Chie Taniguchi

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INTRODUCTION Although both varenicline and nicotine patch have a beneficial effect in controlling postcessation weight gain, it is not well known whether there is a difference in the effect. METHODS We conducted a multi-institutional study on smoking cessation therapy (SCT) administered at 4 Japanese hospitals to compare the body weight change from the(More)
BACKGROUND Smoking cessation is often followed by weight gain, which may attenuate motivation to sustain a quit attempt. OBJECTIVES The aim was to identify factors associated with weight gain in smokers who received smoking cessation therapy (SCT) in Japan. METHODS The weight change in 283 smokers between baseline and 12 months after finishing SCT was(More)
BACKGROUND We investigated the perceptions and practices regarding tobacco intervention among nurses, as improvement of such practices is important for the management of patients who smoke. METHODS Self-administered questionnaires were delivered by hospital administrative sections for nursing staff to 2676 nurses who were working in 3 cancer hospitals and(More)
To the Editor: The latest guidelines for diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease (AD) that work groups of the National Institute on Aging and the Alzheimer’s Association have developed recommend using amyloid positron emission tomography (aPET) and cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers. Because the U.S. Food and Drug Administration requires autopsy analysis as part of its(More)
AIM To identify cognitive, behavioural and psychosocial factors associated with successful and maintained quit smoking status after patients received smoking cessation intervention with nurses' counselling. BACKGROUND Although nurses' intervention for smoking cessation is effective for patients, few studies have been conducted to identify cognitive,(More)
OBJECTIVES "Quitline" is a telephone helpline that advises smokers who are contemplating quitting. Many countries, including East Asian countries, have been conducting nationwide quitline services; however, this has not been conducted in Japan. The aim of this study was to characterize quitline services abroad and review their efficacy in helping smokers(More)
Smoking cessation therapy (SCT) was introduced in 2006 in Japan. The patients who wish to stop smoking and receive SCT routinely undergo counseling and advice provided by trained nurse. This paper introduces rationale, methods and contents of the nurses counseling and advice by differentiating physicians' roles in the SCT. We show these supports performed(More)
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(More)
PURPOSE To compare smoking cessation rates among patients with underlying diseases treated with the same anti-smoking program and to analyze the relationship between disease entity and cessation rate, retrospectively. SUBJECT Between June and December 2006, 98 patients were treated at the Nicotine Addiction Clinic in Nagoya Medical Center. Of these, 97(More)
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