Fumio Nishihara

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The hemodynamic response to seizure has long been a topic for discussion in association with the neuronal damage resulting from convulsion. Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is an appropriate clinical model for the investigation of the cerebral physiology of seizure. In this study, we monitored the oxygenation state of brain tissue using near infrared (NIR)(More)
UNLABELLED Propofol anesthesia increases the seizure threshold of patients receiving electroconvulsive therapy. Excessive neuronal suppression could result in an unacceptably short seizure. We sought to identify the correlation between the pre-ictal bispectral index (BIS) score and seizure duration in patients receiving electroconvulsive therapy under(More)
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) under propofol anaesthesia induces relatively shorter seizures compared to barbiturate anaesthesia. Since significant correlation between seizure duration and bispectral index (BIS) value immediately before electrical stimulus has been reported among patients, adjustment of anaesthesia depth as determined by BIS may be(More)
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