Toru Imabayashi

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We assessed the effects of a neutrophil elastase inhibitor, sivelestat, on respiratory and organ functions as well as on the mortality of patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) associated with systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS). We retrospectively divided 25 patients who fulfilled the diagnostic criteria for SIRS and ARDS into(More)
Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) is a cerebral monitoring method that noninvasively and continuously measures cerebral hemoglobin oxygenation and the redox state of cytochrome oxidase using highly tissue-permeable near-infrared light. This technique now has wide clinical application, and its usefulness in the measurement of cerebral hemoglobin oxygenation(More)
The contents of total dolichol were measured in the cerebral cortex of various patients with lysosomal storage disorders, including mucopolysaccharidosis. Strikingly high levels of dolichol were demonstrated in GM1-gangliosides, Sanfilippo B syndrome, and a severe type of Hunter syndrome as well as neuronal ceroid-lipofuscinosis. An increased level of(More)
A naked 38-year-old woman was found dead, lying beside a bed in a guest room of a hotel. A cotton cord was looped around her neck, with one end tied to a bedpost. Thus it seemed that she had hanged herself in a lying position. Yet, certain suspicious factors gave rise to doubts. The hair and a necklace were intertwined with the cord and a man that had been(More)
A very rare case of severe calcification in brain is reported. A 49-year-old man was hit and run by a motorcar in acrossing a road on foot, and he died 1 hour later in an emergency hospital. Medico-legal autopsy was done at 5 hours after his death. The cause of death was cerebral contusion caused by a struck on partieto-occipital region. Unusually severe(More)