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Publications in FY 2021

Research area Country of focus Authors Publications
Disease control  Japan  Zaitsu M, Hosokawa Y, Okawa S, Hori A, Kobashi G, Tabuchi T.  Heated tobacco product use and hypertensive disorders of pregnancy and low birth weight: analysis of a cross-sectional, web-based survey in Japan. BMJ Open. 2021;11(9):e052976. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-052976. 
Health system  ―  Yokobori Y, Obara H, Sugiura Y, Kitamura T Gaps in the civil registration and vital statistics systems of low- and middle-income countries and the health sector's role in improving the situation. Glob Health Med. 2021;3(4):243-5. doi: 10.35772/ghm.2020.01103. 
Health system  Zambia  Yokobori Y, Matsuura J, Obara H, Sugiura Y, Kitamura T, Moyo C, Mwango C, Yuasa M.  Rapid assessment of the civil registration and vital statistics performance of health facilities in the five districts of Zambia: A cross-sectional study. Heliyon. 2021;7(11):e08367. doi: 10.1016/j.heliyon.2021.e08367 
Health for vulnerable populations   ― Weeks AD, Akinola OI, Amorim M, Carvalho B, Deneux-Tharaux C, Liabsuetrakul T, Meremikwu M, Miller S, Nabhan A, Nagai M, Wahabi H, Walker D.   World Health Organization Recommendation for Using Uterine Balloon Tamponade to Treat Postpartum Hemorrhage. Obstet Gynecol. 2022;139(3):458-462. doi:10.1097/AOG.0000000000004674


Health for vulnerable populations Japan  Tsuno K, Okawa S, Matsushima M, Nishi D, Arakawa Y, Tabuchi T.  The effect of social restrictions, loss of social support, and loss of maternal autonomy on postpartum depression in 1 to 12-months postpartum women during the COVID-19 pandemic. J Affect Disord. 2022;307:206-14. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2022.03.056. 
Public health emergency  Japan  Tsuboi M, Hachiya M, Ohtsu H, Akashi H, Miyoshi C, Umeda T. Epidemiology and Risk of Coronavirus Disease 2019 Among Travelers at Airport and Port Quarantine Stations Across Japan: A Nationwide Descriptive Analysis and an Individually Matched Case-Control Study.Clin Infect Dis. 2022;74(9):1614-22. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciab659.  
Disease control  Japan  Toyoshima K, Inoue T, Baba T, Masuya J, Ichiki M, Fujimura Y, Kusumi I.  Associations of Cognitive Complaints and Depressive Symptoms with Health-Related Quality of Life and Perceived Overall Health in Japanese Adult Volunteers. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021;18(18). doi: 10.3390/ijerph18189647. 
Health for vulnerable populations  Cambodia  Suzuki A, Matsui M, Tung R, Iwamoto A "Why did our baby die soon after birth?"-Lessons on neonatal death in rural Cambodia from the perspective of caregivers. PLoS One. 2021;16(6):e0252663. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0252663. 
Health for vulnerable populations Middle East  Sodeno M, Tappis H, Burnham G, Ververs M.  Associations between caesarean births and breastfeeding in the Middle East: a scoping review. East Mediterr Health J. 2021;27(9):931-40. doi: 10.26719/emhj.21.027. 
Health for vulnerable populations  Ghana  Shibanuma A, Ansah EK, Kikuchi K, Yeji F, Okawa S, Tawiah C, Nanishi K, Addei S, Williams J, Asante KP, Oduro A, Owusu-Agyei S, Gyapong M, Asare GQ, Yasuoka J, Hodgson A, Jimba M, Ghana EIRPT.  Evaluation of a package of continuum of care interventions for improved maternal, newborn, and child health outcomes and service coverage in Ghana: A cluster-randomized trial. PLoS Med. 2021;18(6):e1003663. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1003663.
Health for vulnerable populations  Myanmar  Sasaki Y, Shobugawa Y, Nozaki I, Takagi D, Nagamine Y, Funato M, Chihara Y, Shirakura Y, Lwin KT, Zin PE, Bo TZ, Sone T, Win HH.  Association between Happiness and Economic Status among Older Adults in Two Myanmar Regions. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2022;19(6). doi: 10.3390/ijerph19063216. 
Health for vulnerable populations  Myanmar  Sasaki Y, Shobugawa Y, Nozaki I, Takagi D, Nagamine Y, Funato M, Chihara Y, Shirakura Y, Lwin KT, Zin PE, Bo TZ, Sone T, Win HH. Association between depressive symptoms and objective/subjective socioeconomic status among older adults of two regions in Myanmar. PLoS One. 2021;16(1):e0245489. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0245489. 
