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Sugiyama Jogakuen University is a private women's college in Hoshigaoka in Chikusa-ku, Nagoya, Japan. The predecessor of the school was founded in 1905 as a sewing school, and it was chartered as a university in 1949.Locally, it is famous as one of the "SSK" schools of Nagoya: Aichi Shukutoku University, Kinjo Gakuin University, and this university. It is close to Hoshigaoka Station on the municipal subway's Higashiyama Line. Wikipedia.


BACKGROUND:: Smoking patients who are admitted to a smoke-free hospital often experience nicotine withdrawal. Control of withdrawal symptoms in hospitalized patients with terminal illness by nurses may be important to end-of-life care. OBJECTIVE:: The aims of this study were to assess Japanese nurses’ perceptions toward providing a tobacco use intervention to hospitalized cancer patients who are receiving palliative and end-of-life care and to investigate demographic factors associated with a positive perception. METHODS:: We conducted a cross-sectional survey of 1955 nurses at 6 selected hospitals in Japan. Multivariate logistic regression analysis was performed using age, workplace, length of nursing education, primary position, academic certification, having received instruction on smoking cessation programs at their nursing school, having attended lectures on smoking cessation programs at his/her hospital, and smoking status as potential independent variables. RESULTS:: The proportion of nurses who had a positive perception toward providing a tobacco use intervention to hospitalized cancer patients receiving end-of-life care was only 16% to 20% at each hospital. Experience of having received instruction on tobacco use interventions while in nursing school was significantly associated with having a positive perception toward providing a tobacco use intervention for such patients. CONCLUSIONS:: Most of the Japanese nurses had a conservative perception toward providing a tobacco use intervention for cancer patients who are receiving end-of-life care. Having received instruction on interventions while in a nursing school was likely to yield a positive perception. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE:: It is important to introduce instruction on tobacco use interventions for patients with terminal-stage cancer in the standard curriculum of nursing schools in Japan. Copyright © 2016 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved Source


Naito M.,Sugiyama Jogakuen University
Sub-Cellular Biochemistry | Year: 2014

Too many hypotheses in the etiology of atherosclerosis have been proposed. Classically, lipid insudation hypothesis by Virchow and thrombogenic hypothesis by Rokitansky are famous. However, in the recent progress in the area of atherosclerosis, the response-to-injury hypothesis by Ross (Ross R Glomset JA, N Engl J Med 295:369-377, 420-425, 1976; Ross R, Arteriosclerosis 1:293-311, 1981; Ross R, N Engl J Med 314:488-500, 1986; Ross R, Nature 362:801-809, 1993; Ross R, N Engl J Med 340:115-126, 1999) has been the leading one. In this review, however, the author focuses to the recent debate on the role of oxidative modification of atherogenic lipoproteins. © Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014. Source


Joko K.,Sugiyama Jogakuen University | Sakurai K.,Protex Japan Inc.
Sen'i Gakkaishi | Year: 2013

The effects of the chemical and mechanical treatment conditions on the permanent wave performance of hair tresses treated with a proposed waving procedure modified by the incorporated relaxation process in the conventional waving technique were investigated. The evaluation of the shape of the waved samples was performed in dry state after one day. As compared to the results obtained with the conventional technique, all of the tresses of reduced for 3 and 5 minutes with the appropriate range of pH and concentration in the ammonium thioglycolate (ATG) solution were superior in wave strength and stability with increasing both pH and ATG concentration in reducing solution. This effectiveness is caused by some rearrangement of the protein chains in the stress-supporting phase in the hair and dependent on the proportion of ionized sulfhydril groups (KS) generated by the cleavage of the disulfide bonds. It was found, in addition, that the effectiveness of relaxation process was also dependent on the degree of initial stress wrapped on the rod. These findings indicate that in the proposed waving procedure modified by the incorporated relaxation process, both concentration of KS- in the reduced area within the hair and degree of the initial bending stress wrapped on the rod are the main factor of the permanent wave formation of human hair. Accordingly the incorporation of relaxation process to the conventional technique brought the shortening of the reducing and neutralizing process at the completion of the permanent waving procedure. The shortened reducing and neutralizing process brought about decrease in the damage caused by the reduction and oxidation reaction, resulting in major benefits as observed by appearance and feel. Source


Mukai N.,Sugiyama Jogakuen University
2015 IEEE/ACIS 14th International Conference on Computer and Information Science, ICIS 2015 - Proceedings | Year: 2015

Generally, novice drivers often feel uneasy about driving in unfamiliar traffic environment. In Japan, the road traffic act was revised in November, 2011. This revision authorized the operation of the roundabout intersection which is a traffic-lights-free intersection. The roundabout intersection have been widely spread in Europe, on the other hand, Japanese people are unfamiliar with the roundabout intersection, and especially novice drivers may panic easily. Thus, this paper aims for modeling driving behaviors to support operation of novice drivers. Moreover, we examine the effects of navigation at the roundabout intersection for the novice drivers. First, we built a driving simulation environment for roundabout intersection by using UC-win/Road, and we collect driving logs of a novice driver who drives with navigation or without navigation. Then, we classify the driving log into some discrete driving states (i.e., go straights) on the basis of Gaussian Mixture Model (GMM) and plot state transition graphs of the discrete driving states to model driver's behavior. The driver model obtained by above method showed the characteristic driving behaviors of novice drivers in the simulation environment. © 2015 IEEE. Source


Joko K.,Sugiyama Jogakuen University | Sakurai K.,Protex Japan Inc. | Morimoto Y.,Kyoto Womens University
Sen'i Gakkaishi | Year: 2013

The effects of the chemical and mechanical waving treatment conditions on the permanent waving performance of hair tresses waved by a standard waving procedure simulating commercial practice were investigated. The evaluation of the shape of the waved samples was performed in dry state after one day. Comparing the wave performance of 5 minutes reduced hair tress in the ammonium thioglycolate solution with the different concentrations, the number of curl tops increased with increasing the concentration of the thiolate anion, which is the active reducing form on waving. This suggests that the formation of curl is dependent on the protein chain rearrangement of the areas in hair fiber on which RS initially acts. The higher the initial stress of hair was induced by wrapping on the rod, the greater the protein chains in the reduced area rearranged, which has results in the waved hair with the large number of curls. It was found, in addition, that the protein chain structure change occurred during the neutralizing process may affect the waving performance. Source

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