Kouichi Tabayashi

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Pulmonary vascular resistance drops sharply within a few minutes after birth for the survival of neonates. A majority of this resistance is caused by "pulmonary vascular bed" or vessel lacking smooth muscle cells. Heparin is known to promote proliferation and development of endothelial cells and to subsequently decrease their overall vascular resistance,(More)
Several years ago, a famous accident occurred in Japan. Hundreds of children, who were watching a cartoon on television, suddenly complained of spasms and vertigo, and were taken to hospital. In this study, the autonomic nervous system was evaluated during audiovisual stimulation with three dimensional Virtual Reality (VR) imaging. In our previous studies,(More)
UNLABELLED Artificial hearts and ventricular assist devices have been widely used clinically to assist patients with severe heart failure. Unfortunately, direct contact between the device and the patient's blood leads to thromboembolic events, and then the need for anticoagulation and infections contribute significantly to complication and mortality.(More)
Monitoring cardiovascular control system information is important in considering the quality of life (QOL) of patients with artificial hearts. Natural heart circulation is controlled by an autonomic nervous system. Therefore, it is desirable to record autonomic nerve activity for the control of artificial heart systems. We directly recorded vagal nerve(More)
A rotary blood pump (RP) is desirable as a small ventricular assist device (VAD). However, an RP is nonpulsatile. We tried to develop a device that attaches a pulse to the RP. We also tried to develop a pulse-generating equipment that was not air-pressure driven. The ball screw motor was considered a candidate. The application of a small-sized shape memory(More)
The "Pockemon shock" is the most famous accident in the history of the broadcasting industry in Japan. Based on the experiences of this unfortunate accident from famous animation program "Pocket Monster", this study focused on the psychology and psychosomatics of the patients. A head-mounted display was used as the three-dimensional image presentation(More)
Undulation pump total artificial heart (UPTAH) is a unique total artificial heart implant (TAH) using an undulation pump that is a continuous blood flow pump. To evaluate the autonomic nerve function mediating the circulation system, we analyzed the hemodynamic parameters during animal experiments with UPTAH using the non-linear mathematical analyzing(More)
Artificial heart (AH) and ventricular assist devices (VAD) are widely used in the clinical setting to assist severe heart failure patients. The concept of direct cardiac compression (DCC) has been in use for several decades and has advantages over intravascular VAD. The process involves compressing the dysfunctional heart from its epicardial surface to(More)
It is well known that a rotary blood pump (RP) is effective as a small ventricular assist device (VAD). It might be still more effective if pulsation was available. The undulation pump (UP), which is a type of small RP, can also produce pulsation. In Japan, a development project for an implantable type UP ventricular assist device (UPVAD) is now advanced.(More)
Factor XI (FXI) deficiency is rare and associated with bleeding after surgical procedures. We report a case of an 80-year-old woman with severe aortic valve stenosis. FXI deficiency was diagnosed due to prolonged activated partial thromboplastin time. Aortic valve replacement was performed using a porcine bioprosthetic valve. Intra-operation bleeding was(More)