Yuko Hoshino

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Upper airway obstruction during sleep can trigger compensatory neuromuscular responses and/or prolong inspiration in order to maintain adequate minute ventilation. The aim of this study was to investigate the strength of these compensatory responses during upper airway obstruction during propofol anesthesia. We assessed respiratory timing and upper airway(More)
Talar head fractures are rare injuries. We present a 26-year-old man with malunion of the talar head. The displaced fracture was initially neglected. The patient was treated with osteotomy and bone grafting to improve the congruity and movement of the talonavicular joint. Three months after surgery, he returned to his pre-injury activity level with no(More)
In recent years it becomes possible to download comic strips and read them on cell phones. Japanese companies such as SONY have started to deliver digitalized comic strips to cell phone users. The market is attractive and promising since cartoons are popular in Japan across generations, while there are plenty of the well-drawn/well-written classical comic(More)
BACKGROUND Many of the posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) treatment guidelines recognize the use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors as first-line pharmacological treatment. In Japan, there were no published studies investigating the effectiveness and safety of sertraline for PTSD in a clinical setting. METHODS We conducted a retrospective(More)
The coordination between nasal breathing and non-nutritive swallowing serves as a protective reflex against potentially asphyxiating material, i.e. saliva and secretions, entering the respiratory tract. Although this protective reflex is influenced by positional changes in the head and body, the effect of mandible position on this reflex is not fully(More)
UNLABELLED BACKGROUNDS AND THE PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: Inducible NO synthase activity has been frequently reported in varicose veins. Aminoguanidine is known to inhibit iNOS. The aim of this study was to examine the effects of aminoguanidine on varicocelized rats. METHODS Male Wistar rats were divided into groups A, B, C, D, E, and F (control group). Groups(More)
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