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The aim of the study was to compare timing and decision-makers of do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders between patients with end-stage thoracic cancer and non-cancer respiratory diseases in a Japanese acute care hospital. This study retrospectively reviewed the medical records of patients who died between January 2008 and March 2013 in the Department of(More)
Injecting a gas into fusion reactors or semiconductor manufacturing systems, one has to quickly control the flow rate by a piezoelectric valve. In order to construct a gas injection system with high speed valves in the future, performance tests have been conducted on a commercial piezoelectric valve. An orifice flowmeter for measuring time average flowrate(More)
The transient phenomena of incident shock waves during its passage through an orifice, a diverging nozzle, and a conical disk as baffles in a tube are numerically simulated. The influence of geometrical configurations of the baffles on shock attenuation is investigated. The results show that the conical disk was most effective configuration to weaken the(More)
A 60-year-old woman was diagnosed with metastatic pulmonary adenocarcinoma (c-stage IV) with an L858R point mutation in the gene encoding epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR). Serum amylase levels were elevated (1,531 IU/L) with the salivary-type enzyme dominating. First-line chemotherapy using carboplatin plus paclitaxel reduced serum amylase levels,(More)
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