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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544470/patients-help-seeking-experiences-and-delaying-in-breast-cancer-diagnosis-a-qualitative-study
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Mariko Oshiro, Midori Kamizato
AIM: To identify the influencing factors in help-seeking behavior by comparing delayers with non-delayers in Japanese female patients with breast cancer. METHODS: This is a descriptive qualitative study. A total of 21 female patients with breast cancer (nine delayers and 12 non-delayers) who were at least 3 months to 5 years postdiagnosis were recruited from two hospitals in Okinawa, Japan. Semistructured interviews were carried out and the results were analyzed by using a qualitative inductive approach...
May 23, 2017: Japan Journal of Nursing Science: JJNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542012/trends-of-training-courses-conducted-in-the-human-resources-development-center-of-the-national-institute-for-quantum-and-radiological-science-and-technology-after-the-fukushima-dai-ichi-nuclear-power-plant-accident
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Yuko Shimizu, Haruzo Iida, Mitsuru Nenoi
Environmental contamination with radioactive materials caused by the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) accident in 2011 raised a serious health concern among residents in Japan, and the demand for radiation experts who can handle the radiation-associated problems has increased. The Human Resources Development Center (HRDC) of the National Institute of for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology in Japan has offered a variety of training programs covering a wide range of technologies associated with radiation since 1959...
July 2017: Health Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540931/hyperkalemia-in-both-surgically-and-medically-treated-patients-with-primary-aldosteronism
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N Wada, Y Shibayama, H Umakoshi, T Ichijo, Y Fujii, K Kamemura, T Kai, R Sakamoto, A Ogo, Y Matsuda, T Fukuoka, M Tsuiki, T Suzuki, M Naruse
Hyperkalemia is an important complication of adrenalectomy for patients with primary aldosteronism (PA). The frequency of hyperkalemia after medication using mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists (MRAs) for PA is unclear. The aim of this study is to investigate the frequency and the risk factors of hyperkalemia after surgery and medication for PA. The data of 376 patients with PA registered in a multicentre-collaborative study in Japan, including surgically treated patients (group A; n=142) and medically treated patients with MRAs (group B; n=234) were studied...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Human Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539538/exhausting-physicians-employed-in-hospitals-in-japan-assessed-by-a-health-questionnaire
#4
Shosuke Suzuki
OBJECTIVE: Japanese physicians employed and working in general hospitals have become busier since 2005, as they had to teach and guide the increased number of medical residents graduated from medical schools. Working hours and chronic fatigue of employed physicians were surveyed compared with independent physicians working in their own out-patient clinics and with usual employed men in Japan, and their mental health was assessed. METHODS: (1) 75 employed physicians in hospitals were surveyed of their working hours a week and compared with (2) 48 independent general practitioners (GP) who work in their own out-patient clinics...
May 25, 2017: Sangyō Eiseigaku Zasshi, Journal of Occupational Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536326/-drug-vial-optimization-dvo-for-anti-cancer-drugs
#5
Takashi Iwamoto
The healthcare cost reduction is one of the big national issues in Japan. The author published a policy report on drug vial optimization(DVO)as a concrete solution to reduce the healthcare cost. 31.9 billion Japanese Yen(JPY)to 41.0 billion JPY can be reduced if DVOis introduced all over Japan and this reduction amount must be bigger now since the anti-cancer drug market is growing every year and expensive anti-cancer drugs have been newly introduced in the market. The author made discussion with various people in mass media and stakeholders of policies and investigation to introduce DVOin Japan was started...
May 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535969/economic-evaluation-of-infection-control-activities
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Takayuki Seko, Tomoya Tachi, Naoki Kawashima, Teruo Maeda, Minako Yasuda, Yoshihiro Noguchi, Hitomi Teramachi
BACKGROUND: Healthcare-associated infections by drug-resistant bacteria affect a patient's prognosis. Infection control activities at medical institutions in Japan are increasingly focused on the threat from these bacteria. AIM: Infection control activities incur various costs. The aim of this study was to undertake a full cost analysis that included the costs of consumables and labour required for infection control activities. METHODS: We surveyed the cost of infection control activities undertaken by the infection control team (ICT) at Nishimino Kosei Hospital in Japan, from January 2013 to December 2015...
May 20, 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535519/development-of-the-new-kibou%C3%A2-equipment-for-continuous-renal-replacement-therapy-from-scratch-to-the-final-configuration
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Mauro Neri, Anna Lorenzin, Alessandra Brendolan, Francesco Garzotto, Fiorenza Ferrari, Silvia De Rosa, Raffaele Bonato, Gianluca Villa, Simona Bazzano, Fiorella D''Ippoliti, Zaccaria Ricci, Gaetano La Manna, Claudio Ronco
A new technology has recently appeared in the area of extracorporeal therapies for critically ill patients with acute kidney injury. The International Renal Research Institute of Vicenza was involved from the beginning in the development of a new continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) equipment with peculiar characteristics. We report the overall experience from design of the new machine to its in vitro and in vivo testing. Kibou® (Asahi Kasei Kuraray Medical Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan) is a new multifunctional machine designed for delivering RRT...
