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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820864/diffusion-kurtosis-imaging-and-pathology-in-spinal-cord-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-rabbits-a-case-control-study
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Daowei Li, Xiaoming Wang
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate the application of diffusion kurtosis imaging (DKI) in spinal cord ischemia/reperfusion (SCI/R) injury and to explore its association with pathology. MATERIAL AND METHODS Japanese male long-eared rabbits were chosen and divided into 7 groups (8 rabbits in each group): control group (C group), sham-operation control group (S group), and 5 experimental groups (E-2 h group, E-24 h group, E-48 h group, E-7 d group, and E-14 d group). Tarlov scoring and immunohistochemical staining were used to assess hindlimb motor function and observe the expression of glial fiber acidic protein (GFAP), respectively...
August 18, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819993/lactobacillus-helveticus-fermented-milk-containing-lactononadecapeptide-nippltqtpvvvppflqpe-improves-cognitive-function-in-healthy-middle-aged-adults-a-randomised-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
#2
Kazuhito Ohsawa, Fumiya Nakamura, Naoto Uchida, Seiichi Mizuno, Hidehiko Yokogoshi
This study aimed to determine the effects of a Lactobacillus helveticus-fermented milk drink containing lactononadecapeptide (NIPPLTQTPVVVPPFLQPE) on the cognitive function of healthy middle-aged adults. A randomised, double-blind controlled study was conducted in healthy participants who were randomly assigned to receive a L. helveticus-fermented milk drink (190 g/day) or the equivalent amount of a placebo drink once a day for eight weeks. Cognitive function was evaluated using the Japanese version of the repeatable battery for the assessment of neuropsychological status (RBANS) test...
August 18, 2017: International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819789/left-gastric-artery-lymph-nodes-should-be-included-in-d1-lymph-node-dissection-in-gastric-cancer
#3
Naruhiko Ikoma, Mariela Blum, Jeannelyn S Estrella, Xuemei Wang, Keith F Fournier, Paul F Mansfield, Jaffer A Ajani, Brian D Badgwell
BACKGROUND: The Japanese Classification of Gastric Carcinoma includes the left gastric artery (#7) lymph nodes (LNs) in the recommended extent of D1 LN dissection, but this recommendation has not been validated in western institutions. METHODS: We reviewed data from a prospectively maintained database of gastric cancer patients who underwent resection at our academic cancer center and had a separate pathologic assessment of #7 LN in 2005-2016. Risk factors for #7 LN metastases and overall survival were examined by uni- and multivariable analyses...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819778/impact-of-jumihaidokuto-shi-wei-bai-du-tang-on-treatment-of-chronic-spontaneous-urticaria-a-randomized-controlled-study
#4
Hiroyuki Murota, Hiroaki Azukizawa, Ichiro Katayama
OBJECTIVE: To study the effect of Jumihaidokuto (Shi-Wei-Bai-Du-Tang, ) in the management of chronic spontaneous urticaria. METHODS: A randomized two-arm, parallel group study was conducted to compare the effect of Jumihaidokuto (6 g daily) with a control for 8 weeks. Concomitant therapy (e.g., antihistamines) was continued. Twenty-one subjects with severe chronic urticaria were enrolled in this study. The primary treatment outcome was the severity score proposed by the Japanese Dermatological Association...
August 17, 2017: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819683/an-iphone-application-using-a-novel-stool-color-detection-algorithm-for-biliary-atresia-screening
#5
Eri Hoshino, Kuniyoshi Hayashi, Mitsuyoshi Suzuki, Masayuki Obatake, Kevin Y Urayama, Satoshi Nakano, Yasuyuki Taura, Masaki Nio, Osamu Takahashi
BACKGROUND: The stool color card has been the primary tool for identifying acholic stools in infants with biliary atresia (BA), in several countries. However, BA stools are not always acholic, as obliteration of the bile duct occurs gradually. This study aims to introduce Baby Poop (Baby unchi in Japanese), a free iPhone application, employing a detection algorithm to capture subtle differences in colors, even with non-acholic BA stools. METHODS: The application is designed for use by caregivers of infants aged approximately 2 weeks-1 month...
