Ken-ichi Fukuda

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Although the serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT)) 2A receptor has been reported to be associated with pain, no relationship has been found between single nucleotide polymorphisms in the 5-HT2A receptor gene and analgesic requirements. To clarify the mechanism of individual differences in analgesic requirements, we investigated the relationship between the(More)
By allowing reconstruction of compromised occlusion, dental implants contribute to an improvement in quality of life (QOL) and diet. Injury to a nerve during such treatment, however, can result in a sudden decline in QOL. And once a nerve has been injured, the chances of a full recovery are slim unless the damage is only slight. If such damage causes(More)
To elucidate the mechanisms of individual differences in pain and analgesic sensitivity, we analyzed the variable number of tandem repeat polymorphism in the third exon of the dopamine D4 receptor gene. Alleles that were less than four repeats long and four or more repeats long were considered Short and Long, respectively. We found that the Short/Short(More)
Individual differences in the sensitivity to fentanyl, a widely used opioid analgesic, lead to different proper doses of fentanyl, which can hamper effective pain treatment. Voltage-activated Ca(2+) channels (VACCs) play a crucial role in the nervous system by controlling membrane excitability and calcium signaling. Ca(v)2.3 (R-type) VACCs have been(More)
BACKGROUND The P2X7 receptor is a member of the P2X family of adenosine 5'-triphosphate-gated cation channels. Several recent studies have demonstrated that this receptor is involved in mechanisms related to pain and inflammation. However, unknown is whether polymorphisms of the P2RX7 gene that encodes the human P2X7 receptor influence pain sensitivity and(More)
BACKGROUND Bilateral sagittal split ramus osteotomy (BSSRO) is a common orthognatic surgical procedure. Sensory disturbances in the inferior alveolar nerve, including hypoesthesia and dysesthesia, are frequently observed after BSSRO, even without distinct nerve injury. The mechanisms that underlie individual differences in the vulnerability to sensory(More)
BACKGROUND The analgesic efficacy of opioids is well known to vary widely among individuals, and various factors related to individual differences in opioid sensitivity have been identified. However, a prediction model to calculate appropriate opioid analgesic requirements has not yet been established. The present study sought to construct prediction(More)
We show that distributed data processing for M2M applications improves the performance of M2M systems. The important roles of the M2M systems are to associate an application with required data and to execute the application on suitable processing entities for coming ubiquitous environment. First, we show simple rules on deployment of data process to reduce(More)
We show that a layered architecture distributing M2M application to multiple processing entities in the M2M network is applicable for ubiquitous era. This paper firstly introduces a layered architecture of M2M system, where we put layers for the decomposition of application and the association of de-composited subroutines. Next, we categorize the(More)