Hisataka Sakakibara

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Manual dexterity and hand functional difficulties in daily life in hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) were investigated in 29 male patients with HAVS and 30 male controls without occupational exposure to hand-arm vibration. Manual dexterity was assessed by measuring the performance time of picking up and transferring 30 red beans, one by one, from one plate(More)
Virtual reality has become popular in a variety of fields. Three experiments to study visual accommodation and task performance during stereographic vision were carried out in order to better understand the human response to virtual reality. Visual accommodation to stereograms on CRT was studied. Subjects could see the target on the CRT display binocularly(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate working conditions using a personal computer with a flat panel display (FPD) in terms of visual and musculoskeletal comfort. Measurements of viewing distance, viewing angle, head angle, neck angle and electromyogram (EMG) activities of the neck, shoulder and back muscles of visual display terminal (VDT) operators were(More)
A high resolution optometer makes it possible to measure changes in refractive power objectively using reflected light from the fundus of the eye. There are limitations in that the subject has to see the target monocularly through a hole in the instrument. In the present study, we attempted to measure the accommodation and pupillary response with a newly(More)
Digital nerve conduction velocities in the median and ulnar nerves were measured in order to obtain a more accurate indication of peripheral nerve impairment induced by hand-arm vibration. The subjects were 26 patients with vibration syndrome and 28 healthy controls, both groups of about the same age. Two pairs of surface electrodes were attached to the(More)
Sleep deprivation has been shown to be associated with an increase in inflammatory makers such as interleukin-6 and C-reactive protein. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the relation between subjective poor sleep and white blood cell (WBC) count, an inflammatory marker. The subjects were 208 male Japanese workers in a synthetic(More)
The interaction between noise and inhaled styrene on the structure and function of the auditory organ of the male Wistar rat was studied. The animals were exposed either to 600 ppm, 300 ppm or 100 ppm styrene (12 h/day, 5 days/week, for 4 weeks) alone or in combination with a simultaneous 100-105 dB industrial noise stimulant. Auditory sensitivity was(More)
Despite focal degeneration and simplification of the postsynaptic region in Duchenne dystrophy, the postsynaptic acetylcholine receptor (AChR) is preserved. This is in contrast to myasthenia gravis where similar postsynaptic alterations are invariably associated with a marked decrease in AChR. There is no extrajunctional spread of AChR in Duchenne(More)
The aim of the present study was to examine the relation of insomnia with job stress factors, stress response, and social support. A self-completed questionnaire survey was conducted in 212 male Japanese workers at a synthetic fiber plant. With regard to insomnia, subjects were asked the first 5 of the 8 questions on the Athens Insomnia Scale (AIS). Job(More)
OBJECTIVE The present study aimed to clarify the range of involvement for hand-arm vibration syndrome (VS) in the median, ulnar and radial nerves of the hand. METHODS Sensory nerve conduction velocities (SCVs) for 3 nerves in the hands and arms were examined for 34 patients with VS and 23 age-matched controls. Neuropathy types were classified by possible(More)