Yuki Kusano

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BACKGROUND Advanced glycation end product (AGE) accumulation is thought to be a measure of cumulative metabolic stress that has been reported to independently predict cardiovascular disease in diabetes and renal failure. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between AGE accumulation, measured as skin autofluorescence, and the progression of(More)
BACKGROUND Tissue accumulation of advanced glycation end-products (AGE) is thought to be a contributing factor to the progression of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Skin autofluorescence, a non-invasive measure of AGE accumulation using autofluorescence of the skin under ultraviolet light, has shown associations with CVD in haemodialysis patients. The present(More)
Kawasaki et al. developed a spot urine method (SUM) for evaluating daily salt intake using one pre-breakfast sample obtained after initial voiding upon arising. Their subjects were healthy persons who were not taking any regular medications. To determine whether SUM can be successfully used for patients taking antihypertensive drugs, we estimated daily salt(More)
Richard J. Arculus, Osamu Ishizuka, Kara A. Bogus, Michael Gurnis, Rosemary HickeyVargas, Mohammed H. Aljahdali, Alexandre N. Bandini-Maeder, Andrew P. Barth, Philipp A. Brandl, Laureen Drab, Rodrigo do Monte Guerra, Morihisa Hamada, Fuqing Jiang, Kyoko Kanayama, Sev Kender, Yuki Kusano, He Li, Lorne C. Loudin, Marco Maffione, Kathleen M. Marsaglia, Anders(More)
A 72-year-old Japanese woman was admitted to our hospital with rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis associated with anti-glomerular basement membrane antibody. Hemodialysis (HD) therapy was initiated on the day of admission using a biocompatible polysulfone (PS) membrane. Her platelet count (PLT; ×10(4)/μL) decreased gradually from 58.7 (day 1) to 5.8(More)
a Institute of Earthquake and Volcano Geology, Geological Survey of Japan, AIST, Central 7, 1-1-1, Higashi, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305-8567, Japan b Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, 2-15 Natsushima, Yokosuka, Kanagawa, 237-0061, Japan c Earth and Environment Department, Florida International University, Modesto Maidique Campus, AHC5-394,(More)
A 65-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital because of the acute onset of right hand weakness and reduction in spontaneous speech. The patient displayed right hemiparesis, subcortical aphasia and impaired executive function. An acute cerebral infarction involving the left basal ganglion (striatocapsular infarction) and an old infarction of the left(More)
A pointing gesture has an important role in human-human interaction. From our observation, we predict a pointing target before finishing the gesture in human-human communication. This paper, thus, proposes a method for a robot to predict human pointing gesture using the minimum-jerk model. Analytically, the final position of a wrist can be obtained by(More)
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