Akinori Yamaguchi

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This paper reports on the development of a one-step, real-time reverse transcription-loop-mediated isothermal amplification (RT-LAMP) assay targeting the hemagglutinin (HA) gene for the rapid molecular-based detection of pandemic (H1N1) 2009 virus. The detection limit of the pandemic (H1N1) 2009 virus HA-specific RT-LAMP assay was same as that of the(More)
BACKGROUND The ability of antihyperuricemic therapy to exert renoprotective effects in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) is controversial. In the present study, we studied patient characteristics that may mask favorable impact of antihyperuricemic therapy on the progression of CKD. METHODS This was a single-center, retrospective, follow-up study.(More)
This paper reports a prototype implementation of 3D Fluid-Structure Simulation. In this implementation, heartbeat fluid flows inside a rectangular tube where the operator can interactively change the width of the tube. In order to achieve interactive simulation speed, some parts of the simulation is accelerated by GPU. For further improvement of the(More)
Ascites total protein concentration (A-TP) affects the performance of cell-free and concentrated ascites reinfusion therapy (CART). As the factors determining A-TP remain unclear, we examined peritoneal and liver metastasis. Among 98 patients who received CART, 68 with cancer, ascites from no other apparent cause, and complete CT and A-TP data were(More)
We report our experience with five cases of acute hemorrhagic rectal ulcer in aged patients. The patients included two men and three women whose ages ranged from 73 to 86 with a mean of 79.6. All cases had underlying disorders, including cerebral vascular disease, fracture of the fibula, senile dementia, chronic rheumatoid arthritis, or were recuperating(More)
Recent studies showed anti-ulcerogenic effects of CAL and possible direct and indirect mechanisms have been proposed for this action of CAL, such as acid inhibition~and mucosal protection. This study was undertaken to evaluate the direct action of CAL on gastric mucosal cells in comparison with that of CGRP, another CAL mRNA product~ METHOD: Mucosal cells(More)
An 86-year-old woman developed acute kidney injury after colonoscopy. A renal biopsy showed diffuse tubular injury with minimal calcium phosphate deposits (CPDs), which were thought to be caused by an oral sodium phosphate bowel purgative before colonoscopy. According to these findings, she was diagnosed with acute phosphate nephropathy (APhN). In contrast(More)
Cell-free and concentrated ascites reinfusion therapy (CART) is a very useful treatment method for refractory ascites but is difficult for many hospitals to employ due to its need for specialized equipment. We have therefore developed drop-type with adjustable concentrator CART (DC-CART) that uses a drop-type filtration mechanism and requires only a simple(More)
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