Naoki Kobayashi

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PURPOSE The standard value for circulating blood volume (BV) during anesthesia was determined by a multicenter study in Japan. The significance of BV on the reduction of blood pressure after the induction of anesthesia was also examined. METHODS The study included 184 patients from eight university hospitals. After the induction of anesthesia, pulse(More)
Oscillometric determination of blood pressure may be advantageous, as cuff inflation requires lower cuff pressure and shorter duration than deflation. In this observational study, we compared the blood pressure value, cuff pressure, and duration of cuff inflation between a prototype of inflationary non-invasive blood pressure (NIBP) and conventional(More)
OBJECTIVE Rapid noninvasive measurement of total hemoglobin would be extremely useful for various clinical situations. This study determined the clinical accuracy and utility for a pulse total-hemoglobinometer using four wavelengths: 660 nm (reduced hemoglobin), 805 nm (isosbestic point), 940 nm (oxygenated hemoglobin), and 1300 nm (water density). DESIGN(More)
Total hemoglobin (tHb), carboxyhemoglobin (COHb), and methemoglobin (MetHb) are usually measured with a CO-oximeter. Noninvasive and continuous measurement of these blood components is expected to decrease the pain of a patient. Therefore, we developed an instrument to measure oxygen saturation (SpO(2), tHb, COHb, and MetHb non invasively. Multiwavelength(More)
Various volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are known to be toxic. Although exhaled VOC patterns change in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients, individual VOC profiles are not fully determined. The primary outcome was VOC characterizations; secondary outcomes included their relationships with sleep and clinical parameters in OSA patients. We prospectively(More)
We have developed the non-invasive blood pressure monitor which can measure the blood pressure quickly and robustly. This monitor combines two measurement mode: the linear inflation and the linear deflation. On the inflation mode, we realized a faster measurement with rapid inflation rate. On the deflation mode, we realized a robust noise reduction. When(More)
Capnometry is a method to measure carbon dioxide (CO(2)) in exhaled gas and its use during polysomnography (PSG) for diagnostic of sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome is expanding. However, some problems exist for using capnometer in combination with other respiratory monitoring devices because capnometry requires additional sampling cannula or airway adapter(More)
The ISDB-T (Integrated Services Digital Broadcasting-Terrestrial) is a terrestrial digital TV broadcasting system in Japan. One-Segment Service is a broadcasting service for mobile terminals like a mobile phone. However, reception quality of One-Segment Service is deteriorated in a multipath fading channel because the bandwidth is narrower than ordinal(More)
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