Updated on 2021/10/26


Nagoya University Hospital Medical IT Center Designated assistant professor
Designated assistant professor

Degree 1

  1. 博士(医学) ( 2021.3   名古屋大学 ) 

Research Areas 1

  1. Life Science / Respiratory medicine

Research History 1

  1. Nagoya University   Medical IT Center, Hospital   Designated assistant professor


Professional Memberships 4

  1. Japan Association for Medical Informatics


  2. The Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence


  3. Japanese Respiratory Society


  4. Japanese Society of Allergology


Papers 6

  1. The prognostic value of the COPD Assessment Test in fibrotic interstitial lung disease. Reviewed International journal

    Toshiaki Matsuda, Yasuhiro Kondoh, Taiki Furukawa, Atsushi Suzuki, Reoto Takei, Hajime Sasano, Yasuhiko Yamano, Toshiki Yokoyama, Kensuke Kataoka, Tomoki Kimura

    Respiratory investigation     2021.9

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    BACKGROUND: The COPD Assessment Test (CAT) has been studied as a measure of health status in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and interstitial lung disease associated with connective tissue disease. However, its prognostic value is unknown. The present study explored the association between CAT score and mortality in fibrotic interstitial lung disease (FILD), including IPF and other forms of ILD. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 501 consecutive patients with FILD who underwent clinical assessment, including pulmonary function test and CAT. The association between CAT score and 3-year mortality was assessed using Cox proportional hazard analysis, Kaplan-Meier plots, and the log-rank test for trend. To handle missing data, the imputed method was used. RESULTS: The patients' median age was 68 years, and 320 were male (63.9%). Regarding CAT severity, 203 patients had a low impact level (score <10), 195 had a medium level (10-20), 80 had a high level (21-30), and 23 had a very high level (31-40). During the 3-year study period, 118 patients died. After adjusting for age, sex, forced vital capacity, diffusion capacity for carbon monoxide, IPF diagnosis, and usual interstitial pneumonia pattern on high-resolution computed tomography, the CAT score was significantly associated with 3-year mortality (hazard ratio in increments of 10 points: 1.458, 95% confidence interval 1.161-1.830; p < 0.001). In addition, patients with high and very high impact levels had twofold and threefold higher mortality risk than those with low levels, respectively. CONCLUSION: The CAT has prognostic value in FILD.

    DOI: 10.1016/j.resinv.2021.07.007



  2. The current issues and future perspective of artificial intelligence for developing new treatment strategy in non-small cell lung cancer: harmonization of molecular cancer biology and artificial intelligence. Reviewed International journal

    Ichidai Tanaka, Taiki Furukawa, Masahiro Morise

    Cancer cell international   Vol. 21 ( 1 ) page: 454 - 454   2021.8

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    Comprehensive analysis of omics data, such as genome, transcriptome, proteome, metabolome, and interactome, is a crucial technique for elucidating the complex mechanism of cancer onset and progression. Recently, a variety of new findings have been reported based on multi-omics analysis in combination with various clinical information. However, integrated analysis of multi-omics data is extremely labor intensive, making the development of new analysis technology indispensable. Artificial intelligence (AI), which has been under development in recent years, is quickly becoming an effective approach to reduce the labor involved in analyzing large amounts of complex data and to obtain valuable information that is often overlooked in manual analysis and experiments. The use of AI, such as machine learning approaches and deep learning systems, allows for the efficient analysis of massive omics data combined with accurate clinical information and can lead to comprehensive predictive models that will be desirable for further developing individual treatment strategies of immunotherapy and molecular target therapy. Here, we aim to review the potential of AI in the integrated analysis of omics data and clinical information with a special focus on recent advances in the discovery of new biomarkers and the future direction of personalized medicine in non-small lung cancer.

