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Publications in FY 2013

Disease control

Research area Country of focus Authors Publication
Major infectious diseases   Lao PDR Akiyama T, Taniguchi T, Vanisaveth V, Inamine Y, Toma N, Li C, Toma H, Takeuchi R, Kobayashi J, Kano S, Hongvanthong B, Watanabe H Association between serum zinc concentration and the Plasmodium falciparum antibody titer among rural villagers of Attapeu Province, Lao People's Democratic Republic. Acta Trop 2013, 126(3):193-197.
Vaccine preventable diseases Japan Eguchi H, Wada K Knowledge of HBV and HCV and Individuals' Attitudes Toward HBV- and HCV-Infected Colleagues: A National Cross-Sectional Study among a Working Population in Japan. PLoS One 2013, 8(9):e76921.
Major infectious diseases Viet Nam Hang NT, Maeda S, Lien LT, Thuong PH, Hung NV, Thuy TB, Nanri A, Mizoue T, Hoang NP, Cuong VC, Ngoc KT, Sakurada S, Endo H, Keicho N Primary drug-resistant tuberculosis in hanoi, viet nam: present status and risk factors. PLoS One 2013, 8(8):e71867.
Major infectious diseases Zambia Ishikawa N, Shimbo T, Miyano S, Sikazwe I, Mwango A, Ghidinelli MN, Syakantu G Health Outcomes and Cost Impact of the New WHO 2013 Guidelines on Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV in Zambia. PLoS One 2014, 9(3):e90991.
Vaccine preventable diseases Lao PDR Kitamura T, Komada K, Xeuatovongsa A, Hachiya M Factors affecting childhood immunization in Lao People's Democratic Republic: A cross-sectional study from nationwide, population-based, multistage cluster sampling. BioScience Trends 2013, 7(4):178-185.
Major infectious diseases Zambia Miyano S, Muvuma S, Ishikawa N, Endo H, Msiska C, Syakantu G Healthcare provision for HIV co-infected tuberculosis patients in rural Zambia: an observational cohort study at primary care centers. BMC Health Serv Res 2013, 13(1):397.
Vaccine preventable diseases Pakistan Murakami H, Kobayashi M, Hachiya M, Khan ZS, Hassan SQ, Sakurada S Refusal of oral polio vaccine in northwestern Pakistan: a qualitative and quantitative study. Vaccine 2014,32(12):1382-1387.
Major infectious diseases Cambodia Nakaie N, Tuon S, Nozaki I, Yamaguchi F, Sasaki Y, Kakimoto K Family planning practice and predictors of risk of inconsistent condom use among HIV-positive women on anti-retroviral therapy in Cambodia. BMC Public Health 2014, 14(1):170.
Nosocomial infection control Nepal Ohara H, Pokhrel BM, Dahal RK, Mishra SK, Kattel HP, Shrestha DL, Haneishi Y, Sherchand JB Fact-finding Survey of Nosocomial Infection Control in Hospitals in Kathmandu, Nepal-A Basis for Improvement. Topical Medicine and Health 2013, 41(3):113-9.
Major infectious diseases Pitabut N, Sakurada S, Tanaka T, Ridruechai C, Tanuma J, Aoki T, Kantipong P, Piyaworawong S, Kobayashi N, Dhepakson P, Yanai H, Yamada N, Oka S, Okada M, Khusmith S, Keicho N Potential Function of Granulysin, Other Related Effector Molecules and Lymphocyte Subsets in Patients with TB and HIV/TB Coinfection. Int J Med Sci 2013, 10(8):1003-1014.
Major infectious diseases Nepal Poudel-Tandukar K, Poudel KC, Jimba M, Kobayashi J, Johnson CA, Palmer PH Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin d levels and C-reactive protein in persons with human immunodeficiency virus infection. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses 2013, 29(3):528-534.
Nosocomial infection control Nepal Shrestha RK, Dahal RK, Mishra SK, Parajuli K, Rijal BP, Sherchand JB, Kirikae T, Ohara H, Pokhrel BM Ventilator Associated Pneumonia in Tertiary Care Hospital, Maharajgunj, Kathmandu, Nepal. Journal of Institute of Medicine 2013, 35(3):21-28.
Major infectious diseases Nepal Shrestha S, Poudel KC, Poudel-Tandukar K, Kobayashi J, Pandey BD, Yasuoka J, Otsuka K, Jimba M Perceived Family Support and Depression among People Living with HIV/AIDS in the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. J Int Assoc Physicians AIDS Care (Chic) 2014, 13(3):214-22.
Nosocomial infection control Nepal Tada T, Miyoshi-Akiyama T, Dahal RK, Sah MK, Ohara H, Kirikae T, Pokhrel BM NDM-8 Metallo-beta-Lactamase in a Multidrug-Resistant Escherichia coli Strain Isolated in Nepal. Antimicrob Agents Chemother 2013, 57(5):2394-2396.
Nosocomial infection control Nepal Tada T, Miyoshi-Akiyama T, Dahal RK, Mishra SK, Ohara H, Shimada K, Kirikae T, Pokhrel BM Dissemination of multidrug-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae clinical isolates with various combinations of carbapenemases (NDM-1 and OXA-72) and 16S rRNA methylases (ArmA, RmtC and RmtF) in Nepal. Int J Antimicrob Agents 2013, 42(4):372-374.
Vaccine preventable diseases Lao PDR

Xeuatvongsa A, Komada K, Kitamura T, Vongphrachanh P, Pathammavong C, Phounphenghak K, Sisouk T, Phonekeo D, Sengkeopaseuth B, Som-Oulay V, Ishii K, Wakita T, Sugiyama M, Hachiya M


Chronic Hepatitis B Prevalence among Children and Mothers: Results from a Nationwide, Population-Based Survey in Lao People's Democratic Republic. PLoS One 2014, 9(2):e88829.


