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We investigated the effects of laughing and weeping induced by watching comedy and tragedy videos on mood and autonomic nervous function. Ten healthy female subjects volunteered for the experiment. Chest electrocardiogram and respiration curve were recorded before, after, and during watching a comedy or a tragedy video. We also asked them to fill out(More)
BACKGROUND A combination of acute urinary retention and aseptic meningitis has not been well known. This combination can be referred to as meningitis-retention syndrome (MRS), when accompanied by no other abnormalities. OBJECTIVE To describe the results of a uro-neurological assessment in our patients with MRS. METHODS In three patients (two men, one(More)
Neutropenia is a lethal dose-limiting toxicity of docetaxel. Our previous report indicated that the prevalence of severe docetaxel-induced neutropenia is significantly associated with genetic polymorphisms in solute carrier organic anion transporter 1B3 (SLCO1B3) (encoding organic anion-transporting polypeptide 1B3 (OATP1B3)) and ATP-binding cassette(More)
The aim of the present study was to investigate persistence of the clinical effectiveness of a 5-weekly structured group intervention program for Japanese breast cancer patients. Each program is a series of five 90-min sessions, which include psycho-education, problem-solving, psychological support, relaxation training, and guided imagery. Fifty-seven(More)
Susceptibility to stress would presumably be different from person to person and be affected by the cause of the given stress. The purpose of this study was to investigate the interactive effects of task difficulty and subject's personality on mood and autonomic nervous function when stress was induced experimentally by tasks involving 3 degrees of(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical effectiveness of a psychiatric intervention program consisting of 5 weekly structured interventions and 3 additional group meetings every two months. Previous studies revealed that a 5 weekly structured intervention program was effective for alleviating psychological discomforts in Japanese breast cancer(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of the presence or absence (control) of a partition board and its color (red, yellow, blue) on subjective mood ratings and changes in autonomic nervous system indicators induced by a video game task. The increase in the mean Profile of Mood States (POMS) Fatigue score and mean Oppressive feeling rating(More)
The effects of reward and punishment are different, and there are individual differences in sensitivity to reward and punishment. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of reward and punishment on task performance, mood, and autonomic nervous function, along with the interaction with personality. Twenty-one healthy female subjects(More)
CONCLUSIONS A lengthy alteration of gravity direction produced different effects on the intrinsic horizontal and vertical optokinetic oculomotor systems. OBJECTIVE To examine both optokinetic nystagmus (OKN) and optokinetic after-nystagmus (OKAN) in a 6 h 6 degrees head-down bedrest study, in which the subjects were kept lying under simulated(More)
The effects of skin pressure applied to one side of the waist on sudomotor and vasoconstrictor nerve activity were compared with the effects on sweating and cutaneous blood flow in humans. The sweat rate and cutaneous blood flow were measured on left and right dorsal feet. Skin sympathetic nerve activity (SSNA) was recorded by microneurography from a(More)