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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227863/age-estimation-using-effective-brain-local-features-from-t1-weighted-images
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Ryuichi Fujimoto, Chihiro Kondo, Koichi Ito, Kai Wu, Kazunori Sato, Yasuyuki Taki, Hiroshi Fukuda, Takafumi Aoki, Ryuichi Fujimoto, Chihiro Kondo, Koichi Ito, Kai Wu, Kazunori Sato, Yasuyuki Taki, Hiroshi Fukuda, Takafumi Aoki, Koichi Ito, Yasuyuki Taki, Takafumi Aoki, Chihiro Kondo, Kazunori Sato, Hiroshi Fukuda, Ryuichi Fujimoto, Kai Wu
This paper proposes a simple method of selecting effective brain local features for age estimation from T1-weighted MR images. We also employ the high-resolution AAL atlas, which is defined by 1,024 local regions, to improve the accuracy of age estimation. We evaluate performance of the proposed method using 1,099 T1-weighted images from a large-scale brain MR image database of healthy Japanese, and demonstrate that the proposed method exhibits efficient performance of age estimation compared with conventional methods...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226343/-diagnosis-and-risk-assessment-of-postoperative-complications-of-gastric-cancer-in-japan-and-korea
#2
Xiang Hu, Chi Zhang
Radical surgery of gastric cancer (D2 lymph node dissection) as the standard operation is widely used in clinical practice and satisfactory prognosis can be obtained in patients who receive radical gastrectomy. But surgical invasion can cause high morbidity of complications and mortality. The data of large-scale evidence-based medical clinical trials and large databases in Japan and Korea showed that anastomotic leakage, pancreatic leakage and abdominal abscess were the most common complications after gastrectomy, and the morbidity of complication was about 20% and mortality was about 1%...
February 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225364/preoperative-risk-factors-of-c5-nerve-root-palsy-after-laminectomy-and-fusion-in-patients-with-cervical-myelopathy-analysis-of-70-consecutive-patients
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Kyung-Soo Suk, Kyung-Chung Kang, Hak-Sun Kim, Seong-Hwan Moon, Hwan-Mo Lee, Jung-Ho Seo, Sung-Min Kim, Sung-Yub Jin, Pierre Mella
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective study. OBJECTIVE: To identify preoperative risk factors causing cervical fifth nerve root palsy (C5 palsy) after laminectomy and fusion (LF). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: It is well known that postoperative C5 palsy is not rare after cervical surgery. Although there remains controversy, C5 palsy is considered to be more common in patients who had LF than in those who had laminoplasty. However, the reason for the higher incidence of C5 palsy in patients with LF has been poorly understood...
February 20, 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224758/physical-and-social-determinants-of-dietary-variety-among-older-adults-living-alone-in-japan
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Yoshiharu Fukuda, Midori Ishikawa, Tetsuji Yokoyama, Tatsumi Hayashi, Tomoki Nakaya, Yukari Takemi, Kaoru Kusama, Nobuo Yoshiike, Miho Nozue, Kaori Yoshiba, Nobuko Murayama
AIM: Food security and sufficient nutrient intake are critical to longevity and active aging. The present study aimed to elucidate physical and social factors related to dietary variety among single-living older adults in Japanese communities. METHODS: The cross-sectional survey with a self-administrated questionnaire was carried out for all older adults living alone aged 65 years and older in three cities of Japan during 2014. Dietary variety score (DVS) was determined by counting the number of 10 food groups consumed at least once in 2 days using a food frequency questionnaire...
February 22, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224653/air-sacculitis-in-three-rhesus-macaques-macaca-mulatta-and-one-japanese-macaque-m-%C3%A2-fuscata
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Cassandra O Cullin, Lois M A Colgin, Anne D Lewis
Bacterial infection of the laryngeal air sacs (air sacculitis) is infrequently reported in nonhuman primates, where it leads to chronic respiratory disease. It is particularly uncommon in macaques; however, we report here suppurative air sacculitis with extension to adjacent cervical tissues in three rhesus macaques and one Japanese macaque. Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus sp., and an anaerobic bacterium were isolated.
