Hiromichi Aoki

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This paper considers the problem of electing a leader in<lb>a dynamic ring in which processors are permitted to fail and recover<lb>during election. e( n log n + I;, ) messages, when counting only messages<lb>sent by functional processors, are shown to be necessary and sufficient<lb>for dynamic ring election, where I;v is the number of processor(More)
We provided toxicological analytical support for a fatal case of abuse of α-pyrrolidinovaleorophenone (α-PVP). Solid-phase microextraction (SPME) and capillary gas chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry (GC–MS) was employed to quantify the drug in whole blood. The whole blood concentration of the drug in the heart was 486 ng/ml. This is the first(More)
BACKGROUND Recently it has become well accepted that neurogenesis occurs in the dentate gyrus of the hippocampus, a region important to memory and learning function in rodents and humans. Reports show that neurogenesis in the hippocampus is regulated by certain factors, such as exposure to an enriched environment, physical activity, aging and stress. The(More)
OBJECTIVE Since 2001, at our institution, a portable and percutaneous cardiopulmonary bypass system has been used for rewarming of patients with accidental deep hypothermia. Before 2001, a conventional internal rewarming technique was used. The aim of this research is to examine the efficacy of portable and percutaneous cardiopulmonary bypass for rewarming(More)
We report here the clinical course of a 31-year-old male who recovered from a fulminant form of mitochondrial myopathy with lactic acidosis. The patient was transferred to our hospital with acute dyspnea and a convulsive seizure. On admission, he was in a state of shock, and presented with severe high-output heart failure, acute renal failure, and(More)
The dentate gyrus (DG) of the hippocampal complex is one of the few areas of the rodent brain where neurogenesis continues throughout adulthood. We investigated the effects of the molarless condition on cell proliferation, rate of differentiation into neurons in the subgranular zone of the DG, and plasma corticosterone levels. The molarless condition(More)
Recently, various synthetic cannabinoid (SC) compounds that have been slightly modified at the functional groups have been identified in Japan. However, the structural elucidation of these new compounds using conventional approaches such as gas chromatography–electron impact–mass spectrometry (GC-EI-MS) is difficult. As such, indole and indazole SCs were(More)
BACKGROUND The proportion of suicide attempts by infliction of abdominal stab wounds (ASWs) is higher in Japan than in other counties. There are few clinical reports on these wounds, especially hara-kiri wounds, which involve transversely cutting the abdomen. This study aimed to investigate Japanese patients with self-inflicted hara-kiri wounds and(More)
A rapid, specific, and sensitive method for the simultaneous quantitation of organophosphates (fenitrothion (MEP), malathion, and phenthoate (PAP)), glufosinate (GLUF), and glyphosate (GLYP) in human serum and urine by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) has been validated. All of the targeted compounds together with the internal standard were(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to investigate whether edentulous patients with a permanent acrylic resilient liner denture (RLD) in mandibles exhibit significant improvements in their satisfaction ratings at the first appointment following the delivery of RLD dentures when compared to those with conventional heat-activated acrylic resin dentures(More)