Yoshitaka Okada

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BACKGROUND S-1, a novel oral fluoropyrimidine, is well tolerated in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC). The response rate of S-1 for colorectal cancer is high, ranging from 35% to 40%. This study aimed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of S-1 combined with oral leucovorin (LV) to enhance antitumor activity in chemotherapy-naive patients(More)
We report for the first time a successful fabrication and operation of an InAs/GaAs quantum dot based intermediate band solar cell concentrator photovoltaic (QD-IBSC-CPV) module to the IEC62108 standard with recorded power conversion efficiency of 15.3%. Combining the measured experimental results at Underwriters Laboratory (UL®) licensed testing laboratory(More)
The direct conversion of solar energy to electricity can be broadly separated into two main categories: photovoltaics and thermal photovoltaics, where the former utilizes gradients in electrical potential and the latter thermal gradients. Conventional thermal photovoltaics has a high theoretical efficiency limit (84%) but in practice cannot be easily(More)
We report, for the first time, about an intermediate band solar cell implemented with InAs/AlGaAs quantum dots whose photoresponse expands from 250 to ∼6000  nm. To our knowledge, this is the broadest quantum efficiency reported to date for a solar cell and demonstrates that the intermediate band solar cell is capable of producing photocurrent when(More)
PURPOSE To examine the incidence and appearance of the communicating vein between the left renal vein (LRV) and the left ascending lumbar vein (LALV) on abdominal CT. MATERIALS AND METHODS We reviewed the appearance of the communicating vein on contrast-enhanced CT obtained by multidetector-row CT (MDCT) scanner. One hundred patients without known(More)
Feasibility and diagnostic performance of digital radiography in gastrointestinal imaging have not been fully investigated. We performed double-contrast barium enema study with computed radiography (CR-DCBE) on a routine basis, and the efficacy of this system for detection of colorectal polyps was investigated. The files of 76 patients, who had undergone(More)
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