Monthly student and faculty activities and publications (May 2019)


Monthly student activities and publications

A former student of GSPH has presented her Capstone Project work at an international conference.

Salem A, Ebeid N. An analysis of the outcomes of a health outreach program to refugees and asylum seekers in Egypt. 2nd Arab Public Health Association Conference, Casablanca, 4-6 April 2019.

Monthly faculty activities and publications

Grants received

Dr. Kazunari Onishi received two grants.

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Grant-in-aid for Scientific Research (Grant number 19K19468). Period: 2019 – 2021. Building a health forecasting system using aerosol numerical models. Chief Investigator. Japanese title:科研費若手研究:大気汚染飛来シミュレーションを用いた健康予報の構築) (代表)

Joint research grant (Grant number 30D2003) with the Arid Land Research Center, Tottori University. Adverse health effects of Asian dust and air pollution in Mongolia. Chief Investigator. Japanese title: モンゴルにおける黄砂・大気汚染物質濃度上昇イベントに おける健康影響評価(代表)

Dr. Stuart Gilmour received one grant.

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare HIV prevention policy research grant (grant number 19HB2001). Period: 2019 – 2021. Amount: 4,000,000 yen (2019). Development of HIV and STI prevention measures for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Co-investigator. Japanese title: 2020年五輪大会に向けた東京都内のHIV・性感染症対策に関する研究

Peer-reviewed publications

Kazunari Onishi, Daiki Kobayashi, Osamu Takahashi, Zoie Wong, Eri Hoshino, Sachiko Ohde, Naoki Ikegami, Kevin Urayama and Mihye Lee all published articles in peer-reviewed journals in March and April.

Maki T, Lee KC, Kawai K, Onishi K, Hong CS, Kurosaki Y, Shinoda M, Kai K, Iwasaka Y, Archer S, Lacap-Bugler D, Hasegawa H, Pointing S. Aeolian dispersal of bacteria associated with desert dust and anthropogenic particles over continental and oceanic surfaces. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres. 2019; 10.1029/2018JD029597

Kanatani KT, Nakayama T, Adachi Y, Hamazaki K, Onishi K, Konishi Y, et al. High frequency of vitamin D deficiency in current pregnant Japanese women associated with UV avoidance and hypo-vitamin D diet. PLoS One. 2019;14:e0213264.

Onishi K. (J)PM2.5とアレルギー疾患 - 発生源別PM2.5成分と児のアレルギー症状 -, 小児保健研究2018;77(6):508-512

The Japan Environment & Children’s Study Group (including Onishi K). Associations between metal levels in whole blood and IgE concentrations in pregnant women, based on data from the Japan Environment and Children's Study. J Epidemiol. 2019;10.2188/jea.JE20180098

Onishi K. 金属アレルギー診療update「環境浮遊物質と金属アレルギー」MB Derma, 282:17-22.2019

Shima S, Shinoda M, Takahashi O, Unaki A, Kimura T, Okada Y, Niimi Y. Risk Factors for Acute Heart Failure and Impact on In-Hospital Mortality after Stroke.J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2019 Mar 28. pii: S1052-3057(19)30086-2. doi:10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2019.02.030. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID:30930241.

Fujita N, Grabitz SD, Shin CH, Hess PE, Mueller N, Bateman BT, Ecker JL,Takahashi O, Houle TT, Nagasaka Y, Eikermann M. Nocturnal desaturation early after delivery: impact of delivery type and the beneficial effects of Fowler's position. Br J Anaesth. 2019 Apr;122(4):e64-e66. doi: 10.1016/j.bja.2019.01.007. Epub 2019 Feb 13. PubMed PMID: 30857611; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6435910.

Matsukawa H, Kamiyama H, Miyazaki T, Kinoshita Y, Ota N, Noda K, Shonai T, Takahashi O, Tokuda S, Tanikawa R. Comprehensive analysis of perforator territory infarction on postoperative diffusion-weighted imaging in patients with surgically treated unruptured intracranial saccular aneurysms. J Neurosurg. 2019 Mar 1:1-8. doi: 10.3171/2018.11.JNS181235. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30835684.

Fushimi A, Yoshida A, Yagata H, Takahashi O, Hayashi N, Suzuki K, Tsunoda H, Nakamura S, Yamauchi H. Prognostic impact of multifocal and multicentric breast cancer versus unifocal breast cancer. Surg Today. 2019 Mar;49(3):224-230. doi: 10.1007/s00595-018-1725-9. Epub 2018 Oct 13. PubMed PMID: 30317491.