February 22, 2017: Journal of Medical Primatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224636/the-contactless-vital-sensing-system-precisely-reflects-r-r-interval-in-electrocardiograms-of-healthy-subjects
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Kentaro Suga, Hikaru Hori, Asuka Katsuki, Masahiro Ohashi, Tadanori Tezuka, Masatoshi Matsuo, Tsuyoshi Nakamura, Reiji Yoshimura
BACKGROUND: The aim of the present study was to investigate the validity of the contactless vital sensing system that we previously developed. METHODS: A total of one hundred and eleven healthy Japanese subjects were recruited from the University of Occupational and Environmental Health and the Panasonic Corporation AVC Networks Company. All subjects underwent an evaluation using the contactless vital sensing system and electrocardiography (ECG). We compared the R-R interval (RRI) obtained using the new contactless sensing system to that obtained using ECG...
February 22, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224615/global-trends-in-nasopharyngeal-cancer-mortality-since-1970-and-predictions-for-2020-focus-on-low-risk-areas
#7
Greta Carioli, Eva Negri, Daisuke Kawakita, Werner Garavello, Carlo La Vecchia, Matteo Malvezzi
Nasopharyngeal cancer (NPC) mortality shows great disparity between endemic high risk areas, where non-keratinizing carcinoma (NKC) histology is prevalent, and non-endemic low risk regions, where the keratinizing squamous cell carcinoma (KSCC) type is more frequent. We used the World Health Organization database to calculate NPC mortality trends from 1970 to 2014 in several countries worldwide. For the EU, the USA and Japan, we also predicted trends to 2020. In 2012 the highest age-standardized (world standard) rates were in Hong Kong (4...
February 22, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224366/comparison-of-short-term-outcomes-between-open-and-minimally-invasive-esophagectomy-for-esophageal-cancer-using-a-nationwide-database-in-japan
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Hiroya Takeuchi, Hiroaki Miyata, Soji Ozawa, Harushi Udagawa, Harushi Osugi, Hisahiro Matsubara, Hiroyuki Konno, Yasuyuki Seto, Yuko Kitagawa
PURPOSE: This study aimed to compare short-term outcomes of minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE) with those of open esophagectomy (OE) for thoracic esophageal cancer using a nationwide Japanese database. METHODS: Overall, 9584 patients with thoracic esophageal cancer who underwent esophagectomy at 864 hospitals in 2011-2012 were evaluated. We performed one-to-one matching between the MIE and OE groups on the basis of estimated propensity scores for each patient...
February 21, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224326/treatment-with-telmisartan-a-long-acting-angiotensin-ii-receptor-blocker-prevents-migraine-attacks-in-japanese-non-responders-to-lomerizine
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Ken Ikeda, Sayori Hanashiro, Yuichi Ishikawa, Masahiro Sawada, Maya Kyuzen, Harumi Morioka, Junya Ebina, Junpei Nagasawa, Masaru Yanagihashi, Ken Miura, Takehisa Hirayama, Takanori Takazawa, Osamu Kano, Kiyokazu Kawabe, Yasuo Iwasaki
Lomerizine, calcium channel blocker, is the most used medication for migraine prophylaxis in Japan. The effectiveness of this drug is reported as 50-75%. Telmisartan is angiotensin II receptor blockers which plasma half-life is 24 h. We examined whether telmisartan has preventative benefits in lomerizine non-responsive migraineurs. Lomerizine non-responders received telmisartan (20 mg/day) for 3 months after the investigation period of 3 months. Blood pressure, frequency of headache days/month, headache severity, and doses of triptans and analgesics were analyzed by Wilcoxon signed rank test...
February 21, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224231/nc-6004-phase-i-study-in-combination-with-gemcitabine-for-advanced-solid-tumors-and-population-pk-pd-analysis
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Toshihiko Doi, Tetsuya Hamaguchi, Kohei Shitara, Satoru Iwasa, Yasuhiro Shimada, Mitsunori Harada, Kenichiro Naito, Naoto Hayashi, Atsuhiro Masada, Atsushi Ohtsu
OBJECTIVES: This study was an open-label phase I study to confirm the safety and tolerability of NC-6004 in combination with gemcitabine in Japanese patients with advanced solid tumors and to assess the PK effects of NC-6004 monotherapy. METHODS: This phase I study used a 3 + 3 design to determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) and recommended dose of NC-6004 combined with gemcitabine. Safety and pharmacokinetics were assessed. The administration of NC-6004 alone was started at 60 mg/m(2) every treatment cycle (21 days per cycle)...
