Yukihiro Tohdoh

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This study investigated the strength and size ratios between reciprocal muscle groups in the thigh and lower leg of soccer players. In 11 male collegiate soccer players and 21 male non-soccer players, the joint torques developed during isometric maximal voluntary contractions of the knee extensors (TQ(KE)) and flexors (TQ(KF)), plantar flexors (TQ(PF)) and(More)
The present study investigated whether the muscle size balance affects the muscle strength balance between reciprocal muscle groups in the thigh and lower leg. 18 young men volunteered as subjects. The joint torques developed during isometric maximal voluntary knee extension and flexion, plantar flexion and dorsiflexion were measured using a dynamometer.(More)
We investigated the contribution of adenosine neuromodulation to mechanisms of pentobarbital-induced depression of excitatory synaptic transmission in vitro. Transverse hippocampal slices were prepared from brains removed from isoflurane-anesthetized male Wistar rats. Field excitatory postsynaptic potentials (fEPSPs), elicited by orthodromic electrical(More)
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) was scheduled for a 61-yr-old woman with major depression who had been taking a beta-blocker for hypertension. She underwent the first ECT under thiamylal anesthesia uneventfully. The second ECT was performed under propofol anesthesia on the next day. Immediately after ECT, the heart rate dropped from 56 to 19 beats.min-1,(More)
Intra-aortic balloon occlusion (IABO) of the descending aorta is beneficial to rescue patients in shock following traumatic intra-abdominal hemorrhage. The authors experienced four such patients who had received IABO of the descending thoracic aorta to maintain hemodynamics prior to operation. After hemostasis, the balloon was deflated gradually. Releasing(More)
This study compared strength and size of reciprocal muscle groups in the lower leg between sexes. 20 young men and 14 young women volunteered as subjects. Joint torques developed during isometric maximal voluntary plantar flexion (TQPF) and dorsiflexion (TQDF) were measured using a dynamometer. Muscle volumes of plantar flexors (MVPF) and dorsiflexors(More)
Spinal somatosensory evoked potentials (SSEPs) have been used to monitor spinal cord function during corrective scoliosis surgery. We report three cases in which direct epidural stimulation for measurement of SSEPs produced paraspinal muscle contraction, resulting in respiratory and metabolic acidosis. In two of the cases, SSEP-induced acidosis was observed(More)