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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913984/basal-insulin-persistence-associated-factors-and-outcomes-after-treatment-initiation-a-retrospective-database-study-among-people-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-in-japan
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Irene Hadjiyianni, Urvi Desai, Shuichi Suzuki, Jasmina I Ivanova, Dachuang Cao, Noam Y Kirson, Dai Chida, Caroline Enloe, Howard G Birnbaum, Magaly Perez-Nieves
INTRODUCTION: The objective of this study was to assess basal insulin persistence, associated factors, and economic outcomes for insulin-naïve people with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in Japan. METHODS: People aged at least 18 years with T2DM with first claim for basal insulin between May 2006 and April 2013 (index date), no insulin use before index date, and continuous insurance coverage for 6 months before (baseline) and 12 months after index date were selected from the Japan Medical Center Database...
December 2, 2016: Diabetes Therapy: Research, Treatment and Education of Diabetes and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913799/involvement-of-recipient-transplant-coordinators-in-transplant-outpatient-clinics-in-japan-current-status-and-transplant-physician-s-thoughts-on-follow-up-clinics
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Kuniko Hagiwara, Natsuko Seto, Yasuko Shimizu, Shiro Takahara
CONTEXT: Transplant recipients require long-term immunosuppressive therapy, so continued medical follow-up is necessary for long-term survival. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the current role of recipient transplant coordinators (RTCs) in the outpatient care of organ transplant recipients in Japan. METHODS: We sent a questionnaire survey to doctors in transplant facilities affiliated with the Japan Society for Transplantation probing attitudes on the role of RTCs in outpatient clinics...
December 2, 2016: Progress in Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909987/orexin-ox2-receptor-antagonists-as-sleep-aids
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Laura H Jacobson, Sui Chen, Sanjida Mir, Daniel Hoyer
The discovery of the orexin system represents the single major progress in the sleep field of the last three to four decades. The two orexin peptides and their two receptors play a major role in arousal and sleep/wake cycles. Defects in the orexin system lead to narcolepsy with cataplexy in humans and dogs and can be experimentally reproduced in rodents. At least six orexin receptor antagonists have reached Phase II or Phase III clinical trials in insomnia, five of which are dual orexin receptor antagonists (DORAs) that target both OX1 and OX2 receptors (OX2Rs)...
December 2, 2016: Current Topics in Behavioral Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906457/comparison-of-survival-times-for-dogs-with-pituitary-dependent-hyperadrenocorticism-in-a-primary-care-hospital-treated-with-trilostane-versus-untreated
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N Nagata, K Kojima, M Yuki
BACKGROUND: Although pituitary-dependent hyperadrenocorticism (PDH) is one of the most common endocrinopathies in dogs, the effects of withholding treatment on survival time in dogs with PDH remain unclear. HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to clarify the effects of treatment in dogs with PDH by comparing survival times between dogs treated with trilostane and untreated dogs. ANIMALS: Forty-three dogs diagnosed with PDH at a primary-care hospital in Japan between June 2009 and January 2014...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905948/changes-in-life-expectancy-1950-2010-contributions-from-age-and-disease-specific-mortality-in-selected-countries
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Jochen Klenk, Ulrich Keil, Andrea Jaensch, Marcus C Christiansen, Gabriele Nagel
BACKGROUND: Changes of life expectancy over time serve as an interesting public health indicator for medical, social and economic developments within populations. The aim of this study was to quantify changes of life expectancy between 1950 and 2010 and relate these to main causes of death. METHODS: Pollard's actuarial method of decomposing life expectancy was applied to compare the contributions of different age- and disease-groups on life expectancy in 5-year intervals...
May 23, 2016: Population Health Metrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904057/potential-of-ravuconazole-and-its-prodrugs-as-the-new-oraltherapeutics-for-onychomycosis
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Hideyo Yamaguchi
Onychomycosis is a fungal infection of the nail apparatus caused by dermatophytes, Candida and non-dermatophytic molds. It is highly prevalent in the general population worldwide and also responsible for significant morbidity and complications and does not usually cure itself. Thus, the condition needs to be treated in view of physical and psychological problems produced. Currently, oral medications using terbinafine are the most effective therapy, but it has relatively limited therapeutic success, particularly for long-term management...