2017: Contributions to Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533700/risk-management-and-regulations-for-lower-limb-medical-exoskeletons-a-review
#8
REVIEW
Yongtian He, David Eguren, Trieu Phat Luu, Jose L Contreras-Vidal
Gait disability is a major health care problem worldwide. Powered exoskeletons have recently emerged as devices that can enable users with gait disabilities to ambulate in an upright posture, and potentially bring other clinical benefits. In 2014, the US Food and Drug Administration approved marketing of the ReWalk™ Personal Exoskeleton as a class II medical device with special controls. Since then, Indego™ and Ekso™ have also received regulatory approval. With similar trends worldwide, this industry is likely to grow rapidly...
2017: Medical Devices: Evidence and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532651/suboptimal-anticoagulant-management-in-japanese-patients-with-nonvalvular-atrial-fibrillation-receiving-warfarin-for-stroke-prevention
#9
Teruyuki Hirano, Hirokazu Kaneko, Sari Mishina, Feng Wang, Satoshi Morita
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia, with increasing prevalence in Japan. Although prothrombin time-international normalized ratio (PT-INR) targets for monitoring warfarin therapy in patients with nonvalvular AF (NVAF) are well defined, real-world patient characteristics and PT-INR levels remain unknown among Japanese patients with NVAF who initiate and continue warfarin (warfarin maintainers) versus those who switch from warfarin to direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs; warfarin switchers)...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529301/the-establishment-of-wonsan-laborers-hospital-during-the-japanese-occupation-and-its-significance
#10
Il Yeong Jeong, Young-Jeon Shin
On July 3, 1928, the Wonsan Labor Union established the Wonsan Laborers' Hospital in Seoku-dong, Wonsan for the purpose of reducing medical consultation fees for its members. The union's efforts to improve the welfare of its members include the establishment of an educational institute, a consumers union, a barbershop, and a relief department. The Laborers' Hospital, which began with ten wards, was led by a team of two doctors, one midwife, two pharmacists, and four nurses. The two doctors were Cheol-sun Cha and Jeong-kwon Lee, and the midwife/nurse was Sun-jeong Kim...
December 2016: Ŭi Sahak
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529138/public-preventive-awareness-and-preventive-behaviors-during-a-major-influenza-epidemic-in-fukui-japan
#11
Shintoku Takahashi, Kazuhiro Sato, Yukinori Kusaka, Akihito Hagihara
BACKGROUND: As an influenza epidemic poses a serious public health threat, it is important for the public to adopt behaviors that effectively prevent influenza infection. METHODS: In the winter of 2009, by using a structured questionnaire, we conducted an Internet survey with respect to residents (n=2788) in Fukui prefecture, Japan. The main aim is to obtain information about effective prevention, factors related to preventive awareness and behaviors during the influenza epidemic...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525988/positive-and-negative-influences-of-social-participation-on-physical-and-mental-health-among-community-dwelling-elderly-aged-65-70%C3%A2-years-a-cross-sectional-study-in-japan
#12
Kimiko Tomioka, Norio Kurumatani, Hiroshi Hosoi
BACKGROUND: Although numerous investigations have indicated that social participation (SP) has positive effects on the health of older adults, there have been few studies on its negative health consequences. We examined the cross-sectional associations of the type, frequency, and autonomy for SP with physical and mental health. METHODS: The analytical subjects were 5126 males and 7006 females who were functionally independent, born between 1945 and 1949, and covered by A City's medical insurance system...
May 19, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522901/transition-of-early-phase-treatment-for-acute-pancreatitis-an-analysis-of-nationwide-epidemiological-survey
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EDITORIAL
Shin Hamada, Atsushi Masamune, Tooru Shimosegawa
Treatment of acute pancreatitis (AP) is one of the critical challenges to the field of gastroenterology because of its high mortality rate and high medical costs associated with the treatment of severe cases. Early-phase treatments for AP have been optimized in Japan, and clinical guidelines have been provided. However, changes in early-phase treatments and the relationship between treatment strategy and clinical outcome remain unclear. Retrospective analysis of nationwide epidemiological data shows that time for AP diagnosis has shortened, and the amount of initial fluid resuscitation has increased over time, indicating the compliance with guidelines...
