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Total parathyroidectomy with autotransplantation of a small piece of the resected hyperplastic gland is currently the usual surgical procedure for renal hyperparathyroidism in Japan. Empirically, the smallest glands showing diffuse growth are selected for the graft. In order to seek the rationale for this procedure, we examined 50 cases of both nodular and(More)
This study aimed to describe the process of mentoring doctoral students for qualitative research in Japanese graduate programs in nursing. Nine experienced faculty-seven nurse researchers and two sociologists-were interviewed. Participants were asked about their process of mentoring students for qualitative nursing dissertations. Data analysis was conducted(More)
BACKGROUND With the rapid worldwide increase in the oldest old population, considerable concern has arisen about the social and economic burden of diseases and disability in this age group. Understanding of multidimensional structure of health and its life-course trajectory is an essential prerequisite for effective health care delivery. Therefore, we(More)
of the Tohoku Region was the 4th largest earthquake recorded in human history. It was a very complex disaster because of an accident that occurred at the Fukushima Daiichi (No. 1) Nuclear Power Station of Tokyo Electric Power Co., Inc. (TEPCO) which was triggered by a total loss of power after seven Tsunamis extending from 30 minutes to 6 hours after the(More)
We report a case of recurrent colon cancer successfully treated by mFOLFOX6 and FOLFIRI, and maintaining a complete response(CR)over the long-term. A 60-year-old woman complained of abdominal discomfort 18 months after surgery for advanced descending colon cancer(tub2, pT3, pN2, cM0, fStage IIIb). A pelvic mass was demonstrated by abdominal computed(More)
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