2016: Medical Mycology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904005/study-design-and-baseline-characteristics-of-the-expand-study-evaluation-of-effectiveness-and-safety-of-xa-inhibitor-rivaroxaban-for-the-prevention-of-stroke-and-systemic-embolism-in-a-nationwide-cohort-of-japanese-patients-diagnosed-as-non-valvular-atrial
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Takanori Ikeda, Hirotsugu Atarashi, Hiroshi Inoue, Shinichiro Uchiyama, Takanari Kitazono, Takeshi Yamashita, Wataru Shimizu, Masahiro Kamouchi, Koichi Kaikita, Koji Fukuda, Hideki Origasa, Ichiro Sakuma, Keijiro Saku, Yasuo Okumura, Yuichiro Nakamura, Hideo Morimoto, Naoki Matsumoto, Akihito Tsuchida, Junya Ako, Nobuyoshi Sugishita, Shogo Shimizu, Hiroaki Shimokawa
The use of rivaroxaban, a factor Xa inhibitor, has been increasing for prevention of ischemic stroke and systemic embolism in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF) in Japan. We conducted the nationwide multicenter study, termed as the EXPAND Study, to address its effectiveness and safety in the real-world practice of patients with non-valvular AF in Japan. The EXPAND Study is a prospective, non-interventional, observational cohort study to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of rivaroxaban in non-valvular AF patients in a real-world clinical practice...
2016: Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899770/-universal-health-coverage-and-cancer-drugs-a-cost-effectiveness-perspective
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Ayako Fukuda, Ataru Igarashi
Japanese health system has been evaluated to be the closest to the ideal Universal Health Coverage(UHC)in the world. "Ideal UHC" is to ensure that all people could obtain the health services they need without suffering any financial hardship. However, maintaining current healthcare system, under which all medications are covered, is getting difficult due to the aging society and the existence of high-price drugs such as anti-cancer agents. Approval of OPDIVO(nivolumab)has raised the national discussion in Japan because of the possibility that the use of OPDIVO might collapse overall healthcare system...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899124/outcomes-after-helicopter-versus-ground-emergency-medical-services-for-major-trauma-propensity-score-and-instrumental-variable-analyses-a-retrospective-nationwide-cohort-study
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Asuka Tsuchiya, Yusuke Tsutsumi, Hideo Yasunaga
BACKGROUND: Because of a lack of randomized controlled trials and the methodological weakness of currently available observational studies, the benefits of helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) over ground emergency medical services (GEMS) for major trauma patients remain uncertain. The aim of this retrospective nationwide cohort study was to compare the mortality of adults with serious traumatic injuries who were transported by HEMS and GEMS, and to analyze the effects of HEMS in various subpopulations...
November 29, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898459/characterization-of-the-adverse-effects-induced-by-acetaminophen-and-non-steroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-based-on-the-analysis-of-the-japanese-adverse-drug-event-report-database
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Junko Nagai, Yoshihiro Uesawa, Ryotaro Shimamura, Hajime Kagaya
OBJECTIVES: Acetaminophen and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are antipyretic analgesics with established adverse effects; however, only a few studies have compared their adverse effects simultaneously. We aimed to compare the adverse effects of these medications to confirm the respective frequencies of both rare and major adverse effects. METHODS: We used a high-quality database for spontaneous adverse drug event reporting in Japan. Data were extracted regarding the adverse effects of acetaminophen and NSAIDs to compare the tendency of the appearance of those adverse effects between the drugs...
