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Publications in FY 2015

Disease control

Research area Country of focus Authors Publication
Major infectious diseases Myanmar Aung T,
Nozaki I,
Nwe Oo N,
Kyu Swe K,
Wada K,
Yoshihara N
Reducing the risk of HIV transmission through blood transfusion in the National Blood Center, Myanmar. ISBT Science Series 2015, 10:27-30. doi: 10.1111/voxs.12173.(External link)
Major infectious diseases Zambia  Okawa S,
Chirwa M,
Ishikawa N,
Kapyata H,
Msiska C,
Syakantu G,
Miyano S,
Komada K,
Jimba M,
Yasuoka J
Longitudinal adherence to antiretroviral drugs for preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV in Zambia. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015, 15:258-doi:10.1186/s12884-015-0697-7.(External link)
Major infectious diseases Japan Ishimaru T,
Wada K,
Smith DR
HIV testing and attitudes among the working-age population of Japan: annual health checkups may offer an effective way forwards. Ind Health 2016, 54(2):116-122.(External link)
Infectious disease control Lao PDR Komada K,
Sugiyama M,
Vongphrachanh P,
Xeuatvongsa A,
phongphane B,
Kitamura T,
Kiyohara T,
Wakita T,
Oshitani H,
Hachiya M
Seroprevalence of chronic hepatitis B, as determined from dried blood spots, among children and their mothers in central Lao People's Democratic Republic: a multistage, stratified cluster sampling survey. Int J Infect Dis 2015, 36:21-26.
Infectious disease control Nepal
Viet Nam
Ohara H,
Pokhrel SJ,
Hirayama T,
Nam VH,
Sherchand J
Assessment of Health Systems in Relation to Interface Between Malaria Control Programs and Health System Strengthening: Comparative Study Between Nepal and Viet Nam. Journal of Institute of Medicine April 2015, 37(1):11-20.(External link)
Infectious disease control Japan Hori A, Wada K, Smith DR A Socio-Demographic Examination of Adults Responding to Governmental Vaccination Recommendations during the Japanese Rubella Outbreak of 2013. PLoS One2015, 10(6):e0129900.(External link)
Infectious disease control Japan Wada K,
Yoshikawa T
Instructor training for protection against respiratory diseases among health care workers in Japan. Asian-Pacific Newsletter on Occupational Health and Safety 2015, 22:40-42.(External link)
Infectious disease control Japan Ishimaru T,
Wada K,
Arphorn S,
Smith DR
Barriers to the acceptance of work colleagues infected with Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C in Japan. J Occup Health 2016, 58(3):269-275.(External link)
Anti-microbial resistance Nepal Sherchan JB,
Hayakawa K,
Miyoshi-Akiyama T,
Ohmagari N,
Kirikae T,
Nagamatsu M,
Tojo M,
Ohara H,
Sherchand JB,
Tandukar S
Clinical epidemiology and molecular analysis of extended-spectrum-beta-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli in Nepal: characteristics of sequence types 131 and 648. Antimicrob Agents Chemother 2015, 59(6):3424-3432.(External link)
Anti-microbial resistance Nepal Shrestha B,
Tada T,
Miyoshi-Akiyama T,
Shimada K,
Ohara H,
Kirikae T,
Pokhrel BM
Identification of a Novel NDM Variant, NDM-13, from a Multidrug-Resistant Escherichia coli Clinical Isolate in Nepal. Antimicrob Agents Chemother 2015, 59(9):5847-5850.(External link)
Anti-microbial resistance Nepal Shrestha S,
Tada T,
Miyoshi-Akiyama T,
Ohara H,
Shimada K,
Satou K,
Teruya K,
Nakano K,
Shiroma A,
Sherchand JB,
Rijal BP,
Hirano T,
Kirikae T,
Pokhrel BM
Molecular epidemiology of multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii isolates in a university hospital in Nepal reveals the emergence of a novel epidemic clonal lineage. Int J Antimicrob Agents 2015, .(External link)
Anti-microbial resistance   Tada T, Miyoshi-Akiyama T,
Shimada K,
Dahal RK,
Mishra SK,
Ohara H,
Kirikae T,
Pokhrel BM
A Novel 6'-N-Aminoglycoside Acetyltransferase, AAC(6')-Ial, from a Clinical Isolate of Serratia marcescens. Microb Drug Resist 2015, .

Maternal and child health

Research areas Country Authors Publications
Maternal and neonatal health Japan Suto M, Takehara K, Misago C, Matsui M Prevalence of Perineal Lacerations in Women Giving Birth at Midwife-Led Birth Centers in Japan: A Retrospective Descriptive Study. J Midwifery (External link)

Health system strengthening

Research areas Country Authors Publications
Health human resource development Japan Akashi H, Osanai Y, Akashi R Human resources for health development: toward realizing Universal Health Coverage in Japan. Biosci Trends 2015, 9(5):275-279.(External link)
Health system strengthening Lao PDR
Viet Nam
Tamura T, Sonoda M, Hashimoto C, Hashimoto M, Mochizuki N, Nguyen B, Tran Q, Phengdy I, Touch S, Keat P Current status of the legal framework regarding nursing in Lao PDR, Cambodia, Vietnam and Myanmar. Kokusai Hoken Iryo (Journal of International Health) 2015, 30(2):87-92.(External link)
Health system strengthening Lao PDR Wada K, Rattana S, Vongsamphanh C "Ten Minimum Requirement": A management tool to improve quality of healthcare services in Lao People Democratic Republic (Lao PDR). Trop Med Health 2015, 43:239-242.(External link)


Research areas Country Authors Publications
Industrial health Japan Eguchi H, Wada K, Higuchi Y, Yoneoka D, Smith DR Work Content and Serious Mental Illness among Middle-Aged Men: Results from a 6-Year Longitudinal Study in Japan. PLoS One 2015,10(6):e0131203.(External link)
Industrial health Japan Wada K, Eguchi H, Prieto-Merino D, Smith DR Occupational differences in suicide mortality among Japanese men of working age. J Affect Disord 2015, 190:316-321.(External link)
Industrial health Japan Wada K, Higuchi Y, Smith DR Socioeconomic status and self-reported health among middle-aged Japanese men: results from a nationwide longitudinal study. BMJ Open 2015, 5(6):e008178-2015-008178.(External link)
Industrial health Japan Wada K, Smith DR Mistrust surrounding vaccination recommendations by the Japanese government: results from a national survey of working-age individuals. BMC Public Health 2015,15:426.(External link)
Industrial health Japan Wada K, Smith DR, Ishimaru T Reluctance to Care for Patients with HIV or Hepatitis B / C in Japan. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016, 16:31.(External link)
Industrial health Japan Wada K, Yoshikawa T, Lee JJ, Mitsuda T, Kidouchi K, Kurosu H, Morisawa Y, Aminaka M, Okubo T, Satoshi K, Moriya K. Sharp injuries in Japanese operating theaters of HIV/AIDS referral hospitals 2009-2011. Ind Health in press,.(External link)
Industrial health Japan Wada K, Gilmore S Inequality in mortality by occupation related to economic crisis from 1980 to 2010 among working-age Japanese males. Sci Rep 2016, 6(22255):doi: 10.1038/srep22255.(External link)