April 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516892/current-situations-and-discussions-in-japan-in-relation-to-the-new-occupational-equivalent-dose-limit-for-the-lens-of-the-eye
#14
Sumi Yokoyama, Nobuyuki Hamada, Toshiyuki Hayashida, Norio Tsujimura, Hideo Tatsuzaki, Tadahiro Kurosawa, Kuniaki Nabatame, Hiroyuki Ohguchi, Kazuko Ohno, Chiyo Yamauchi-Kawaura, Takeshi Iimoto, Takeshi Ichiji, Yutaka Hotta, Satoshi Iwai, Keiichi Akahane
Since the International Commission on Radiological Protection recommended reducing the occupational equivalent dose limit for the lens of the eye in 2011, extensive discussions have been made in various countries. This paper reviews current situations in radiation protection of the ocular lens and discussions on the potential impact of the new lens dose limit in Japan. Topics include historical changes in the lens dose limit, current situations in occupational lens exposures (e.g., in medical workers, nuclear workers, and Fukushima nuclear power plant workers) and measurements, current status of biological studies and epidemiological studies on radiation cataracts...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Radiological Protection: Official Journal of the Society for Radiological Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515929/clinical-outcome-of-posterior-fixation-surgery-in-patients-with-vertebral-metastasis-of-lung-cancer
#15
Tomoyuki Igarashi, Keigo Okamoto, Koji Teramoto, Ryosuke Kaku, Keiko Ishida, Keiko Ueda, Yo Kawaguchi, Tetsuo Hori, Masayuki Hashimoto, Shoji Kitamura, Noriaki Tezuka, Jun Hanaoka
Vertebral metastasis of non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) often leads to neurological paralysis, with deterioration of the patients' activities of daily living (ADL). Surgical treatments for the symptoms are unlikely to be recommended due to the poor prognosis of patients with advanced NSCLC. The aim of the present study was to retrospectively evaluate the clinical outcome of posterior spinal fixation surgery in patients with neurological paralysis resulting from vertebral metastasis of NSCLC. Between April, 2007 and March, 2012, 4 patients (3 men and 1 woman; median age, 56...
May 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515401/basic-act-on-allergic-diseases-measures-and-equalization-of-medical-care-in-allergic-diseases-throughout-the-japan
#16
Sankei Nishima
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Arerugī, [Allergy]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514981/essential-lessons-in-a-potential-sarin-attack-disaster-plan-for-a-resource-constrained-environment
#17
Matthew John Watermeyer, Nicole Dippenaar, Nelly Clotildea Tchouambou Simo, Sean Buchanan, Abdullah Ebrahim Laher
Sarin is a potent nerve agent chemical weapon that was originally designed for military purposes as a fast-acting anti-personnel weapon that would kill or disable large numbers of enemy troops. Its potent toxicity, ease of deployment, and rapid degradation allow for rapid deployment by an attacking force, who can safely enter the area of deployment a short while after its release. Sarin has been produced and stockpiled by a number of countries, and large quantities of it still exist despite collective agreements to cease manufacture and destroy stockpiles...
May 18, 2017: Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514393/-subtraction-ct-angiopulmonographic-assessment-of-the-vascular-bed-and-lung-perfusion-in-patients-with-chronic-thromboembolic-pulmonary-hypertension-a-pilot-study
#18
T N Veselova, A Yu Demchenkova, T V Martynyuk, N M Danilov, S K Ternovoy, I E Chazova
AIM: To evaluate the vascular bed and lung perfusion in patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) by computed tomography (CT) and to compare the severity of pulmonary arterial (PA) thrombotic lesions concurrent with parenchymal perfusion disorders with angiopulmonographic findings and clinical and hemodynamic characteristics. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: In the period from November 2015 to May 2016, 22 patients (7 men, 15 women) aged 27 to 67 years with a verified diagnosis of CTEPH were examined using an Aquilion ONE VISION Edition 640 (Toshiba Medical Systems, Japan) CT scanner with a 320-row detector...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513286/azelnidipine-is-a-useful-medication-for-the-treatment-of-heart-failure-preserved-ejection-fraction
#19
Shunsuke Kiuchi, Shinji Hisatake, Takayuki Kabuki, Takashi Oka, Shintaro Dobashi, Takahiro Fujii, Takanori Ikeda
BACKGROUND: The optimal therapy in patients with heart failure preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) and hypertension (HT) has not been revealed. The beta blocker (BB) and the renin angiotensin aldosterone system inhibitor (RAAS-I) are recommend as class IIa in patients with HFpEF. The calcium channel blocker (CCB), a major anti-hypertensive drugs in Japan, is also recommend as class IIa in patients with HFpEF. However, the difference between azelnidipine, an L type CCB, and cilnidipine, an N type CCB, is unclear...
May 17, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512072/lessons-learnt-in-japan-from-adverse-reactions-to-the-hpv-vaccine-a-medical-ethics-perspective
#20
Hirokuni Beppu, Masumi Minaguchi, Kiyoshi Uchide, Kunihiko Kumamoto, Masato Sekiguchi, Yukari Yaju
The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine has been linked to a number of serious adverse reactions. The range of symptoms is diverse and they develop in a multi-layered manner over an extended period of time. The argument for the safety and effectiveness of the HPV vaccine overlooks the following flaws: (i) no consideration is given to the genetic basis of autoimmune diseases, and arguments that do not take this into account cannot assure the safety of the vaccine; (ii) the immune evasion mechanisms of HPV, which require the HPV vaccine to maintain an extraordinarily high antibody level for a long period of time for it to be effective, are disregarded; and (iii) the limitations of effectiveness of the vaccine...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Ethics
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