Toshio Tsuji

Toshio Tsuji
Hiroshima University | HU · Department of System Cybernetics

PhD

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Early intervention is now considered the core treatment strategy for autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Thus, it is of significant clinical importance to establish a screening tool for the early detection of ASD in infants. To achieve this goal, in a longitudinal design, we analyzed spontaneous bodily movements of 4-month-old infants from general pop...
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The zebrafish is widely used as a model in biological studies. In particular, the heart rate and cortisol levels of zebrafish are commonly measured to elucidate the pharmacological effects of chemical substances. Meanwhile, although ventilation is also an important physiological index reflecting emotion-like states, few studies have evaluated the e...
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The assessment of general movements (GMs) in infants is a useful tool in the early diagnosis of neurodevelopmental disorders. However, its evaluation in clinical practice relies on visual inspection by experts, and an automated solution is eagerly awaited. Recently, video-based GMs classification has attracted attention, but this approach would be...
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Performing a cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) requires a well-trained perfusionist with skill and experience. In particular, operating the two occluders is difficult because it changes both the blood flow rate and reservoir level, and failure of the operation puts the patient’s life at risk. This study proposes an automatic control system with a two-de...
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The cardiopulmonary bypass system used in cardiac surgery can generate microbubbles (MBs) that may cause complications, such as neurocognitive dysfunction, when delivered into the blood vessel. Estimating the number of MBs generated, thus, is necessary to enable the surgeons to deal with it. To this end, we previously proposed a neural network-base...
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The assessment of general movements (GMs) in infants is a useful tool in the early diagnosis of neurodevelopmental disorders. However, its evaluation in clinical practice relies on visual inspection by experts, and an automated solution is eagerly awaited. Recently, video-based GMs classification has attracted attention, but this approach would be...
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Brain imaging is necessary for understanding disease symptoms, including stroke. However, frequent imaging procedures encounter practical limitations. Estimating the brain information (e.g., lesions) without imaging sessions is beneficial for this scenario. Prospective estimating variables are non-imaging data collected from standard tests. Therefo...
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Bioelectric signals such as electromyogram (EMG) and electroencephalogram (EEG) reflect human internal states and intended actions, and have therefore been applied to various types of human–machine interfaces. Such biosignal‐based interfaces are beneficial because they not only allow intuitive control of machines, but can also support persons with...
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Background The Trail Making Test Part-B (TMT-B) is an attention functional test to investigate cognitive dysfunction. It requires the ability to recognize not only numbers but also letters. We analyzed the relationship between brain lesions in stroke patients and their TMT-B performance. Methods From the TMT-B, two parameters (score and completion...
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The effect of the change in cerebrovascular reactivity (CVR) in each brain area on cognitive function after extracranial-intracranial bypass (EC-IC bypass) was examined. Eighteen patients who underwent EC-IC bypass for severe unilateral steno-occlusive disease were included. Single-photon emission CT (SPECT) for evaluating CVR and the visual cancel...
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The risk of developing pulmonary thromboembolism and deep vein thrombosis is reportedly high when in the same position for long periods. Compression wear on the lower limbs can prevent these problems because the compression of elastic stockings enhances the lower limbs’ muscle pumping action and improves venous flow by reducing the diameter of the...
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Respiration can modulate the cardiovascular system through the autonomic nervous system (ANS), deriving numerous methods for monitoring respiration based on cardiovascular biomarkers. However, the sensitivity of the ANS to environmental changes can negatively affect these methods, which suggests the necessity to evaluate their performance in estima...
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Objective: Sympathetic nervous system activity (SNSA) can rapidly modulate arterial stiffness, thus making it an important biomarker for SNSA evaluation. Pulse wave velocity (PWV) is a well-known quantitative indicator of arterial stiffness, but its functional responsivity to SNSA has not been elucidated. This paper reports a method to estimate ra...
