Hitomi Teramachi's research while affiliated with Gifu Pharmaceutical University and other places

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Background Olanzapine has been shown to have an additive effect on the three-drug antiemetic therapy consisting of aprepitant, palonosetron, and dexamethasone, in a highly emetogenic cisplatin-containing chemotherapy. Although olanzapine may be more economical than aprepitant or palonosetron, an adequate cost-efficacy analysis has not been conducte...
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Background: Metformin had been recommended as the first-line treatment for type 2 diabetes since 2006 because of its low cost, high efficacy, and potential to reduce cardiovascular events, and thus death. However, dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors are the most commonly prescribed first-line agents for patients with type 2 diabetes in Japan...
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Purpose The dose-limiting factor of ramucirumab plus docetaxel (RAM + DTX) in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is febrile neutropenia (FN), which has a high incidence in Asians. This study aimed to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of pegfilgrastim (Peg-G) in patients with NSCLC receiving RAM + DTX in Japan. Methods We simulated mode...
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Purpose: The dose-limiting factor of ramucirumab plus docetaxel (RAM+DTX) therapy in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is febrile neutropenia (FN), which has a higher incidence in Asians. Pegfilgrastim (Peg-G) is routinely used for FN prophylaxis in Japan. This study aimed to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of Peg-G in patients with...
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We performed a study on the ratio of anti-cancer drug purchase costs at municipal hospitals in Aichi using meeting materials from the 2020 Aichi Prefectural Public Hospital Pharmacy Directors' Association. The ratio of anti-cancer drug purchase costs to all drug purchase costs at 17 hospitals was 41.5%(average)and 37.1%(median). In addition, we con...
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Proteinuria is a dose-limiting adverse effect of ramucirumab treatment, which is an anti-angiogenic agent that targets the human vascular endothelial growth factor. The predictors of proteinuria have not been completely elucidated and there is currently no consensus. The present study aimed to identify the risk factors for ramucirumab-induced prote...
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Angioedema results from the decreased degradation of vasoactive peptides such as substance P and bradykinin. In this study, we sought to clarify whether dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) and angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors that suppress the degradation of substance P and bradykinin are involved in angioedema onset. We calculated informa...
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In Japan, medical costs are increasing annually, and the increase in national medical costs, particularly in the direct cost of managing adverse drug events, is high. An in-depth understanding of these costs is important for their reduction. This study aimed to calculate the direct cost of managing adverse drug events in all ages, including older a...
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The reporting odds ratio (ROR) is easy to calculate, and there have been several examples of its use because of its potential to speed up the detection of drug–drug interaction signals by using the “upward variation of ROR score.” However, since the validity of the detection method is unknown, this study followed previous studies to investigate the...
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In this study, we evaluated the effect of risk minimization activities in a risk management plan (RMP) formulated for sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors using both the Japanese Adverse Drug Event Report database (JADER) and real-world clinical data. We extracted data from the JADER, which is maintained by the Pharmaceuticals and Medi...
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The use of azacitidine (AZA) has been known to lead to a high incidence of hematotoxic adverse events. The aims of this study were to identify the risk factors for thrombocytopenia after the administration of AZA and to analyze time to the initial platelet transfusion. Sixty-two patients with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), who were treated with AZ...
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Continuous evaluation of drug safety is needed following approval to determine adverse events (AEs) in patient populations with diverse backgrounds. Spontaneous reporting systems are an important source of information for the detection of AEs not identified in clinical trials and for safety assessments that reflect the real-world use of drugs in sp...
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Aim Patient adherence to oral 5-aminosalicylic acid (5-ASA) therapy is key for the induction and maintenance of remission in ulcerative colitis (UC). We conducted a questionnaire survey of meal habits among patients with UC to determine which meal habits influence adherence to oral 5-ASA regimens. Methods The anonymous questionnaire, including inf...
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This study aimed to identify the overall survival prolongation index in patients who received paclitaxel plus ramucirumab as second line chemotherapy for human epidermal growth factor receptor (HER) 2-negative advanced/ recurrent gastric cancer (AGC). We included 77 patients who underwent second line chemotherapy (paclitaxel plus ramucirumab) for A...
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A high proportion of hospitalizations is attributable to the prevalence of adverse drug events. This retrospective study included outpatients and inpatients to determine the prevalence of adverse drug events and if polypharmacy increases it. The prevalence, classification, and causality of adverse drug events were assessed based on medical records,...
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Background/aim: The efficacy of folinic acid, fluorouracil, and irinotecan (FOLFIRI) plus ramucirumab (F-RAM) or aflibercept (F-AFL) as a second-line treatment in metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) is established. In this study, the risks and benefits of F-RAM/AFL as a third-line treatment after first- and second-line bevacizumab for mCRC were ev...
