Sumihisa Honda's research while affiliated with Nagasaki University and other places

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The hypomethylating agent azacitidine (AZA) significantly extends overall survival (OS) in patients with higher risk myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), when compared with other conventional care regimens, including supportive care and low-dose and intensive chemotherapy. However, the effects of 5- and 7-day treatment schedules of AZA (AZA-5 and AZA-7...
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[Purpose] We aimed to identify the relationship among trunk control, activities of daily living, and upper extremity function during the first week after stroke in patients with acute cerebral infarction. [Participants and Methods] Ninety-five patients with first cerebral infarction were included. Trunk control was assessed using the Postural Asses...
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Background Community health workers (CHWs) are up-front health workers delivering the most effective life-saving health services to communities. They are the key driver to achieve Universal Health Coverage. However, maintaining CHWs’ performance is one of the challenges in sustaining their effectiveness. This article assessed the effectiveness of t...
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The turnover rate among kindergarten teachers in advanced countries is extremely high. As such, there is an urgent need to determine the reasons for this turnover and to identify ways to prevent it. The current study investigates the individual and environmental factors that impact kindergarten teachers' willingness to continue working.A total of 6...
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Background Chest radiography (CR) is employed as the evaluation of pneumoconiosis; however, we sometimes encounter cases in which computed tomography (CT) is more effective in detecting subtle pathological changes or cases in which CR yields false-positive results. Purpose To compare CR to CT in the diagnosis of early-stage pneumoconiosis. Materi...
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Malnutrition is a core symptom of the frailty cycle in older adults. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether dysphagia influences nutrition or frailty status in community-dwelling older adults. The study participants were 320 Japanese community-dwelling older adults aged ≥65 years. All participants completed a questionnaire survey that...
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Background The objective of this study is to describe delivery care utilizations and to identify socioeconomic barriers to practicing facility-based deliveries, in urban poor communities of Lagos, Nigeria. Methods The study was a prospective cohort study conducted in Lagos Mainland, a local government area of Lagos State, Nigeria. A total of 723 r...
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Background: Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer among women in the Philippines. Cervical cancer screening is an effective method to reduce incidence. However, screening utilization is limited. This study aims to assess human papillomavirus (HPV) and cervical cancer knowledge, perceptions, and screening utilization, and to investigate...
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Community-based nutritional intervention to improve the practice of dietary diversity and child nutrition by community health workers (CHWs) involving Nyumba Kumi as small neighborhood units (SNUs) in communities has not yet been explored. This study was conducted in two villages in rural Kenya between 2018 and 2019. In total, 662 participants (con...
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Objectives: Health care providers need to receive effective supervision by limited health care staff to implement health activities because of the lack of them in Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao P.D.R.). The purpose of this research was to identify factors affecting recognition of the supervision of health care workers at health centers by th...
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Introduction This study aimed to clarify factors associated with post-stroke depression in patients with acute stroke within 2 weeks of onset. Method Eighty-eight patients with stroke were divided into post-stroke depression ( n = 49) and non-post-stroke depression ( n = 39) groups based on their Hamilton Depression Rating Scale scores. We evaluat...
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Introduction and hypothesisWe assessed the association of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and urinary incontinence (UI), alone and in combination (POP-UI), and related factors with health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in parous women in Bangladesh.Methods The study included 357 parous women: 107 with POP alone, 124 with POP-UI, and 126 with UI alone....
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Objective: To investigate which domains of frailty are associated with dysphagia in community-dwelling elderly persons. Background: Dysphagia is a common cause of aspiration pneumonia in frail elderly persons in Japan. Although frailty is considered to be multidimensional, it is unclear which domains of frailty affect dysphagia. Methods: The p...
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Purpose: Motor imagery is defined as a dynamic state during which a subject mentally simulates a given action without overt movements. Our aim was to use near-infrared spectroscopy to investigate differences in cerebral haemodynamics during motor imagery of self-feeding with chopsticks using the dominant or non-dominant hand. Materials and methods:...
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Background Azacitidine (AZA) is one of the hypomethylating agents (HMAs) proven to significantly prolong overall survival (OS) for patients with higher-risk myelodysplastic syndromes (h-MDS) via a prospective phase 3 trial. However, the optimal treatment schedule of AZA for h-MDS has not yet been prospectively determined. As a 7-day treatment sched...
