Yu Kawamuro

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Even though both electro-oculography (EOG) and EEG have been widely used for assessing alertness, the relationship between these two measures has not yet been clarified at various alertness levels. We estimated the frequencies of eye movements faster than 15 degrees/s (NoEM15) and EEG power at every 0.5 Hz step frequency point, quantitatively as well as(More)
A total of 19,342 psychiatric patients staying in a total of 143 hospitals in Japan for one year or more entered in this study in order to determine the possibility of discharge (POD) and the need for rehabilitation. Those who were assessed by the psychiatrist in charge to have POD provided community support was assured accounted for 32.5%. As for the(More)
We investigated the correlation between the components of spontaneous eye movement (EOG) and EEG in six healthy individuals. The study was conducted in three periods; from the resting to drowsy stage, from the drowsy to spontaneous awakening stage, and in the forced waking stage. EEG, as registered from bipolar electrodes attached between the left parietal(More)
Although metabolically active compounds sometime attenuate cognitive deficits of dementia patients, this mechanism has not been discussed or investigated. We hypothesized that these compounds improve cognitive disorders not by directly acting on this cognitive function, but by increasing the arousal level. Based on this hypothesis, we investigated the(More)
OBJECTIVES AND METHODS The main objectives of the research was to identify the merits and demerits of the specialty board certification system, that had been implemented in the other medical societies than the society of psychiatry in Japan. As a measure of the research, we conducted a survey by distributing questionnaires to medical institutions. The(More)
Although nootropics and metabolically active compounds sometimes attenuate intellectual deficits of dementia patients, this mechanism has not been discussed or investigated. The authors hypothesized that these compounds act to enhance attention and/or concentration by increasing the arousal level, and then improve intellectual functions. Based on this(More)
Although it has been a while since psychiatric team treatment was first advocated as being necessary in Japan, the application of team treatment in practice remains underused. In order to solve the five problems highlighted by the Nurse and Co-medical Project of the Japanese Association of Psychiatric Hospitals and to put psychiatric team treatment into(More)
Community-based surveys were performed in seven rural areas in Japan to investigate the prevalence of dementia and illnesses causing dementia. A total of 5431 elderly subjects were selected based on census data from 1 October 2009. In total, 3394 participants were examined (participation rate: 62.5%), and 768 dementia cases and 529 mild cognitive impairment(More)