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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339302/driver-trust-in-five-driver-assistance-technologies-following-real-world-use-in-four-production-vehicles
#1
David G Kidd, Jessica B Cicchino, Ian J Reagan, Laura B Kerfoot
OBJECTIVES: Information about drivers' experiences with driver assistance technologies in real driving conditions is sparse. This study characterized driver interactions with forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control, active lane keeping, side-view assist, and lane departure warning systems following real-world use. METHODS: Fifty-four Insurance Institute for Highway Safety employees participated and drove a 2016 Toyota Prius, 2016 Honda Civic, 2017 Audi Q7, or 2016 Infiniti QX60 for up to several weeks...
March 1, 2017: Traffic Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323191/the-feasibility-and-safety-of-separate-carotid-artery-stenting-using-the-restrict-protective-method-for-bilateral-carotid-stenosis
#2
Tomotaka Ohshima, Ishu Bishnori, Kojiro Ishikawa, Shunsaku Goto, Taiki Yamamoto, Yoko Kato
BACKGROUND: and Purpose: The treatment strategy for bilateral carotid stenosis (BCS) is not clear. We report our experience of treating 12 patients with BCS using separate carotid artery stenting (CAS) using the restrict protective method. The order of treatment site and the protective method are also discussed. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between April 2012 and November 2016, 24 lesions in 12 patients (range, 44-83 years; mean, 71 years; 1 woman) underwent CAS at Kariya Toyota General Hospital...
March 16, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321056/sodium-glucose-co-transporter-2-inhibitors-reduce-the-abdominal-visceral-fat-area-and-may-influence-the-renal-function-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
#3
Takahiro Tosaki, Hideki Kamiya, Tatsuhito Himeno, Yoshiro Kato, Masaki Kondo, Kaori Toyota, Tomoyo Nishida, Megumi Shiroma, Kaori Tsubonaka, Hitomi Asai, Miho Moribe, Yuki Nakaya, Jiro Nakamura
Objective and Methods An SGLT2 inhibitor (ipragliflozin, dapagliflozin, luseogliflozin, tofogliflozin, or canagliflozin) was administered to 132 outpatients with type 2 diabetes mellitus with or without other antidiabetic drugs for 6 months to evaluate its efficacy, the incidence of adverse events, and its influence on the renal function. Results The patient's mean glycated hemoglobin level significantly improved from 7.52±1.16% to 6.95±0.98% (p<0.001). The body weight of the patients was significantly reduced from 78...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317475/characterization-of-a-pa14-domain-containing-galactofuranose-specific-%C3%AE-d-galactofuranosidase-from-streptomyces-sp
#4
Emiko Matsunaga, Yujiro Higuchi, Kazuki Mori, Nao Yairo, Saki Toyota, Takuji Oka, Kosuke Tashiro, Kaoru Takegawa
As a constituent of polysaccharides and glycoconjugates, β-d-galactofuranose (Galf) exists in several pathogenic microorganisms. Although we recently identified a β-d-galactofuranosidase (Galf-ase) gene, ORF1110, in the Streptomyces strain JHA19, very little is known about the Galf-ase gene. Here, we characterized a strain, named JHA26, in the culture supernatant of which exhibited Galf-ase activity for 4-nitrophenyl β-d-galactofuranoside (pNP-β-d-Galf) as a substrate. Draft genome sequencing of the JHA26 strain revealed a putative gene, termed ORF0643, that encodes Galf-ase containing a PA14 domain, which is thought to function in substrate recognition...
March 20, 2017: Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279762/process-optimization-by-use-of-design-of-experiments-application-for-liposomalization-of-fk506
#5
Hiroyasu Toyota, Tomohiro Asai, Naoto Oku
Design of experiments (DoE) can accelerate the optimization of drug formulations, especially complexed formulas such as those of drugs, using delivery systems. Administration of FK506 encapsulated in liposomes (FK506 liposomes) is an effective approach to treat acute stroke in animal studies. To provide FK506 liposomes as a brain protective agent, it is necessary to manufacture these liposomes with good reproducibility. The objective of this study was to confirm the usefulness of DoE for the process-optimization study of FK506 liposomes...
