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Impact of bipolar disorder on health-related quality of life and work productivity: Estimates from the national health and wellness survey in Japan.

Tadafumi Kato, Kenji Baba, Wenjia Guo, Yirong Chen, Tadashi Nosaka,

<h4>Background</h4>Previous studies have shown that bipolar disorder (BD) patients frequently present with difficulties in interpersonal relationships, education or employment and suffer poorer quality of life. This study aimed to estimate the impact of BD on health-related quality of life (HRQOL), work productivity loss and indirect costs.<h4>Methods</h4>Data was from the online, ... Read more >>

J Affect Disord (Journal of affective disorders)
[2021, 295:203-214]

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Static balloon atrial septostomy in Japan in shortage of standard balloon septostomy catheter.

Kenji Baba, Kenji Suda, Motoki Takamuro, Shin Takahashi, Hisashi Sugiyama, Kazuto Fujimoto, Masataka Kitano, Takanari Fujii, Hiroaki Kise, Sinichi Ohtsuki, Hideshi Tomita,

<h4>Background</h4>The supply of Rashkind balloon atrial septostomy (BAS) catheters (Medtronic, Minneapolis, MN, USA) has suddenly been discontinued in the world due to its recall. Consequently, Japan fell into a critical shortage of standard BAS catheters. Although the use of static BAS is off-label in Japan, its importance is increasing in ... Read more >>

J Cardiol (Journal of cardiology)
[2021, 78(3):219-223]

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Anatomical study of the inferior mesenteric vein using three-dimensional computed tomography angiography in laparoscopy-assisted surgery for left-sided colorectal cancer.

Pramod Nepal, Shinichiro Mori, Yoshiaki Kita, Kan Tanabe, Kenji Baba, Ken Sasaki, Hiroshi Kurahara, Takaaki Arigami, Takao Ohtsuka,

<h4>Purpose</h4>To investigate the drainage patterns of the inferior mesenteric vein (IMV) and measure the distance from the root of the inferior mesenteric artery (IMA) to the IMV using preoperative three-dimensional computed tomography (3D-CT) angiography in patients undergoing surgery for left-sided colorectal cancer.<h4>Methods</h4>In this retrospective study, we analyzed data collected prospectively ... Read more >>

Surg Today (Surgery today)
[2021, 51(10):1665-1670]

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Higher preoperative Qp/Qs ratio is associated with lower preoperative regional cerebral oxygen saturation in children with ventricular septal defect.

Aya Banno, Tomoyuki Kanazawa, Kazuyoshi Shimizu, Tatsuo Iwasaki, Kenji Baba, Shinichi Otsuki, Hiroshi Morimatsu,

<h4>Purpose</h4>The relationship between regional cerebral oxygen saturation (rSO<sub>2</sub>) and the amount of left-to-right shunt in ventricular septal defect (VSD) patients has not yet been investigated. The purpose of this study was to identify the association of preoperative pulmonary to systemic blood flow (Qp/Qs) ratio and preoperative rSO<sub>2</sub> in patients with ... Read more >>

J Anesth (Journal of anesthesia)
[2021, 35(3):442-445]

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Perioperative Milrinone Infusion Improves One-Year Survival After the Norwood-Sano Procedure.

Tomoyuki Kanazawa, Kazuyoshi Shimizu, Tatsuo Iwasaki, Kenji Baba, Shinichi Otsuki, Yasuhiro Kotani, Shingo Kasahara, Hiroshi Morimatsu,

<h4>Objectives</h4>The aim of this study was to investigate whether milrinone infusion improved one-year survival in patients who underwent the Norwood-Sano procedure.<h4>Design</h4>A retrospective observational study.<h4>Setting</h4>A single-institution university hospital.<h4>Participants</h4>Children who underwent the Norwood-Sano procedure from January 2008 to December 2014.<h4>Interventions</h4>Patients were categorized into two groups: group E+D, who received routine epinephrine and ... Read more >>

J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth (Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia)
[2021, 35(7):2073-2078]

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Modified Delta-shaped Anastomosis via the Overlap Method Using Linear Staplers for Colon Cancer.

