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A dysphagia study in patients with sporadic inclusion body myositis (s-IBM)
The nature of the swallowing impairment in patients with sporadic inclusion body myositis (s-IBM) has not been well characterized. In this study, we examined ten consecutive s-IBM patients using… Expand
Cardiovascular and endocrine responses during the cold pressor test in subjects with cervical spinal cord injuries.
- T. Mizushima, F. Tajima, H. Okawa, Y. Umezu, K. Furusawa, H. Ogata
- Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation
OBJECTIVE To investigate cardiovascular regulation and endocrine responses during the cold pressor test in patients with chronic spinal cord injury (SCI). DESIGN Experimental and control study. … Expand
Independence of brain and tympanic temperatures in an unanesthetized human.
- K. Shiraki, S. Sagawa, F. Tajima, A. Yokota, M. Hashimoto, G. Brengelmann
- Chemistry, Medicine
- Journal of applied physiology
- 1 July 1988
Temperature within the brain and the esophagus and at the tympanum were obtained in a 12-yr-old male in a series of experiments that began 8 days after surgery for implantation of a drainage… Expand
Renal sympathetic nerve activity and renal responses during head-up tilt in conscious dogs.
- K. Miki, Y. Hayashida, F. Tajima, J. Iwamoto, K. Shiraki
- The American journal of physiology
- 1 August 1989
Renal sympathetic nerve activity (RSNA) was measured in conjunction with functional responses of the kidney during head-up tilt in eight conscious female dogs. A 40 degree head-up tilt resulted in a… Expand
Balloon Dilation in Sporadic Inclusion Body Myositis Patients with Dysphagia
- K. Murata, K. Kouda, F. Tajima, T. Kondo
- Clinical medicine insights. Case reports
- 1 January 2013
Here, we describe balloon catheter dilation at the upper esophageal sphincter (UES) in three sporadic inclusion body myositis (s-IBM) patients with dysphagia. Initially, we performed IVIg therapy,… Expand
Does 20-min arm crank ergometer exercise increase plasma interleukin-6 in individuals with cervical spinal cord injury?
- K. Kouda, K. Furusawa, +4 authors K. Shimizu
- European Journal of Applied Physiology
- 1 February 2012
Interleukin-6 (IL-6) is produced by contracting skeletal muscles and then released into the circulation and considered to mediate the health benefits of exercise against chronic diseases. Individuals… Expand
Cardiovascular responses to upright tilt at a simulated altitude of 3,700 m in men.
- S. Sagawa, K. Shiraki, K. Miki, F. Tajima
- Aviation, space, and environmental medicine
- 1 March 1993
To examine the effects of high altitude on cardiovascular responses to orthostasis, 11 healthy males were tested at a 10-min passive 70 degrees head-up tilt at sea level and at a simulated high… Expand
Anthropometric features of wheelchair marathon race competitors with spinal cord injuries
The anthropometric data of the health check programme in the Oita Wheelchair Marathon Race were analysed. In the past 10 years, a total of 2677 competitors participated in this programme. Age,… Expand
Increase in interleukin-6 immediately after wheelchair basketball games in persons with spinal cord injury: preliminary report
Study design:Case series.Objectives:To investigate the effects of wheelchair basketball game on plasma interleukin-6 (IL-6), tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), C-reactive protein (CRP) and blood cell… Expand
Positive effects of a qigong and aerobic exercise program on physical health in elderly Japanese women: an exploratory study
- T. Sakata, Q. Li, M. Tanaka, F. Tajima
- Environmental health and preventive medicine
- 29 March 2008
ObjectiveTo determine the effects of a 12-week qigong and aerobic exercise program on the physical well-being of relatively healthy elderly Japanese women.MethodsIn the first study, 72 elderly… Expand