Sakurako Kogure

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Six of 66 patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy had an embolic event during an average observation period of 3.73 years. Five of these had probable cerebral embolism, while 1 patient had a femoral artery embolism. The calculated incidence of systemic embolism was 2.4% per patient year. All embolic events occurred in the patients with atrial(More)
Circulatory responses to the upright tilt were studied in 20 normal subjects and 27 cardiac patients with ischemic heart disease or idiopathic cardiomyopathy. In normal subjects, the upright tilt caused obvious increases in heart rate and diastolic pressure, a slight decrease in systolic pressure and marked decreases in cardiac output and stroke volume. The(More)
In this paper, we present five ideas for designing pattern mining workshop. The ideas we propose are (1) Dual Motivation; setting different goals for participants and organizers, (2) Solution-Problem Pair; extracting both "Solution" and "Problem," (3) Topic Card; using "Topic cards" for accelerating the dialogues, (4) Generator; positioning a "Generator"(More)
We examined 12 cases of pigmented naevi with tactile-like corpuscles by immunohistochemistry using polyclonal and monoclonal antibodies against S-100 protein. Naevus cells, the tactile-like corpuscles, and the attached lamellae and fibroblastic cells gave a strong reaction with S-100 protein and the beta-subunit antibodies. The same cells gave only a weak(More)
An aenurysm of a diverticulum of the ductus arteriosus in a 33-year-old man was presented. The chest radiography revealed a mass obscurring the aortic window above the hilus of the left lung. His blood pressure was 130/70 mmHg, and there was no difference in pressures between the upper and lower or between the right and left extremities. A CT scan of the(More)
This paper presents a method for understanding personal ways of thinking and doing in daily lives among different countries by mining their ways as patterns in a sense of pattern language. Pattern language is a methodology of describing tacit practical knowledge, where each pattern consists of context, problem, and solution. In this paper, patterns mined(More)
Christopher Alexander explored the hidden quality in a town or a building and defined the concepts of wholeness and centers in his book, The Nature of Order. He said that the whole becomes lively when centers intensify each other and proposed fifteen fundamental properties that describe how centers intensify each other. These properties are geometrical so(More)