Tomoyuki Hasegawa

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Gross body movements (GM) during sleep, classified into four GM types by the involved parts of body, were evaluated using two-dimensional video analysis in five normal children aged 4-12 years. The rate of occurrence of all GM types showed apparent sleep stage dependency. Among four GM types, GM-1 (GM with axial rotation) was the most frequent. Averaged(More)
One-night polysomnography was performed on seven subjects suffering from breath-holding spells, including one whose death was suggested to be a consequence of a breath-holding spell. The fatal case showed no rapid eye movements (REMs) during REM sleep, although he exhibited REMs during wakefulness. The average numbers of both REMs and bursts of REMs in REM(More)
According to the guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), the rotation time for chest compression should be about 2 min. The quality of chest compressions is related to the physical fitness of the rescuer, but this was not considered when determining rotation time. The present study aimed to clarify associations between body weight and the(More)
We describe the phasic reduction of motor activity occurring with horizontal rapid eye movements (REMs) during active sleep in 15 children (12 healthy children and 3 patients with severe brain damage). A REM-related decrease in intercostal muscle activity was demonstrated by averaging integrated surface electromyograms. In the healthy subjects, this(More)
BACKGROUND The point spread function (PSF) of positron emission tomography (PET) depends on the position across the field of view (FOV). Reconstruction based on PSF improves spatial resolution and quantitative accuracy. The present study aimed to quantify the effects of PSF correction as a function of the position of a traceable point-like (22)Na source(More)
In patients with Rett syndrome (RS), a peculiar type of disturbance in phasic chin muscle activity during rapid-eye-movement sleep (REMS) (e.g. an elevation of phasic inhibition index (PII) without an affection of tonic inhibition index (TII)) has been reported. The similar disturbance in REMS was reported not only in child patients with infantile spasms,(More)
Paradoxical inward rib cage movement in children is quantified by the labored breathing index (LBI) on the respiratory inductive plethysmography. Labored breathing index during rapid eye movement sleep (REMS) in 59 children without obvious sleep disordered breathing (SDB) declined with age, and decreased to the mature low level at 35 months of age. The LBI(More)
To elucidate a functional involvement of amino acids in the regulation of vigilance states, we investigated time-course changes of glycine (Gly), glutamate (Glu), and glutamine (Gln) in the extracellular fluid of the oral pontine reticular nucleus (PnO) in freely behaving rats by an in vivo microdialysis technique. The average concentration of Gly in(More)