Abstract:
Patients who underwent surgical resection of an advanced colorectal cancer during the period from June 1982 to July 2001 were examined for evidence of no anastomotic recurrence or recurrent lesions through combination of endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) with endoscopy. Included in this study were 11 patients with recurrence and 36 patients without recurrence, 47 patients in all. Endoscopy revealed stenosis in 81.8% of patients with ana anastomotic recurrence, erosion including cancer exposure in 81.8% and submucosal tumor-like elevation in 45.5%. In the group of patients without recurrence it revealed stenosis in 13.9% of patients, erosion in 22.2%, and a scar-like change in 77.8%. There was a significant difference between the two groups in each change. EUS, on the other hand, revealed localized hypertrophy of the region extending from the submucosa to the mp due to edema early in the postoperative course. The rate of definitive diagnosis with EUS was 100%, compared to 90.1% for endoscopy. The results of this study indicate that EUS is helpful in detecting anastomotic recurrence of colorectal cancer.

Abstract:
The present study first aimed to construct a coactivation model that integrates cognitive and motivational variables that determine an individual’s conscious humor experience. It then aimed to test the model’s reliability, validity, and generalizability. As part of the study, 16 (out of 48) four-frame cartoons were randomly presented to 201 (42 male and 159 female) high school students and 302 (185 male and 117 female) undergraduate and graduate students (age range was 15 to 23, M = 18.15, SD = 1.79) who were instructed to rate items related to the variable humor. Using structural equation modeling (SEM), the generalizability of the model to predict the humor experience to a great extent within different population samples was shown. Furthermore, the theoretical prediction of the coactivation model was supported. The results are discussed from the viewpoint of future research that could demonstrate the possible application of the coactivation model.

Abstract:
Substantial potential exists to expand supplies of biomass for energy applications through more systematic collection of agricultural residues, more intensive cultivation of croplands, and reduced waste and losses in the food chain. This study aims to show how the potential can be calculated from public information sources, to put the potential in the context of global needs for liquid transport fuels, and to suggest some practical policy options for bringing part of the potential to market. It finds that if the theoretical potential is fully realized, enough liquid biofuel could be produced to displace the equivalent of all current global liquid fuel use for transport.

Abstract:
In almost all previous works, the hyperbolic dispersion surfaces of the central proper quadrics have been crudely derived from the degree of reduction from the bi-quadratic equation by use of some roughly indefinable approximate relations. Moreover, neglecting the high symmetry of the hyperbola, both the branches have been approximated on the asymmetric surfaces composed of a pair of a branch of the hyperbola and a vertex of the ellipse without the presentation of reasonable evidence. Based upon the same dispersion surfaces equation, a new original gapless dispersion surfaces could be rigorously introduced without crude omission of even a term in the bi-quadratic equation based upon usual analogy with the extended band theory of solid as the close approximation to the truth.

Abstract:
Industrial
development in Japan is accompanied by massive migration from agricultural to
industrial areas. In a modified Harrod-Domar model, this paper compares two
steady states, the first and the second, which emerge before and after the
termination of such migration, respectively. Then, the paper shows that
employment rates must be lower in the second steady state. Further, by
examining the effects of fiscal policy, the paper shows that the balanced
budget multiplier exceeds unity, and fiscal policy raises households’ disposable
income and consumption.

Abstract:
Lotus-type porous metals are fabricated by directional solidification of molten metals dissolving hydrogen. Unidirectional pores cause various anisotropic features of mechanical, thermal and electrical properties. Tensile, compressive and fatigue strength parallel to the pore direction are higher than those perpendicular to the pore direction. Besides, thermal and electrical conductivities parallel to the pore direction are higher than those perpendicular to the pore direction. Such anisotropy is attributed to the difference in the pinning cross-sectional area due to the dislocations and the scattering cross-sectional area due to electrons. The pore cross-sectional area perpendicular to the pore direction is much larger than that parallel to the pore direction. It is surmised that such difference in pore cross-section results in the anisotropy in mechanical, thermal and electrical properties.

Abstract:
A unique form of turbulent-transport equations is derived based on first principles.The role of nonequilibrium statistical mechanics employed to describe the phenomenology is that it enables to single out the unique form consistent with master equation of Liouville, a prerequisite not met with existing equations for turbulence modeling.The equation is variable-separated to yield a Navier-Stokes equation in 6D(physical-plus-eddy) space with homogeneous boundary conditions.Turbulent transports such as Reynolds' stress are calculated using a solution of this equation; a solitary-wave function.Satisfactory agreement is observed with existing experiment for mixing shear layer of incompressible flows although no empirical constants are involved.

Abstract:
The classical turbulence theory by Kolmogorov is reconsidered using Navier-Stokes' equation generalized to 6D physical-plus-eddy space. Strong pseudo-singularity is shown to reveal itself along the boundary `ridge' line separating the dissipation and inertial sub-ranges surrounding the origin of the eddy space. A speculation is made that this singularity is generated by two dipoles of opposite sign aligned on the common axis. It is supported by the observation that the universal power spectrum calculated rediscovers the Kolmogorov's -5/3 power law as independent of the dimensional approach.

Abstract:
An open question of whether phenomenological fluid equations to be used for direct numerical simulation of turbulence are warranted on `first principles' is addressed, and the problem is posed using Klimontovich microscopic density to replace the Boltzmann function of the classical statistical mechanics. For inert monatomic gases, it is shown that all the gasdynamic equations, namely, the three conservation equations plus the Navier-Stokes stress law and the Fourier heat conduction law are retrieved as governing instantaneous quantities, without having recourse to any concepts of averaging or statistical equilibrium. For reactive gases, however, the Arrhenius reaction rate law written in terms of the fluctuating temperature is not justified, reflecting the fact that this rate law hinges crucially on these concepts.

Abstract:
As contrast to the Maxwellian distribution, equilibrium distribution of the second kind or turbulent equilibrium is shown to exist under tertiary molecular chaos hypothesis to replace the classical binary chaos by Boltzmann. It is expressed as bimodal Maxwellians each mode differing by plus/minus root-mean-squares of fluctuations in macroscopic variables. Chemical reaction rates calculated using the turbulent-equilibrium are obtained in a closed form, accounting for discrepancy between experiments and classical theory based on Arrhenius' law that underestimates the burning rate considerably. The key issue is the correct estimation of the high-energy tail of the distribution function that is minor in population, yet playing a major role for reactions with high activation energy. It is extremely sensitive to turbulence level in the temperature, causing slightly subcritical molecules to clear the potential barrier to cause reactions just like quantum particles undergoing tunnelling effect owing to the uncertainty principle. Variance of the fluctuating turbulent chemical reaction rate is also calculated, verifying that relative variance based on the turbulent equilibrium is low, whereas its classical counterpart (Arrhenius) is pathologically high. A closed set of equations governing reactive turbulent gases is presented on this sound basis.