Yasuo Nakajima

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BACKGROUND Patients with gynecologic cancer have a high risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) like patients with other cancers. However, there is little information on risk factors for VTE during gynecologic surgery and no uniform preventive strategy. Our objectives were to identify risk factors for perioperative VTE in gynecologic patients and establish(More)
Various visualization techniques that identify unwanted curvature regions, such as inflection points and dents, are reviewed. Orthotomics for the convexity test, isophotes for the geometric continuity test for the boundaries of a patchwork, reflection lines for the aesthetic quality of a surface, and local surfaces for the detection of undesired curvature(More)
PURPOSE To retrospectively analyze serial changes in airway lumen and wall thickness (WT) at multi-detector row computed tomography (CT) in asymptomatic subjects. MATERIALS AND METHODS Institutional review board did not require its approval or informed patient consent. Airway dimensions were analyzed in 52 patients (30 men and 22 women) without known(More)
PURPOSE We have developed a classification of high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) images for screening, surveillance and epidemiological studies of respiratory diseases caused by occupational and environmental factors. The proposed classification consists of three parts: a guideline explaining the elements of the classification scheme, a reading(More)
INTRODUCTION Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a multi-organ inflammatory disorder associated with high cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. We sought to assess cardiac involvement using a comprehensive cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (cMRI) approach and to determine its association with disease characteristics in RA patients without symptomatic cardiac(More)
BACKGROUND Artificial neural network (ANN)-based bone scan index (BSI), a marker of the amount of bone metastasis, has been shown to enhance diagnostic accuracy and reproducibility but is potentially affected by training databases. The aims of this study were to revise the software using a large number of Japanese databases and to validate its diagnostic(More)
OBJECTIVE The liquid embolic agent n-butyl cyanoacrylate (NBCA) is a tissue adhesive used as an immediate and permanent embolic agent when mixed with oil-based contrast medium. In this study, the preservation of fertility with TAE using NBCA for massive haemorrhage during pregnancy or the peripartum period and the utility of this therapy were investigated.(More)
INTRODUCTION Collecting duct carcinoma is a rare type of renal cell carcinoma. The primary is difficult to diagnose on imaging, and metastases are often present on initial presentation. Extensive multiorgan metastases can result in complex presentations that can be difficult to diagnose. CASE PRESENTATION We present two case reports of multiorgan(More)