Noriko Ochiai

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We evaluated the effect of a video-phone network on peer support among frail elderly people living at home. We conducted a one-year trial of network formation among 14 people (five men and nine women, age range 78-85 years) through coordinator intervention and the use of ISDN video-phones. The purpose of the intervention was to support and improve the(More)
With the intention of estimating the extent and site of damage in brachial plexus injuries which involve close to the root outlet and also the distal portion, cortical somatosensory evoked potentials (SEP) were recorded in 21 patients by directly stimulating the exposed brachial plexus. In 38 avulsed nerve roots which showed positive sensory action(More)
  • I. Ahmad, S. Imaizumi, +4 authors T. Yoshimoto
  • 1996
The calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP), a known potent intrinsic cerebral vasodilator, is contained in the sensory nerves from trigeminal ganglia that inervate the cerebral arteries. We previously reported that human α CGRP (hCGRP) dilates spastic cerebral arteries after experimental subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) in rabbits. In the present study, we(More)
AIMS To compare the initial effect and toxicity, response duration and survival time of intra-arterial infusion therapy using a combination of cisplatin (CDDP) and docetaxel (DXT) with those using CDDP alone for treatment of recurrent head and neck cancers. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty-nine patients with recurrent head and neck cancers were treated using(More)
Following recent improvements in the results of kidney transplantation, anesthesiologists have increasingly been encountering post-kidney-transplant patients requiring anesthesia and surgery. Anesthetic management of these patients presents many difficulties associated with protection of transplant organ functions and the adverse effects of(More)
Trisomy 18 (Edwards' syndrome) is an autosomal abnormality with visceral deformities and delayed mental and motor development, including heart deformity and external deformity such as small jaw, short neck, and contracted or bending fingers. The survival rate at 1 year or more after birth is reported to be about 10% [1,2]. Partial trisomy is generally mild(More)
OBJECTIVES: We previously demonstrated that diaspirin crosslinked hemoglobin (DCLHb, Baxter Healthcare Corp.) improves systemic oxygen uptake in sepsis. Therefore, our objective was to study the effects of DCLHb on microcirculatory blood flow in septic rats. DESIGN: Prospective and randomized experimental study in a university-affiliated laboratory.(More)
Case 1: A 27-year-old female (155 em, 53 kg) presented with facial bone fracture and was scheduled for tracheostomy, osteotomy, and open reduction and/or fixation of the maxilla. There were no findings in history or on preoperative examinations significant to anesthetic consideration. For anesthetic induction, 6 ['min1 of pure oxygen was inhaled through a(More)
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