Pramod Nepal, Shinichiro Mori, Yoshiaki Kita, Kan Tanabe, Kenji Baba, Ken Sasaki, Hiroshi Kurahara, Takaaki Arigami, Kosei Maemura, Takao Ohtsuka, Shoji Natsugoe,

Here, we describe the modified delta-shaped anastomosis (DSA) via the overlap method and how it was a beneficial intracorporeal anastomotic technique for four patients who underwent laparoscopic colectomy. After resecting the colon on both sides of the lesion, proximal and distal colon were laid in an overlap fashion and fixed ... Read more >>

J Anus Rectum Colon (Journal of the anus, rectum and colon)
[2021, 5(1):107-111]

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A propensity score matching analysis for cardio metabolic risk of antipsychotics in patients with schizophrenia using Japanese claims data.

Ichiro Kusumi, Sachie Inoue, Kenji Baba, Tadashi Nosaka, Toshihisa Anzai,

<h4>Background</h4>The aim of this study was to evaluate the cardio-metabolic risk in schizophrenia patients treated by atypical antipsychotic drugs compared with that in those treated without atypical antipsychotic drugs using a nationwide insurance claims database and medical examination database in Japan.<h4>Methods</h4>Eligible patients were defined as those meeting the following two ... Read more >>

BMC Psychiatry (BMC psychiatry)
[2020, 20(1):584]

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Microparticle-associated tissue factor activity in dogs with disseminated intravascular coagulation.

Kosuke Kobayashi, Kenji Baba, Masaya Igase, Takako Shimokawa Miyama, Satoshi Kambayashi, Masaru Okuda,

Microparticle (MP)-associated tissue factor (TF) activity in plasma might play a role in human disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC). The aim of this study was to compare MP-TF activity between non-DIC and DIC groups. Ten clinically healthy beagles and 26 diseased dogs were enrolled. The proportion of dogs with increased MP-TF ... Read more >>

J Vet Med Sci (The Journal of veterinary medical science)
[2020, 82(1):56-60]

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Rehospitalization Risk of Receptor-Affinity Profile in Antipsychotic Drug Treatment: A Propensity Score Matching Analysis Using a Japanese Employment-Based Health Insurance Database.

Yoshiteru Takekita, Sachie Inoue, Kenji Baba, Tadashi Nosaka,

<h4>Purpose</h4>The aim of this study was to examine whether there is a difference in the risk of rehospitalization when antipsychotics are classified into two groups treated using drugs with a higher or lower affinity to H1 or α1 receptors than to D2 receptors (histamine H1 receptors, adrenaline α1 receptors [HA] ... Read more >>

Neuropsychiatr Dis Treat (Neuropsychiatric disease and treatment)
[2020, 16:2871-2879]

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Impact of chronic constipation on health-related quality of life and work productivity in Japan.

Toshihiko Tomita, Kiyoyasu Kazumori, Kenji Baba, Xiahong Zhao, Yirong Chen, Hiroto Miwa,

<h4>Background and aim</h4>The impact of chronic constipation on health-related quality of life (HRQoL), work productivity, and healthcare resource use in Japan is not well understood. This study aimed to evaluate and compare the humanistic burden of respondents with chronic constipation to respondents without chronic constipation and to respondents with type ... Read more >>

J Gastroenterol Hepatol (Journal of gastroenterology and hepatology)
[2021, 36(6):1529-1537]

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Tissue factor procoagulant activity in the tumor cell lines and plasma of dogs with various malignant tumors.

