SEKI Keiko




Date of Birth


Graduate School 【 display / non-display

  • The University of Shiga Prefecture  Master's Course  2013.03

Campus Career 【 display / non-display

  • University of Shiga Prefecture  School of Human Nursing  Department of Human Nursing  Lecturer   2019.04 - Now

  • University of Shiga Prefecture  School of Human Nursing  Department of Human Nursing  Assistant Professor   2016.10 - 2019.03

  • University of Shiga Prefecture  School of Human Nursing  Department of Human Nursing  Research Assistant   2012.05 - 2016.09

Qualification acquired 【 display / non-display

  • Midwives

  • General Nurse

  • Massage and Chiropractor

  • Acupuncturist

  • Moxibustion Therapist


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  • Measurement of Skin Thickness Using Ultrasonography to Test the Usefulness of Elastic Compression Stockings for Leg Edema in Pregnant Women

    Banba A., Koshiyama M., Watanabe Y., Makino K., Ikuta E., Yanagisawa N., Ono A., Nakagawa M., Seki K., Sakamoto S.I., Hara Y., Nakajima A.

    Healthcare (Switzerland)  Healthcare (Switzerland)  10 (9)    2022.09

    10.3390/healthcare10091754  Joint Work  


    Background: One of the most common treatments for leg edema during pregnancy is the use of compression stockings. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the objective effectiveness in pregnant women, by measuring the changes of skin thickness using ultrasonography. Methods: Pregnant women were diagnosed with leg edema using the pitting edema method at 36 weeks of gestation. Twenty-four pregnant women (48 legs) with leg edema spent time without wearing elastic stockings at 36–37 weeks of gestation. Then, they wore elastic stockings for one week at 37–38 weeks of gestation. We measured the grade of edema (from 0 to 3) and the skin thickness of the lower leg by portable ultrasonography at 36, 37, and 38 weeks of gestation (a before-and-after study). Results: In 24 pregnant women, thigh edema was not detected in any of the 48 legs before or after the use of elastic stockings. All 48 legs in 24 pregnant women had physiological lower leg edema, but not thigh edema. The average grade of pitting edema in each lower leg significantly decreased after using the stockings (36 weeks, 1.77 ± 0.85; 37 weeks, 1.79 ± 0.77; 38 weeks, 1.04 ± 0.74, p < 0.0001). In addition, the skin thickness of the lower legs was significantly decreased after the use of elastic stockings (36 weeks, 7.47 ± 2.45 mm; 37 weeks, 7.93 ± 2.83 mm; 38 weeks, 7.15 ± 2.35 mm, p < 0.0001). Conclusions: The wearing of elastic compression stockings on the lower legs is objectively effective for improving leg edema in pregnant women.

  • The Preventive Effect of Dietary Antioxidants on Viral Infection (Coronavirus Disease-2019, Influenza and Human Papillomavirus) and the Development of Cervical Carcinogenesis

    Eri Ikuta, Masafumi Koshiyama, Miwa Nakagawa, Ayumi Ono, Yumiko Watanabe, Keiko Seki, Makiko Oowaki, Yuji Okuda

     Women Health Open J  7 (2)   34 - 37  2021.12

    10.17140/WHOJ-7-145  Joint Work  Joint(The vice charge)

  • The Preventive Effect of Dietary Antioxidants on Cervical Cancer Development

    Ayumi Ono,Masafumi Koshiyama,Miwa Nakagawa,Yumiko Watanabe,Eri Ikuta,Keiko Seki andMakiko Oowaki

     Medicina  056 (11)   604 -  2020.11

    10.3390/medicina56110604  Joint Work  Joint(The vice charge)


    Cervical cancer results from a continuous process, starting from a normal cervical epithelium after human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and progressing to cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN), before finally developing into invasive squamous carcinoma (ISC). In recent decades, dietary antioxidants, such as vitamins, have received much attention in relation to cancer prevention. We reviewed the relevant literature to investigate the dietary and nutrient intake on cervical cancer. The intake of vitamins A and D and carotenoids may inhibit early cervical cancer development. The intake of folate may prevent or inhibit HPV infection rom progressing to various grades of CIN. The intake of vitamins C and E may widely inhibit the process of cervical cancer development. Polyphenols are often used in cases of cervical cancer in combination chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Regarding nutrients, different antioxidants may have differing abilities to intervene in the natural history of cervical diseases associated with HPV infection. Regarding foods, the intake of both vegetables and fruits containing multiple vitamins may widely suppress cervical cancer development. Most previous papers have described epidemiological studies. Thus, further research using in vitro and in vivo approaches will be needed to clarify the effects of the dietary and nutrient intake in detail.

  • Measurement of Women’s Leg Edema Using

    Eri Ikuta, Yumiko Watanabe, Nami Yanagisawa, Miwa Nakagawa,Ayumi Ono, Keiko Seki, Makiko Oowaki, Masafumi Koshiyama,Shin-ichi Sakamoto

     Women Health Open J  6 (1)   5 - 7  2020.05

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  • Risk awareness of nursing students on viewing a photo image around the bed of a pediatric patient

    Terumi Yoneda, Tomoko Kawabata, Yasutaka Nishioka, Osamu Yasuhara, Kimiwa Itami, Keiko Seki, Mikiko Senda, Yasuko Kitou

     International Nursing Pesearch Conference of World Academy of Nursing Science    2020.02

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  • A study on the validity of low back pain prevention education for novice nurses

    Kimiwa Itami, Yasutaka Nishioka, Mikiko Senda, Terumi Yoneda, Keiko Seki, Toshihiko Yasuda

     International Nursing Pesearch Conference of World Academy of Nursing Science    2020.02

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  • The current reality and future prospects of nursing research regarding Low back pain in nurse in Japan

    Keiko Seki,Kimiwa Itami,Terumi Yoneda

     International Nursing Pesearch Conference of World Academy of Nursing Science    2020.02

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  • Development and Themes of Diagnostic and Treatment Procedures for Secondary Leg Lymphedema in Patients With Gynecologic Cancers

    Yumiko Watanabe , Masafumi Koshiyama , Keiko Seki , Miwa Nakagawa , Eri Ikuta ,Makiko Oowaki and Shin-ichi Sakamoto

     Healthcare  7 (3)   101 -  2019.08

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  • Differences in the Risk Awareness Between Nursing Students and Clinical Nurses on Transferring Hemiplegic Patients to Wheelchairs

    Terumi Yoneda,,Kimiwa Itami ,Yasuko kitou ,Osamu Yasuhara,Yoshino Kawabata, Keiko Seki, Yoshie Kubota RN.MN,Fusae Shimizu, Mutumi Matunami, Akiko Yasui, Noriko Umemoto, Yasufumi Kuroda, Takanori Maesako

     Asian American / Pacific Islander Nurses Association’s 14th Annual National Conferencep    2017.03

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  • 痛経と内転筋群の硬さ及び圧痛との関連性について

    仲上 恵子, 丸川 由記子, 向川 純子, 長谷川 尚子, 島田 亜希子, 高橋 亜森, 勢志 有次

      東洋療法学校協会学会誌  (32)   120 - 123  2009.02

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