Toshitaka Ito

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OBJECTS To analyze the relationship between stress hormones (arginine vasopressin (ADH), adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) and cortisol and the outcome of patients resuscitated after cardiopulmonary arrest (CPA). METHODS Thirty-six patients were enrolled in this study. In 36 of the resuscitated cases, 27 were non-survivors and 9 survived. The survival(More)
This paper describes a system called GENTORO that uses a robot and a handheld projector for supporting children's storytelling activities. GENTORO differs from many existing systems in that children can make a robot play their own story in a physical space augmented by mixed-reality technologies. A user study conducted in collaboration with elementary(More)
A 67-year-old man suffered a traffic accident and was transferred to an emergency hospital close to the scene. He was diagnosed to have bilateral pneumohemothorax with a lung contusion, an anterior fracture dislocation of the C6-vertebra and a cervical cord injury at the level of C7. On the 48th day, massive hemoptysis was suddenly recognized. He was(More)
In this paper, a system called GENTORO that supports children's storytelling activities is proposed. By using GENTORO, children can make a robot play their story in the real world augmented with mobile projected graphical images. Preliminary user studies have been conducted in collaboration with elementary school children and university students, in order(More)
To clarify the positional relationships among the celiac trunk (CT), the superior mesenteric artery (SMA), and the renal artery (RA) observed from the intravascular space to facilitate angiography. After excluding six cadavers in which anatomic variation was found in the CT or SMA and four cadavers in which a curvature of 5° or more was observed in the(More)
We report the case of a 37-year-old man with isolated unilateral absence of the pulmonary artery (UAPA), which was diagnosed upon the occurrence of hemoptysis. Plain chest radiography demonstrated decreased left pulmonary volume. Computed tomography of the chest revealed the complete absence of the left pulmonary artery. Angiography revealed marked dilation(More)
This case highlights the probable association of significantly displaced posterior first-rib fracture and jagged edges of the fracture line following blunt chest trauma with delayed ipsilateral subclavian artery rupture. Early angiography and first-rib repair should promptly be considered under such circumstances.
A 26-year-old man was found unable to move after oral consumption of 120 mL of RiUP X5® (containing 5 g/100 mL minoxidil) as a suicidal attempt. The patient complaining of frequent vomiting and weakness was transferred to our hospital. Findings on arrival: GCS E4V5M6; respiratory rate 24/ min; blood pressure 83/43 mmHg; pulse 152/min, regular; SpO₂97%(More)