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PURPOSE Current morphology-based glioma classification methods do not adequately reflect the complex biology of gliomas, thus limiting their prognostic ability. In this study, we focused on anaplastic oligodendroglioma and glioblastoma, which typically follow distinct clinical courses. Our goal was to construct a clinically useful molecular diagnostic(More)
A new compound was isolated from the water-soluble fraction of a methyl alcohol extract obtained from the larva of the dobsonfly (Protohermes grandis Thunberg). The novel compound had a 12-membered ring and was confirmed to be a cyclic dipeptide of D-ornithine by a chiral analysis, using high-performance liquid chromatography, 2D-nuclear magnetic resonance,(More)
Up to now, many robotic aids for the elderly's walking support or the disabled's walking rehabilitation are reported, and numerous electrical-powered wheelchairs are developed. In this paper, a new kind of omnidirectional wheelchair typed robot is developed. The robot not only can accomplish the walking support or walking rehabilitation as the elderly or(More)
In this paper, a new type of omnidirectional mobile robot is developed, that not only can be used for the elderly's walking support, the disabled's walking rehabilitation, but also can be used for a caregiver's power assistance when he/she pushes the robot to move while the elderly or the disabled is sitting in the seat. The omnidirectional mobility of the(More)
Up to now, many robotic aids for the elderly's walking support or the disabled's walking rehabilitation are reported, and numerous electrical-powered wheelchairs are developed. In this paper, a new kind of omnidirectional wheelchair typed robot is developed. The robot not only can accomplish the walking support or walking rehabilitation as the elderly or(More)
Walking ability is essential for the elderly/the disabled’s self-supported daily life. Currently the development of various robotic aids or devices for helping the elderly’s walking has attracted many researcher’s attentions. Guidecane ((Ulrich & Borenstein, 2001)), PAM-AID ((Lacey & Dawson-Howe, 1998)), Care-O-bot ((Graf et al., 2004)), PAMM ((S. Dubowsky,(More)
In this paper, we proposed a new concept for omnidirectional mobile robot that not only can fulfill the walking support or walking rehabilitation for the elderly or the disabled, but also can realize power assistance for the caregiver when he/she holds the robot handle to move the robot while the elderly or the disabled is sitting in the seat. We postulated(More)
A variety of studies on face components such as eyes, lips, noses, and teeth have been proceeding in medicine, psychology, biometrics authentication, and other areas. In this paper, we present an algorithm of extracting eye contours from a face image using the deformable template matching method. Our template for an eye contour is composed of three(More)
BACKGROUND A dural arteriovenous fistula in the falx cerebri is a relatively rare lesion, with only two cases reported till date. One was treated with direct surgery, and the other was followed-up conservatively. Advances in catheter design and embolic materials have made safe and curative transarterial embolization of dural arteriovenous fistulas possible(More)
The objective of this phase I/II study was to examine the efficacy and toxicity profile of temozolomide (TMZ) plus nimustine (ACNU). Patients who had received a standard radiotherapy with one or two previous chemo-regimens were enrolled. In phase I, the maximum-tolerated dose (MTD) by TMZ (150 mg/m2/day) (Day 1-5) plus various doses of ACNU (30, 35, 40, 45(More)