Masanori Namba

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BACKGROUND Estimation of hemodynamics is important for critically ill infants. Pulse dye densitometry (PDD) using indocyanine green (ICG), which enables measurements of circulating blood volume at the bedside, has recently been developed for adults. METHODS We conducted a basic investigation to determine whether this method can be applied to infants and(More)
During the developmental stage, the brain undergoes anatomic, functional, and metabolic changes necessary to support the complex adaptive behavior of a mature individual. Estimation of developmental changes occurring in different regions of the brain would provide a means of relating various behavioral phenomena to maturation-specific brain structures,(More)
Near-infrared spectroscopy has been used for measurement of changes in cerebral Hb concentrations in infants to study cerebral oxygenation and hemodynamics. In this study, measurements by time-resolved spectroscopy (TRS) were performed in 22 neonates to estimate the values of light absorption coefficient and reduced scattering coefficient (mu'(s)), cerebral(More)
Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) has been used for measurement of cerebral hemoglobin (Hb) concentrations in neonates to study cerebral oxygenation and hemodynamics. We perform measurements by portable three-wavelength NIR time-resolved spectroscopy (TRS) in a piglet hypoxia model with various degrees of oxygenation to estimate the absorption coefficient(More)
We report herein the case of a 38-year-old woman in whom a large tumor, 15 cm in diameter, was detected in the right lower quadrant of the abdomen. The tumor was removed and histological examination indicated that it was an inflammatory pseudotumor (IPT). IPT is not completely understood, but according to the few documented cases of IPT of the abdomen, its(More)
EAE in monkeys resulted in CSF OCB appearing 2 to 3 weeks p.i., with BP and complete Freund's adjuvant. Clinical signs appeared close to the time that the bands were first detected. The animals had serum measles antibodies, however, the titers did not change during the development of EAE and no measles antibodies were detected in the CSF.
A sensitive enzyme-linked immunosorbent capture assay with biotin and streptavidin (capture B/SA ELISA) was developed to detect herpes simplex virus (HSV) antigen. Rabbit anti-HSV antibody (immunoglobulin G fraction) was coated on flat-bottom, irradiated, 96-well polystyrene microtiter plates and served to capture HSV antigen. Clinical specimens from(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the validity of the hypothesis that excitatory amino acids are related to phosphorylation potential during primary and secondary cerebral energy failure observed in asphyxiated infants. We report here the results of experiments using newborn piglets subjected to severe transient cerebral hypoxia-ischemia followed by(More)
Using optical topography, changes in the cerebral oxygenation were compared in the parieto-temporal lobe of preterm and term infants of equal postconceptional age in response to verbal stimulation. Eight preterm infants of gestational age 23-34 weeks were studied at postconceptional term age (38-46 weeks). Ten term infants were studied at 2-11 days after(More)