November 24, 2016: Clinical Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896785/prescription-patterns-of-medications-for-alzheimer-s-disease-in-japan-from-2010-to-2015-a-descriptive-pharmacy-claims-database-study
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Kimiko Kadohara, Izumi Sato, Yuko Doi, Masaru Arai, Yosuke Fujii, Toshiyuki Matsunaga, Koji Kawakami
INTRODUCTION: Although four kinds of Alzheimer's disease (AD) drugs are available at present there was only one drug until 2011 in Japan. This study aimed to elucidate prescription trends of these medications for AD in Japanese outpatients before and after the new drug releases in 2011. METHODS: This descriptive study of pharmacy claims databases analyzed outpatient prescription data from community pharmacies across Japan. The study patients were 20 years or older and first administered medications for AD (donepezil, memantine, rivastigmine, or galantamine) between January 2010 and September 2014...
November 28, 2016: Neurology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896500/differences-in-the-adsorption-of-nafamostat-mesilate-between-polyester-polymer-alloy-and-polysulfone-membranes
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Sawako Goto, Susumu Ookawara, Akihiko Saito
We previously experienced severe clot formation in a polyester-polymer alloy (PEPA) dialyzer and hemodialysis (HD) circuit with nafamostat mesilate (NM) as an anticoagulant. The possibility of NM adsorption to the PEPA membrane was taken into consideration, but there was not enough information. In the present study, we evaluated differences in the adsorption of NM between a PEPA membrane (FDX-120 GW, Nikkiso, Tokyo, Japan) and two different polysulfone membranes (FX-140, Fresenius Medical Care, Tokyo, Japan; NV-15U, Toray Medical, Tokyo, Japan)...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Artificial Organs: the Official Journal of the Japanese Society for Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895389/comparisons-of-dietary-intake-in-japanese-with-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-and-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Yukiko Kobayashi, Hina Tatsumi, Mikako Hattori, Hiroki Sugiyama, Sayori Wada, Masashi Kuwahata, Saiyu Tanaka, Kazuyuki Kanemasa, Yoshio Sumida, Yuji Naito, Michiaki Fukui, Yasuhiro Kido
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a multifactorial disease that involves a complex interaction between genetics, diet, and lifestyle, all of which combine to form the NAFLD phenotype. In Japan, medical nutrition therapy for NAFLD has not yet been established, so NAFLD patients are instructed in the dietary modifications used for type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Because points of difference may exist in the effects of dietary choices on NAFLD and T2DM, the present study aimed to compare and assess the dietary intake of Japanese individuals with NAFLD and T2DM...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893969/hospital-characteristics-and-favourable-neurological-outcome-among-patients-with-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-in-osaka-japan
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Tasuku Matsuyama, Kosuke Kiyohara, Tetsuhisa Kitamura, Chika Nishiyama, Tatsuya Nishiuchi, Yasuyuki Hayashi, Takashi Kawamura, Bon Ohta, Taku Iwami
OBJECTIVE: To assess the association between favourable neurological outcome and hospital characteristics such as hospital volume and number of critical care centres (CCMCs) after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). METHODS: This retrospective, population-based observational study conducted in Osaka Prefecture, Japan included adult patients with OHCA, aged ≥18 years, before the arrival of the emergency medical service and who were transported to acute care hospitals between January 2005 and December 2012...
November 25, 2016: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891235/interaction-and-medical-inducement-between-pharmaceutical-representatives-and-physicians-a-meta-synthesis
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REVIEW
Shahrzad Salmasi, Long Chiau Ming, Tahir Mehmood Khan
BACKGROUND: It has been proven that the interaction between pharmaceutical representatives and physicians can directly influence the latter's prescribing behaviour. This meta-synthesis aims to explore the available studies regarding the nature of the interaction that takes place between pharmaceutical representatives and physicians. It highlights the different aspects of that interaction by investigating the reasons why these meetings happen in the first place, their benefits and drawbacks and their impact on patients' health and, ultimately, the health of the public...
