Ayumi Naito

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PURPOSE Patients with malignant breast wounds (MBWs) have multiple symptoms. In particular, care for exudates or peri-wound moisture-associated dermatitis (MAD) is difficult. However, MAD has not been distinguished from peri-wound dermatitis. Therefore, care for patients with MAD has not been well established. The aim of this study was to describe(More)
  • Ayumi Naito
  • 2007
Internet suicide, also known as 'net suicide', is a phrase which has become one of the most notorious terms to the Japanese in recent times. 'Net suicide' refers to suicide pacts that are prearranged between strangers who meet over the internet. Japan has one of the highest suicide rates in the world with 32,325 people killing themselves in 2004. A worrying(More)
BACKGROUND Skin maceration is recognized as a risk factor for the development of certain skin lesions. In health care settings, incontinence-associated skin maceration is highly prevalent in the elderly. However, the effect of senescence on maceration has not been fully elucidated. OBJECTIVE To reveal the enhancement of the maceration-induced(More)
The attempts to find a potent inhibitor of 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A (HMG-CoA) reductase which catalyzes the rate limiting step of cholesterol biosynthesis were started from 1971. The first potent inhibitor, ML-236B (compactin), was found from the culture broth of Penicillium citrinum. Among many derivatives of ML-236B, pravastatin sodium(More)
PURPOSE Pressure ulcer (PU) prevention is crucial for critically ill patients in the intensive care unit, but etiologic factors leading to their development have not yet been completely elucidated. This study explores the relationships among etiologic factors, interventional nursing care, and morphological characteristics of PUs in intensive care unit(More)
We investigated the associations between the self-evaluated pain status and two pain biomarker candidates, nerve growth factor and S100A8/A9, in exudate from venous leg ulcer to finally develop an objective pain evaluation method. Patients with venous leg ulcer participated in this cross-sectional observational study conducted between April and October 2014(More)
Accurate assessment is necessary to evaluate peristomal skin condition, but objective methods are lacking. The purpose of this prospective, repeated-measures study was to evaluate the reliability and validity of color indicators using digital image analysis of peristomal skin photographs. The 6-month study was conducted among 21 patients (mean age 65.1(More)
Wound blotting can be used to visualize the protein distribution on a wound bed through protein collection by attaching a nitrocellulose membrane to the wound surface. This study checked for consistency between the protein distributions determined by wound blotting and those determined by removal of the tissue. A patient who was planning to undergo surgical(More)