Maternal and child health

Research areas Country Authors Publications
Maternal and neonatal health Bangladesh Akter S, Jesmin S, Rahman MM, Islam MM, Khatun MT, Yamaguchi N, Akashi H, Mizutani T Higher gravidity and parity are associated with increased prevalence of metabolic syndrome among rural Bangladeshi women. PLoS One 2013, 8(8):e68319.
Maternal and neonatal health Bangladesh & India Iwamoto A, Seward N, Prost A, Ellis M, Copas A, Fottrell E, Azad K, Tripathy P, Costello A Maternal infection and risk of intrapartum death: a population based observational study in South Asia. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 2013, 13(1):245-2393-13-245.
Maternal and neonatal health Philippines Matsubara C, Green J, Astorga LT, Daya EL, Jervoso HC, Gonzaga EM, Jimba M Reliability tests and validation tests of the client satisfaction questionnaire (CSQ-8) as an index of satisfaction with childbirth-related care among Filipino women. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 2013, 13(1):235.
Maternal and neonatal health Cambodia Matsumoto Y, Egami Y, Rathavy T Management of Women in Labor in a Referral Hospital in Phnom Penh, Cambodia: A Case Discussion Study. Journal of Women’s Health Care 2013, 2:130.

Health system strengthening

Research areas Country Authors Publications
Health human resource development Cambodia Fujita N, Abe K, Rotem A, Tung R, Keat P, Robins A, Zwi AB Addressing the human resources crisis: a case study of Cambodia's efforts to reduce maternal mortality (1980-2012). BMJ Open 2013, 3(5).
Health system strengthening Cambodia Matsuoka S, Obara H, Nagai M, Murakami H, Chan Lon R Performance-based financing with GAVI health system strengthening funding in rural Cambodia: a brief assessment of the impact. Health Policy Plan 2014, 29 (4): 456-465.
Health system strengthening Lao PDR Nonaka D, Pongvongsa T, Nishimoto F, Nansounthavong P, Hongwei J, Vongsouvanh A, Moji K, Phongmany P, Kobayashi J A successful mobile phone network-based approach to integration of the health care system in rural Laos: strengthening lay health worker performance. Rural and Remote Health 2014;14:2588.
Global health policy Nozaki I WHO's budgetary allocation and disease burden. Lancet 2013, 382(9896):937-938.
Health human resource development Cambodia Sakurai-Doi Y, Mochizuki N, Phuong K, Sung C, Visoth P, Sriv B, Amara SR, Murakami H, Komagata T, Fujita N Who provides nursing services in Cambodian hospitals? Int J Nurs Pract 2014, 20 Suppl 1:39-46.
Global health policy Japan Takahashi K, Kobayashi J, Nomura-Baba M, Kakimoto K, Nakamura Y Can Japan Contribute to the Post Millennium Development Goals? Making Human Security Mainstream through the TICAD Process. Trop Med Health 2013, 41(3):135-142.


Research areas Country Authors Publications
Mental health Myanmar & Thailand Akiyama T, Win T, Maung C, Ray P, Sakisaka K, Tanabe A, Kobayashi J, Jimba M Mental health status among Burmese adolescent students living in boarding houses in Thailand: a cross-sectional study. BMC Public Health 2013, 13:337-2458-13-337.
School health Bangladesh, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Benin, Ghana, Niger & Zambia Saito J, Nonaka D, Mizoue T, Kobayashi J, Jayatilleke AC, Shrestha S, Kikuchi K, Haque SE, Yi S, Ayi I, Jimba M Limited potential of school textbooks to prevent tobacco use among students grade 1-9 across multiple developing countries: a content analysis study. BMJ Open 2013, 3(2):10.1136/bmjopen-2012-002340. Print 2013.
School health Niger Takeuchi R, Boureima D, Mizuguchi D, Awazawa T, Kato Y, Akiyama T, Nonaka D, Kobayashi J  A self-assessed approach to improving school health in Niger. Rural and Remote Health 2013;13(3):2354.
Occupational health Japan Wada K, Arakida M, Watanabe R, Negishi M, Sato J, Tsutsumi A The Economic Impact of Loss of Performance Due to Absenteeism and Presenteeism Caused by Depressive Symptoms and Comorbid Health Conditions among Japanese Workers. Ind Health 2013, 51(5):482-489.
Industrial health Japan Yoshikawa T, Wada K, Lee JJ, Mitsuda T, Kidouchi K, Kurosu H, Morisawa Y, Aminaka M, Okubo T, Kimura S, Moriya K Incidence rate of needlestick and sharps injuries in 67 Japanese hospitals: a national surveillance study. PLoS One 2013, 8(10):e77524.