Ryota Inokuchi

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OBJECTIVES To assess the possibility that diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) can detect white matter damage in mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) patients via systematic review and meta-analysis. METHODS DTI studies that compared mTBI patients and controls were searched using MEDLINE, Web of Science, and EMBASE, (1980 through April 2012). RESULTS A(More)
In May 2012, we encountered a rare case of adult-onset Kawasaki disease (KD) with coronary artery abnormalities in a 24-year-old Japanese man. The patient presented with recent-onset chest pain that occurred when he was at rest and no other symptoms. His medical history included hospitalization 2 years before the present admission, at another hospital,(More)
The aim of this study is to assess whether the risk or types of suicide change in Fukushima in the aftermath of a series of disaster, including earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident in March 2011. The clinical records of all patients visited to the medical centre near the nuclear plant from 1 year before to 1 year after the disaster were reviewed (n =(More)
BACKGROUND The genus Chromobacterium consists of 7 recognized species. Among those, only C. violaceum, commonly found in the soil and water of tropical and subtropical regions, has been shown to cause human infection. Although human infection is rare, C. violaceum can cause life-threatening sepsis, with metastatic abscesses, most frequently infecting those(More)
Prevalence and symptoms of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) change with advancing age. However, neurochemical background of such age-related change is yet to be elucidated. We therefore conducted a meta-analysis of 16 proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy studies comprising 270 individuals with ADHD and 235 controls. Standardized mean(More)
Emergency care services face common challenges worldwide, including the failure to identify emergency illnesses, deviations from standard treatments, deterioration in the quality of medical care, increased costs from unnecessary testing, and insufficient education and training of emergency personnel. These issues are currently being addressed by(More)
Evaluation of the intravascular blood volume is an important assessment in emergency and critical care medicine. Measurement of the inferior vena cava (IVC) respiratory variation by ultrasound echography is useful, but it entails subjective problems. We have hypothesized that IVC cardiac variation is also correlated with intravascular blood volume and(More)
Fibromyalgia (FM) is a stress-associated syndrome with chronic, widespread pain. Patients with FM also present disturbances of cognition and memory. As the hippocampus is vulnerable to stress exposure and involved in cognition, memory and pain perception, we hypothesize that the abnormal function of the hippocampus is implicated in the pathophysiology of(More)
BACKGROUND We investigated whether edaravone could improve early outcomes in acute ischemic stroke patients treated with recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rtPA). METHODS We conducted a retrospective cohort study using the Japanese Diagnosis Procedure Combination database. We identified patients admitted with a primary diagnosis of ischemic stroke(More)
The availability of difficult airway management (DAM) resources and the extent of capnometry use in Japanese intensive care units (ICUs) remained unclear. The purpose of this study was to clarify whether: (1) DAM resources were adequate, and (2) capnometry was routinely applied in Japanese ICUs. This nationwide cross-sectional study was conducted from(More)