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We investigated the effects of psychiatric group intervention on the emotions, natural-killer (NK) cell activity and pregnancy rate in Japanese infertile women by a randomized study. Thirty-seven women completed a 5-session intervention program and were compared with 37 controls. Psychological discomfort and NK-cell activity (47.7% to 34.1%, P<.0001)(More)
The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of a group structured intervention on the mental and physical discomfort and immune function of 20 family caregivers. A structured intervention for caregivers consists of five sessions, each of which lasts 90 min. This was a modified version of the program that had been originally developed for(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine whether exercise training using nontreadmill walking is effective for the improvement of exercise performance of patients with pulmonary tuberculosis sequelae (PTS) characterized by restrictive ventilatory defect. PATIENTS AND METHODS Fourteen patients with stable PTS hospitalized for assessment of exertional dyspnea in Fukujuji(More)
Screening for mycotoxin production by Chaetomium spp. and related fungi on rice culture was conducted by a combination of cytotoxicity tests using HeLa cells and thin-layer chromatography. Producers of sterigmatocystin, O-methylsterigmatocystin, chaetochromin, chaetocin, chetomin, cochliodinols, and mollicellin G were found and the taxonomic significance of(More)
Dexterous hand movements can be restored with motor rehabilitative training after a lesion of the lateral corticospinal tract (l-CST) in macaque monkeys. To maximize effectiveness, the optimal time to commence such rehabilitative training must be determined. We conducted behavioral analyses and compared the recovery of dexterous hand movements between(More)
We previously reported that secreted phosphoprotein 1 (SPP1) mRNA is expressed in neurons whose axons form the corticospinal tract (CST) of the rhesus macaque, but not in the corresponding neurons of the marmoset and rat. This suggests that SPP1 expression is involved in the functional or structural specialization of highly developed corticospinal systems(More)
A healthy woman, married at age 45, hoped to have their child without delay. She and her husband subsequently decided to pursue in-vitro-fertilization and embryo transfer (IVF-ET). In the succeeding year, ET was performed twice from four oocyte retrieval attempts, which represented six ovarian stimulation cycles. Pregnancy was not achieved. Because of her(More)
The question of how intensive motor training restores motor function after brain damage or stroke remains unresolved. Here we show that the ipsilesional ventral premotor cortex (PMv) and perilesional primary motor cortex (M1) of rhesus macaque monkeys are involved in the recovery of manual dexterity after a lesion of M1. A focal lesion of the hand digit(More)
OBJECTIVE Postoperative respiratory complications are serious and frequently observed among patients who undergo thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm (TAAA) repair. Paravertebral block (PVB) can provide effective analgesia for relief of postoperative thoracotomy pain and may reduce respiratory complications. However, the impact of PVB on postoperative pain and(More)
The series of linear-shaped phenylacetylenyl- and (phenylacetylenyl)phenylacetylenyl-substituted aromatic enediynes 1-3 were synthesized as pure trans and cis isomers and their photochemistry explored. With expansion of the π-electron system, the absorption spectra red-shifted and the molar extinction coefficients dramatically increased up to 122000 M(-1)(More)