August 17, 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819563/novel-clcn7-compound-heterozygous-mutations-in-intermediate-autosomal-recessive-osteopetrosis
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Nana Okamoto, Tomohiro Kohmoto, Takuya Naruto, Kiyoshi Masuda, Takahide Komori, Issei Imoto
Osteopetrosis is a heritable disorder of the skeleton that is characterized by increased bone density on radiographs caused by defects in osteoclast formation and function. Mutations in >10 genes are identified as causative for this clinically and genetically heterogeneous disease in humans. We report two novel missense variations in a compound heterozygous state in the CLCN7 gene, detected through targeted exome sequencing, in a 15-year-old Japanese female with intermediate autosomal recessive osteopetrosis...
2017: Human Genome Variation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819392/long-term-trends-in-primary-sites-of-gastric-adenocarcinoma-in-japan-and-the-united-states
#7
Michitaka Honda, Sandra L Wong, Mark A Healy, Toshifusa Nakajima, Masayuki Watanabe, Shingo Fukuma, Shunichi Fukuhara, John Z Ayanian
Background: The incidence and characteristics of gastric cancer have been shown to vary widely across Western and Eastern countries. Our study had two aims: to evaluate long-term trends in gastric adenocarcinoma in Japan over a period of 70 years, and to anticipate the future of gastric cancer in Japan, through comparison with data from the United States. Methods: Japanese patient data for 19,306 incident cases of gastric adenocarcinoma from 1946 - 2014 were collected from the Gastric Cancer Database at the Cancer Institute Hospital, Tokyo, Japan (CIH-GCDB)...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819091/review-of-current-evidence-regarding-surgery-in-elderly-patients-with-meningioma
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Fusao Ikawa, Yasuyuki Kinoshita, Masaaki Takeda, Taiichi Saito, Satoshi Yamaguchi, Fumiyuki Yamasaki, Koji Iida, Kazuhiko Sugiyama, Kazunori Arita, Kaoru Kurisu
The Japanese population features the highest rate of elderly individuals worldwide. Moreover, Japan has the highest number of computed tomography/magnetic resonance imaging devices in the world, which has led to an increase in the incidental detection of meningioma in healthy elderly patients. Many previous papers have discussed the risks and indications for surgery in this patient population, but available information remains insufficient, and the definition of "elderly" has not been standardized. This review tried to clarify the published evidence and challenges associated with elderly meningioma based on a search of the PubMed database using the terms "meningioma," "elderly," and "surgery" for English-language clinical studies and collected related papers published from 2000 to 2016...
August 15, 2017: Neurologia Medico-chirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819072/-overview-of-hereditary-spinocerebellar-ataxias-in-japan
#9
Masayoshi Tada, Akio Yokoseki, Osamu Onodera
Hereditary spinocerebellar degenerations (SCD) are a group of neurodegenerative disorders characterized by slowly progressive ataxia associated with non-cerebellar neurological signs and symptoms. In the Japanese population, dominantly inherited SCDs are much more common than recessively inherited or X-linked SCDs. The most common dominantly inherited SCD in Japan, as well as in many other countries, is Machado-Joseph disease, also known as spinocerebellar ataxia type 3 (MJD/SCA3). MJD/SCA3 is frequently accompanied by non-cerebellar symptoms, including progressive external ophthalmoplegia, pyramidal signs, dystonia, rigidity, dysarthria, and distal muscle atrophies...
August 2017: Brain and Nerve, Shinkei Kenkyū No Shinpo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818904/first-genome-sequence-of-shallot-latent-carlavirus-from-allium-macrostemon-bunge
#10
Kazusato Ohshima, Kouta Okamura, Ryosuke Yasaka, Shinji Fukuda, Kanji Ishimaru, Yasuhiro Tomitaka, Kazuo Yamashita
A wild Japanese garlic plant (Allium macrostemon Bunge, wild onion) with leaves showing chlorotic stripes was collected in Saitama Prefecture, Japan. Genome sequencing showed that it was infected with shallot latent carlavirus. The genomic sequence of this virus is reported for the first time from wild onion.
