effects-of-relational-uncertainty-in-heightening-national-identification-and-reactive-approach-motivation-of-japanese
#15
Yuto Terashima, Jiro Takai
This study investigated whether relational uncertainty poses uncertainty threat, which causes compensatory behaviours among Japanese. We hypothesised that Japanese, as collectivists, would perceive relational uncertainty to pose uncertainty threat. In two experiments, we manipulated relational uncertainty, and confirmed that participants exhibited compensatory reactions to reduce aversive feelings due to it. In Study 1, we conducted direct comparison between relational uncertainty, independent self-uncertainty and control conditions...
March 23, 2017: International Journal of Psychology: Journal International de Psychologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332272/clinical-evaluation-of-sofosbuvir-ledipasvir-in-chronic-hepatitis-c-genotype-1-with-and-without-prior-daclatasvir-asnaprevir-therapy
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Etsuko Iio, Noritomo Shimada, Koichi Takaguchi, Tomonori Senoh, Yuichiro Eguchi, Masanori Atsukawa, Akihito Tsubota, Hiroshi Abe, Keizo Kato, Atsunori Kusakabe, Tomokatsu Miyaki, Kentaro Matsuura, Kayoko Matsunami, Noboru Shinkai, Kei Fujiwara, Shunsuke Nojiri, Yasuhito Tanaka
AIM: This study explored treatment outcomes of sofosbuvir (SOF)/ledipasvir (LDV) therapy for chronic hepatitis C patients with and without prior daclatasvir (DCV)/asunaprevir (ASV) therapy. METHODS: Overall, 530 Japanese patients who were infected with hepatitis C virus genotype 1 received SOF/LDV therapy for 12 weeks, and resistance-associated variants (RAVs) in the HCV NS5A and NS5B regions were assessed at baseline and virological relapse by direct sequencing...
March 22, 2017: Hepatology Research: the Official Journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332207/the-eyes-and-vision-of-butterflies
#17
Kentaro Arikawa
Butterflies use colour vision when searching for flowers. Unlike the trichromatic retinas of humans (blue, green, and red cones; plus rods) and honeybees (ultraviolet, blue, and green photoreceptors), butterfly retinas typically have six or more photoreceptor classes with distinct spectral sensitivities. The eyes of the Japanese yellow swallowtail (Papilio xuthus) contain ultraviolet, violet, blue, green, red and broad-band receptors, with each ommatidium housing nine photoreceptor cells in one of three fixed combinations...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331906/associations-between-sarcopenia-and-degenerative-lumbar-scoliosis-in-older-women
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Yawara Eguchi, Munetaka Suzuki, Hajime Yamanaka, Hiroshi Tamai, Tatsuya Kobayashi, Sumihisa Orita, Kazuyo Yamauchi, Miyako Suzuki, Kazuhide Inage, Kazuki Fujimoto, Hirohito Kanamoto, Koki Abe, Yasuchika Aoki, Tomoaki Toyone, Tomoyuki Ozawa, Kazuhisa Takahashi, Seiji Ohtori
BACKGROUND: Age-related sarcopenia can cause various forms of physical disabilities. We investigated how sarcopenia affects degenerative lumbar scoliosis (DLS) and lumbar spinal canal stenosis (LSCS). METHODS: Subjects comprised 40 elderly women (mean age 74 years) with spinal disease whose chief complaints were low back pain and lower limb pain. They included 15 cases of DLS (mean 74.8 years) and 25 cases of LSCS (mean age 72.9 years). We performed whole-body dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) to analyze body composition, including appendicular and trunk skeletal muscle mass index (SMI; lean mass (kg)/height (m)(2)) and bone mineral density (BMD)...
2017: Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331422/evaluation-of-incontinence-after-robot-assisted-laparoscopic-radical-prostatectomy-using-the-international-consultation-on-incontinence-modular-questionnaire-short-form-and-noting-the-number-of-safety-pads-needed-by-japanese-patients
#19
Katsuya Hikita, Masashi Honda, Bunya Kawamoto, Panagiota Tsounapi, Kuniyasu Muraoka, Takehiro Sejima, Atsushi Takenaka
BACKGROUND: The definition of continence after robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RARP) has not been consistently defined, with many studies only noting the amount of safety pads used. We therefore examined what definition of continence would be appropriate, employing both the International Consultation on Incontinence Modular Questionnaire Short Form (ICIQ-SF) and the number of pads used by patients. We also evaluated the relationship between the number of pads used and degree of incontinence...
March 2017: Yonago Acta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331415/structure-of-resilience-among-japanese-adult-patients-with-type-1-diabetes-a-qualitative-study
#20
Ikuko Nishio, Masami Chujo
BACKGROUND: Resilience is the process of overcoming adversities and difficulties. We clarified the structure of resilience and its motivational power among adult Japanese patients with type 1 diabetes. This is likely to help ensure effective nursing support to empower patients with diabetes and help them recuperate and improve their personal lives. METHODS: Participants were 17 patients with type 1 diabetes, and data were collected using semi-structured interviews...
March 2017: Yonago Acta Medica
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