Tomotaka Kawakami

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BACKGROUND Cigarette smoking is associated with an increased risk of peptic ulcer and gastroesophageal reflux disease. Gastric emptying disorders may play a role in the development of these upper gastrointestinal diseases. Thus, studies examining a link between smoking and gastric emptying disorders have clinical relevance. This study was conducted to(More)
AIM Although the quality of currently available urinary tests for detecting antibody to Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) have been proved in some populations, the accuracy has not been studied regarding patients who suffer from pulmonary tuberculosis with multi-drug treatments. The present study was conducted to evaluate the accuracy of these urinary tests(More)
In recent years, the C-octanoate breath test has attracted attention as a simple and noninvasive method of assessing gastric emptying of solids. However, practical procedures for test meals, parameters used, and sampling points have not yet been established. Moving toward a more convenient method, here we examined the influences of sampling interval and(More)
This paper proposes a modified version of vehicular ad hoc network media access control (VeMAC) protocol for further increased throughput. In the modified VeMAC, an additional bit is appended to the field for each time slot in the header used in VeMAC as the collision flag. Upon detecting a collision for a time slot, a node sets the collision flag for that(More)
We report a patient with primary hypothyroidism, who developed hepatocellular injury due to levothyroxine, synthetic thyroxine. A 63-year-old male was admitted to our hospital due to elevation of liver enzymes. The patient was diagnosed as having hypothyroidism and had been treated with levothyroxine for almost two months until admission. Drug-induced liver(More)
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