Japanese Red Cross Toyota College of Nursing

www.rctoyota.ac.jp
Toyota, Japan

Japanese Red Cross Toyota College of Nursing is a private university in Toyota, Aichi, Japan. The predecessor of the school, a training school for nurses, was founded in 1941. It was chartered in 1989 as a women's junior college called Japan Red Cross Aichi Junior College of Nursing. In 1997 it became coeducational. In 2004 it became a four-year college, adopting the present name at the same time. Wikipedia.

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Ishikura K.,National Center for Child Health and Development | Ishikura K.,Tokyo Metropolitan Childrens Medical Center | Uemura O.,Aichi Childrens Health And Medical Center | Uemura O.,Japanese Red Cross Toyota College of Nursing | And 10 more authors.
Pediatric Nephrology | Year: 2016

Background: Vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) is associated with an increased risk of kidney disorders. It is unclear whether VUR is associated with progression from chronic kidney disease (CKD) to end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) in children with congenital anomalies of the kidney and urinary tract (CAKUT). Methods: We conducted a 3-year follow-up survey of a cohort of 447 children with CKD (stage 3–5). Rates of and risk factors for progression to ESKD were determined using the Kaplan–Meier method and Cox regression respectively. Results: Congenital anomaly of the kidney and urinary tract was the primary etiology in 278 out of 447 children; 118 (42.4 %) had a history of VUR at the start of the cohort study. There were significantly more boys than girls with VUR, whereas the proportions were similar in children without VUR. The types of urinary anomalies/complications of the two groups were significantly different. Three-year renal survival rates of the groups were not significantly different, irrespective of CKD stage. Age < 2 years and age after puberty, stage 4 or 5 CKD, and heavy proteinuria, but not history of VUR, were significantly associated with progression to ESKD. Conclusions: History of VUR at the start of follow-up was not associated with the progression of stage 3–5 CKD in children with CAKUT. © 2015, IPNA.


PubMed | Hiroshima City Asa Hospital, The Japanese Red Cross Hiroshima College of Nursing, Japanese Red Cross Toyota College of Nursing, Hiroshima University and 2 more.
Type: | Journal: Journal of investigative and clinical dentistry | Year: 2015

Oral microflora during pregnancy is critical to oral health care in the mother and her child. We examined the changes in the oral microbiota between pregnancy and nonpregnancy periods.The study was performed using 132 healthy pregnant women enrolled from Hiroshima City Asa Citizens Hospital and 51 healthy nonpregnant women as control. During pregnancy, 132 subjects were assessed for seven microbial species by the cultured method and polymerase chain reaction at the early (7-16weeks gestation), the middle (17-28weeks), and the late (29-39weeks) pregnancy periods. Pregnant women completed a series of questionnaires regarding oral and systemic health and lifestyle habits.The total cultivable microbial counts in the early pregnancy were significantly higher than that of the nonpregnant women (P<0.05). The incidences of Porphyromonas gingivalis and Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans in gingival sulcus during the early and middle pregnancy were significantly higher than the nonpregnant group (P<0.05), while Prevotella intermedia and Fusobacterium nucleatum did not change. Candida species were more frequently detected during the middle and late pregnancy.The data suggest that pregnancy, especially in the early periods, promotes the proliferation of microorganisms in the oral cavity and facilitates a colonization of periodontal pathogens.


Uemura O.,Aichi Childrens Health And Medical Center | Uemura O.,Japanese Red Cross Toyota College of Nursing | Nagai T.,Aichi Childrens Health And Medical Center | Yamakawa S.,Aichi Childrens Health And Medical Center | And 7 more authors.
Clinical and Experimental Nephrology | Year: 2015

Background: Although renal inulin clearance (Cin) is the gold standard for evaluation of kidney function, it cannot be measured easily. Therefore, creatinine clearance (Ccr) is often used clinically to evaluate kidney function. Enzymatically measured Ccr was recently found to be much higher than Cin because of the tubular secretion of creatinine (Cr). This study compared three measures of renal clearance, inulin, 2-h Ccr, and 24-h Ccr, in children. Methods: Kidney function was evaluated in 76 children (51 males and 25 females) aged 1 month to 18 years with chronic kidney disease (CKD) by three renal clearance methods at almost the same time. Results: Correlations between each pair of three renal clearance measurements were determined. Approximate glomerular filtration rate (GFR) was equal to 62 % of 2-h Ccr or 76 % of 24-h Ccr. Conclusion: Cr secretion by renal tubules was approximately 50 % of the GFR. In this study, we indicate that the measurements of 2-h Ccr or 24-h Ccr do not show true GFR but we could infer approximate GFR from the values. The use of 2- or 24-h Ccr might contribute to the treatment of pediatric CKD patients. © 2015 Japanese Society of Nephrology


Takahashi Y.,Karolinska Institutet | Takahashi Y.,Japanese Red Cross Toyota College of Nursing | Jonas W.,Karolinska Institutet | Jonas W.,University of Toronto | And 5 more authors.
Acta Paediatrica, International Journal of Paediatrics | Year: 2015

Aim Little is known about the developing breastfeeding behaviour of newborn infants. This study describes infants' prebreastfeeding behaviour during the second day of life and explores possible associations with infant characteristics. Methods We studied 13 mothers and healthy full-term infants after normal births. At 24-48 hours of life, the newborns were placed in skin-to-skin contact with their mothers for breastfeeding and were video-filmed. The order, frequency and duration of predefined infant prefeeding behaviours and suckling were coded and analysed using computer-based video software. Results Prefeeding behaviours occurred in the following order: rooting, hand to mouth movements, licking of the nipple and hand to breast to mouth movements. The infants started to suckle at a median of one to two minutes. Rooting was the most common behaviour, observed in 12 infants. The duration of rooting movements during the last minute before breastfeeding was inversely related to neonatal age (p ≤ 0.001) and positively related to neonatal weight loss (p = 0.02) after birth. Conclusion Infants exhibited a distinct sequence of prefeeding behaviours during the second day of life, and our findings suggest that rooting movements were governed by mechanisms involved in the regulation of food intake and weight gain. © 2015 Foundation Acta Pædiatrica. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.


