Naoki Nakajima

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Axon reflex mechanisms may be involved in the pathogenesis of asthma, but there has been no direct evidence that endogenous tachykinins cause bronchoconstriction in asthmatic subjects. We have studied the effect of a tachykinin receptor antagonist (FK-224) on bronchoconstriction induced by inhalation of bradykinin in asthmatic patients. In a double-blind,(More)
While emphasizing the intensity or saturation component in order to obtain high-quality color images, keeping the hue component unchanged is important; thus, perceptual color models such as HSI and HSV were used. Hue-Saturation-Intensity (HSI) is a public color model, and many color applications are commonly based on this model. However, the transformation(More)
BACKGROUND Although laparoscopic surgery has decreased postoperative adhesions, complications induced by adhesions are still of great concern. The aim of this study was to investigate the anti-adhesive effects of a novel powdered anti-adhesion material that can be applied during laparoscopic surgery in comparison with other anti-adhesion materials. (More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to evaluate sutureless keratoplasty using a chemically-defined bioadhesive (CDB) made from food or medical additives. METHODS Sutureless automated lamellar therapeutic keratoplasty (ALTK) using a CDB was performed on three rabbit eyes. Allogenic lamellar graft was transplanted onto the recipient bed using either(More)
DESCRIPTION A 58-year-old woman with no history of smoking was admitted to our hospital with exacerbation of cough. CT of the chest revealed a left upper lobe lung tumour. Bronchoscopic biopsy of the tumour revealed stage IV poorly differentiated adenocarcin-oma (figure 1) with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) gene mutation (L858R point mutation).(More)
Many kinds of smart (wearable) devices like smartphones are penetrating into our life. With these devices, indoor positioning techniques have been extensively researched. However, the positioning precision, using a single Wi-Fi or BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) device, is usually limited to several meters. To improve positioning precision, we propose an(More)