Yujiro Handa

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The technology for functional neuromuscular stimulation (FNS) as a means of providing upper limb function to people with tetraplegia has been under development by three clinical research groups for almost two decades. This paper presents the current status of the clinical trials of three FNS systems: a noninvasive system built into a cosmetic forearm(More)
BACKGROUND Betel quid chewing is a common habit widely practiced in Southern Asian populations. However, variations are seen in the content of a betel quid across the different countries. Factors associated with commencement and cessation of this habit has been numerously studied. Unfortunately, data on Malaysian population is non-existent. This study aims(More)
A case of chondroma which occurred in the midline of the dorsum of the tongue in a 40-year-old Japanese male is reported together with a review of the literature. Histological investigation revealed that this lingual chondroma had the characteristics of hyaline cartilage. We regard the metaplastic transformation theory as the best explanation of(More)
BACKGROUND Tobacco consumption peak in developed countries has passed, however, it is on the increase in many developing countries. Apart from cigarettes, consumption of local hand-rolled cigarettes such as bidi and rokok daun are prevalent in specific communities. Although factors associated with smoking initiation and cessation has been investigated(More)
Purpose Patient safety is an important component of the quality of health care. As health care organizations improv e their quality of care, importance of establishing patient safety culture arises. According to WHO, rate of adverse incidents of healthcare system is very high in developing countries. Sri Lanka, being a developing country, may encounter(More)
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