Hiroyuki Yamanaka

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UNLABELLED INTRODUCTION Training systems for laparoscopic surgery are useful for basic training but are not suitable for specific training corresponding to the condition of a given patient. We, therefore, have developed an unusual training system: a patient-specific simulator for laparoscopic surgery. When specific data of each individual patient are(More)
The acquisition of physical quantities for a living body in surgery is an important and necessary step toward developing a sophisticated preoperative surgical simulator and its validation and navigation. We have developed a multimodal measuring device that minimizes interference with the movements of the surgeon. We conducted nephrectomy surgery using a(More)
In contrast to cell cultures, particularly to cell lines, tissues or organs removed from the body cannot be maintained for long in any culture conditions. Although it is apparent that in vivo regional homeostasis is facilitated by the microvascular system, mimicking such a system ex vivo is difficult and has not been proved effective. Using the culture(More)
Objectives. Here we developed a unique training system, a patient specific virtual reality simulator, for laparoscopic renal surgery. To develop the simulator, it was important to first identify the physical properties of the organ. Methods. We recorded the force measured during laparoscopic surgery performed on pigs by using forceps with pressure sensors.(More)
This paper describes practical case studies of using Trac as a platform for collecting empirical data in the development of small and medium-sized enterprise systems. Project managers have been using various empirical data such as size, development efforts and number of bugs found. These data are vital for management, although the cost entailed is not small(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study is presenting a method to predict the presence of an open urinary tract and the position of the opening in laparoscopic partial nephrectomy from three dimensional (3D) computed tomography (CT) images by using novel image segmentation and visualization techniques. METHODS From CT images of patients who underwent(More)
A 29-year-old female with a complaint of abdominal distension was referred to our hospital. She had a history of being treated for pyelonephritis three times. By computed tomography and retrograde pyelography, she was diagnosed with adult left primary megaureter. Her left renal function was severely deteriorated. She hoped for surgical intervention before(More)
BACKGROUND In this study, by comparing TVT surgery and TOT surgery for stress urinary incontinence in women, the characteristics and learning curves of both operative methods were studied. METHODS A total of 83 women with stress urinary incontinence treated with tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) (n = 38) or transobturator tape (TOT) (n = 45) at Saiseikai(More)
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