Toshihiro Nishioka

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In advanced knowledge processing, partial information plays an important role in coping with complex data and knowledge. To handle such information, we developed the knowledge representation language (which may be regarded as a deductive object-oriented database language) QU IXOT E. The language has the features of both logic and object-orientation(More)
In legal reasoning systems, a typical application of normative reasoning, partial information plays an important role in the representation and reasoning of legal knowledge. To construct a legal knowledge-base with partial information, many features are required of knowledge representation languages. In this paper, we discuss the representation of(More)
Multidrug efflux pumps play an important role as a self-defense system in bacteria. Bacterial multidrug efflux pumps are classified into five families based on structure and coupling energy: resistance-nodulation-cell division (RND), small multidrug resistance (SMR), major facilitator (MF), ATP binding cassette (ABC), and multidrug and toxic compounds(More)
BACKGROUND We conducted a phase I clinical trial to evaluate the sensitivity, specificity, and safety of cytoreductive surgery (CRS) under aminolevulinic acid-mediated photodynamic diagnosis (ALA-PDD) plus hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) on 20 patients with peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC) from ovarian cancer and primary peritoneal carcinoma(More)
BACKGROUND We evaluated the side effects of bisphosphonate (BP) on tooth extraction socket healing in spontaneously diabetic Torii (SDT) rats, an established model of non-obese type 2 diabetes mellitus, to develop an animal model of BP-related osteonecrosis of the jaws (BRONJ). MATERIALS AND METHODS Male Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats and SDT rats were randomly(More)