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OBJECTIVE As a result of increasing discovery of small-sized lung cancer in clinical practice, tumor size has come to be considered an important variable affecting planning of treatment. Nevertheless, there have been no reports including large numbers of patients and focusing on tumor size, and controversy remains concerning the surgical management of(More)
BACKGROUND The prognostic implication of serum carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) has yet to be comprehensively analyzed since the reports available so far have comprised small patient populations. We evaluated perioperative CEA values with regard to surgical results in a large number of patients to clarify its merit. METHODS We measured serum CEA levels(More)
Histopathological analyses of red crown rot (RCR) of soybean were performed using field-grown and indoor-grown soybean plants. These analyses revealed that soybean plants formed a periderm to prevent pathogen invasion. When a break formed in the periderm, an additional periderm newly differentiated into the inner cells and prevented pathogen invasion. If(More)
The structure of Potato virus Y (PVY) populations causing potato tuber necrotic ringspot disease (PTNRD) was analysed. The full-length sequences of the genomic RNAs of five geographically distinct isolates from Japan were determined. Recombination and phylogenetic analyses of European, North American and Japanese isolates of PVY showed that the world PVY(More)
BACKGROUND Lung cancer is still the most common cause of death due to cancer. Although the 5-year survival rate of patients with lung cancer is reported to be increasing, whether the surgical results have actually been improving or not is controversial. We reviewed our experience to evaluate time trends of surgical outcomes in patients with nonsmall cell(More)
BACKGROUND Serum carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) has all of the properties desired for a biologic measure to be used as a prognostic indicator in the clinical evaluation of lung cancer. Carcinoembryonic antigen value appears to be related to tumor histologic type and patients' smoking status, which has yet to be intensively analyzed as reports available thus(More)
OBJECTIVE To make a comparative study of energy expenditure and walking speeds between able-bodied people and young Intelligent Prosthesis (IP) users and to demonstrate the effect of IP on the walking ability of young amputees. DESIGN The test subjects were eight young traumatic transfemoral amputees. Fourteen able-bodied persons served as controls. All(More)
OBJECTIVE Although sleeve segmentectomy for centrally located lung cancers was originally designed for patients unable to tolerate lobectomy, we have tried it in patients with noncompromised function as well. We evaluated the efficiency of this atypical type of bronchoplasty. METHODS Of 202 patients for whom we performed bronchoplasty for primary(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the cardiorespiratory endurance of the physical fitness of amputees and able-bodied subjects of the same ages and to demonstrate deterioration of the physical fitness of the amputees. DESIGN The test subjects were 31 amputees. Eighteen able-bodied persons served as controls. The incremental exercise test was performed to evaluate(More)
In this study, independent ambulation of at least 100 metres with/without a cane was regarded as successful prosthetic rehabilitation. The subjects were classified into two groups according to this criterion at the time of discharge. The successful group attained this performance, the other group failed to reach this level. The successful group included 8(More)