Hiroshi Kawata

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BACKGROUND Previous research has suggested that extraordinary adverse experiences during childhood, such as abuse, are possible risk factors for the development of chronic pain. However, the relationship between the perceived parental bonding style during childhood and chronic pain has been much less studied. METHODS In this cross-sectional study, 760(More)
This article reviews the therapeutic role of psychotropic drugs in the treatment of functional gastrointestinal disorders based on the Japanese Diagnostic and Therapeutic Guidelines for Psychosomatic Disorders(2006). As an initial step, primary care physicians should establish a therapeutic relationship with their patients, provide instructions on diet or(More)
Real-time pattern classification of electromyogram (EMG) signals is significant and useful for developing prosthetic limbs. However, the existing approaches are not practical enough because of several limitations in their usage, such as the large amount of data required to train the classifier. Here, we introduce a method employing a selective(More)
1 The contractile mechanism of N-formyl-L-methionyl-L-leucyl-L-phenylalanine (fMLP) was investigated in the guinea-pig Taenia coli, by simultaneously monitoring the changes in the cytosolic Ca(2+) concentration ([Ca(2+)](i)) and force. 2 fMLP induced a significant elevation of [Ca(2+)](i) and force at concentrations higher than 10 nM. The maximal response(More)
BACKGROUND Sleep disturbance and poor sleep quality are major health problems worldwide. One potential risk factor for the development and maintenance of sleep disturbance is the parenting style experienced during childhood. However, its role in sleep disturbance in adulthood has not yet been estimated. This Japanese population study was done to clarify the(More)
Previous studies have shown differences in the psychosocial factors related to chronic localized pain (CLP) and chronic widespread pain (CWP). However, no studies have done an evaluation of differences between CLP and CWP from the viewpoint of family functioning. We did a cross-sectional study in a tertiary care setting to investigate possible differences(More)
A windows 95/98 software program for simulating membrane excitation in nerve and skeletal muscle fiber has been developed. This program simulates (1) the action potentials of the nerve under two conditions (space clamped conditions and conducting conditions), (2) the membrane currents of the nerve under voltage clamped conditions, and (3) the propagated(More)
Previous studies have shown differences in the psychosocial factors related to chronic localized pain (CLP) and chronic widespread pain (CWP). However, no studies have done an evaluation of differences between CLP and CWP from the viewpoint of family functioning. We did a cross-sectional study in a tertiary care setting to investigate possible differences(More)
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