    DOI: 10.1186/s12935-021-02165-7

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  3. Prognosis in Non-IPF with Progressive Fibrotic Phenotype Results in Similar Prognosis in IPF Reviewed International journal

    Ito T., Takei R., Sasano H., Yamano Y., Yokoyama T., Matsuda T., Kimura T., Furukawa T., Johkoh T., Fukuoka J., Kondoh Y.


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  4. Impact of post-capillary pulmonary hypertension on mortality in interstitial lung disease. Reviewed International journal

    Ryo Teramachi, Hiroyuki Taniguchi, Yasuhiro Kondoh, Tomoki Kimura, Kensuke Kataoka, Toshiki Yokoyama, Taiki Furukawa, Mitsuaki Yagi, Koji Sakamoto, Naozumi Hashimoto, Yoshinori Hasegawa

    Respiratory investigation   Vol. 59 ( 3 ) page: 342 - 349   2021.5

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    BACKGROUND: Pulmonary hypertension (PH) influences mortality in patients with interstitial lung disease (ILD). Almost all studies on patients with ILD, have focused on the clinical impact of pre-capillary PH on survival. Therefore, little is known about the influence of post-capillary PH. We aimed to assess the prevalence of post-capillary PH and its clinical impact on survival in patients with ILD, followed by comparison with pre-capillary PH. METHODS: This retrospective study enrolled 1152 patients with ILD who were diagnosed with PH using right heart catheterization between May 2007 and December 2015. We analyzed the demographics and composite outcomes (defined as death from any cause or lung transplantation) of patients with post-capillary PH and compared them with patients with pre-capillary PH. RESULTS: Thirty-two (20%) of the 157 patients with ILD-PH were diagnosed with post-capillary PH. Patients with post-capillary PH had significantly lower modified Medical Research Council scores, higher diffusion capacity for carbon monoxide, higher resting PaO2, lower pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR), and higher lowest oxygen saturation during the 6-min walk test compared to those with pre-capillary PH. Cardiovascular diseases were associated with a higher risk of mortality in patients with post-capillary PH. Multivariate Cox proportional hazards analysis demonstrated no significant difference between the composite outcomes in pre-capillary and post-capillary PH, while PVR and the ILD Gender-Age-Physiology Index were significantly associated with the composite outcome. CONCLUSIONS: We found that approximately one-fifth of patients with ILD-PH were diagnosed with post-capillary PH, and that PVR and not post-capillary PH was associated with mortality.

    DOI: 10.1016/j.resinv.2020.12.010

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  5. Smart hospital infrastructure: geomagnetic in-hospital medical worker tracking. Reviewed International journal

    Keiko Yamashita, Shintaro Oyama, Tomohiro Otani, Satoshi Yamashita, Taiki Furukawa, Daisuke Kobayashi, Kikue Sato, Aki Sugano, Chiaki Funada, Kensaku Mori, Naoki Ishiguro, Yoshimune Shiratori

    Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA   Vol. 28 ( 3 ) page: 477 - 486   2021.3

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    PURPOSE: Location visualization is essential for locating people/objects, improving efficiency, and preventing accidents. In hospitals, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth low energy (BLE) Beacon, indoor messaging system, and similar methods have generally been used for tracking, with Wi-Fi and BLE being the most common. Recently, nurses are increasingly using mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, while shifting. The accuracy when using Wi-Fi or BLE may be affected by interference or multipath propagation. In this research, we evaluated the positioning accuracy of geomagnetic indoor positioning in hospitals. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We compared the position measurement accuracy of a geomagnetic method alone, Wi-Fi alone, BLE beacons alone, geomagnetic plus Wi-Fi, and geomagnetic plus BLE in a general inpatient ward, using a geomagnetic positioning algorithm by GiPStech. The existing Wi-Fi infrastructure was used, and 20 additional BLE beacons were installed. Our first experiment compared these methods' accuracy for 8 test routes, while the second experiment verified a combined geomagnetic/BLE beacon method using 3 routes based on actual daily activities. RESULTS: The experimental results demonstrated that the most accurate method was geomagnetic/BLE, followed by geomagnetic/Wi-Fi, and then geomagnetic alone. DISCUSSION: The geomagnetic method's positioning accuracy varied widely, but combining it with BLE beacons reduced the average position error to approximately 1.2 m, and the positioning accuracy could be improved further. We believe this could effectively target humans (patients) where errors of up to 3 m can generally be tolerated. CONCLUSION: In conjunction with BLE beacons, geomagnetic positioning could be sufficiently effective for many in-hospital localization tasks.

