Masahide Yanagi

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The effect of a long mental stress on the hemodynamics of masticatory muscles has not been investigated to date. We hypothesized some hemodynamic and electromyographic changes in jaw-closure muscles related to sympathetic nervous system activity. While healthy adult female volunteers performed a two-hour mental stress task, electromyographic activity of the(More)
Mental stress may cause a dissociation of sympathetic outflow to different regions. However, it remains unclear how the sympathetic outflow to jaw muscles is related to other sympathetic outflow under mental stress. The objective of this study was to clarify the temporal relationship between the finger sweat expulsion elicited by mental stress and the(More)
PURPOSE Wider retinal venular caliber is shown to be associated with an increased risk of stroke, and smoking is associated with a wider retinal venular caliber. However, the impact of smoking cessation on the retinal vessels has not been previously reported. We examined this issue in an adult cohort of atomic bomb survivors. METHODS In the Adult Health(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the association between radiation exposure from the atomic bombings and the prevalence of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) among older residents of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. METHODS The Adult Health Study is a cohort study of atomic bomb survivors living in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, comprising 2153 participants who underwent(More)
PURPOSE To compare the effectiveness of standard revision surgery using mitomycin C (MMC) with revision using amniotic membrane transplantation and MMC for elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) after trabeculectomy. PATIENTS AND METHODS A retrospective, nonrandomized comparative study of 36 eyes of 36 patients with a failed trabeculectomy. Patients were(More)
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