Kaori Fujishiro

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We investigated middle cerebral artery flow velocity (MCA-FV) by a noninvasive method to determine whether or not smoking causes an increase in cerebral blood flow (CBF). Furthermore we determined sequentially the changes in CBF caused by smoking in order to evaluate changes in responses at different times in daily activities and the effect from meals. The(More)
A general-purpose automatic hexahedral mesh generation system for FEA (Finite Element Analysis) was developed based on a shape recognition technique and the boundary-fit method. In this system, a solid model is analyzed and decomposed into single-connected sub-models. Then, other sub-models topologically identical to the original ones are constructed using(More)
Male and female Wistar rats were exposed to ethylene oxide (EO) at a concentration of 250 ppm, 6 hours a day, 5 days a week for 17 weeks simultaneously, and the sexual difference in susceptibility of the peripheral nerve to EO was investigated. Both male and female rats of the exposed group showed paresis of the hindlegs, but sexual difference did not(More)
Evidence of the link between job strain and cortisol levels has been inconsistent. This could be due to failure to account for cortisol variability leading to underestimated standard errors. Our objective was to model the relationship between job strain and the whole cortisol curve, accounting for sources of cortisol variability. Our functional mixed-model(More)
This study aims to identify person-level factors, rather than economic situations, that influence migration decision-making and actual migration. Building on the theory of planned behavior, this study investigated potential migrants' expectations and attitudes toward migration and career (i.e., anticipated job benefits of migration, career aspiration) as(More)
OBJECTIVE The relationship between job strain and weight gain has been unclear, especially for women. Using data from over 52,000 working women, we compare the association between change in job strain and change in body mass index (BMI) across different levels of baseline BMI. SUBJECTS/METHODS We used data from participants in the Nurses' Health Study II(More)
Satoyoshi syndrome is a rare neurological disorder of unknown etiology characterized by progressive muscle spasms, alopecia, diarrhea and skeletal abnormalities. We here describe a 25-year-old man who developed symptoms similar to neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS). He began to have the clinical characteristics of Satoyoshi syndrome at the age of 12(More)
We have analyzed magnetic resonance images in 33 patients; 18 patients with Parkinson's disease, 1 patient with diurnally fluctuating progressive dystonia, 1 patient with pure akinesia, 6 patients with multiple system atrophy, 1 patient with flunarizine induced parkinsonism, and 4 patients with unclassified parkinsonism. The MR images were obtained using a(More)
N-Methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP) was systemically administrated into C57BL/6N mice for 8 days. Tyrosine hydroxylase activity and dopamine content in striatum and hypothalamus were reduced markedly, and the reduction was more manifest in the striatum. Cyclosporin A, an immune suppresser, enhanced the neurotoxicity of MPTP, when it was(More)
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