Hiroaki Kurokawa

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The purpose of the present study was to develop a communication aid device utilizing event-related potentials (ERPs) for patients with severe motor disabilities. Preliminary experiments were performed on eight healthy volunteers to determine the optimal methods of presentation of visual stimuli and an off-line analysis of electroencephalography signals.(More)
We measured iodine-125-labeled recombinant human interleukin-1 alpha (125I-IL-1 alpha) binding in the hippocampus, pituitary, liver, spleen and testis, and plasma adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) and corticosterone levels after i.p. injection of various dose and treatment regimens of the bacterial endotoxin, lipopolysaccharide (LPS). Plasma ACTH and(More)
BACKGROUND Combined small cell lung carcinoma (SCLC) is defined as SCLC combined with elements of non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC), accounting for approximately 30% of cases of SCLC. However, combined SCLC and giant cell carcinoma (GC) is very rare. CASE PRESENTATION A 50-year-old woman with a 45 pack-year smoking history was referred to our hospital(More)
Ether-laparotomy stress resulted in a dramatic decrease in specific iodine-125-labeled ovine CRF binding ([125I]oCRF) in the pituitary at 6 h after the onset of the stress although it did not affect [125I]oCRF binding in the pituitary at 2 h after the stress. [125I]oCRF binding was unchanged in the frontal cortex after the stress. In contrast,(More)
We had developed a communication system using a theory of P300 through a computer. 17 healthy subjects participated in all 3 experiments, while 4 ALS and 1 OPCA patients took part in the first 2 experiments only. In the 1st experiment, 4 short sentences of 'yes very much', 'yes' 'no' and 'can't answer' were shown on the display. The subjects were asked to(More)
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