Kosuke Kobayashi, Kenji Baba, Masaya Igase, Hardany Primarizky, Yuki Nemoto, Takako Shimokawa Miyama, Satoshi Kambayashi, Takuya Mizuno, Masaru Okuda,

Hypercoagulability is a common paraneoplastic complication in dogs with various malignant tumors. Importantly, tissue factor procoagulant activity (TF-PCA) induced by TF-bearing microparticles (TF-MPs) is associated with hypercoagulability in human patients with cancer. However, TF-PCA in tumor cells and the association between circulating TF-MPs and hypercoagulability in dogs with malignant tumors ... Read more >>

J Vet Med Sci (The Journal of veterinary medical science)
[2019, 81(12):1713-1721]

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Outcomes of Right Ventricular Outflow Tract Reconstruction in Children: Retrospective Comparison Between Bovine Jugular Vein and Expanded Polytetrafluoroethylene Conduits.

Kenta Hirai, Kenji Baba, Takuya Goto, Daiki Ousaka, Maiko Kondo, Takahiro Eitoku, Yasuhiro Kotani, Shingo Kasahara, Shinichi Ohtsuki, Hirokazu Tsukahara,

Bovine jugular vein (BJV) and expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) conduits have been described as alternatives to the homograft for right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) reconstruction. This study compared RVOT reconstructions using BJV and ePTFE conduits performed in a single institution. The valve functions and outcomes of patients aged < 18 years who underwent primary ... Read more >>

Pediatr Cardiol (Pediatric cardiology)
[2021, 42(1):100-108]

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Effect of simvastatin on cell proliferation and Ras activation in canine tumour cells.

Kosuke Kobayashi, Kenji Baba, Satoshi Kambayashi, Masaru Okuda,

Statins are inhibitors of the mevalonate cascade that is responsible for cholesterol biosynthesis and the formation of intermediate metabolites, farnesyl pyrophosphate (FPP) and geranylgeranyl pyrophosphate (GGPP) used in the prenylation of proteins. Although statins are widely used in the treatment of hypercholesterolemia, recent studies suggest that they also inhibit proliferation ... Read more >>

Vet Comp Oncol (Veterinary and comparative oncology)
[2021, 19(1):99-108]

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Generation of a canine anti-canine CD20 antibody for canine lymphoma treatment.

Takuya Mizuno, Yukinari Kato, Mika K Kaneko, Yusuke Sakai, Toshinori Shiga, Masahiro Kato, Toshihiro Tsukui, Hirofumi Takemoto, Akio Tokimasa, Kenji Baba, Yuki Nemoto, Osamu Sakai, Masaya Igase,

Lymphoma is the most common hematological cancer in dogs. Canine diffuse large B cell lymphoma shows a relatively good response to treatment with multi-agent cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisone (CHOP) chemotherapy; however, the 2-year survival rate is as low as 20%. For human B cell type lymphoma, the anti-CD20 chimeric ... Read more >>

Sci Rep (Scientific reports)
[2020, 10(1):11476]

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Mental distress and need for psychosocial support in prostate cancer patients: An observational cross-sectional study.

Naomi Baba, Theresa Schrage, Armin Hartmann, Kenji Baba, Alexander Wuensch, Wolfgang Schultze-Seemann, Joachim Weis, Andreas Joos,

<h4>Objective</h4>Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in German men and associated with various physical and psychosocial problems. This study investigated the association between mental distress and the subjective need for psychosocial support comparing subgroups of patients with different treatments and disease stages.<h4>Method</h4>We performed an observational, cross-sectional study including patients ... Read more >>

Int J Psychiatry Med (International journal of psychiatry in medicine)
[2021, 56(1):51-63]

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Clinical prospects for laparoscopic stoma closure of a temporary loop ileostomy: Initial experience and report.