2016: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890892/a-survey-of-actual-clinical-practice-concerning-blood-pressure-control-among-patients-with-hypertension-in-kanagawa-2014
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Nobuo Hatori, Hiroyuki Sakai, Kazuyoshi Sato, Masayuki Miyajima, Shouhei Yuasa, Shingo Kuboshima, Keiichi Kajiwara, Yoshikuni Hara, Kousuke Minamizawa, Masaaki Miyakawa
We performed a cross-sectional survey to investigate actual clinical practice concerning blood-pressure control among patients with hypertension in Kanagawa. The guidelines of the Japanese Society of Hypertension (JSH) for the management of patients with hypertension were revised in 2014. From October 1 to November 30, 2014, questionnaires on the care of patients with hypertension were sent via post to members of the Kanagawa Physicians Association in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. -Data on 1,105 patients (mean age: 68...
2016: Journal of Nippon Medical School, Nippon Ika Daigaku Zasshi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890883/questionnaire-survey-on-recruitment-for-japanese-neurology-society
#17
Kazutoshi Nishiyama, Takahiro Amano, Masashi Aoki, Takashi Inuzuka, Takayuki Taniwaki, Itaru Toyoshima, Yoichiro Hashimoto, Toshio Fukutake, Fumihito Yoshii, Yukio Ando
Many claim that they do not have enough neurologists in Japan, but supply and demand of neurologists remains to be analyzed. To investigate the recruitment for the Japanese Society of Neurology (JSN), the subcommittee of JSN for education performed a questionnaire-based survey in 80 medical universities and 271 board-certified education facilities throughout Japan. The response rate to the questionnaire was 77.5% in medical universities and 42.4% in education facilities. It was shown that each department of neurology in university recruits average 2...
November 25, 2016: Rinshō Shinkeigaku, Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890870/improving-the-quality-of-postgraduate-education-in-traditional-japanese-kampo-medicine-for-junior-residents-an-exploratory-survey-conducted-in-five-institutions-in-the-tohoku-area
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Shin Takayama, Seiichi Kobayashi, Soichiro Kaneko, Masao Tabata, Shinya Sato, Keiichi Ishikawa, Saya Suzuki, Ryutaro Arita, Natsumi Saito, Tetsuharu Kamiya, Hitoshi Nishikawa, Yuka Ikeno, Junichi Tanaka, Minoru Ohsawa, Akiko Kikuchi, Takehiro Numata, Hitoshi Kuroda, Michiaki Abe, Satoru Ishibashi, Nobuo Yaegashi, Tadashi Ishii
Traditional Japanese (Kampo) medicine has been widely applied in general medicine in Japan. In 2001, the model core curriculum for Japanese medical education was revised to include Kampo medicine. Since 2007, all 80 Japanese medical schools have incorporated it within their programs. However, postgraduate training or instruction of Kampo medicine has not been recognized as a goal for the clinical training of junior residents by Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare; little is known about postgraduate Kampo medicine education...
2016: Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889828/physicians-practice-of-discussing-fertility-preservation-with-cancer-patients-and-the-associated-attitudes-and-barriers
#19
Emi Takeuchi, Masashi Kato, Saho Wada, Saran Yoshida, Chikako Shimizu, Yoko Miyoshi
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to describe physicians' clinical practice of discussing fertility issues with cancer patients and determine the factors associated with such discussion. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, a nationwide Internet survey was conducted among physicians who provided daily medical care to cancer patients at hospitals or clinics. Participants answered a questionnaire assessing characteristics, discussion practices, attitudes, and barriers regarding fertility preservation...
November 26, 2016: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885934/the-path-to-producing-pharmaceuticals-from-natural-products-uncovered-by-academia-from-the-perspective-of-a-science-coordinator
#20
Akihiko Fujie
To actualize the invention of all-Japanese medicines, the Department of Innovative Drug Discovery and Development (iD3) in the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED) serves as the headquarters for the Drug Discovery Support Network. iD3 assists with creating research strategies for the seeds of medicines discovered by academia and provides technological support, intellectual property management, and aid for applying the seeds through industry-led efforts. In this review, from the perspective of a science coordinator, I will describe the current activities of the drug discovery support network and iD3 as well as the challenges and future developments of pharmaceutical research and development using the natural product drug discovery method...
January 2017: Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry
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