Hiroko Mikami

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BACKGROUND A greater number of end-stage renal disease patients are receiving peritoneal dialysis (PD) or hemodialysis (HD) in Japan. However, medical concerns with advancing age have been raised in PD utilization for elderly patients. The objective of this study was to address the indications for PD in elderly patients in terms of medical concerns such as(More)
A retroperitoneal laparoscopic (retroperitoneoscopic) lateral approach to achieve decompression for a far lateral disk lesion in the lumbar spine or to remove a paravertebral neurinoma without disrupting the facet is described. The operating space is maintained using a powered mechanical lift and a flat inflatable retractor mainly to make a longitudinal(More)
We conducted a Fourier analysis on data obtained using correlation and principal component analyses of parallel-standardized dental study models; both maxillary and mandibular dental arches were predominantly round square in shape. The present study compared and determined the contribution ratio and reproducible coefficients of amplitudes (factors affecting(More)
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