Yoshiaki Kita, Shinichiro Mori, Kan Tanabe, Kenji Baba, Kiyonori Tanoue, Tetsuya Idichi, Masumi Wada, Takaaki Arigami, Ken Sasaki, Kosei Maemura, Shoji Natsugoe,

<h4>Introduction</h4>In closure of a stoma, the small working space and adhesions hinder a precise surgical procedure, compared with conventional approaches to digestive surgery. The aim of this prospective study was to introduce a new technique of laparoscopic stoma closure (LASC).<h4>Materials and surgical techniques</h4>After starting with three trocars, it is a ... Read more >>

Asian J Endosc Surg (Asian journal of endoscopic surgery)
[2020, 13(4):618-621]

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A rare case report of bilateral recurrent inguinal hernia due to persistent Müllerian duct syndrome treated by transabdominal preperitoneal repair.

Kan Tanabe, Shinichiro Mori, Yoshiaki Kita, Masumi Wada, Baba Kenji, Omoto Itaru, Arigami Takaaki, Iino Satoshi, Maemura Kosei, Shoji Natsugoe,

<h4>Introduction</h4>Persistent Müllerian duct syndrome (PMDS) is a rare disease occurring in men with an otherwise completely normal phenotype, in which female internal sex organs are present, including a uterus, fallopian tubes, cervix, and vagina. We report a case of bilateral recurrent inguinal hernia due to PMDS treated by transabdominal preperitoneal ... Read more >>

Medicine (Baltimore) (Medicine)
[2020, 99(7):e19079]

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Clinical outcomes after the endovascular treatments of pulmonary vein stenosis in patients with congenital heart disease.

Yoshihiko Kurita, Kenji Baba, Maiko Kondo, Takahiro Eitoku, Shingo Kasahara, Tatsuo Iwasaki, Shinichi Ohtsuki, Hirokazu Tsukahara,

<h4>Background</h4>Pulmonary vein stenosis (PVS) is a condition with challenging treatment and leads to severe cardiac failure and pulmonary hypertension. Despite aggressive surgical or catheter-based intervention, the prognosis of PVS is unsatisfactory. This study aimed to assess the prognosis and to establish appropriate treatment strategies.<h4>Methods</h4>We retrospectively reviewed endovascular treatments for PVS ... Read more >>

Cardiol Young (Cardiology in the young)
[2019, 29(8):1057-1065]

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Combined endoscopic submucosal dissection and transanal minimally invasive surgery for the management of lower rectal adenoma extending above the dentate line: A case report.

Pramod Nepal, Shinichiro Mori, Yoshiaki Kita, Kan Tanabe, Kenji Baba, Fumisato Sasaki, Yuichiro Nasu, Akio Ido, Yasuto Uchikado, Hiroshi Kurahara, Takaaki Arigami, Masahiko Sakoda, Kosei Maemura, Shoji Natsugoe,

<h4>Rationale</h4>Minimally invasive surgery is used to treat early colorectal tumors. Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) for resection of tumors extending above the dentate line (particularly those with concomitant hemorrhoids) is technically difficult. We present a case of a patient with a lower rectal adenoma extending above the dentate line, which underwent ... Read more >>

Medicine (Baltimore) (Medicine)
[2019, 98(19):e15289]

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Balloon atrial septostomy in hypoplastic left heart syndrome with restrictive atrial septum.

Yosuke Fukushima, Kenji Baba, Maiko Kondo, Yoshihiko Kurita, Takahiro Eitoku, Yusuke Shigemitsu, Kenta Hirai, Hirokazu Tsukahara, Tatsuo Iwasaki, Shingo Kasahara, Yasuhiro Kotani, Shinichi Otsuki,

<h4>Background</h4>Rashkind balloon atrial septostomy (BAS) can be challenging in infants with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) and small atrial septal defect (ASD).<h4>Methods</h4>We retrospectively reviewed all infants with HLHS who underwent surgery and BAS between January 2006 and December 2015. The infants were divided into three groups: no BAS; catheter BAS; ... Read more >>

Pediatr Int (Pediatrics international : official journal of the Japan Pediatric Society)
[2019, 61(4):339-344]

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Three-stage laparoscopic surgery in a morbidly obese patient with Hinchey III diverticulitis: a case report.