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Background: There has long existed a need for early detection and early intervention for children with autism spectrum disorder. Accordingly, the aim of this study was to demonstrate, in a prospective manner, the relationship between behavioral features during the neonatal period and social behavior and sensory issues at 18 months. Method: Parti...
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Objectives The aim of the present study was to verify the associations between dysphagia as screened by the Eating Assessment Tool-10 (EAT-10) and indicators in the 100-mL water swallowing test (WST) or medical history among community-dwelling older people.Study designA cross-sectional study.Setting and ParticipantsThe study participants were 202 c...
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Background: Exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) can prevent death and disease among young children. The proportion of EBF is low in Niger. This study aimed to identify the prevalence and correlates of exclusive breastfeeding. Methods: We conducted a community-based cross-sectional study in urban and rural areas of Niger among mothers of infants under...
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The Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare reported that the mean age of atomic bomb (A‐bomb) survivors in Japan as of March 2018 was 82.06 years. In 1945, an A‐bomb was dropped on Nagasaki city, killing an estimated 74,000 citizens and injuring another 75,000. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
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In 2007, we conducted a prospective randomized study to compare an aggressive dose escalation (group B, n = 123) with the standard dose escalation proposed by European LeukemiaNet (group A, n = 122). In group B, if patients did not achieve a complete cytogenetic response (CCyR) at 3 months or did not achieve a major molecular response (MR3) at 6 mo...
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Given the poor prognosis of patients with relapsed/refractory acute myeloid leukemia (AML), better therapy is needed. Fludarabine enhances the efficacy of Ara-C (cytarabine) by increasing intracellular Ara-C-triphosphate. The FLAG (fludarabine, high-dose Ara-C, supported with granulocyte colony-stimulating factor) regimen has been tested for use in...
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Background The study was conducted to evaluate the clinical and computed tomography (CT) findings of non‐small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients to distinguish between ALK gene rearrangement, EGFR mutation, and non‐ALK/EGFR (no genetic abnormalities). Methods We enrolled 201 patients with primary NSCLC who had undergone molecular testing for both...
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Conventional cytogenetic analyses and fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) are helpful for stratifying patients with multiple myeloma (MM) into high-risk [t(4;14), t(14;16), and/or del 17p] and standard-risk [t(11;14)] categories. However, the prognosis of patients with MM treated with autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) stratified acco...
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Objective: Arc-welders' pneumoconiosis (AWP) is a less fibrogenic pneumoconiosis with radiographic shadows that can improve after isolation from dusty environments. Therefore, early diagnosis is important. However, the exact role of chest radiograph and computed tomography (CT) for diagnosing AWP is not fully understood. This study was performed t...
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This study aimed to clarify factors related to self-rated health among elderly people who live in geographically disadvantaged environments in sloped residential areas. A self-administered questionnaire was carried out among elderly residents aged 65 years or older living in a sloped residential area in Nagasaki City, Japan. Among a total of 148 re...
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Objective The early detection and treatment of COPD requires comprehensive follow-up over a long period. The aim of this study was to determine the effects of a comprehensive long-term intervention system developed by the COPD Task Force for a rural city in Japan during a 7-year period. Methods This prospective, community-based longitudinal study e...
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Objectives The primary aim was to reveal the prevalence of lung cancer (LC) and malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) in subjects with past asbestos exposure (AE). We also examined pulmonary or pleural changes correlated with the development of LC. Materials and methods This was a prospective, multicenter, cross-sectional study. There were 2132 sub...
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Questionnaire: Part II management aspects, performance aspects, and individual aspects of motivation. (DOCX)
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Background The threshold of 2.3 skilled health workers per 1,000 population, published in the World Health Report in 2006, has galvanized resources and efforts to attain high coverage of skilled birth attendance. With the inception of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a new threshold of 4.45 doctors, nurses, and midwives per 1,000 populatio...
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Background It is occasionally difficult to distinguish progressive massive fibrosis (PMF) from lung cancer on computed tomography (CT) in patients with pneumoconiosis. Purpose To evaluate the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) features of PMF and to assess its ability to differentiate PMF from lung cancer. Material and Methods Between 2000 and 2014...