August 17, 2017: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818888/genome-sequence-of-lactobacillus-sakei-lk-145-isolated-from-a-japanese-sake-cellar-as-a-high-producer-of-d-amino-acids
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Shiro Kato, Tadao Oikawa
This announcement reports the complete genome sequence of strain LK-145 of Lactobacillus sakei isolated from a Japanese sake cellar as a potent strain for the production of large amounts of d-amino acids. Three putative genes encoding an amino acid racemase were identified.
August 17, 2017: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818552/spatial-temporal-and-health-associations-of-eating-alone-a-cross-cultural-analysis-of-young-adults-in-urban-australia-and-japan
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Wakako Takeda, Melissa K Melby
Eating alone is driven by social and cultural factors, not solely by individual preferences. In academic research, eating alone is often simply treated as an alternative to social, commensal eating, and little is known about the practice of eating alone itself. This study employs a cross-cultural analysis to explore social and cultural associations of eating alone. The analysis is based on 1) cultural domain data, derived from principal component analysis of freelist responses, a set of words or phrases related to the topic of eating alone; and 2) in-depth interviews with 72 young adults aged 20-40 in urban Australia and Japan...
August 14, 2017: Appetite
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818548/severe-acute-interstitial-lung-disease-after-nivolumab-in-three-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients-with-imaging-findings-of-airway-obstruction-adjacent-to-lung-tumors
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Kenji Nakahama, Akihiro Tamiya, Yoshihiko Taniguchi, Yumiko Sasaki, Masanori Akira, Shinji Atagi
Nivolumab has been associated with unique adverse events known as immune-related adverse events. Although interstitial lung disease (ILD) is a life-threatening immune-related adverse event, the risk of ILD during nivolumab treatment is unclear. In this report, we encountered three patients with stage IV non-small cell lung cancer with signs of lung obstruction caused by tumor-mediated compression on imaging who developed acute ILD within 10 days of commencing nivolumab treatment. The first case involved a 74-year-old Japanese female never-smoker, the second a 67-year-old Japanese female never-smoker, and the third a 75-year-old Japanese female current-smoker...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818475/oseltamivir-use-and-severe-abnormal-behavior-in-japanese-children-and-adolescents-with-influenza-is-a-self-controlled-case-series-study-applicable
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Wakaba Fukushima, Kotaro Ozasa, Akihisa Okumura, Masaaki Mori, Mitsuaki Hosoya, Takashi Nakano, Takuya Tanabe, Naoto Yamaguchi, Hiroshi Suzuki, Mitsuru Mori, Hideaki Hatayama, Hirotaka Ochiai, Kyoko Kondo, Kazuya Ito, Satoko Ohfuji, Yosikazu Nakamura, Yoshio Hirota
OBJECTIVE: Since the 1990s, self-controlled designs including self-controlled case series (SCCS) studies have been occasionally used in post-marketing evaluation of drug or vaccine safety. An SCCS study was tentatively applied to evaluate the relationship between oseltamivir use and abnormal behavior Type A (serious abnormal behavior potentially leading to an accident or harm to another person) in influenza patients. METHODS: From the original prospective cohort study with approximately 10,000 Japanese children and adolescents with influenza (aged <18years), 28 subjects (mean age: 7...
August 24, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818472/control-selection-and-confounding-factors-a-lesson-from-a-japanese-case-control-study-to-examine-acellular-pertussis-vaccine-effectiveness
#15
Satoko Ohfuji, Kenji Okada, Takashi Nakano, Hiroaki Ito, Megumi Hara, Haruo Kuroki, Yoshio Hirota
When using a case-control study design to examine vaccine effectiveness, both the selection of control subjects and the consideration of potential confounders must be the important issues to ensure accurate results. In this report, we described our experience from a case-control study conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of acellular pertussis vaccine combined with diphtheria-tetanus toxoids (DTaP vaccine). Newly diagnosed pertussis cases and age- and sex-matched friend-controls were enrolled, and the history of DTaP vaccination was compared between groups...