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In this paper, we propose a time-series stochastic model based on a scale mixture distribution with Markov transitions to detect epileptic seizures in electroencephalography (EEG). In the proposed model, an EEG signal at each time point is assumed to be a random variable following a Gaussian distribution. The covariance matrix of the Gaussian distr...
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Electromyogram (EMG) classification is a key technique in EMG-based control systems. Existing EMG classification methods, which do not consider EMG features that have distribution with skewness and kurtosis, have limitations such as the requirement to tune hyperparameters. In this paper, we propose a neural network based on the Johnson SU translati...
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In this paper, we aimed to develop a method for the automatic recognition of individual finger-tapping motion. Biodegradable piezoelectric film sensors were attached to the skin of a forearm near the wrist (16 channels) to measure small movements of the tendons during five-finger tapping. In the proposed method, the segments in which motion occurre...
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The Trail Making test (TMT) is a widely used neuropsychological test to assess the cognitive function of patients. This paper presents the analysis method of pen-point trajectory during the TMT based on a time base generator (TBG). In the proposed method, the movement segments between targets are first extracted from pen-point trajectories, which a...
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In this paper, we propose a time-series stochastic model based on a scale mixture distribution with Markov transitions to detect epileptic seizures in electroencephalography (EEG). In the proposed model, an EEG signal at each time point is assumed to be a random variable following a Gaussian distribution. The covariance matrix of the Gaussian distr...
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The operation of the cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) system requires skilled techniques and experience. Intraoperatively, the perfusionist needs to intermittently manipulate both of the occluders on the venous- and arterial-line sides to achieve the desired blood flow rates. To facilitate the occluder operation, we propose an automatic control system...
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This study investigates the relationship between respiration and autonomic nervous system (ANS) activity and proposes a parallel detection method that can simultaneously extract the heart rate (HR) and respiration rate (RR) from different pulse waves measured using a novel biodegradable piezoelectric sensor. The synchronous changes in heart rate va...
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Early intervention is now considered the core treatment strategy for autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Thus, it is of significant clinical importance to establish a screening tool for the early detection of ASD in infants. To achieve this goal, in a longitudinal design, we analysed spontaneous bodily movements of 4-month-old infants and assessed the...
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Electromyogram (EMG) has been utilized to interface signals for prosthetic hands and information devices owing to its ability to reflect human motion intentions. Although various EMG classification methods have been introduced into EMG-based control systems, they do not fully consider the stochastic characteristics of EMG signals. This paper propos...
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Caenorhabditis elegans (C. elegans) can produce various motion patterns despite having only 69 motor neurons and 95 muscle cells. Previous studies successfully elucidate the connectome and role of the respective motor neuron classes related to movement. However, these models have not analyzed the distribution of the synaptic and gap connection weig...
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Electromyogram (EMG) has been utilized to interface signals for prosthetic hands and information devices owing to its ability to reflect human motion intentions. Although various EMG classification methods have been introduced into EMG-based control systems, they do not fully consider the stochastic characteristics of EMG signals. This paper propos...
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The effect of the change in cerebrovascular reactivity (CVR) in each brain area on cognitive function after extracranial-intracranial bypass was examined as a preliminary study in 20 patients with severe steno-occlusive disease. CVR studies and the visual cancellation task (VC) were performed before and after surgery. The Speed and Accuracy scores...
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Myoelectric prosthetic hands are intended to replace the function of the amputee's lost arm. Therefore, developing robotic prosthetics that can mimic not only the appearance and functionality of humans but also characteristics unique to human movements is paramount. Although the impedance model was proposed to realize biomimetic control, this model...
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Opioid inhibition of nociceptive stimuli varies in individuals and is difficult to titrate. We have reported the vascular stiffness value (K) as a standard monitor to quantify sympathetic response with high accuracy. On the contrary, among individuals, a considerable variation in the rate of change in K for constant pain has been observed. In this...
