Tetsuro Kimura

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More and more people in Bangladesh have recently become aware of the risk of drinking arsenic-contaminated groundwater, and have been trying to obtain drinking water from less arsenic-contaminated sources. In this study, arsenic intakes of 18 families living in one block of a rural village in an arsenic-affected district of Bangladesh were evaluated to(More)
Although autonomic computing reduces traditional operational cost, it introduces another cost factor related to operation knowledge. This paper focuses on self-healing functionality and proposes a technique which improves reusability of component-level operation knowledge for self-healing systems. Operation knowledge which attains reusability becomes(More)
Although autonomic computing reduces traditional operational cost, it introduces another cost factor related to operation knowledge. This paper focuses on self-healing functionality and proposes a technique which uses reusable component-level operation knowledge. To achieve reusability, the operation knowledge used by the proposed technique excludes system(More)
OBJECTIVE To elucidate a mechanism of proliferation and differentiation of nasal gland cells, we established a serum-free 3-dimensional culture system for human nasal gland (HNG) cells and examined the effects of epidermal growth factor, keratinocyte growth factor, and retinoic acid on proliferation and differentiation of cultured HNG cells. MATERIALS AND(More)
Since idle-state is the dominant state for embedded systems, disabling unused devices in idle-states can lead to significant power reduction. Among the various sleep modes provided by application processors, Deep Sleep mode offers maximum power savings. Since Deep Sleep mode requires to stop I/O devices and clocks, it is usually used in suspend-state.(More)
(1) A study of Gramineae pollen dispersal was conducted in Hisai, Mie Prefecture from 1987 to 2000; Gramineae pollen counts did not increase, with an average of 133 during the 14 years. There was two or three peaks in the annual dispersal period, suggesting that symptoms in late May, late July to early August, and late September are important for diagnosis(More)
BACKGROUND We created a system that allows the visualization of breath sounds (visual stethoscope). AIM We compared the visual stethoscope technique with auscultation for the detection of bronchial intubation in pediatric patients. METHODS In the auscultation group, an anesthesiologist advanced the tracheal tube, while another anesthesiologist(More)
BACKGROUND A transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) probe is often inserted blindly. However, it is desirable to insert it under visual guidance because the blind technique sometimes causes difficulty and may contribute to serious, but rare, complications. This prospective study compared the usefulness of TEE insertion between a brand-new McGRATH MAC video(More)