Masakazu Urata

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Axillary lymph node (ALN) status is an important prognostic factor for breast cancer. We retrospectively used contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CE-CT) to evaluate the presence of ALN, metastasis based on size, shape, and contrasting effects. Of 131 consecutive patients who underwent CE-CT followed by surgery for breast cancer between 2005 and 2012 in(More)
We designed an interactive digital signage (IDS) system for use in advertising. The system is characterized by visual content (images, videos, and texts) provision on a large display for interacting with mobile phones. Its principal feature is that it enables users to easily perform tasks such as making restaurant reservations and televoting. It is also(More)
We propose the concept of cooperative sidewalk supporting system that manages sensory information from mobile terminals and personal mobility. This system provides the service which extracts and offers useful information, including the condition of the sidewalks to a user, or to a governmental agency. The technology of gathering the information about(More)
Today, the sharing of schedule information across individuals or organizations has been made simpler by the Internet and personal devices such as smartphones. However, it is not as easy in bring-your-own-device environments due to problems related to privacy and cultural gaps among organizations and individuals. Current calendar systems do not have any(More)
A 67-year-old man who was hospitalized at a mental hospital because of schizophrenia was admitted to our hospital with a complaint of dysphagia and vomiting. He was found to have advanced cancer in the middle thoracic esophagus. With the cooperation of a radiologist, a psychiatrist, and a nurse, we successfully performed chemoradiation therapy with S-1 and(More)
Despite recent advances in treatment strategies, the management of esophageal perforation is still problematical and controversial. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate and compare the clinical data, treatment methods, and outcomes of patients with esophageal perforation according to the patients’ systemic condition (shock, systemic inflammatory(More)
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