February 21, 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224228/validation-of-serological-models-for-staging-and-prognostication-of-hcc-in-patients-from-a-japanese-nationwide-survey
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Hienori Toyoda, Toshifumi Tada, Philip J Johnson, Namiki Izumi, Masumi Kadoya, Shuichi Kaneko, Norihiro Kokudo, Yonson Ku, Shoji Kubo, Takashi Kumada, Yutaka Matsuyama, Osamu Nakashima, Michiie Sakamoto, Tadatoshi Takayama, Masatoshi Kudo
BACKGROUND: Two serology-based scoring models for prognostication of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the BALAD and BALAD-2 models, were applied to a Japanese cohort of a nationwide follow-up survey of HCC. The ability of these models to predict the progression of HCC and the deterioration of liver function and to assess prognosis was evaluated. METHODS: BALAD and BALAD-2 scores were calculated in 24,029 patients from a cohort of Japanese nationwide survey based on the serum levels of five markers (bilirubin, albumin, lens culinaris agglutinin-reactive alpha-fetoprotein, alpha-fetoprotein, and des-gamma-carboxy prothrombin) measured at the time of HCC diagnosis...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223989/ufgt-the-key-enzyme-associated-with-the-petals-variegation-in-japanese-apricot
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Xinxin Wu, Qinghua Gong, Xiaopeng Ni, Yong Zhou, Zhihong Gao
Japanese apricot (Prunus mume Sieb.et Zucc.) is an important ornamental plant in China. One of the traits of petals color variegation is attractive, but its formation mechanism is unclear. In our study, RNA-seq technology was employed to characterize the transcriptome response to the mutation of "Fuban Tiaozhi" associated with petals variegation in Japanese apricot. As a result, 4,579,040 (white-flowered, WF) and 7,269,883 (red-flowered, RF) reads were mapped to P. persica genes, while 5,006,676 (WF) and 7,907,436 (RF) were mapped to P...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223672/-influence-of-next-day-administration-of-pegfilgrastim-after-fec100-chemotherapy-in-japanese-with-breast-cancer-on-neutrophil-count
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Daichiro Fujiwara, Keiji Mashimo, Kayo Kimura, Akihiro Noda, Kazuo Taki, Hiroshi Yoshibayashi, Tomoya Takeda, Masanobu Tsubaki, Shozo Nishida, Katsuhiko Sakaguchi
Febrile neutropenia(FN)is one of the serious treatment-related toxicities after FEC100(5-fluorouracil 500mg/m2, epiru- bicin 100mg/m2, cyclophosphamide 500 mg/m2)chemotherapy for breast cancer. Granulocyte-colony stimulating factor(GCSF) is used as a support therapy for FN. Thus, we evaluated retrospectively the safety of administering pegfilgrastim the day after FEC100 chemotherapy in Japanese patients with breast cancer as compared with lenograstim. Grade 3 or 4 neutropenia was observed in 91.7% patients after pegfilgrastim administration and in 63...
February 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223671/-analysis-of-nedaplatin-dose-in-patients-with-impaired-renal-function
#14
Risa Araki, Hidetaka Iwamizu, Tomomi Kataoka, Yasuo Kumakura, Masayuki Miyazaki, Taku Nagai, Yuichi Ando, Kiyofumi Yamada
Nedaplatin(NDP)is a platinum derivative anticancer drug.An NDP dose of 100mg/m2 every 4 weeks is recommended in non-elderly Japanese patient because a higher dose may lead to myelosuppression, such as thrombocytopenia.In a pharmacokinetic analysis, thrombocytopenia was significantly correlated with renal function.However, the correct dose in patients with impaired renal function remains unclear.To evaluate the usefulness of dose reduction in patients with renal dysfunction, we conducted a retrospective study...
February 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223668/-genetic-counseling-of-hboc-and-japanese-organization-of-hboc
#15
Yoshimitsu Fukushima
Genetic testing, which reveals germline mutations, is extremely important for HBOC patients and their families. The evolution of this field has created a need for accurate cancer genetic counseling and risk assessment. Prevention and early therapy are possible in HBOC. If a patient has BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations, the at-risk relatives should receive the information through genetic counseling. Genetic counseling provides not only information but also psychological and social support so that the patient or subject can autonomously decide...
