Yasushi Yamada

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Three types of inexpensive Pb-free solder joints, namely Zn-based and Bi-based solders, and a CuSn alloy were studied for application to the high-temperature operation of wide band-gap power semiconductor devices using GaN or SiC. Zn– Al solder sheets, whose melting point is 380°C were prepared, and then surface oxides were removed by RF plasma etching.(More)
PURPOSE Lipocalin 2 (LCN2) is a secretory protein that is involved in various physiological processes including iron transport. We previously identified LCN2 as an up-regulated gene in endometrial carcinoma, and found that the overexpression of LCN2 and its receptor, SLC22A17, was associated with a poor prognosis. However, the functions and mechanism of(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to assess the changes in health-related quality of life (HRQoL) during follow-up period in patients treated with percutaneous radiofrequency ablation (RFA) or laparoscopic surgery for small renal cell carcinoma. METHODS From December 2004 through September 2006, for 37 consecutive patients, who were diagnosed with(More)
A power semiconductor module using a bonding film with anisotropic thermal conduction has been studied. The bonding film consists of polyamide with a low Young's modulus and Z-axis-oriented fine graphite fibers. All the materials of this device, including the insulated substrate and base plate, have low coefficients of thermal expansion. The bonding film is(More)
Patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) experience a wide array of cognitive deficits, which typically include the impairment of explicit memory. In previous studies, the authors reported that a flavonoid, quercetin, reduces the expression of ATF4 and delays memory deterioration in an early-stage AD mouse model. In the present study, the effects of long-term(More)
Ectopic molar pregnancy is extremely rare, and preoperative diagnosis is difficult. Our literature search found only one report of molar pregnancy diagnosed preoperatively. Moreover, there is no English literature depicting magnetic resonance image (MRI) findings of ectopic molar pregnancy. We report a case of ectopic molar pregnancy preoperatively(More)
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