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Considering quality of life (QOL) after stroke, car driving is one of the most important abilities for returning to the community. In this study, directed attention and sustained attention, which are thought to be crucial for driving, were examined. Identification of specific brain structure abnormalities associated with post-stroke cognitive dysfu...
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Muscle sympathetic nerve activity (MSNA) is known as an effective measure to evaluate peripheral sympathetic activity; however, it requires invasive measurement with the microneurography method. In contrast, peripheral arterial stiffness affected by MSNA is a measure that allows non-invasive evaluation of mechanical changes of arterial elasticity....
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Brain activity associated with pain perception has been revealed by numerous PET and fMRI studies over the past few decades. These findings helped to establish the concept of the pain matrix, which is the distributed brain networks that demonstrate pain-specific cortical activities. We previously found that peripheral arterial stiffness βart respon...
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Opioid inhibition of nociceptive stimuli varies in individuals and is difficult to titrate. We have reported the vascular stiffness value (K) as a standard monitor to quantify sympathetic response with high accuracy. On the contrary, among individuals, a considerable variation in the rate of change in K for constant pain has been observed. In this...
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The need for the estimation of the number of microbubbles (MBs) in cardiopulmonary bypass surgery has been recognized among surgeons to avoid postoperative neurological complications. MBs that exceed the diameter of human capillaries may cause endothelial disruption as well as microvascular obstructions that block posterior capillary blood flow. In...
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Fear, anxiety, and preference in fish are generally evaluated by video-based behavioural analyses. We previously proposed a system that can measure bioelectrical signals, called ventilatory signals, using a 126-electrode array placed at the bottom of an aquarium and achieved cameraless real-time analysis of motion and ventilation. In this paper, we...
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Caenorhabditis elegans can generate locomotion under various environments with completely different drag levels. Therefore, animals should have strategies for adapting to the changes in the dynamics of locomotion imposed by various environments. We hypothesized that co-contraction between the ventral and dorsal body wall muscles plays such a role a...
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Aim: The prediction of functional outcome is essential in the management of acute ischemic stroke patients. We aimed to explore the various prognostic factors with multivariate linear discriminant analysis or neural network analysis and evaluate the associations between candidate factors, baseline characteristics, and outcome. Methods: Acute ischem...
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Stroke survivors majorly suffered from post-stroke depression (PSD). The PSD diagnosis is commonly performed based on the clinical cut-off for psychometric inventories. However, we hypothesized that PSD involves spectrum symptoms (e.g., apathy, depression, anxiety, and stress domains) and severity levels. Therefore, instead of using the clinical cu...
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Trail making test (TMT) is one of the most extensively used neuropsychological tests. In this study, we examined the equivalence between the iPad version of TMT part A (iTMT-A) and the paper version of TMT part A (pTMT-A), and predicted the cognitive function with various data extracted from repeated TMT-A. Forty-two patients who performed five rep...
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Mood disorders (e.g. depression, apathy, and anxiety) are often observed in stroke patients, exhibiting a negative impact on functional recovery associated with various physical disorders and cognitive dysfunction. Consequently, post-stroke symptoms are complex and difficult to understand. In this study, we aimed to clarify the cross-sectional rela...
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Background and Objectives: The number of preterm babies is steadily growing world-wide and these neonates are at risk of neuro-motor-cognitive deficits. The observation of spontaneous movements in the first three months of age is known to predict such risk. However, the analysis by specifically trained physiotherapists is not suited for the clinica...
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Various attempts have been made to elucidate the development patterns in the spontaneous movements of infants through longitudinal evaluations. Movement complexity has been found to demonstrate u-shaped changes in the measurements focusing on limb movements. However, researchers have not yet clarified how other characteristics, besides movement com...
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To clarify the tissue responsible for a biological function, that function can be experimentally perturbed by an external stimulus, such as radiation. Radiation can be precisely and finely administered and any subsequent change in function examined. To investigate the involvement of the central nervous system (CNS) in Caenorhabditis elegans' locomo...
