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OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to clarify the clinicopathological characteristics of autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) in Japanese patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). METHODS The clinicopathological findings of 7 patients with IBD whose definite AIP was diagnosed in our hospital according to the International Consensus Diagnostic(More)
Greenhouses with sophisticated environmental control systems, or so-called plant factories with solar light, enable growers to achieve high yields of produce with desirable qualities. In a greenhouse crop with high planting density, low photosynthetic photon flux density (PPFD) at the lower leaves tends to limit plant growth, especially in the winter when(More)
Root zone high-temperature stress is a major factor limiting hydroponic plant growth during the high-temperature season. The effects of root zone cooling (RZC; at 25°C) and exogenous spermidine (Spd) root-pretreatment (SRP, 0.1 mM) on growth, leaf photosynthetic traits, and chlorophyll fluorescence characteristics of hydroponic Lactuca sativa L. grown in a(More)
We have created a high-density gas of interacting positronium (Ps) atoms by irradiating a thin film of nanoporous silica with intense positron bursts and measured the Ps lifetime using a new single-shot technique. When the positrons were compressed to 3.3 x 10(10) cm-2, the apparent intensity of the orthopositronium lifetime component was found to decrease(More)
luorescence microscopy is generally used for the research of biology, medical sciences and other life science fields. Especially, recent advances in laser technologies and in optical engineering have made it possible to investigate the nanoscale mechanisms of physiological and molecular biological processes and thus to extend its application to pathological(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS To clarify whether or not use of an endoscopic biliary stenting (EBS) is superior to endoscopic nasobiliary drainage (ENBD) in cases of acute cholangitis due to choledocholithiasis. METHODOLOGY Of 447 patients with choledocholithiasis who were treated in the Department of Gastroenterology, Fukuoka University Chikushi Hospital between(More)
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