Hideyuki Okamoto

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The question of whether the bilingual brain processes a first and second language (L1 and L2, respectively) differently is a central issue in many psycholinguistic and neurolinguistic studies. This study used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to investigate whether late bilinguals process structurally complex sentences in L1 and L2 in different(More)
We have reported in this journal in vitro susceptibilities of clinical isolates to antibiotics every year since 1992. In this paper, we report the results of an analysis of in vitro susceptibilities of 12,919 clinical isolates from 72 centers in Japan to selected antibiotics in 2007 compared with the results from previous years. The common respiratory(More)
We investigated the usefulness of TS-1 for the treatment of head and neck carcinoma in 29 patients who received treatment on an outpatient basis at our institution. Among the 29 patients, 22 patients in whom the response was evaluable were included in the efficacy analysis. To assess the safety of TS-1, the severity of adverse events was examined in the 29(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate human brain activity during the reading aloud of Japanese sentences using fMRI. Twenty-three right-handed normal Japanese subjects performed three reading tasks: covert reading of meaningful or meaningless sentences, and reading aloud of meaningful sentences. Areas in the bilateral frontal and temporal cortices(More)
Laryngeal necrosis is a serious complication that usually occurs within the first year following completion of radiotherapy, although it is reported that cases can develop after a long period of latency. Factors such as dosage and irradiation technique employed, tumour invasion into the laryngeal cartilage, infection, continued smoking, trauma and general(More)
The purpose of this study is to determine, by functional magnetic resonance imaging, how the activated regions of the brain change as a Japanese sentence is presented in a grammatically correct order. In this study, we presented constituents of a sentence to Japanese participants one by one at regular intervals. The results showed that the left lingual(More)
HYPOTHESIS Bell's palsy is highly associated with diabetes mellitus. BACKGROUND The cause of Bell's palsy in diabetes mellitus is not completely understood. Diabetic mononeuropathy or reactivation of herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) may be responsible for the facial paralysis seen in diabetic patients. We previously reported transient and ipsilateral(More)
Effusion fluid resulting from otitis media contains a variety of inflammatory substances. This middle ear effusion (MEE) may be itself affect the mucosa of the tubotympanum and contribute to chronicity of the condition. The present study was designed to elucidate in vitro and in vivo effects of MEEs on the mucosa of the guinea pig tubotympanum. The results(More)
To explore the relationship between metabolic syndrome and vertigo, we measured waist circumference, plasma glucose, triglycerides and blood pressure in 333 subjects aged 20-79 years with vertigo. We found overall metabolic syndrome prevalence defined by Japanese diagnostic criteria to be 13.2%, similar to that in other national surveys by the Japanese(More)
We experienced an extremely rare case in which combined antibacterial therapy for a non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) infection of the parotid gland achieved a favourable outcome in an elderly immunocompetent patient. Although a 79-year-old man, who presented with swelling and fistula formation in the left parotid gland region, initially received combined(More)