Tomoki Yamada

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BACKGROUND The incidence of suicide has increased markedly in Japan since 1998. As psychological autopsy is not generally accepted in Japan, surveys of suicide attempts, an established risk factor of suicide, are highly regarded. We have carried out this study to gain insight into the psychiatric aspects of those attempting suicide in Japan. METHODS Three(More)
In the coming era of exascale supercomputing, in-situ visualization will be a crucial approach for reducing the output data size. A problem of in-situ visualization is that it loses interactivity if a steering method is not adopted. In this paper, we propose a new method for the interactive analysis of in-situ visualization images produced by a batch(More)
This study was performed to gain insights into novel therapeutic approaches for the treatment of heatstroke. The central nervous system regulates peripheral immune responses via the vagus nerve, the primary neural component of the cholinergic anti-inflammatory pathway. Electrical vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) reportedly suppresses pro-inflammatory cytokine(More)
Few analyses have been carried out in Japan concerning factors contributing to physical restraint of patients. We compared demographic data for 241 inpatients who were restrained during a 4-year period with data for 1093 inpatients who were not restrained in a general hospital psychiatric unit in Japan. Increased likelihood of restraint use was associated(More)
BACKGROUND Suicide attempts are frequently encountered by emergency department nurses. Such encounters can potentially provide a foundation for secondary suicide prevention. AIMS The aim of the present investigation was to evaluate the effect of a 7-hr training program for emergency room nursing personnel in Japan. METHOD In all, 52 nurses completed the(More)
Drug-induced mental disturbances are frequent in bone marrow transplantation (BMT) patients who require numerous kinds of drugs. Although steroid-induced mental disorder is common in BMT settings, its treatment has not been fully investigated. We encountered a patient with acute myeloid leukemia who developed depressive disorder induced by steroid given for(More)
OBJECTIVE Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS) is a life-threatening reaction to neuroleptics. Several prospective studies have reported NMS occurrence rates ranging from 0.07% to 2.2% of patients receiving neuroleptics. However, few occurrences of NMS have been reported in cancer patients despite frequent complications of cancer and its treatment by mental(More)
Cell–cell separation of a polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB)-degrading bacterium Comamonas testosteroni TK102 was monitored by flow cytometry. When monohydroxy metabolites of biphenyl (BP) (2-hydroxybiphenyl and 3-hydroxybiphenyl) were added to the culture, cell–cell separation of strain TK102 was inhibited at stationary phase. This inhibition was reproduced on(More)
Suicide attempt is a potent risk factor of subsequent suicide. Understanding the characteristics of suicide attempters is important for preventing suicide. The authors investigated aggression in medically serious suicide attempters at an emergency department. Trait aggression was evaluated in 55 suicide attempters and 71 healthy individuals as a control(More)
A methanol extract from unripe Japanese apricot showed inhibitory activity of Helicobacter pylori motility. Inhibitory compound 1 was isolated and identified as (+)-syringaresinol (1) by spectoroscopic means. (+)-Syringaresinol (1) inhibited >90% of the H. pylori motility at a concentration of 500 microg/ml and the IC50 value was 50 microg/ml.