Nobutada Morioka

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BACKGROUND Wound infections are common, serious, surgical complications. Oxidative killing by neutrophils is the primary defense against surgical pathogens and increasing intraoperative tissue oxygen tension markedly reduces the risk of such infections. Since hypercapnia improves cardiac output and peripheral tissue perfusion, we tested the hypothesis that(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Hypothermia might prove to be therapeutically beneficial in stroke victims; however, even mild hypothermia provokes vigorous shivering. Meperidine and dexmedetomidine each linearly reduce the shivering threshold (triggering core temperature) with minimal sedation. We tested the hypothesis that meperidine and dexmedetomidine(More)
UNLABELLED We tested the hypothesis that electro-acupuncture at the Zusanli, Yanglingquan, and Kunlun acupuncture points on the legs decreases anesthetic requirement. Fourteen young, healthy volunteers were anesthetized with desflurane on two separate days. Needle electrodes were positioned at the three acupuncture points thought to produce a generalized(More)
1) We studied bony maturation and fragility in 48 male patients (4-28 years old) with cerebral palsy. They were divided into three groups; group A (drug free, mild motor handicapped), 10 cases, group B (anticonvulsants administrated, mild motor handicapped), 20 cases, group C (anticonvulsants administrated, severe motor handicapped) 18 cases. The indicator(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the mean integral EMG level of the masseter muscle, which was obtained from the EMG biofeedback of the frontal muscle of those patients whom once had a case of mandibular dysfunction, and to use this as an effective means of treatment. Furthermore, the correlation between the psychological characteristics of(More)
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