Katsuhiko Fujiwara

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AIM To investigate whether semi-vegetarian diet (SVD) has a preventive effect against relapse of Crohn's disease (CD) in patients who have achieved remission, who are a high-risk group for relapse. METHODS A prospective, single center, 2-year clinical trial was conducted. Twenty-two adult CD patients who achieved clinical remission either medically (n =(More)
A levoatrial cardinal vein is a rare congenital anomaly of the systemic veins. It is frequently associated with left-side obstructive anomalies. We report a case of tetralogy of Fallot with a levoatrial cardinal vein. The innominate vein was absent and two left upper pulmonary veins connected to this vein. There were no left-side obstructive anomalies.
 Carboplatin has proven to be effective in the treatment of patients with recurrent ovarian cancer who have responded to platinum-based first-line chemotherapy. However, thrombocytopenia is a problem in heavily pretreated patients. Paclitaxel has a so-called platelet-sparing effect, but until now it was unknown whether this effect could be obtained in(More)
OBJECTIVE We examined the association of outdoor air pollution and meteorological parameters with primary care visits (PCVs) at night due to asthma attack. SETTING A case-crossover study was conducted in a primary care clinic in Himeji City, Japan. PARTICIPANTS Participants were 1447 children aged 0-14 years who visited the clinic with an asthma attack(More)
We applied an autologous blood predonation protocol using recombinant human erythropoietin in pediatric open-heart surgery. The study included 69 children weighing 8 kg or more. Twice before operation, 8 ml/kg of blood was taken. At each donation, 100 (group 1; n = 20), 200 (group 2; n = 11), or 300 (group 3; n = 13) units/kg of erythropoietin was given(More)
AIM The association of outdoor air pollution and meteorological elements with primary care visits at night due to asthma attack was studied. METHODS A case-crossover study was conducted in a primary care clinic in Himeji City, Japan. The subjects were 956 children aged 0-14 years who visited the clinic with an asthma attack between the hours of 9 p.m. and(More)
AIM In January 2013, extremely high concentrations of fine particles (PM2.5) were observed around Beijing, China. In Japan, the health effects of transboundary air pollution have been a matter of concern. We examined the association between the levels of outdoor PM2.5 and other air pollutants with primary care visits (PCVs) at night due to asthma attack in(More)
A case of tetralogy of Fallot associated with anomalous origin of the right pulmonary artery from the ascending aorta and hypoplastic left pulmonary artery was successfully repaired. Following the simultaneous procedure with banding of the right pulmonary artery and replacement of modified Blalock-Taussig shunt to the left pulmonary artery at 34 days of(More)
We propose a novel active islanding prevention method for large penetration of photovoltaic (PV) systems by detecting the harmonic impedance change, and have developed the simulation models for PV inverters which have new active methods by using PSCAD/EMTDC. We also study the performance of islanding detection functions in non detection zone (NDZ) by(More)
Yuji Yoshida shigeo suzuki Yuji Mukai Kazuo Nakatani Katsuhiko Fujiwara* Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. Central Research Laboratory 3 15 Yagumo-Nakamachi Moriguchi, Osaka 570, JAPAN *Air-conditioner Division The use of mixed refrigerants for heat-pump cycles h ave attracted the attention of the International Energy Agency as an important subject(More)