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It is important to clarify the influence of activities of daily living (ADL) at discharge on the discharge destination of hospitalised patients. The Functional Independence Measure (FIM) is a widely used ADL assessment scale. In this retrospective study, we aimed to identify what ADL based on FIM at discharge affect the discharge destination of hos...
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Background The Functional Independence Measure (FIM) evaluates the activities of daily living (ADL), and FIM efficiency represents daily improvement in FIM. Polypharmacy affects both ADL and FIM; however, few studies have evaluated its relationship with FIM efficiency.AimThis retrospective study investigated the effect of polypharmacy on FIM effici...
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Purpose Olanzapine has been shown to have an additive effect on the three-drug antiemetic therapy, consisting of aprepitant, palonosetron, and dexamethasone, in a highly emetogenic cisplatin-containing chemotherapy. Although olanzapine may be more economical than aprepitant or palonosetron, an adequate cost-efficacy analysis has not been conducted....
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Introduction: In recent years, there has been an increasing number of people who feel sleep-deprived owing to sudden changes in the social environment. Patients prescribed benzodiazepine-based hypnotics (BZ drugs) also develop movement disorder action and memory disorders as adverse events (AEs), and they have further problems such as dependency an...
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There is a current demand for “safety signal” screening, not only for single drugs but also for drug-drug interactions. The detection of drug-drug interaction signals using the proportional reporting ratio (PRR) has been reported, such as through using the combination risk ratio (CRR). However, the CRR does not consider the overlap between the lowe...
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In pediatric individuals, polypharmacy would increase the prevalence of adverse drug reactions (ADRs). However, there is no report on the ADR increase adjusted for the influence of concomitant disease types. We conducted a retrospective study in pediatric patients to determine whether polypharmacy is a risk factor for ADR development, after the adj...
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What is known and Objective Though most medical institutions calculate antimicrobial susceptibility and resistance rates of microbes isolated at their own facility as part of their efforts to promote the proper use of antibiotics, very few, if any, regularly monitor cross‐resistance rates between antimicrobial agents. The authors have devised a too...
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Telephone consultation is an important communication process with patients in community pharmacy. The analysis of the telephone consultation contents provides us with consideration of the problem of medical instruction at community pharmacies. In this study, we investigated the contents of telephone consultations at Gifu Pharmaceutical University P...
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Pharmacists working in collaboration with doctors are mainly involved in proposals and inquiries of prescription. At such times, belief conflicts are expected to deteriorate teamwork and induce stress. However, there is no strong evidence for this. To clarify factors resulting in belief conflicts, we conducted a survey among 594 pharmacists working...
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PurposeCetuximab and panitumumab are monoclonal antibodies that target the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR). Treatment with cetuximab and panitumumab commonly causes hypomagnesemia, and optimal management of this adverse effect remains unclear. Here, we evaluated the optimal magnesium replacement points based on the risk of severe hypomagnes...
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Many patients require multi-drug combinations, and adverse event profiles reflect not only the effects of individual drugs but also drug–drug interactions. Although there are several algorithms for detecting drug–drug interaction signals, a simple analysis model is required for early detection of adverse events. Recently, there have been reports of...
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Objective Stevens‐Johnson syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) are immune‐mediated diseases characterized by an extensive loss of the epidermal skin layer, often resulting in death. SJS and TEN are often triggered by certain drugs, including antiepileptic drugs (AEDs). Epilepsy is very difficult to treat and often involves the combin...
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Background To support effective antibiotic selection in empirical treatments, infection control interventions, and antimicrobial resistance containment strategies, many medical institutions collect antimicrobial susceptibility test data conducted at their facilities to prepare cumulative antibiograms. Aim To evaluate how the setpoints of duplicate...
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PurposeAdverse events (AEs) caused by polypharmacy have recently become a clinical problem, and it is important to monitor the safety profile of drug-drug interactions (DDIs). Mining signals using the spontaneous reporting systems is a very effective method for single drug-induced AE monitoring as well as early detection of DDIs. The objective of t...
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Long-term azacitidine (AZA) treatment is necessary for its maximal therapeutic effect. This study examined the continuity and efficacy of AZA treatment in real-world use. We conducted a retrospective study in 38 patients who had completed AZA treatment at the Ogaki Municipal Hospital between April 2011 and August 2019. The median number of AZA rece...