August 24, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818470/basic-principle-of-population-based-cohort-study-to-evaluate-influenza-vaccine-effectiveness-among-elderly-japanese
#16
Megumi Hara, Yoshio Hirota
Influenza vaccines minimize the risk of influenza-related morbidity, complication, and death in elderly people. Although evaluating vaccine effectiveness (VE) is important for promoting immunization programs and coping with influenza epidemics, it is difficult to evaluate its effectiveness in Japan, where no frameworks to use large databases, such as a vaccination registry and health maintenance organization datasets, are available. Therefore, another analytic epidemiological investigations to evaluate VE in Japan are required...
August 24, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818469/vaccine-epidemiology-its-role-in-promoting-sound-immunization-programs-in-japan
#17
Yoshio Hirota, Kotaro Ozasa, Takashi Nakano
In Japan, the Vaccine Epidemiology Research Group created by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare has played an important role in demonstrating the solid scientific basis for vaccine efficacy and safety since 2002. Members of the group, including epidemiologists, clinicians and microbiologists, have been conducting collaborative studies on vaccines for influenza, pertussis, rotavirus gastroenteritis, polio and pneumonia. So far, the group has achieved several works and contributed to the national vaccination program, including research on the immunogenicity of low doses of influenza vaccine among young children, the immunogenicity and effectiveness of the 2009 influenza pandemic vaccine among various risk groups, the interchangeability of live/inactivated polio vaccines, the health impact of influenza on pregnant women, and the monitoring of influenza vaccine effectiveness using case-control studies with a test-negative design...
August 24, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818109/metastatic-colorectal-cancer-responsive-to-regorafenib-for-2-years-a-case-report
#18
Kenji Yoshino, Dai Manaka, Ryo Kudo, Shunpei Kanai, Eisei Mitsuoka, Satoshi Kanto, Shinya Hamasu, Sayuri Konishi, Ryuta Nishitai
BACKGROUND: Regorafenib is an oral multikinase inhibitor that has been demonstrated as clinically effective in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer in phase III studies. Although disease control was achieved in 40% of the pretreated patients with metastatic colorectal cancer in the pivotal studies, radiological response has rarely been reported. Severe adverse events associated with regorafenib are known to occur during the first and second courses of treatment. We present a case of a 62-year-old Japanese patient whose metastatic colorectal cancer has been responding to treatment with regorafenib for 2 years...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817823/comparison-of-renal-outcome-among-japanese-patients-with-or-without-microangiopathic-hemolysis-in-malignant-phase-hypertension-a-single-center-retrospective-study
#19
Yoshikuni Nagayama, Yoshihiko Inoue, Kiyoko Inui, Ashio Yoshimura
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Although microangiopathic hemolysis (MAH) is a well-known complication of malignant phase hypertension (MPH), only less data on whether MAH in MPH predicts renal outcome exist. Therefore, we evaluated whether MAH was associated with the renal outcome in patients with MPH. METHODS: We conducted a single-center, retrospective, cohort study. Data from 35 patients diagnosed with MPH between October 1998 and January 2015 were analyzed. MPH was defined as the presence of a diastolic blood pressure of ≥120 mm Hg and grades III/IV hypertensive retinopathy according to the Keith-Wagener-Barker classification...
August 18, 2017: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817766/characteristics-and-risk-factors-for-negative-academic-events-a-27-year-serial-prevalence-study-of-9-7-million-japanese-college-students
#20
Chiyoko Uchida, Mai Uchida
Objective: To examine the prevalence of and the factors contributing to leaves of absence and school discontinuation in Japanese college students over a 27-year period. Trends in these academic events over time were assessed, and students at elevated risk and psychosocial difficulties in need of supportive intervention were identified. Methods: Surveys were collected from the majority of Japanese national universities between 1985 and 2012, yielding data on a total of 9...
August 10, 2017: Primary Care Companion to CNS Disorders
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