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In this paper, we propose a novel method for predicting acute clinical deterioration triggered by hypotension, ventricular fibrillation, and an undiagnosed multiple disease condition using biological signals, such as heart rate, RR interval, and blood pressure. Efforts trying to predict such acute clinical deterioration events have received much at...
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This study proposes a quantitative evaluation support system for infant motor development and uses the system to analyze hands-and-knees creeping and belly crawling. This system measures movements using two video cameras and extracts movement features via background and inter-frame subtractions of original images. Eight evaluation indices for each...
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Objective: The detection of epileptic seizures from scalp electroencephalogram (EEG) signals can facilitate early diagnosis and treatment. Previous studies suggested that the Gaussianity of EEG distributions changes depending on the presence or absence of seizures; however, no general EEG signal models can explain such changes in distributions with...
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Objective: The detection of epileptic seizures from scalp electroencephalogram (EEG) signals can facilitate early diagnosis and treatment. Previous studies suggested that the Gaussianity of EEG distributions changes depending on the presence or absence of seizures; however, no general EEG signal models can explain such changes in distributions wit...
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In this paper, the validity of the stochastic model-based variance distribution of surface electromyogram (EMG) signals during isometric contraction is investigated. In the model, the EMG variance is considered as a random variable following an inverse gamma distribution, thereby allowing the representation of variations in the variance. This inver...
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Human reaching movement is characterized by the invariant features of linearity and the symmetrical bell-shaped velocity profile of the hand trajectory. Reaching movement has been widely evaluated in fields such as rehabilitation and interface design; however, no standardized protocols exist for data collection, processing, or analysis. This paper...
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Background:Central venous pressure (CVP) is measured to assess intravascular fluid status. Although the clinical gold standard for evaluating CVP is invasive measurement using catheterization, the use of catheterization is limited in a clinical setting because of its invasiveness. We developed novel non-invasive technique, enclosed-zone (ezCVPTM) m...
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oughing is the primary defence mechanism against foreign bodies in the central airways and can quantitatively be assessed by cough peak flow (CPF). We conducted a narrative review of the literature on CPF, which is most commonly used for evaluating cough strength. This review regards the method for measurement of CPF, the cough-related factors infl...
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General movements (GMs), a type of spontaneous movement, have been used for the early diagnosis of infant disorders. In clinical practice, GMs are visually assessed by qualified licensees; however, this presents a difficulty in terms of quantitative evaluation. Various measurement systems for the quantitative evaluation of GMs track target markers...
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To date, a neuroscientific investigation of drivers’ steering behavior has never been performed because the reaction forces generated by the mechanical characteristics of a steering wheel have been difficult to assess in a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) environment. In this study, using our previously developed MRI-compatible unit for steering re...
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Cardiopulmonary bypass is a complex procedure that involves the maintenance of heart and lung functions using an external system during cardiac surgery. It is prone to significant human errors, which are mainly caused by inappropriate occluder operation that controls the perfusion balance by adjusting flow rates. Hence, there is a requirement for a...
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Purpose: Jellyfish plaque is defined as “the entire plaque surface or a part of the surface deforms with arterial pulsation”. This study was aimed to clarify the relationship between movement of jellyfish plaque and pulsatile blood flow. Methods: We performed carotid ultrasonography for 502 patients with cervical carotid stenosis from November 2016...
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This paper proposes a mathematical model for online prediction of the hematocrit-and temperature-based normal blood viscosity during cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). Clinical trials were performed using a previously developed continuous blood viscosity monitoring system, and continuous pressure-and flow-based instantaneous viscosity (ηe) data were col...
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Objective: Surface electromyogram (EMG) signals have typically been assumed to follow a Gaussian distribution. However, the presence of non-Gaussian signals associated with muscle activity has been reported in recent studies, and there is no general model of the distribution of EMG signals that can explain both non-Gaussian and Gaussian distributio...