March 7, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272354/micrometer-scale-membrane-transition-of-supported-lipid-bilayer-membrane-reconstituted-with-cytosol-of-dictyostelium-discoideum
#6
Kei Takahashi, Taro Toyota
The transformation of the supported lipid bilayer (SLB) membrane by extracted cytosol from living resources, has recently drawn much attention. It enables us to address the question of whether the purified phospholipid SLB membrane, including lipids related to amoeba locomotion, which was discussed in many previous studies, exhibits membrane deformation in the presence of cytosol extracted from amoeba; Methods: In this report, a method for reconstituting a supported lipid bilayer (SLB) membrane, composed of purified phospholipids and cytosol extracted from Dictyostelium discoideum, is described...
March 7, 2017: Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252299/multiconfiguration-self-consistent-field-study-on-formonitrile-imine-and-n-substituted-nitrile-imines-hcn2-r-energy-component-analysis-of-the-pseudo-jahn-teller-effect
#7
Azumao Toyota, Takashi Muramatsu, Shiro Koseki
Stable geometrical structures for formonitrile imine (1) and N-substituted nitrile imines HCN2-R (R = Li, BeH, BH2, CH3, CN, CCH, C6H5, NH2, OH, and F) (2-11) were examined by using the multiconfiguration self-consistent-field (MCSCF) method followed by second-order configuration interaction (SOCI) calculations and second-order multiconfiguration quasi-degenerate perturbation theory (MCQDPT2) calculations, together with the aug-cc-pVTZ basis sets. The results show that 1 suffers a pseudo-Jahn-Teller (JT) distortion from a linear C∞v structure to a C1 structure via a planar bent Cs structure...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238871/utility-of-the-lone-star%C3%A2-retractor-system-in-microsurgical-carotid-endarterectomy-technical-notes
#8
Shingo Toyota, Tetsuya Kumagai, Tetsu Goto, Kanji Mori, Takuyu Taki
BACKGROUND: The retractor system is an important device in carotid endarterectomy (CEA). We applied the Lone Star® (LS) retractor system, which is a self-retaining retractor originally designed for improved visualization in many other surgical fields, in microsurgical CEA. METHODS: The LS disposal retractor (14.1 cm x 14.1 cm) and LS elastic stays (5mm sharp hook) were utilized as a retractor system in 38 consecutive CEAs. RESULTS: Using the LS retractor system, a shallow operative field could be obtained by lifting up the connective tissue surrounding the deep structures hooked by the LS elastic stays...
February 23, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229036/direct-surgery-of-previously-coiled-large-internal-carotid-ophthalmic-aneurysm-for-the-purpose-of-optic-nerve-decompression
#9
Shuhei Kawabata, Shingo Toyota, Tetsuya Kumagai, Tetsu Goto, Kanji Mori, Takuyu Taki
Background Progressive visual loss after coil embolization of a large internal carotid ophthalmic aneurysm has been widely reported. It is generally accepted that the primary strategy for this complication should be conservative, including steroid therapy; however, it is not well known as to what approach to take when the conservative therapy is not effective. Case Presentation We report a case of a 55-year-old female presenting with progressive visual loss after the coiling of a ruptured large internal carotid ophthalmic aneurysm...
January 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218473/epigenetic-silencing-of-diacylglycerol-kinase-gamma-in-colorectal-cancer
#10
Masahiro Kai, Eiichiro Yamamoto, Akiko Sato, Hiro-O Yamano, Takeshi Niinuma, Hiroshi Kitajima, Taku Harada, Hironori Aoki, Reo Maruyama, Mutsumi Toyota, Tomo Hatahira, Hiroshi Nakase, Tamotsu Sugai, Toshiharu Yamashita, Minoru Toyota, Hiromu Suzuki
Diacylglycerol kinases (DGKs) are important regulators of cell signaling and have been implicated in human malignancies. Whether epigenetic alterations are involved in the dysregulation of DGKs in cancer is unknown, however. We therefore analyzed methylation of the promoter CpG islands of DGK genes in colorectal cancer (CRC) cell lines. We found that DGKG, which encodes DGKγ, was hypermethylated in all CRC cell lines tested (n = 9), but was not methylated in normal colonic tissue. Correspondingly, DGKG expression was suppressed in CRC cell lines but not in normal colonic tissue, and was restored in CRC cells by treatment with the DNA methyltransferase inhibitor 5-aza-2'-deoxycytidine (5-aza-dC)...