Health for vulnerable populations  Myanmar  Sasaki Y, Shobugawa Y, Nozaki I, Takagi D, Nagamine Y, Funato M, Chihara Y, Shirakura Y, Lwin KT, Zin PE, Bo TZ, Sone T, Win HH.  Rural-Urban Differences in the Factors Affecting Depressive Symptoms among Older Adults of Two Regions in Myanmar. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021;18(6). doi: 10.3390/ijerph18062818. 
Quality health service delivery and human resources  ― Ridde V, Gautier L, Dagenais C, Chabrol F, Hou R, Bonnet E, David PM, Cloos P, Duhoux A, Lucet JC, Traverson L, de Araujo Oliveira SR, Cazarin G, Peiffer-Smadja N, Toure L, Coulibaly A, Honda A, Noda S, Tamura T, Baba H, Kodoi H, Zinszer K. Learning from public health and hospital resilience to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic: protocol for a multiple case study (Brazil, Canada, China, France, Japan, and Mali). Health Res Policy Syst. 2021;19(1):76. doi: 10.1186/s12961-021-00707-z.
Quality health service delivery and human resources  Japan  Okawa S, Tabuchi T, Nakata K, Morishima T, Koyama S, Odani S, Miyashiro I.  Surgical volume threshold to improve 3-year survival in designated cancer care hospitals in 2004-2012 in Japan. Cancer Sci. 2022;113(3):1047-56. doi: 10.1111/cas.15264. 
Health for vulnerable populations  Japan  Okawa S, Hosokawa Y, Nanishi K, Zaitsu M, Tabuchi T.  Threatened abortion, threatened premature labor, and preterm birth during the first state of emergency for COVID-19 in 2020 in Japan. J Obstet Gynaecol Res. 2022;48(5):1116-25. doi: 10.1111/jog.15203.
Health for vulnerable populations Japan Obikane E, Baba T, Shinozaki T, Obata S, Nakanishi S, Murata C, Ushio E, Suzuki Y, Shirakawa N, Honda M, Sasaki N, Nishi D, O'Mahen H, Kawakami N.  Internet-based behavioural activation to improve depressive symptoms and prevent child abuse in postnatal women (SmartMama): a protocol for a pragmatic randomized controlled trial. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2021;21(1):314. doi: 10.1186/s12884-021-03767-9.
Quality health service delivery and human resources  Japan  Nozaki I, Sugiura Y, Fujita N, Iso H, Umeda T Business models for sustainable development: Projects of global extension of medical technologies of Japan. Glob Health Med. 2021;3(1):6-10. doi:10.35772/ghm.2020.01072.
Quality health service delivery and human resources  Myanmar  Nozaki I, Aung T, Oo NN, Kodoi H, Ito Y, Inaba T, Shiratori K. Enhancing the blood safety program in Myanmar: Report on projects of global extension of medical technologies of Japan. Glob Health Med. 2021;3(1):48-51. doi: 10.35772/ghm.2020.01071.
Disease control  Japan  Norizuki M, Hori A, Wada K.  Factors associated with adults' actions to confirm their own rubella immune status in Japan's drive toward rubella elimination: Cross-sectional online survey of non-healthcare workers in their 20s to 40s. Environ Health Prev Med. 2021;26(1):77. doi: 10.1186/s12199-021-01002-7. 
Health for vulnerable populations  Japan  Nomura O, Morikawa Y, Mori T, Hagiwara Y, Sakakibara H, Horikoshi Y, Inoue N Limited Utility of SIRS Criteria for Identifying Serious Infections in Febrile Young Infants. Children (Basel). 2021;8(11). doi: 10.3390/children8111003 
Health for vulnerable populations  Japan  Nomura O, Itoh T, Mori T, Ihara T, Tsuji S, Inoue N, Carriere B.  Creating Clinical Reasoning Assessment Tools in Different Languages: Adaptation of the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Script Concordance Test to Japanese. Front Med (Lausanne). 2021;8:765489. doi: 10.3389/fmed.2021.765489.
Health for vulnerable populations  Japan  Nomura O, Ihara T, Morikawa Y, Sakakibara H, Horikoshi Y, Inoue N Predictor of Early Administration of Antibiotics and a Volume Resuscitation for Young Infants with Septic Shock. Antibiotics (Basel). 2021;10(11). doi: 10.3390/antibiotics10111414. 
Quality health service delivery and human resources  —  Noda S, Hernandez PMR, Sudo K, Takahashi K, Woo NE, Chen H, Inaoka K, Tateishi E, Affarah WS, Kadriyan H, Kobayashi J. Service Delivery Reforms for Asian Ageing Societies: A Cross-Country Study Between Japan, South Korea, China, Thailand, Indonesia, and the Philippines. Int J Integr Care. 2021;21(2):1. doi: 10.5334/ijic.4739.