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Background The government of Kenya launched its community health strategy in 2006 to improve certain aspects of its community health program. Under the strategy, community units (CUs) were established as level one of the Kenyan health system. A core member at this level is the community health worker (CHW). The objective of this study was to assess...
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The purpose of this study was to investigate whether the well-being of caregivers is mediated by the association between behavioral and psychological symptoms in elderly relatives and the quality of sleep experienced by caregivers using a mediational model. The participants were 105 working family caregivers in Japan. We assessed well-being based o...
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Objectives: To correlate the tumor size and solid component size on thin-section CT (TS-CT) with pathological findings including lymph node (LN) metastasis and local invasion in T1 lung adenocarcinoma. Methods: 188 patients with surgically resected T1 lung adenocarcinoma were retrospectively analyzed. Two chest radiologists measured the long-axi...
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Objectives: The current study sought to characterize changes in salivary oxytocin (OT) secretion patterns across the breastfeeding cycle, and to evaluate whether breastfeeding has a positive effect on mood disturbances related to postpartum depression, via endogenous OT release. Materials and methods: Twenty-four primiparous mothers who delivere...
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Adolescents with reading literacy difficulty with comorbid attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are often at a greater risk for problems of communication, and behavioral and mental health challenges. We aimed to examine literacy weakness for the native Japanese language of KOKUGO and the foreign language of ENGLISH as perceived by Japanese adol...
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[Background] In practice, the clinical features of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and refractory anemia with excess blasts-2 (RAEB-2) are much more heterogeneous than cases selected in clinical trials. It is also not easy in prospective trials to evaluate the efficacy of allogeneic stem cell transplantation during the first remission for AML, since t...
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Introduction: Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) with hyperleukocytosis is considered to have a poor prognosis due to a high early death rate secondary to complications such as disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC), tumor lysis syndrome (TLS), and leukostasis. The usefulness of pre-treatment reduction of leukemic cells is controversial. We reviewe...
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Background The percentage of blasts in the bone marrow in the early stage of remission induction therapy for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) has been reported to affect not only remission rate, but also long-term prognosis. If early post-treatment response to therapy was determined to affect prognosis, this finding could be a basis for selection of a...
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Child abuse is a global public health problem and a serious social issue in Japan. Social support is beneficial for parents faced with childrearing challenges. The aim of this study was to clarify the association between social support and child abuse potential. A cross-sectional study was conducted using a structured questionnaire. The target popu...
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There is extensive evidence in animal studies, particularly in vole species (Microtus), that oxytocin (OT) receptor and arginine-vasopressin (AVP) receptor 1a is critical for the regulation of maternal and paternal behavior, respectively. Human studies have gained insight into the relationship between both hormone receptor gene variants and behavio...
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Background Physical activity (PA) is ranked as a leading health indicator and the workplace is a key setting to promote PA. The purpose of this study was to examine how goal-setting and exercise self-efficacy (SE) during a health promotion program influenced PA level among Japanese workers. Methods Using a cross-sectional study design, we surveyed...
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Background: Postoperative 1-year administration of S-1, an oral derivative of 5-fluorouracil (5-FU), was shown to be feasible in lung cancer. The 5-year survival rates of postoperative patients treated with S-1 adjuvant chemotherapy and the prognostic impact of clinicopathological factors were examined. Methods: The data of 50 patients with cura...
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Background: Mother and Child Health handbooks (MCH handbooks) serve as useful health education tools for mothers and sources of information that allow health care professionals to understand patient status. Therefore, it is necessary to clarify the effectiveness of and identify the factors related to possession of an MCH handbook among parents in...
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Background Several African and South Asian countries are currently investing in new cadres of community health workers (CHWs) as a major part of strategies aimed at reaching the Millennium Development Goals. However, one review concluded that community health workers did not consistently provide services likely to have substantial effects on health...
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Background: This study determined factors related to the burnout of long-term care facility employees, including employees' expressed emotion (EE) toward patients. Methods: A survey of 411 long-term care facility employees was conducted. Employee burnout was evaluated using the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI). EE levels were evaluated using the Nur...
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When compared with their older counterparts, younger women are more likely to have depressive symptoms because they more often experience interrupted work history and a heavy childrearing burden. The purposes of the present study were 1) to investigate the possible association of psychosocial work environment with psychological distress and 2) to e...