    DOI: 10.1093/jamia/ocaa204

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  6. Serum mitochondrial DNA predicts the risk of acute exacerbation and progression of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Reviewed International coauthorship International journal

    Koji Sakamoto, Taiki Furukawa, Yasuhiko Yamano, Kensuke Kataoka, Ryo Teramachi, Anjali Walia, Atsushi Suzuki, Masahide Inoue, Yoshio Nakahara, Changwan Ryu, Naozumi Hashimoto, Yasuhiro Kondoh

    The European respiratory journal   Vol. 57 ( 1 )   2021.1

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    DOI: 10.1183/13993003.01346-2020

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Books 1

  1. 間質性肺炎のAI診断

    古川大記, 大山慎太郎( Role: Joint author)

    呼吸器ジャーナル  2021.8 

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  1. 間質性肺疾患における肺高血圧予測モデルの構築 Reviewed

    佐藤 智則, 古川 大記, 寺町 涼, 山野 泰彦, 横山 俊樹, 松田 俊明, 片岡 健介, 木村 智樹, 近藤 康博

    日本呼吸器学会誌   Vol. 10 ( 増刊 ) page: 225 - 225   2021.4

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    Language:Japanese   Publishing type:Research paper, summary (national, other academic conference)   Publisher:(一社)日本呼吸器学会  

Presentations 1

  1. Interstitial lung disease and BIG-DATA / AI Invited

    Taiki Furukawa

    The 61st Annual Meeting of The Japanese Respiratory Society  2021.4.24 

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    Event date: 2021.4

    Language:Japanese   Presentation type:Oral presentation (invited, special)  

KAKENHI (Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research) 4

  1. びまん性肺疾患の診断と予後予測における機械学習アルゴリズム構築に関する研究

    Grant number:19K17633  2019.4 - 2022.3

    日本学術振興会  科学研究費助成事業 若手研究  若手研究

    古川 大記

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    Authorship:Principal investigator  Grant type:Competitive

    Grant amount:\4290000 ( Direct Cost: \3300000 、 Indirect Cost:\990000 )

    1. びまん性肺疾患のデータベース構築, 2. 開発済みのびまん性肺疾患AI診断システムのブラッシュアップ

  2. Immune-pathological diagnostic artificial intelligence development research for pulmonary fibrosis using fibrotic foci-specific enhanced micro-CT

    Grant number:20K21599  2020.7 - 2022.3

    Japan Society for the Promotion of Science  Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research Grant-in-Aid for Challenging Research (Exploratory)  Grant-in-Aid for Challenging Research (Exploratory)

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  3. 特発性間質性肺炎の前向きレジストリの構築とインタラクティブMDD診断システムを用いた診断標準化に基づく疫学データの創出―人工知能(AI)診断システムと新規バイオマーカーの開発―

    2020.4 - 2022.3

    日本医療研究開発機構(AMED)  難治性疾患等実用化研究事業 

    須田 隆文, 井上 義一, 横田 秀夫, 宮崎 泰成, 近藤 康博, 古川 大記, 坂東 政司, 小倉 高志, 上甲 剛, 長谷川 好規, 白鳥 義宗, 福岡 順也, 本間 栄

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  4. Orality and Narrative Technique in Pain Clinic

    Grant number:19KT0027  2019.7 - 2022.3

    Japan Society for the Promotion of Science  Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C)  Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C)

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    Authorship:Coinvestigator(s)  Grant type:Competitive