H. Uematsu

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INTRODUCTION Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) patients show impaired visuospatial perception in the dark, as compared to normal patients with acute nociceptive pain. The purpose of this study is 2-fold: (i) to ascertain whether this distorted visuospatial perception is related to the chronicity of pain, and (ii) to analyse visuospatial perception of(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE After bolus injection, gadopentetate dimeglumine causes a T2* rate change in permeable tissue that is contaminated by the T1 shortening effect due to the leakage of contrast agent. Therefore, tumor vascularity as reported in previous single-echo perfusion-weighted MR imaging studies has been underestimated. Our aim was to(More)
PURPOSE The goal of the present study was to determine the utility of continuous arterial spin labeling (CASL) for characterization of meningioma by MR perfusion imaging and to compare these results with those obtained from the T2 dynamic susceptibility contrast (T2DSC) method and from histopathologic examination. METHODS Twenty-one cases of meningiomas(More)
The effect of midazolam, a water-soluble benzodiazepine, on the somatosensory evoked potentials (SEPs) following strong electrical stimulation of the upper lip, was investigated in Wistar albino rats. SEPs were recorded from the surface of the skull in the contralateral temporal area. A computer was used to obtain the averaged SEPs. The rats received(More)
OBJECTIVE To demonstrate delayed-onset muscle soreness (DOMS) is a suitable model for the study of movement-evoked pain, we attempted to identify brain regions specifically involved in pain evoked by active and dynamic movement under DOMS condition. SUBJECT Twelve healthy volunteers METHODS DOMS was induced in the left upper-arm flexor muscles by an(More)
This study aimed to investigate the differences in the brain responses between muscle versus skin pain, both of which were caused by tonic mechanical stimuli. Using local anesthesia (LA), we induced muscle pain without any accompanying cutaneous sensation. Subjects underwent functional magnetic resonance imaging while tonic pressure was applied to the right(More)
Today, Japan as a society is aging. The average life expectancy of Japanese people is approximately 80 years. One result of this is that preservation of masticatory functions in elderly people has become increasingly important from the viewpoint of quality of life. In the future, the use of dentures in facilitating masticatory functions as a substitute for(More)
In this paper, we propose a Weblog system called ActionLog, which can associate Weblog entries to real world contexts. The real world context is not only useful for Weblog authors themselves, but also beneficial to communication among people, because people with the same or a similar context can easily find each other. ActionLog collects user actions from(More)
OBJECTIVE The Injustice Experience Questionnaire (IEQ) assesses injury-related perceived injustice. This study aimed to (1) develop a Japanese version (IEQ-J), (2) examine its factor structure, validity, and reliability, and (3) discover which demographic variable(s) positively contributed to prediction of IEQ-J scores. METHODS Data from 71 patients (33(More)
Web applications for watching omnidirectional video through head-mounted displays (HMDs) or smartphones have been widely distributed. The goal of this study was to generate binaural sounds corresponding to the user viewpoint. Assuming that a microphone array is used for sound recording, the enhanced signal for each angular region can be extracted. By(More)