Katsuyama K.,Osaka Prefecture University | Katsuyama K.,Nagoya University | Koyama Y.,Nagoya University | Hirano Y.,Nagoya University | And 6 more authors.
International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance | Year: 2010

Purpose: Measurements of the quality of physician-patient communication are important in assessing patient outcomes, but the quality of communication is difficult to quantify. The aim of this paper is to develop a computer analysis system for the physician-patient consultation process (CASC), which will use a quantitative method to quantify and analyze communication exchanges between physicians and patients during the consultation process. Design/methodology/approach: CASC is based on the concept of narrative-based medicine using a computer-mediated communication (CMC) technique from a cognitive dialog processing system. Effective and ineffective consultation samples from the works of Saito and Kleinman were tested with CASC in order to establish the validity of CASC for use in clinical practice. After validity was confirmed, three researchers compared their assessments of consultation processes in a physician's office with CASCs. Consultations of 56 migraine patients were recorded with permission, and for this study consultations of 29 patients that included more than 50 words were used. Findings: Transcribed data from the 29 consultations input into CASC resulted in two diagrams of concept structure and concept space to assess the quality of consultation. The concordance rate between the assessments by CASC and the researchers was 75 percent. Originality/value: In this study, a computer-based communication analysis system was established that efficiently quantifies the quality of the physician-patient consultation process. The system is promising as an effective tool for evaluating the quality of physician-patient communication in clinical and educational settings. © Emerald Group Publishing Limited.


Takami S.,Japanese Red Cross Toyota College of Nursing | Kawai T.,Japanese Red Cross Toyota College of Nursing | Takeuchi T.,Japanese Red Cross Toyota College of Nursing | Fukuda Y.,Japanese Red Cross Toyota College of Nursing | And 6 more authors.
Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies | Year: 2012

Nurses are required to grasp conditions of each patient from physical, mental, social, and spiritual perspectives. From that grasp, nurses are realising both of disease control which enables observation and treatment and support of patients living. This work process is called "nursing process". The education of assessment skill is one of the most important assignments for understanding nursing process and support system to master assessment skills waiting a long time. We developed CASYSNUPL, Computer Assisted System for Nursing Process Learning and had made use of the system in lectures and practices. It is a system that learner can imaging medical case by media files and available learning on stand-alone computer by template file used MS-Excel VBA. So learners can understand nursing process likewise learners who are learned man-to-man practice. CASYSNUPL is evaluated by learner that it helped their understand for nursing process. © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012.


PubMed | Japanese Red Cross Toyota College of Nursing
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Journal of interpersonal violence | Year: 2010

Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a problem in Japan. The purpose is to describe IPV as perceived by a purposive sample of 11 Japanese adult females who were in a heterosexual marriage at the time of IPV. We used a cross-sectional, retroactive, qualitative description research design with individual, fact-to-face in depth interviews. At the time of the interview, the women had a mean age of 38 years and at the time of the IPV, a mean age of 28 years. Data were analyzed using the directed qualitative content analysis method. The results revealed that all women experienced physical and emotional abuse and 82% experienced sexual abuse. Communication between spouses was characterized as unilateral, with husbands initiating and dominating the conversation. The women identified the culture of the Japanese patriarchal system as directly influencing IPV. The implication is health professionals should actively advocate for effective legislation and policies to address IPV.


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Type: Journal Article | Journal: Environmental health and preventive medicine | Year: 2011

To investigate the relationship of cumulative fatigue symptoms among caregivers in Japan with work environment issues and lifestyle behaviors.The subjects were 376 women (mean age, 54 years) attending professional seminars for caregivers held between 1999 and 2002. After obtaining informed consent, a survey was conducted to ascertain work environment issues, lifestyle behaviors and fatigue levels. Fatigue was quantitatively assessed using the Cumulative Fatigue Symptoms Index (CFSI) developed by Kosugoh et al. Factors related to caregiver fatigue were identified using Pearsons correlation coefficient, the Mann-Whitney U-test and multiple regression analysis.Caregivers who felt an xiety or concern regarding care techniques, care content, personal relationships, work conditions, and physical fitness showed higher CFSI scores, while caregivers who exercised regularly and had proper eating behavior displayed lower CFSI scores. Anxiety/concern regarding physical fitness and proper eating behaviors were identified as significant predictors for all CFSI category scores (P<0.001). Regular exercise behavior (P<0.001), age (P<0.001), and years of work experience (P<0.001) also represented significant independent variables for some CFSI categories.Our results suggest that upgrading the knowledge and skills of care and nursing and modifying lifestyle behaviors could reduce the level of fatigue experienced by caregivers.

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