G. I. Ohara

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The purpose of this study was to examine the usefulness of BP neural network for source localization of MEG. Since the performance of this method does not depend on the complexity of brain parameters and source models, a homogeneous brain model and a single current dipole source are assumed for convenience. Localization accuracy was examined in relation to(More)
We introduce a new approach to enable an open and public parallel machine which is accessible for multi users with multi jobs belong to different blocks running at the same time. The concept is required especially for parallel machines which are dedicated for public use as implemented at the LIPI Public Cluster. We have deployed the simplest technique by(More)
—We introduce the LIPI Public Cluster, the first parallel machine facility fully open for public and for free in Indonesia and surrounding countries. in this paper, we focus on explaining our globally new concept on open cluster, and how to realize and manage it to meet the users needs. We show that after 2 years trial running and several upgradings, the(More)
IL-17F plays a crucial role in airway inflammatory diseases including asthma, but its function has not been fully elucidated. CCL20 is also involved in allergic airway inflammation, while its regulatory mechanisms remain to be defined. To further identify a novel role of IL-17F, the expression of CCL20 by IL-17F in bronchial epithelial cells and the(More)
Cases of ossification and increased bone mineral density (BMD) at sites of bone metastasis following zoledronic acid (ZA) treatment have not been reported. The current study presents the case of a 65-year-old patient with lung adenocarci-noma and bone metastases in the lumbar vertebrae and femurs. Ossification and an increase in BMD at the metastatic sites(More)
The long-term safety of budesonide/formoterol (BUD/FM) inhalation has not been fully evaluated, particularly in elderly patients with bronchial asthma. To evaluate the 12-month safety of BUD/FM inhalation for elderly asthmatic patients, the changes in serum potassium levels and pulse rate were examined. A retrospective chart review was conducted of(More)
The purpose of this study was to examine clinical features and treatment modality approaches in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), particularly in those aged 80 years and older. Using databases available at Mito Kyodo General Hospital (Japan), the medical records of COPD patients between April 2009 and December 2011 were(More)
Paraneoplastic nephrotic syndrome has been reported in various malignancies: malignant lymphoma, colon cancer, lung cancer, and prostate cancer. Of these, lung cancer is the most commonly associated with the syndrome. Here, we report 4 cases of nephrotic syndrome associated with lung cancer, in one of which urinary protein and edema were improved by steroid(More)
A 33-year-old homosexual Japanese man who admitted to having sex with men presented with a two-week history of dyspnea and fever. Chest imaging showed diffuse pulmonary frosted-glass-like shadows. A blood test revealed positive HIV antibodies with a CD4 cell count of 66/μL. Bronchoalveolar lavage identified pneumocystis. Although the patient exhibited a(More)