Kenichi Shibata

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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)
OBJECTIVES To clarify the functional status of the articularis genus muscle (AGM) in individuals with knee osteoarthritis (OA) and to analyze the muscle's relationship with knee OA. METHODS Fifty-two individuals with knee OA (mean age, 73.4 years), 50 elderly individuals without knee OA changes (mean age, 71.2 years) and 75 young individuals (mean age,(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)
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)
Hemiballism and hemichorea following anesthesia-induced hypotension has rarely been described, but a recent case suggests an association. After experiencing marked hypotension during spinal anesthesia, a 70-year-old woman developed hemiballism and hemichorea. Involuntary ballistic movements with writhing, consisting of repetitive rotation and(More)
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