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Background/aim: The aim of this study was to clarify the risk benefits of folinic acid, fluorouracil, and irinotecan (FOLFIRI) plus ramucirumab (F-RAM) as third-line and later-line treatment for metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC). Patients and methods: We compared the overall survival (OS), adverse events (AEs), and cost of F-RAM to those of tr...
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The consumption of health food products, such as Foods with Function Claims, has grown in Japan. Significant information, such as possible side effects or drug interactions, are expected to be described on the packaging to help consumers to make an informed choice about products. In this study, we checked the items described on the packaging of Foo...
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Purpose Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor (DPP-4-Is), a kind of drug used for the treatment of diabetes, is considered to prevent the degradation of substance P that suppresses the occurrence of dysphagia. On the other hand, DPP-4 inhibitors are also known to act on the immune system. In this study, we used a spontaneous reporting system to evaluate...
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Nivolumab and axitinib has recommended as a second-line treatment in patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) after tyrosine kinase inhibitor treatment. In this study, overall survival (OS), treatment continuation, and the cost of nivolumab and axitinib-the second-line treatment agents for mRCC-were compared and examined. Herein, we ret...
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Utilization of community pharmacies/pharmacists is important for promoting appropriate self-medication; however, appropriate self-medication via pharmacies/pharmacists has not been well-implemented in Japan. Based on the transtheoretical model of health behavior change, we constructed an Educational Program for Promoting Appropriate Self-medication...
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Cardiovascular surgery is a highly invasive intervention that is often performed in elderly patients at risks of complications because of malnutrition and reduced immunity. This study investigated nutritional factors that affected length of hospital stay in patients undergoing cardiovascular surgery. Among 68 patients who underwent surgery at the D...
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Concomitant use of multiple drugs for therapeutic purposes is known as “polypharmacy situations,” which has been recognized as an important social problem recently. In polypharmacy situations, each drug not only induces adverse events (AEs) but also increases the risk of AEs due to drug–drug interactions (DDIs). The proportion of AEs caused by DDIs...
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Health care–associated infections (HAIs) worsen patient prognoses and increase medical costs. Antimicrobial stewardship (AMS), which involves appropriate use of antimicrobial agents and antiseptics, may be beneficial for addressing the issue of HAIs. In hospitals, an infection control team (ICT) plays an important role on the appropriate use of ant...
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The aim of this study was to clarify the community pharmacy-level factors related to experiences of and attitudes toward collaboration with medical and nursing home care facilities. We conducted a postal questionnaire survey of all pharmacies in Gifu, Japan, assessing the experiences and attitudes of supervising pharmacists regarding the following...
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The use of semi-solid enteral nutrients plays an extremely important role in accurate nutrition management. In the present study, we compared the pharmacokinetic profile of orally administered carbamazepine (CBZ) in rats treated with liquid RACOL®, semi-solid RACOL®, and HINE E-gel®, which are enteral nutrients marketed in Japan. Since liquid and s...
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Among the mechanisms responsible for cognitive dysfunction in chronic kidney disease (CKD) are albuminuria and oxidative stress. However, there may be other causes not yet identified. In fact, the full relevance of CKD patient drug use and its relationship to dementia has hardly been barely investigated. We identified drugs affecting cognitive func...
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Chemotherapy for cancer is increasingly implemented in the outpatient setting. Pharmacists contribute to cancer treatment by conducting counseling during outpatient chemotherapy visits. They provide guidance on drug treatment, side effects, and side effect countermeasures on every visit. However, there have been few economic evaluations of pharmaci...
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We retrospectively investigated the renal function index of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) to examine the influence of dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors on renal function between patients up to early nephropathy and after overt nephropathy. Patients with T2DM (>18 years old) who had been prescribed hypoglycemic agents for ≥3...
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We conducted a retrospective study to investigate adverse drug reactions and associated medical costs among elderly individuals that could be avoided if pharmacotherapy was performed in accordance with the Beers Criteria: the Japanese Version (BCJV) and Guidelines for Medical Treatment and Its Safety in the Elderly 2015 (GL2015). Patients aged at l...
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We retrospectively investigated hypophosphatemia induced byty rosine kinase inhibitors(TKIs), in patients with chronic myeloid leukemia. Subjects evaluated were 14, 11, and 8 patients who received TKIs(imatinib, dasatinib and nilotinib), respectively, at the Department of Hematology in Ichinomiya Municipal Hospital, between 1st January 2006 and 31s...
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Various types of fluorescent lights are found in the dispensing rooms of medical facilities, such as hospitals and pharmacies, in Japan. However, to reduce electric power consumption, it was necessary to evaluate the substitution of fluorescent lighting with light emitting diode (LED) lighting, which has become widespread in recent years. We subjec...