February 20, 2017: Molecular Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28201527/high-dose-of-antibiotic-colistin-induces-oligomerization-of-molecular-chaperone-hsp90
#11
Shuntaro Togashi, Kyosuke Takahashi, Arisa Tamura, Ikumi Toyota, Shiori Hatakeyama, Atsushi Komatsuda, Ikuru Kudo, Erina Sasaki Kudoh, Tomoya Okamoto, Asami Haga, Asuka Miyamoto, Ewa Grave, Taku Sugawara, Hiroaki Shimizu, Hideaki Itoh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 14, 2017: Journal of Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196311/an-opportunity-in-difficulty-japan-korea-taiwan-expert-delphi-consensus-on-surgical-difficulty-during-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy
#12
Yukio Iwashita, Taizo Hibi, Tetsuji Ohyama, Goro Honda, Masahiro Yoshida, Fumihiko Miura, Tadahiro Takada, Ho-Seong Han, Tsann-Long Hwang, Satoshi Shinya, Kenji Suzuki, Akiko Umezawa, Yoo-Seok Yoon, In-Seok Choi, Wayne Shih-Wei Huang, Kuo-Hsin Chen, Manabu Watanabe, Yuta Abe, Takeyuki Misawa, Yuichi Nagakawa, Dong-Sup Yoon, Jin-Young Jang, Hee Chul Yu, Keun Soo Ahn, Song Cheol Kim, In Sang Song, Ji Hoon Kim, Sung-Su Yun, Seong Ho Choi, Yi-Yin Jan, Yan-Shen Shan, Chen-Guo Ker, De-Chuan Chan, Cheng-Chung Wu, King-Teh Lee, Naoyuki Toyota, Ryota Higuchi, Yoshiharu Nakamura, Yoshiaki Mizuguchi, Yutaka Takeda, Masahiro Ito, Shinji Norimizu, Shigetoshi Yamada, Naoki Matsumura, Junichi Shindoh, Hiroki Sunagawa, Takeshi Gocho, Hiroshi Hasegawa, Toshiki Rikiyama, Naohiro Sata, Nobuyasu Kano, Seigo Kitano, Hiromi Tokumura, Yuichi Yamashita, Goro Watanabe, Kunitoshi Nakagawa, Taizo Kimura, Tatsuo Yamakawa, Go Wakabayashi, Rintaro Mori, Itaru Endo, Masaru Miyazaki, Masakazu Yamamoto
BACKGROUND: We previously identified 25 intraoperative findings during laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) as potential indicators of surgical difficulty per nominal group technique. This study aimed to build a consensus among expert LC surgeons on the impact of each item on surgical difficulty. METHODS: Surgeons from Japan, Korea, and Taiwan (n = 554) participated in a Delphi process and graded the 25 items on a seven-stage scale (range, 0-6). Consensus was defined as (i) the interquartile range (IQR) of overall responses ≤2 and (ii) ≥66% of the responses concentrated within a median ± 1 after stratification by workplace and LC experience level...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Hepato-biliary-pancreatic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179612/ad-hoc-vs-non-ad-hoc-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-strategies-in-patients-with-stable-coronary-artery-disease
#13
Toshiaki Toyota, Takeshi Morimoto, Hiroki Shiomi, Kenji Ando, Koh Ono, Satoshi Shizuta, Takao Kato, Naritatsu Saito, Yutaka Furukawa, Yoshihisa Nakagawa, Minoru Horie, Takeshi Kimura
BACKGROUND: Few studies have evaluated the prevalence and clinical outcomes of ad hoc percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), performing diagnostic coronary angiography and PCI in the same session, in stable coronary artery disease (CAD) patients.Methods and Results:From the CREDO-Kyoto PCI/CABG registry cohort-2, 6,943 patients were analyzed as having stable CAD and undergoing first PCI. Ad hoc PCI and non-ad hoc PCI were performed in 1,722 (24.8%) and 5,221 (75.1%) patients, respectively...
