Takahiro Ogai

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The "8020" goal of retaining 20 or more teeth after the age of 80 necessitates investigating oral health status in people below the age of 80. The purpose of this study was to determine similarities and differences between people in their sixties attending college and achievers of the 8020 goal. The results of oral examination and occlusal force measurement(More)
The shift of the heart during systole within the thorax was measured using bifurcations of the left coronary artery as cineangiographic markers. Biplane coronary cineangiography was performed in 13 normal subjects and 6 patients with non-obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). The spatial coordinates (X, Y, Z) of the bifurcations on the(More)
The effects of vegetation types and environmental factors on carabid beetle (Coleoptera: Carabidae) communities were studied. Carabid beetles were collected using pitfall traps (total 2844 trapping days) and seven microenvironmental factors were measured in four vegetation types: grassland, natural evergreen coniferous forest (Pinus densiflora), deciduous(More)
Left ventricular wall motion in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy may show a characteristic movement since this condition is characterized by a disproportionate thickening of the wall and disorientation of myocardial muscle fibers. Biplane coronary cineangiograms were performed in 5 patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and the spatial distance(More)
In order to investigate relaxation characteristics of the infarcted wall, segment lengths of the left ventricular wall were calculated in 6 patients with anterior myocardial infarction and in 9 angiographically normal subjects. The biplane left coronary cineangiography was performed and coordinates of ramifying points of the left coronary artery on the(More)
The left ventricular diastolic properties of patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy are impaired. Since there is degeneration or disarray of myocardial fibers in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), the rate of expansion in diastole may become asynchronous. Biplane coronary cineangiograms were performed in eight normal subjects and nine(More)
The coordinates of the ramifying points of the left coronary artery were measured using biplane coronary cineangiograms in 19 patients who were later diagnosed as normal. The spatial distances (segment length) between any two of these points were calculated and one cardiac cycle was plotted frame by frame in order to investigate shortening and relaxation(More)
The effects of nitroglycerin (NTG) on relaxation characteristics of the infarcted and non-infarcted myocardium were investigated by calculating a segment length on the epicardium of the left ventricle for 16 patients with old myocardial infarction. The spatial segment length was measured between two points which were identified as a junction of ramifying(More)