Kazunori Komagata

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BACKGROUND Skin maceration is recognized as a risk factor for the development of certain skin lesions. In health care settings, incontinence-associated skin maceration is highly prevalent in the elderly. However, the effect of senescence on maceration has not been fully elucidated. OBJECTIVE To reveal the enhancement of the maceration-induced(More)
A highly radioresistant bacterium was isolated from the faeces of a giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca). When the organism was subjected to gamma irradiation in phosphate buffer, the induction dose and D10 values were 846 and 345 krad, respectively, for cells grown on PCNZ agar, and 700 and 460 krad, respectively, for the enlarged cells grown on 5% (v/v)(More)
Chronic constipation is a disorder frequently encountered in clinical practice. Here, we describe the use of ultrasonography as a new approach to the follow-up of adult patients with functional chronic constipation. Specifically, we report two cases of functional chronic constipation: fecal retention in the rectum and not fecal retention in the rectum. In(More)
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