Public health emergency  —  MNCAH C-RPGo (including Nagai M).  Global research priorities on COVID-19 for maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health. J Glob Health. 2021;11:04071. doi: 10.7189/jogh.11.04071.
Public health emergency   Japan  Matsushima M, Tsuno K,Okawa S, Hori A, Tabuchi T.  Trust and well-being of postpartum women during the COVID-19 crisis: Depression and fear of COVID-19. SSM Popul Health. 2021;15:100903. doi: 10.1016/j.ssmph.2021.100903.
Health for vulnerable populations  Cambodia Matsui M, Saito Y, Po R, Taing B, Nhek C, Tung R, Masaki Y, Iwamoto A Knowledge on intrapartum care practices among skilled birth attendants in Cambodia-a cross-sectional study. Reprod Health. 2021;18(1):115. doi: 10.1186/s12978-021-01166-z. 
Quality health service delivery and human resources  Japan  Koyama S, Tabuchi T, Okawa S, Taniyama Y, Nakata K, Morishima T, Miyashiro I.  Hospital volume and 5-year survival in head and neck cancer patients in Osaka, Japan. Jpn J Clin Oncol. 2021;51(10):1515-22. doi: 10.1093/jjco/hyab132.
Public health emergency   —  Kobayashi J, Aritaka N, Nozaki I, Tabata A, Noda S COVID-19 control during a humanitarian crisis; the need for emergency response at the Thai-Myanmar border as an alternative channel. Trop Med Health. 2021;49(1):33. doi: 10.1186/s41182-021-00323-1.
Health for vulnerable populations  Japan  Kiyohara H, Teshima Y, Hoshino HA, Kanda M, Matsuoka S, Iwamoto A, Fujita M Three myths of disseminating COVID-19 information to vulnerable migrants in Japan: lessons learned during the pandemic. Trop Med Health. 2022;50(1):13. doi: 10.1186/s41182-022-00404-9. 
Disease control  Lao PDR  Kitamura T, Bouakhasith V, Phounphenghack K, Pathammavong C, Xeuatvongsa A, Kobayashi A, Norizuki M, Okabayashi H, Miyano S, Mori Y, Takeda M, Sugiyama M, Mizokami M, Machida M, Hachiya M Vaccine temperature management in Lao People's Democratic Republic: A nationwide cross-sectional study. Heliyon. 2021;7(6):e07342. doi: 10.1016/j.heliyon.2021.e07342. 
Public health emergency  Japan  Hosokawa Y, Okawa S, Hori A, Morisaki N, Takahashi Y, Fujiwara T, Nakayama SF, Hamada H, Satoh T, Tabuchi T.  The Prevalence of COVID-19 Vaccination and Vaccine Hesitancy in Pregnant Women: An Internet-based Cross-sectional Study in Japan. J Epidemiol. 2022;32(4):188-94. doi: 10.2188/jea.JE20210458.
Disease control   —  Haruyama R, Okawa S, Akaba H, Obara H, Fujita N A Review of the Implementation Status of and National Plans on HPV Vaccination in 17 Middle-Income Countries of the WHO Western Pacific Region. Vaccines (Basel). 2021;9(11). doi: 10.3390/vaccines9111355. 
Disease control  Japan  Haruyama R, Obara H, Fujita N Japan resumes active recommendations of HPV vaccine after 8·5 years of suspension. Lancet Oncol. 2022;23(2):197-198. doi:10.1016/S1470-2045(22)00002-X
Disease control  Zambia  Haruyama R, Nyahoda M, Kapambwe S, Sugiura Y, Yokobori Y Underreported Breast and Cervical Cancer Deaths Among Brought-In-Dead Cases in Zambia. JCO Glob Oncol. 2021;7:1209-11. doi: 10.1200/GO.21.00176. 
Disease control  Philippines  Harada T, Baba T, Shirasaka T, Kanamori S.  Evaluation of the Intensive Treatment and Rehabilitation Program for Residential Treatment and Rehabilitation Centers (INTREPRET) in the Philippines: a study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials. 2021;22(1):909. doi: 10.1186/s13063-021-05882-6. 
Health for vulnerable populations  Japan  Hara Y, Hagiwara Y, Inoue N. Effects of the new fasting standard on sedation in the pediatric emergency room. Pediatr Int. 2021;64(1):e14840. doi: 10.1111/ped.14840.
Public health emergency  Japan  Akashi H, Shimada S, Tamura T, Chinda E, Kokudo N.  SARS-CoV-2 Infections in Close Contacts of Positive Cases in the Olympic and Paralympic Village at the 2021 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. JAMA. 2022;327(10):978-980. doi:10.1001/jama.2022.0818