Noriaki Nishikawa

Learn More
BACKGROUND There is no confirmed strategy for treating painful bladder syndrome/interstitial cystitis (PBS/IC) with unclear etiology. Therefore, a pilot study was carried out to evaluate the efficacy and safety of hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy in treatment-resistant PBS/IC patients. METHODS HBO treatment (2.0 ATA for 60 minutes/day × 5 days/week for 2(More)
In high-performance computing of multi-agent systems, there often exists a load imbalance that slows down the calculation. In this paper, we discuss the parallelization of the Boids model for simulating a swarm intelligence. We apply the multi-level hierarchy of parallelism to the Boids model to mitigate the load-imbalance problem. To eliminate numerical(More)
OBJECTIVES Eviprostat is an anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory phytotherapeutic agent that is commonly used to treat lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in benign prostatic hyperplasia in Japan and Germany. Prostate cancer patients treated with brachytherapy generally have complaints of LUTS for several months postoperatively. METHODS We investigated the(More)
BACKGROUND For T1 stage incidental renal cell carcinoma (RCC), partial nephrectomy with or without laparoscopy is widely used on the basis of its nephron- sparing and minimally invasive nature. However, high-risk patients of advanced age, or with cardiovascular events are not often suitable candidates for surgery under general anesthesia. Percutaneous(More)
  • 1