Kenji Kawasumi

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Background In the Japanese healthcare system, board certification not only maintains the quality of daily practice but is also required for hospitals to receive healthcare reimbursement. To date, no data on the effects of the board certification system in Japanese hospitals have been reported. Objective We performed a survey to clarify the impact of(More)
Steroid is a key drug in cancer chemotherapy-induced emesis. However, it may sometimes cause inadequately controlled hyperglycemia. Ipragliflozin is a novel selective sodium-dependent glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitor of urinary glucose excretion. In this case, we controlled steroid-induced hyperglycemia by administering ipragliflozin. The case was a(More)
Objectives A recent study of community pharmacists in Canada reported that they required additional education. We conducted a survey of community pharmacists to evaluate the adequacy of education and training in oral anticancer agents in Japan. Methods Between May and June 2014, community pharmacists were asked to complete a questionnaire by using two(More)
Outpatient pharmacy services were established since June 2009 for educating about the signs and symptoms that required treatment, explaining how to receive an emergency service, improving a patient's adherence, and managing side effects. In this study, we evaluated the usefulness of one of our outpatient pharmacy services, which aims to help patients(More)
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