Huayue Chen

Shoichi Emura27
Toshihiko Okumura24
27Shoichi Emura
24Toshihiko Okumura
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Tibetan medicated-bath therapy has been applied to patients with rheumatoid arthritis for centuries. However, the detailed action mechanism of Tibetan medicated-bath therapy on the morphology and function of joints remains unknown. We designed our investigation to evaluate the efficacy of Tibetan medicated-bath therapy on adjuvant arthritis (AA) of rats in(More)
  • Mitsunori Ishiguro, Keisuke Mishiro, Yasuyuki Fujiwara, Huayue Chen, Hiroshi Izuta, Kazuhiro Tsuruma +5 others
  • 2010
The purpose of the present study was to investigate whether cilostazol, a phosphodiesterase-III inhibitor and antiplatelet drug, would prevent tPA-associated hemorrhagic transformation. Mice subjected to 6-h middle cerebral artery occlusion were treated with delayed tPA alone at 6 h, with combined tPA plus cilostazol at 6 h, or with vehicle at 6 h. We used(More)
This communication describes a fully automated method by which the position of the diaphragm surface can be estimated by deforming a thin-plate model to match the bottom surface of the lung in CT images. This method was applied to 338 X-ray CT scans, and its validity was proved by the experimental results.
Our motivation was to provide an automatic tool for radiologists and orthopedic surgeons for improving the quality of life of an aging population. We propose a method for generating a shape model and a fully automated segmenting scheme for the psoas major muscle in X-ray CT images by using the shape model. Our approach consists of two steps: (1) The(More)
PURPOSE Organ segmentation is an essential step in the development of computer-aided diagnosis/surgery systems based on computed tomography (CT) images. A universal segmentation approach/scheme that can adapt to different organ segmentations can substantially increase the efficiency and robustness of such computer-aided systems. However, this is a very(More)
The elderly population has substantially increased worldwide. Aging is a complex process, and the effects of aging are myriad and insidious, leading to progressive deterioration of various organs, including the skeleton. Age-related bone loss and resultant osteoporosis in the elderly population increase the risk for fractures and morbidity. Osteoporosis is(More)
Exposure to chronic stress induces various physical and mental effects that may ultimately lead to disease. Stress-related disease has become a global health problem. Mastication (chewing) is an effective behavior for coping with stress, likely due to the alterations chewing causes in the activity of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis and autonomic(More)
Mastication (chewing) is important not only for food intake, but also for preserving and promoting the general health. Recent studies have showed that mastication helps to maintain cognitive functions in the hippocampus, a central nervous system region vital for spatial memory and learning. The purpose of this paper is to review the recent progress of the(More)
  • Keisuke Mishiro, Takahiko Imai, Sou Sugitani, Akira Kitashoji, Yukiya Suzuki, Toshinori Takagi +5 others
  • 2014
Diabetes is a crucial risk factor for stroke and is associated with increased frequency and poor prognosis. Although endothelial dysfunction is a known contributor of stroke, the underlying mechanisms have not been elucidated. The aim of this study was to elucidate the mechanism by which chronic hyperglycemia may contribute to the worsened prognosis(More)
SUMMARY Our purpose in this study is to develop a scheme to segment the rectus abdominis muscle region in X-ray CT images. We propose a new muscle recognition method based on the shape model. In this method, three steps are included in the segmentation process. The first is to generate a shape model for representing the rectus abdominis muscle. The second(More)