Kohei Okamoto

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We developed a method to analyze sketch maps by GIS, and applied it to an actual case study. We found that analysis using buffer operation was more effective for sketch map analyses than other methods, such as the entire road length method and area method. After modeling the buffer method, an experimental study of the micro-genetic cognitive process was(More)
BACKGROUND Prophylactic use of anticoagulants for septic patients in intensive care unit is a standard therapy for the prevention of venous thrombosis. Moreover, recent studies have demonstrated the anti-inflammatory effects of anticoagulants such as Factor Xa inhibitors and heparins. However, there have been no studies to examine the effects of(More)
BACKGROUND Direct hemoperfusion with a polymyxin B-immobilized column (PMX-DHP) is recognized to be effective for the treatment of septic shock and is widely applied in Japan. However, it is still unknown whether the efficacy is limited to cardiovascular dysfunction. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to examine the effects of PMX-DHP on a(More)
Mesoporous titania-silica composite films with highly aligned cylindrical pores are prepared by the sol-gel method using a substrate with structural anisotropy. The strong alignment effect of a rubbing-treated polyimide film on a substrate provides a narrow alignment distribution in the plane of the film regardless of the fast condensation rate of titania(More)
The patient was a 53-year-old woman who underwent colonoscopy for anal pain and melena. We diagnosed her with Stage I (T2N0M0) anal canal squamous cell carcinoma by biopsy specimen and CT scan. We recommended chemo-radiotherapy because she hoped to keep her anus. For this patient, we planned an S-1 administration at a dose of 120 mg/ body/day for(More)
We examined the effects of predator-prey distance (PPD) and trajectory of the predator on the body patterns that the pharaoh cuttlefish, Sepia pharaonis, shows in response to a predator. A model predator moving in three different trajectories was presented to the cuttlefish: T1, approached the cuttlefish but bypassed above; T2, approached directly toward(More)
We show the fibrous protein fibrin can serve as biocompatible glue with which to bind synthetic cationic or anionic hydrogels together. Both the bonding to and detachment from the hydrogels by fibrin (gelation and degradation, respectively) proceeded enzymatically under physiological conditions. We built a hydrogel-based actuator to demonstrate the method.