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Background: Medicine education in Japan was introduced to junior high schools in 2012. However, the effectiveness of existing education programs is limited. In order to develop more effective programs for high school students, the present study investigated the variables that directly influence medicine use behavior and the magnitude of their influ...
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The main objective of this study is to conduct a disproportionality analysis of adverse events in the Japan Adverse Event Report (JADER) database and evaluate the risk of the DPP-4 inhibitor induced autoimmune disorder, the secondary objective is risk assessment of sex difference and age difference. The proportional reporting ratio (PRR) of frequen...
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Background Helicobacter pylori is involved in many upper gastrointestinal diseases such as peptic ulcers and gastric cancers. In this study, we compared the cost‐effectiveness of lansoprazole and vonoprazan in H. pylori eradication therapy and examined the effectiveness of pharmacist‐managed outpatient clinics. Methods We investigated the efficacy...
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Construction of regional inclusive care system is being promoted and pharmacists are required to implement multidisciplinary collaboration in order to provide appropriate pharmaceutical care to patients. However, there are few studies on collaboration between medical facilities and community pharmacies. In this study, we conducted a questionnaire s...
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Aim: This study aimed to clarify the tolerability of a trifluridine/tipiracil combination tablet (TAS-102) in patients with advanced or recurrent colorectal cancer over 75 years of age. Patients and methods: Patients were divided into groups under the age of 75 years (n=62), and 75 years and over (n=17). The treatment period with TAS-102 tablet,...
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Background The objective of the current study is to elucidate the effect that the adoption of generic drugs by a large hospital has on the dispensation of generic drugs by community pharmacies. We evaluated the percentage of generic drugs dispensed by pharmacies and the cost of drugs dispensed before and after the adoption of generic drugs by a lar...
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Background In recent years, cancer chemotherapy is being conducted at outpatient clinics, wherein pharmacists are involved with patient guidance and management of adverse events as experts in medication therapy. Therefore, we clarified the influence of interventions by pharmacists during counseling of patients with cancer on patients’ quality of li...
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Background The contents of the guidelines for the use of non-benzodiazepines (Z-drugs) differ slightly between THE JAPANESE SOCIETY OF SLEEP RESEARCH and THE JAPAN GERIATRIC SOCIETY, and the recommended directions are conflicting. Therefore, we analyzed the use of the Japanese Adverse Drug Event Report database (JADER) for identifying adverse event...
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Background In recent years, the popularity of LED lighting has rapidly increased, owing to its many advantages, including economic benefits. We examined the change in the quality of drugs during storage under LED and fluorescent lighting and found that some medicines exhibited a different degree of color change depending on the light source. The pu...
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Background: Incretin-based drugs are important in the treatment of type 2 diabetes. However, among the incretin-based drugs, glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists (GLP-1-RAs) have been reported to cause gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)-like symptoms making it difficult to continue treatment. Therefore, with the aim of clarifying the rela...
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Mohs paste (MP) is a hospital preparation containing zinc hydrochloride and zinc oxide starch. It is a topical medication used to fixate tissues for the removal of inoperable skin tumors and the management of hemorrhage and exudates, and to prevent foul odor resulting from secondary infections. However, it has problems, such as changes in hardness...
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Background: The Guidelines for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition in Japan state that parenteral fat emulsion can be infused through a secondary administration set. We tested the compatibility of fat emulsion with antibiotics in piggyback infusions in terms of changes in the size distribution of fat particles. Methods: Test mixtures of 5% glucose...
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Over-the-counter (OTC) drugs and health foods/supplements are used as means of self-medication with the aim of preventing diseases and maintaining health. No reports have yet addressed the relationship between healthcare systems and self-medication. Here, we carried out a retrospective survey to identify healthcare system factors affecting OTC drug...
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The aim of this study was to clarify the clinic-level factors related to experiences of and attitudes toward collaboration with community pharmacies. We conducted a postal questionnaire survey of all clinics in Gifu, Japan, assessing the experiences and attitudes of representative clinical staff regarding the following activities in collaboration w...
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Objective The use of enteral nutrients plays an extremely important role in accurate nutrition management. Sodium alginate (SA) is frequently used for the semi-solidification of enteral nutrients. In the present study, we investigated whether the pharmacokinetic profile of orally administered carbamazepine (CBZ) is altered by a treatment with SA im...
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Patients on dialysis require caregiving and assistance in their daily lives from family members and/or others for hospital visitation and supervised administration. This places a considerable burden on caregivers, which can in turn influence caregivers' quality of life (QOL). We recruited dialysis patients and their caregivers to elucidate how the...