February 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223666/-geriatric-oncology
#16
Satoko Maeno, Fumio Nagashima, Daisuke Naruge, Naohiro Okano, Kirio Kawai, Takaaki Kobayashi, Hiroshi Kitamura, Junji Furuse
The number of older adults in Japan is rising, and healthcare for older patients differs from those of younger patients.We have limited available data regarding the outcomes of cancer treatment in this population.In addition, we have few guidelines to address the evaluation and treatment of older cancer patients in Japan.The Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development(AMED)has funded clinical research focusing on elderly cancer patients.We organized the Geriatric Study Committee in Japan Clinical Oncology Group(JCOG)to develop geriatric research policy in this area...
February 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223084/validation-of-a-food-frequency-questionnaire-for-japanese-pregnant-women-with-and-without-nausea-and-vomiting-in-early-pregnancy
#17
Kohei Ogawa, Seung-Chik Jwa, Minatsu Kobayashi, Naho Morisaki, Haruhiko Sago, Takeo Fujiwara
BACKGROUND: No previous study has shown the validity of a food frequency questionnaire (FFQ) in early pregnancy with consideration of nausea and vomiting during pregnancy (NVP). The aim of this study was to evaluate the validity of a FFQ in early pregnancy for Japanese pregnant women. METHOD: We included 188 women before 15 weeks of gestation and compared estimated nutrient intake and food group intake based on a modified FFQ with that based on 3-day dietary records (DRs)...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223083/characteristics-and-prognosis-of-japanese-female-breast-cancer-patients-the-biobank-japan-project
#18
Koshi Nakamura, Emiko Okada, Shigekazu Ukawa, Makoto Hirata, Akiko Nagai, Zentaro Yamagata, Yutaka Kiyohara, Kaori Muto, Yoichiro Kamatani, Toshiharu Ninomiya, Koichi Matsuda, Michiaki Kubo, Yusuke Nakamura, Akiko Tamakoshi
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer is currently the most common type of cancer in Japanese females. Unlike most other types of cancer, breast cancer develops more frequently in middle-aged females than in elderly females. METHODS: Of all Japanese female breast cancer patients aged ≥20 years whom the BioBank Japan Project originally enrolled between 2003 and 2008, 2034 were registered within 90 days after their diagnosis. We described the lifestyle and clinical characteristics of these patients at study entry...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222863/tributyltin-exposure-increases-mortality-of-nodavirus-infected-japanese-medaka-oryzias-latipes-larvae
#19
Shin-Ichi Kitamura, Masaki Akizuki, Jun-Young Song, Kei Nakayama
We investigated the effect of combined exposure to nodavirus infection and TBT on medaka (Oryzias latipes). Medaka larvae were infected by immersion in medium containing nodavirus at titers of 10(2.5), 10(3.5), or 10(4.5) TCID50/mL. Infected fish then were exposed to TBT at 0, 0.17, 0.52, 1.6, or 4.7μg/L. Of the 12 groups exposed to both stressors, the mortalities of 6 (10(2.5) TCID50/mL+0.52, 1.6, or 4.7μg/L, 10(3.5) TCID50/mL+4.7μg/L and 10(4.5) TCID50/mL+1.6 or 4.7μg/L) were significantly higher than that of each TBT control...
February 17, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222509/galantamine-response-associates-with-agitation-and-the-prefrontal-cortex-in-patients-with-alzheimer-s-disease
#20
Sachiko Nakayama, Akimitsu Suda, Hajime Nakanishi, Yumiko Motoi, Nobutaka Hattori
Behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) occur in up to 80% of AD patients and represent one of the largest factors contributing to caregiver burden. To analyze the effect of galantamine on BPSD and caregiver burden, we treated a total of 50 patients with mild AD for 12 weeks and evaluated them using the Neuropsychiatric Inventory (NPI) and Japanese version of the Zarit Caregiver Burden Interview (ZBI). We also performed regional cerebral blood flow single photon emission computed tomography (rCBF SPECT) at baseline using three-dimensional sterotatic surface projections...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
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