Kobayashi D, Kuriyama N, Yanase F, Takahashi O, Aoki K, Komatsu Y. Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor/angiotensin II receptor blocker use prior to medical intensive care unit admission and in-hospital mortality: propensity score-matched cohort study. J Nephrol. 2019 Apr 1. doi: 10.1007/s40620-019-00603-4. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30937855.

Kobayashi D, Hayashi H, Kuga H, Kuriyama N, Terasawa Y, Osugi Y, Takahashi O, Deshpande G, Kawachi I. Alcohol consumption behaviours in the immediate aftermath of earthquakes: time series study. BMJ Open. 2019 Mar 7;9(3):e026268. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-026268. PubMed PMID: 30850415; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6429926.

Abbondanza M, Abbondanza G, De Felice V, Wong ZSY. Long-term results of mini asymmetric radial keratotomy and corneal cross-linking for the treatment of keretaoconus. Korean Journal of Ophthalmology. 2019; 33(2): 189-195.

Yamasaki M, Abe K, Horikoshi R, Hoshino E, Yanagisawa H, Yoshino K, Misumi H, Mizuno A, Komiyama N. Enhanced outcomes for coronary artery disease obtained by a multidisciplinary heart team approach. General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 2019; Online First.

Kitano A, Shimizu C, Yamauchi H, Akitani F, Shiota K, Miyoshi Y, Ohde S. Factors associated with treatment delay in women with primary breast cancer who were referred to reproductive specialists. ESMO Open. 2019 Mar 5;4(2):e000459.

Komiya K, Usagawa Y, Kadota J, Ikegami N. Decreasing use of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube feeding in Japan. Journal American Geriatric Society 2018. 66(7): 1388-91

Kato T, Ikegami N. How specialists become primary care physicians in Japan. Health 2019. 11, 322-331.

Lee M, Kim S, Ha M. Community greenness and neurobehavioral health in children and adolescents. Science of the Total Environment. 2019; 672: 381-88.

Hangai M, Urayama KY, Tanaka J, Kato K, Nishiwaki S, Koh K, Noguchi M, Kato K, Yoshida N, Sato M, Goto H, Yuza Y, Hashii Y, Atsuta Y, Mizuta S, Kato M. Allogenic stem cell transplantation for acute lymphoblastic leukemia in adolescents and young adults. Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation, 2019, In press.

Invited lectures and seminars

Dr. Kuniyoshi Hayashi

Hayashi K. Medical imaging data analysis with AI techniques and statistical approaches. Okayama area meeting of the Behaviormetric society. Okayama university of science. 16th March, 2019.

Dr. Zoie Wong

Wong ZSY. From Reports to Knowledge for Patient Safety Improvement through Advancements in Artificial Intelligence. Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare Health AI Acceleration Consortium meeting. 17th April, 2019.

Dr. Mihye Lee

Lee M. University-community engagement for people-centered care. 1st International Conference of Age-friendly Universities. Daejeon, South Korea, 2nd May 2019.

Dr. Sachiko Ohde

Ohde S. A procedure for developing diagnosis / prognostic prediction models, using multivariate analysis. National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center. 23rd February 2019.

Conference presentations

Dr. Kazunari Onishi

Kikuchi H, Kuwahara K, Kiyohara K, Villalonga-Olives E, Brewer N, Aman-Oloniyo A, et al. Perceived Barriers to Career Progression Among Early-Career Epidemiologists: Report of a Workshop at the 22nd World Congress of Epidemiology. J Epidemiol. 2019;29:38-41.

Media coverage
 Dr. Kazunari Onishi received coverage for his research in the Weathernews Inc, IDP publishing company. Article: Health effect of Asian dust and prevention.

This article was also picked up by Yahoo News:

Other works

Dr. Kuniyoshi Hayashi translated five chapters of the Japanese edition of the International Encyclopaedia of Statistical Science. The chapters were:
• F-024, Functional Derivatives in Statistics: Asymptotics and Robustness (統計学における汎関数微分:漸近解析と頑健性)
• I-010, Influential Observations (影響観測値)
• C-043, Cook’s Distance (クック(Cook)の距離)
• S-015, Sensitivity Analysis (感度分析)
• J-004, Jump Reression Analysis (ジャンプ回帰分析)