Takako Tanaka, Yoshiaki Kita, Shinichiro Mori, Kenji Baba, Kan Tanabe, Masumi Wada, Yusuke Tsuruda, Kiyonori Tanoue, Shigehiro Yanagita, Kosei Maemura, Shoji Natsugoe,

<h4>Background</h4>Perforated diverticulitis with purulent peritonitis (Hinchey III diverticulitis) has traditionally been treated with a Hartmann's procedure in order to avoid the considerable postoperative morbidity and mortality associated with one-stage resection and primary anastomosis. Although there have been reports regarding laparoscopic lavage as the initial treatment of perforated Hinchey III diverticulitis, ... Read more >>

Surg Case Rep (Surgical case reports)
[2019, 5(1):24]

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Pancreatic Abscess in a cat due to Staphylococcus aureus infection.

Yuki Nemoto, Tomoya Haraguchi, Takako Shimokawa Miyama, Kosuke Kobayashi, Kaori Hama, Yosuke Kurogouchi, Noriyuki Fujiki, Kenji Baba, Masaru Okuda, Takuya Mizuno,

A 16-year-old spayed female American Shorthair cat was presented with lethargy, anorexia, and wamble. Physical and blood examination did not reveal any remarkable findings. Abdominal ultrasonography identified the presence of a localized anechoic structure with a thick wall in contact with the small intestine and adjacent to the liver. Ultrasound-guided ... Read more >>

J Vet Med Sci (The Journal of veterinary medical science)
[2017, 79(7):1146-1150]

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Molecular cloning of canine Wilms' tumor 1 for immunohistochemical analysis in canine tissues.

Osamu Sakai, Masashi Sakurai, Hiroki Sakai, Masahito Kubo, Hiroko Hiraoka, Kenji Baba, Masaru Okuda, Takuya Mizuno,

Wilms' tumor 1 (WT1) expression has been investigated in various human cancers as a target molecule for cancer immunotherapy. However, few studies have focused on WT1 expression in dogs. Firstly, cDNA of canine WT1 (cWT1) was molecularly cloned from normal canine kidney. The cross-reactivity of the anti-human WT1 monoclonal antibody ... Read more >>

J Vet Med Sci (The Journal of veterinary medical science)
[2017, 79(7):1272-1277]

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Radial incision and cutting method using a transanal approach for treatment of anastomotic strictures following rectal cancer surgery: a case report.

Pramod Nepal, Shinichiro Mori, Yoshiaki Kita, Kan Tanabe, Kenji Baba, Yasuto Uchikado, Hiroshi Kurahara, Takaaki Arigami, Masahiko Sakoda, Kosei Maemura, Shoji Natsugoe,

<h4>Background</h4>Development of an anastomotic stricture following rectal cancer surgery is not uncommon. Such strictures are usually managed by manual or instrumental dilatation techniques that are often insufficiently effective, as evidenced by the high recurrence rate. Various surgical procedures using minimally invasive approaches have also been reported. One of these procedures, ... Read more >>

World J Surg Oncol (World journal of surgical oncology)
[2019, 17(1):48]

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Development of hepatocellular carcinoma after long-term immunosuppressive therapy including danazol in a dog.

Kosuke Kobayashi, Takako Shimokawa Miyama, Kazuhito Itamoto, Shunsuke Noguchi, Kenji Baba, Takuya Mizuno, Masaru Okuda,

A 2-year-old female beagle was referred to our hospital for evaluation of anemia. Laboratory tests, including bone marrow cytology, revealed non-regenerative immune-mediated anemia (NRIMA). Although initial immunosuppressive multi-drug therapy was not effective, additional administration of danazol was successful in treating the anemia. However, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) developed about 20 months ... Read more >>

J Vet Med Sci (The Journal of veterinary medical science)
[2016, 78(10):1611-1614]

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