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  • M. Mayumi, K. Yamaoka, +6 authors H. Mikawa
  • 1986
A 16-year-old girl with disseminated molluscum contagiosum (MC) was found to have a very low level of serum IgM, elevated levels of IgG and IgA, and a high level of IgE. She had normal numbers of peripheral blood IgM+, IgG+ and IgA+ B-lymphocytes but their terminal differentiation into plasma cells could not be induced by pokeweed mitogen (PWM) in vitro. On(More)
  • M. Takeda, A. Hatano, +4 authors T. Tsutsui
  • 1993
Materials used in this study were transverse smooth-muscle strips (10 x 5 ram) from the normal prostatic urethra and ring media strips (2 x 5 mm) freed from endothelium from the branches of the internal iliac artery (obturator artery or superior vesical artery) in 19 male patients (mean age 64.5 years) who had undergone radical cystoprostatectomy for(More)
  • T. Sakabe, A. Tateishi, +4 authors H. Takeshita
  • 1987
Intracranial pressure (ICP) was measured in six patients following cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). The causes of cardiac arrest were respiratory or circulatory problems and the primary intracranial pathology was not detected. The measurement of ICP started 3 to 10 h following CPR except one patient in whom it started on the day 7. Duration of ICP(More)
Three years have passed since the countermeasures against the adverse health effects of overwork started in Japan, and fruitful outcomes have been expected. In the current study, a systematic review of articles was performed regarding the association of long working hours (LWH) with cardiovascular diseases (CVD) to obtain recent evidence of their(More)
  • M. Nitta, T. Tsutsui, Y. Ueda, A. Ladds, L. Symon
  • 1990
Intracranial pressure (ICP) differences, change of local blood flow (CBF) using the hydrogen clearance technique, change in the somatosensory evoked potential (SEP) to median nerve stimulation and pupillary size were investigated during progressive elevation of the ICP (using an extradural balloon) in 6 anaesthetized baboons. CBF was measured in the frontal(More)
OBJECTIVES Measuring core body temperature is crucial for preventing heat stress disorders in workers. We developed a method for measuring auditory canal temperatures based on a thermocouple inserted into a sponge-type earplug. We verified that the tip of this thermocouple is positioned safely, allowing the wearer to engage in normal physical tasks; this(More)
There is growing concern over the possible increase in mental health problems among Japanese workers. This trend is generally regarded as a reflection of Japan's prolonged economic depression and changes in working environment. In fact, claims for compensation for industrial accidents related to mental health diseases have been rapidly increasing in recent(More)
Eight skilled workers engaged in heat-exposed work in front of a blast furnace in a steel factory were asked to drink a sports drink or one of its dilutions of x 2, x 3, or x 5 during a regular daytime shift in the summer of 1999. A regular lunch was taken and the examined beverage was iced and was allowed to be consumed ad libitum. The beverage was changed(More)
Sound attenuation measurement of hearing protectors is done in accordance with JIS T 8161 in Japan. In the JIS T 8161 it is stated that more than three non-coherent sets which include a noise generator, one-third octave band-pass filter, amplifier, calibrated attenuator and signal interrupter are required. To realize this measurement system, various(More)
To test an economically reasonable method to reduce thermal stress, we performed an alternated intervention-control study on 2 groups of 8 male steel workers performing the same jobs, using 2 l of water at ambient temperature (23.5 degrees C +/- 1.4), poured on the head and hands. Each group participated for 2 d as control and 2 d as intervention during 4(More)