Kazuaki Nakajima

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Although peritoneal lavage cytology is widely performed during surgery for gastric cancer and the results have been reported to be one of the accurate prognostic factors, the cancer stage is determined independent of the results of lavage cytology according to the First English Edition of Japanese Classification of Gastric Carcinoma. In this study we(More)
We propose PathQuick, a quick end-to-end available bandwidth estimation method. When PathQuick is used in real-time multimedia communication, such as real-time photo sharing and video conferencing, just before the transmission of media data such as photo and video, it can quickly complete the estimation of the latest available bandwidth. Consequently, the(More)
The feasibility of the new classification of stage grouping by the Japanese Research Society for Gastric Cancer was evaluated. During the 22-year period between January 1975 and December 1996, a total of 1294 patients with primary gastric cancer underwent laparotomy at the Department of Surgery, Chiba University; 1222 had their lesions removed during the(More)
Human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) are uniquely dependent on aerobic glycolysis to generate ATP. However, the importance of oxidative phosphorylation (OXPHOS) has not been elucidated. Detailed amino acid profiling has revealed that glutamine is indispensable for the survival of hPSCs. Under glucose- and glutamine-depleted conditions, hPSCs quickly died(More)
< 0.001) were observed after transplantation. An elevation in RV5 + SV1 levels by 0.6 mV on electrocardiogram (P = 0.042) was seen without any change in the cardiothorathic ratio on chest X-ray. Echocardiographic measurements of six recipients revealed great improvements in the left ventricular systolic dimension and thickness of the posterior wall of the(More)
Differences in the methodologies for evaluating atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation outcomes should be evaluated. In the present study, we compared the AF ablation outcomes among periodic clinic electrocardiography (ECG), 24-h Holter ECG, and telemonitoring ECG to evaluate the differences among these methods. In addition, we evaluated the AF-free survival(More)
Cardiac regenerative therapy with human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs), such as human embryonic stem cells and induced pluripotent stem cells, has been hampered by the lack of efficient strategies for expanding functional cardiomyocytes (CMs) to clinically relevant numbers. The development of the massive suspension culture system (MSCS) has shed light on(More)
AIMS With the new era of multi-tip radiofrequency or balloon ablation catheters replacing the point-to-point ablation strategy, we aimed to determine the feasibility of a ring-laser catheter ablation technology to electrically isolate the superior vena cava (SVC) by exploring the advantages of the limitless catheter tip size possibly with the photodynamic(More)
Cell transplantation therapy will mean a breakthrough in resolving the donor shortage in cardiac transplantation. Cardiomyocyte (CM) transplantation, however, has been relatively inefficient in restoring cardiac function after myocardial infarction (MI) due to low engraftment of transplanted CM. In order to ameliorate engraftment of CM, the novel(More)
The spread of ubiquitous communications is dramatically changing the way of daily work. In this paper, we present an ad-hoc endpoint pairing method that enables a user to easily establish a pair of endpoints, such as an IP-hard phone (fixed or mobile IP-phone) and a PC-based soft phone, simply by simultaneously clicking a GUI button on the display screen of(More)