February 7, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094947/synthesis-of-2-azulenyltetrathiafulvalenes-by-palladium-catalyzed-direct-arylation-of-2-chloroazulenes-with-tetrathiafulvalene-and-their-optical-and-electrochemical-properties
#14
Taku Shoji, Takanori Araki, Shuhei Sugiyama, Akira Ohta, Ryuta Sekiguchi, Shunji Ito, Tetsuo Okujima, Kozo Toyota
Tetrathiafulvalene (TTF) derivatives with 2-azulenyl substituents 5-11 were prepared by the palladium-catalyzed direct arylation reaction of 2-chloroazulenes with TTF in good yield. Photophysical properties of these compounds were investigated by UV-vis spectroscopy and theoretical calculations. Redox behavior of the novel azulene-substituted TTFs was examined by using cyclic voltammetry and differential pulse voltammetry, which revealed their multistep electrochemical oxidation and/or reduction properties...
January 26, 2017: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076383/time-varying-transition-probability-matrix-estimation-and-its-application-to-brand-share-analysis
#15
Tomoaki Chiba, Hideitsu Hino, Shotaro Akaho, Noboru Murata
In a product market or stock market, different products or stocks compete for the same consumers or purchasers. We propose a method to estimate the time-varying transition matrix of the product share using a multivariate time series of the product share. The method is based on the assumption that each of the observed time series of shares is a stationary distribution of the underlying Markov processes characterized by transition probability matrices. We estimate transition probability matrices for every observation under natural assumptions...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073605/comprehensive-association-analysis-of-27-genes-from-the-gabaergic-system-in-japanese-individuals-affected-with-schizophrenia
#16
Shabeesh Balan, Kazuo Yamada, Yoshimi Iwayama, Takanori Hashimoto, Tomoko Toyota, Chie Shimamoto, Motoko Maekawa, Shu Takagai, Tomoyasu Wakuda, Yosuke Kameno, Daisuke Kurita, Kohei Yamada, Mitsuru Kikuchi, Tasuku Hashimoto, Nobuhisa Kanahara, Takeo Yoshikawa
Involvement of the gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA)-ergic system in schizophrenia pathogenesis through disrupted neurodevelopment has been highlighted in numerous studies. However, the function of common genetic variants of this system in determining schizophrenia risk is unknown. We therefore tested the association of 375 tagged SNPs in genes derived from the GABAergic system, such as GABAA receptor subunit genes, and GABA related genes (glutamate decarboxylase genes, GABAergic-marker gene, genes involved in GABA receptor trafficking and scaffolding) in Japanese schizophrenia case-control samples (n=2926; 1415 cases and 1511 controls)...
January 7, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057284/very-late-scaffold-thrombosis-of-bioresorbable-vascular-scaffold-systematic-review-and%C3%A2-a%C3%A2-meta-analysis
#17
Toshiaki Toyota, Takeshi Morimoto, Hiroki Shiomi, Yusuke Yoshikawa, Hidenori Yaku, Yugo Yamashita, Takeshi Kimura
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to compare the 2-year outcomes between bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS) and everolimus-eluting metallic drug-eluting stent (EES). BACKGROUND: The occurrence of very late stent/scaffold thrombosis (VLST) of BVS beyond 1 year after implantation is an increasing concern. METHODS: We conducted a meta-analysis of 24 studies (BVS: n = 2,567 and EES: n = 19,806) reporting the 2-year outcomes of BVS and/or EES to compare the risk of BVS versus EES for stent/scaffold thrombosis (ST) and target lesion failure (TLF) in 7 comparative studies (3 randomized and 4 observational), and to estimate the pooled incidence rates of ST and TLF including additional 17 single-arm studies...
