Tomonori Matsuyama

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BACKGROUND Glial cells, including microglia and astrocytes, are considered the primary source of proinflammatory cytokines in the brain. Immune insults stimulate glial cells to secrete proinflammatory cytokines that modulate the acute systemic response, which includes fever, behavioral changes, and hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis activation. We(More)
Prostaglandin E1 (PGE1), known pharmaceutically as alprostadil, has vasodilatory properties and is used widely in various clinical settings. In addition to acute vasodilatory properties, PGE1 may exert beneficial effects by altering protein expression of vascular cells. PGE1 is reported to be a potent stimulator of angiogenesis via upregulation of VEGF(More)
We examined the relationships between recall of dreaming during anesthesia and postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV). We found a relationship between PONV within 24 h and age <50 years, use of postoperative epidural analgesia with morphine, and female gender. We also found a relationship between PONV lasting more than 24 h and dream recall. As serotonin(More)
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