Takahiro Fujita

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We evaluated the performance of the Verigene Gram-Negative Blood Culture Nucleic Acid Test (BC-GN; Nanosphere, Northbrook, IL, USA), an automated multiplex assay for rapid identification of positive blood cultures caused by 9 Gram-negative bacteria (GNB) and for detection of 9 genes associated with β-lactam resistance. The BC-GN assay can be performed(More)
This paper presents a mobile-controlled handoff with an end-to-end communication architecture that helps to provide high mobility without requiring any special service from the visiting networks. The handoff utilizes the IP diversity created by dual network interfaces at the mobile node and exploits the overlapping area between subnets. The end-to-end(More)
Yeast with pseudohyphae or those that have been phagocytized by white blood cells are coincidentally found in peripheral blood smears. The clinical diagnostic value and outcome of candidaemia diagnosed from peripheral blood smears (CPBSs) are unclear. A 45-year-old man with diabetes and panhypopituitarism for 20 years received 10 mg of hydrocortisone and(More)
We consider an online linear optimization problem over the set of permutations under some precedence constraints. In this problem, the player is supposed to predict a permutation of n fixed objects at each trial, under the constraints that some objects have higher priority than other objects in each permutation. This problem is naturally motivated by a(More)
BACKGROUND Edwardsiella tarda bacteremia (ETB) can be a fatal disease in humans. OBJECTIVES To determine the significant risk factors associated with death caused by ETB, and to examine the geographical, seasonal, environmental and dietary factors of the disease. METHODS A retrospective, observational, case control study was performed. The PubMed(More)
Exercise may be one of the most effective and sound therapies for stroke; however, the mechanisms underlying the curative effects remain unclear. In this study, the effects of forced treadmill exercise with electric shock on ischemic brain edema were investigated. Wistar rats were subjected to transient (90 min) middle cerebral artery occlusion (tMCAO).(More)