Toru Adachi

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OBJECTIVES The authors used multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) to study the relation between culprit plaque characteristics and cardiac troponin T (cTnT) elevation after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). BACKGROUND Percutaneous coronary intervention is often complicated by post-procedural myocardial necrosis manifested by elevated cardiac(More)
The aim of this study was to determine whether melancholia differs from nonmelancholic depression in frontotemporal functioning by means of multichannel near-infrared spectroscopy. We recruited 32 major depressive disorder (MDD) patients with melancholic features (MDD-MF), 28 MDD patients with nonmelancholic features (MDD-NMF), and 24 healthy controls.(More)
BACKGROUND Studies on major depressive disorder (MDD) show that the degree of correlation between the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) and Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HAMD) varies widely. We aimed to determine whether this discrepancy reflects specific functional abnormalities in the frontotemporal cortex. METHODS Mildly depressed or euthymic(More)
This study aimed to determine whether quality of life (QOL) reflects specific functional abnormalities of frontotemporal hemodynamic responses in melancholia. We recruited 30 patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) with melancholic features (MDD-MF), 52 with non-melancholic features (MDD-NMF), and 68 healthy control subjects who were matched for age,(More)
The purpose of this study was to find a safe dosing regimen for landiolol, an ultra-short-acting β-adrenergic blocking agent, to rapidly control supraventricular tachyarrhythmias (SVTs) in patients with heart failure (HF). Landiolol is reported to have good effects in the treatment of SVTs after cardiac surgery. We evaluated 52 patients with SVT and(More)
BACKGROUND Neuroimaging studies using multichannel near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) have provided compelling evidence about the dysfunction of the frontotemporal cortices in patients with bipolar disorder (BD). However, it remains unclear whether the dysfunction is associated with mood state or symptom severity. Using NIRS, we aimed to clarify differences(More)
Phase-shifting digital holography is applied to the measurement of the surface profile of the inner surface of a pipe for the detection of a hole in its wall. For surface contouring of the inner wall, a two-wavelength method involving an injection-current-induced wavelength change of a laser diode is used. To illuminate and obtain information on the inner(More)
BACKGROUND Discrepancies in depression severity between the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HAMD) and the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) have been reported. However, whether these discrepancies impact vulnerability to suicide in patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) remains unclear. METHODS Patients with mild MDD (n=161) were enrolled in the(More)
ISUAL spectrophotometer and Duke magnetometer observed clear optical and radio signatures of 12 sprite-producing lightning events. In 10 of these, 777.4-nm luminosity normalized to a distance of 3000 km was almost linearly correlated with current moment with a scaling factor of $0.82 MR/kAkm. This finding provides a possible new way to remotely measure(More)