Hiroyuki Narita

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The purpose of this study was to evaluate acoustic noise in echo planar imaging (EPI) at various magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) centers and to compare EPI acoustic noise with that in other fast pulse sequences. We measured A-weighted root-mean-square sound pressure levels and peak impulse sound pressure levels for EPI, under the same conditions, in eleven(More)
Few analyses have been carried out in Japan concerning factors contributing to physical restraint of patients. We compared demographic data for 241 inpatients who were restrained during a 4-year period with data for 1093 inpatients who were not restrained in a general hospital psychiatric unit in Japan. Increased likelihood of restraint use was associated(More)
Frontal hypoperfusion and frontal dysfunction have been reported in patients with major depression. It was also found that frontal hypoperfusion correlated with frontal dysfunction evaluated by neuropsychological tests in depressive patients aged 60 or over. These findings suggested that depression may cause frontal dysfunction and frontal hypoperfusion,(More)
AIM Although recent studies suggest abnormalities of the cerebral cortex, limbic structures, and brain stem regions in panic disorder (PD), the extent to which the midbrain is associated with PD pathophysiology is unclear. The aim of this study was to investigate structural abnormalities of the midbrain using magnetic resonance imaging and to determine if(More)
Widespread interspecific stimulation of antibiotic production occurs in strains of Streptomyces owing to the activity of diffusible substances, as previously determined in our investigations of the cross-feeding effect. In this study, we newly isolated a substance produced by a Streptomyces strain closely related to Streptomyces scabrisporus, based on the(More)
One hundred years ago, Kraepelin hypothesized that cerebral damage might cause dementia praecox. Many patients with schizophrenia show progressive clinical deterioration, although the evidence has remained unclear for the organic brain damage. Recently, brain abnormalities have been suggested, including enlargement of the lateral ventricles and reduction of(More)
We report a 53-year-old male patient with late onset mitochondrial myopathy, encephalopathy, lactic acidosis and stroke-like episodes(MELAS) with hallucination and delusion. The patient manifested various neurological symptoms including perceptive deafness, muscle weakness of limbs with loss of consciousness, sensory abnormalities in hands, feet and a face,(More)