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Objective: We established a COPD taskforce for early detection, diagnosis, treatment, and intervention. We implemented a pilot intervention with a prospective and longitudinal design in a regional city. This study evaluates the usefulness of the COPD taskforce and intervention based on COPD case detection rate and per capita medical costs. Method...
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Background Disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) are known to inhibit radiographic progression in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Their effects are supposed to be different according to clinical condition, however, there have been few epidemiological reports of longitudinal investigation in RA patients captured in daily practice....
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To retrospectively review the clinical, radiological and pathological data in patients who underwent surgical resection for pulmonary pleomorphic carcinoma (PC), and to analyse the prognostic predictors of survival. The data were retrospectively examined for 33 consecutive patients (28 males and five females) who had undergone surgical resection fo...
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ProblemAlthough pharmacotherapy is an effective treatment for many psychiatric disorders in children and adolescents, medication adherence rates among children are low. This study clarifies factors affecting children's medication adherence and the role of parental involvement.Method Patients aged 7–17 years with a history of psychotropic medication...
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[Purpose] We examined factors affecting annual change in pulmonary function in residents previously exposed to air pollution in an area where pollution has been reduced and a long time period has elapsed. [Subjects and Methods] Data of 730 officially acknowledged victims of pollution-related illness from an annual survey during 2000 to 2009 were an...
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To identify factors influencing health-related quality of life (QOL) among women in Bangladesh after successful surgical repair of obstetric fistula. In 2012, a cross-sectional study was conducted of women who had undergone a successful surgical repair of an obstetric fistula at a hospital in northwest Bangladesh between June 2005 and May 2012. Soc...
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In Fiji, hepatitis B (HB) vaccine was introduced into childhood immunization program in 1989 and has been administered as a pentavalent since 2006. This study aimed to: (i) survey and examine the extent to which HB infection continue to occur in children, adolescents and adults in Fiji, and (ii) determine HB coverage rates and timeliness of vaccine...
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Allogeneic hematopoietic SCT (allo-SCT) is a promising therapy that may provide long-term durable remission for adult T-cell leukemia-lymphoma (ATL) patients; however, the incidence of relapse associated with ATL remains high. To determine the clinical features of these patients at relapse, we retrospectively analyzed tumor lesions in 30 or 49 pati...
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We evaluated the clinical significance of prognostic factors including the International Staging System (ISS) and modified European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation response criteria in 1650 Japanese patients with multiple myeloma (MM) who underwent upfront single autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT). We categorized patients into t...
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There has been considerable interest in Japanese society in the problem of work-related stress leading to depressive symptoms, and an increasing number of primary houseworkers maintain paid employment. The purpose of this study was to examine the differential impact of multiple roles associated with psychological distress among Japanese workers. We...
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[Purpose] To examine the long-term effects of air pollution on the physical functioning of a group of officially acknowledged victims of pollution-related illnesses (Victims group) who were exposed to air pollution more than 50 years ago, we compared them with age-matched patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD group). [Subjects a...
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Air pollution due to industrial waste and tobacco smoke is detrimental to pulmonary function. However, the combined effects of air pollution and smoking on pulmonary function have not been investigated. We examined the combined effect of air pollution of 40 years ago and concurrent smoking on the pulmonary function of officially acknowledged female...
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Purpose: We evaluated the rim patterns of intracranial meningiomas on nonenhanced (NE) and contrast-enhanced (CE) 3-dimensional fluid-attenuated inversion recovery (3D FLAIR) imaging on 3-tesla magnetic resonance (MR) imaging to clarify the associated imaging and pathological findings and the value of the rims in predicting tumor cleavability. Me...
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Background Skilled attendance at delivery is recognized as one of the most important factors in preventing maternal death. However, more than 50% of births in Kenya still occur in non-institutional locations supported by family members and/or traditional birth attendants (TBAs). To improve this situation, a study of the determinants of facility del...
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Background Cardiopulmonary dysfunction may occur after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), but its characteristics have not been fully clarified. We investigated the impact of aneurysm location on systemic hemodynamics after SAH. Methods This multicenter prospective cohort study measured hemodynamic parameters in relation to aneurysm locatio...