Kenichi Shibata

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Restoration of motor function in the hand is difficult in brachial plexus injuries in which the C5, 6, 7 and 8 roots are involved, because there are insufficient motors available for transfer to restore the extensors of the fingers and wrist. We have used extensor digitorum tenodesis in 11 cases and found it effective and simple.
BACKGROUND In most publications about myasthenia, monitoring neuromuscular blockade during anesthesia is recommended. In healthy patients, the relation of blockade between muscles has been established, but there is little information about the relation in myasthenic patients. Our objective was to investigate whether the relation between the orbicularis(More)
Patients with myasthenia gravis show sensitivity to non-depolarizing neuromuscular blocking drugs, but little is known about differences in this sensitivity between types of myasthenia. In 10 patients with ocular myasthenia gravis and 10 with generalized myasthenia gravis, twitch tension was monitored in the adductor pollicis muscle by supramaximal(More)
Interfascicular neurolysis was performed in nine patients with spontaneous anterior interosseous nerve palsy. In eight of these patients, an hourglass-like constriction in the fascicles forming the anterior interosseous nerve was found within the main trunk of the median nerve at 2-7.5 cm above the medial epicondyle. The clinical signs and symptoms of these(More)
A 35-year-old woman developed recurrent aseptic meningitis three times over a period of 16 months. Each episode followed swelling of her cervical lymph nodes. During the third episode, microscopic findings of biopsied specimens from a cervical lymph node indicated subacute necrotizing lymphadenitis (SNL). While she responded poorly to NSAIDs, steroids(More)
To investigate the ecological impacts of a widely-used antibiotic agent oxytetracycline (OTC), we prepared an aquatic microcosm consisting of two green algae (Chlorella sp. and Scenedesmus sp.), a blue-green alga (Tolypothrix sp.), a protozoan (Cyclidium sp.), two rotifers (Philodina sp. and Lecane sp.), an aquatic oligochaete (Aeolosoma hemprichi), and(More)
In order to create air conditioning service scenarios adaptive to elderly people, we have conducted detailed situational analyses focusing on bodily feeling information. The practical experimental environment has introduced our constructed indoor interaction system to understand situations based on bodily feeling and to control air conditioners properly.(More)
We constructed a multimodal acoustic environment corpus for interaction design. The intelligent environment consists of a living room interacting with different users and adapting it to their preferences. We developed a speech interaction system to control electrical appliances in the living room, and to record and accumulate real-life interaction data to(More)