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BACKGROUND There is limited information regarding the cause of revision TKA in Asia, especially Japan. Owing to differences in patient backgrounds and lifestyles, the modes of TKA failures in Asia may differ from those in Western countries. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES We therefore determined (1) causes of revision TKA in a cohort of Japanese patients with revision(More)
The influence of fluticasone propionate (FP) on vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) production from nasal polyp fibroblasts (NPFs) was examined in vitro. NPFs, at a density of 2.5 x 10(5) cells/ml, were stimulated with 25 ng/ml TNF-alpha in the presence or absence of FP for 24 h. FP at more than 10(-6) M could(More)
Performing general human behavior by experts' navigation is expected to be realized as wearable and ubiquitous technologies and computing develop. For simple, ordinary behavior, a person does not need the assistance of an expert. However, if one is standing next to an injured/ill person, one needs the instruction on performing first aid treatment from an(More)
In recent years, a new stick-type odor identification test, the odor-stick identification test for Japanese (OSIT-J) has been developed in Japan. Thirteen odors familiar to Japanese people are used in this test. The OSIT-J is an olfactory discrimination test and is significantly correlated with the average recognition threshold of T & T olfactometry, which(More)