January 9, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054279/successful-resection-of-liver-metastasis-detected-by-exacerbation-of-skin-symptom-in-a-patient-with-dermatomyositis-accompanied-by-rectal-cancer-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#18
Kosuke Ono, Manabu Shimomura, Kazuhiro Toyota, Atsushi Kagimoto, Naofumi Tsukiyama, Masayuki Shishida, Koichi Oishi, Kazuaki Miyamoto, Satoshi Shibata, Masahiro Ikeda, Seiji Sadamoto, Tadateru Takahashi
BACKGROUND: Dermatomyositis (DM) is a rare syndrome that belongs to the group of idiopathic inflammatory myopathies. The association between DM and malignancy is well recognized, and the severity of DM symptoms has been linked to the progression of metastatic disease. CASE PRESENTATION: We report the case of a 42-year-old man that was diagnosed with dermatomyositis (DM) and rectal cancer. Proctectomy was performed, and DM symptoms were resolved postoperatively. One year and 9 months after the surgery, liver metastasis occurred accompanied by the exacerbation of DM symptom...
December 2017: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042183/integrated-anaerobic-aerobic-biodegradation-of-multiple-contaminants-including-chlorinated-ethylenes-benzene-toluene-and-dichloromethane
#19
Miho Yoshikawa, Ming Zhang, Koki Toyota
Complete bioremediation of soils containing multiple volatile organic compounds (VOCs) remains a challenge. To explore the possibility of complete bioremediation through integrated anaerobic-aerobic biodegradation, laboratory feasibility tests followed by alternate anaerobic-aerobic and aerobic-anaerobic biodegradation tests were performed. Chlorinated ethylenes, including tetrachloroethylene (PCE), trichloroethylene (TCE), cis-dichloroethylene (cis-DCE), and vinyl chloride (VC), and dichloromethane (DCM) were used for anaerobic biodegradation, whereas benzene, toluene, and DCM were used for aerobic biodegradation tests...
2017: Water, Air, and Soil Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026137/the-right-way-is-not-always-popular-comparison-of-surgeons-perceptions-during-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-for-acute-cholecystitis-among-experts-from-japan-korea-and-taiwan
#20
Taizo Hibi, Yukio Iwashita, Tetsuji Ohyama, Goro Honda, Masahiro Yoshida, Tadahiro Takada, Ho-Seong Han, Tsann-Long Hwang, Satoshi Shinya, Kenji Suzuki, Akiko Umezawa, Yoo-Seok Yoon, In-Seok Choi, Wayne Shih-Wei Huang, Kuo-Hsin Chen, Fumihiko Miura, Manabu Watanabe, Yuta Abe, Takeyuki Misawa, Yuichi Nagakawa, Dong-Sup Yoon, Jin-Young Jang, Hee Chul Yu, Keun Soo Ahn, Song Cheol Kim, In Sang Song, Ji Hoon Kim, Sung Su Yun, Seong Ho Choi, Yi-Yin Jan, Shyr-Ming Sheen-Chen, Yan-Shen Shan, Chen-Guo Ker, De-Chuan Chan, Cheng-Chung Wu, Naoyuki Toyota, Ryota Higuchi, Yoshiharu Nakamura, Yoshiaki Mizuguchi, Yutaka Takeda, Masahiro Ito, Shinji Norimizu, Shigetoshi Yamada, Naoki Matsumura, Junichi Shindoh, Hiroki Sunagawa, Takeshi Gocho, Hiroshi Hasegawa, Toshiki Rikiyama, Naohiro Sata, Nobuyasu Kano, Seigo Kitano, Hiromi Tokumura, Yuichi Yamashita, Goro Watanabe, Kunitoshi Nakagawa, Taizo Kimura, Tatsuo Yamakawa, Go Wakabayashi, Itaru Endo, Masaru Miyazaki, Masakazu Yamamoto
BACKGROUND: Generally, surgeons' perceptions of surgical safety are based on experience and institutional policy. Our recent pilot survey demonstrated that the acceptable duration of surgery and criteria for open conversion during laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) vary among workplaces. METHODS: A web-based survey was distributed to 554 expert LC surgeons in Japan, Korea, and Taiwan. The questionnaire covered LC experience, safety measures and recognition of landmarks, decision-making regarding conversion to open/partial cholecystectomy and the implications of this decision...
December 26, 2016: Journal of Hepato-biliary-pancreatic Sciences
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