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Clinical Psychopharmacology and Neuroscience ; : 494-496, 2018.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-718211


No previous reports have described a case in which deep brain stimulation elicited an acute mood swing from a depressive to manic state simply by switching one side of the bilateral deep brain stimulation electrode on and off. The patient was a 68-year-old woman with a 10-year history of Parkinson's disease. She underwent bilateral subthalamic deep brain stimulation surgery. After undergoing surgery, the patient exhibited hyperthymia. She was scheduled for admission. On the first day of admission, it was clear that resting tremors in the right limbs had relapsed and her hyperthymia had reverted to depression. It was discovered that the left-side electrode of the deep brain stimulation device was found to be accidentally turned off. As soon as the electrode was turned on, motor impairment improved and her mood switched from depression to mania. The authors speculate that the lateral balance of stimulation plays an important role in mood regulation. The current report provides an intriguing insight into possible mechanisms of mood swing in mood disorders.

Aged , Female , Humans , Bipolar Disorder , Deep Brain Stimulation , Depression , Electrodes , Extremities , Mood Disorders , Parkinson Disease , Subthalamic Nucleus , Tremor
Medical Education ; : 399-406, 1998.
Article in Japanese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-369625


This study examined the effectiveness of a communication program in undergraduate medical education in improving communication in physicians' clinical practice. The effectiveness of the program was assessed with a mail survey using self-rated questionnaires 9 years later. Ninety participants were follwed up in late 1994; 57.8% of them replied to the questionnaire. Of the respondents, 60% replied that programs concerned with active listening and role-playing had benefits on communicating with patients and families. In addition, 40% of respondents answered that case studies aimed at teaching comprehensive medicine with the team approach was effective in improving communication with co-medical staff. These results suggest that the communication program in undergraduate medical education is effective in improving clinical communication in clinical practice when students are highly motivated.

Japanese Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery ; : 303-305, 1998.
Article in Japanese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-366423


A 55-year-old man was admitted with a thoracic aortic aneurysm causing wheezing. Computed tomography and angiography revealed a large distal aortic saccular aneurysm, occupying the retrotracheal space and compressing the trachea. There has been only one report of this type of aneurysm. This patient needed emergency intubation because of severe dyspnea caused by premedication for surgery. Replacement of the distal arch was performed via left posterolateral thoracotomy. Profound hypothermia was used during open proximal anastomosis, which helped to make this procedure safe and simple. This patient recovered uneventfully.

Japanese Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery ; : 597-599, 1992.
Article in Japanese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-365874


A case is described of the staged surgical repair of thoracic aortic aneurysm after revascularization of single functioning ischemic kidney of a 68 year old man. A hitological evaluation of renal function was obtained before renal revascularization, which encouraging us to perform the repair of thoracic aortic aneurysm with less risk of post-surgical acute renal failure. In case of single ischemic kidney, renal revascularization should be preceded to other major surgeries in order to prevent renal shut down.