Akihiro Uemura

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RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES We investigated the efficacy of prophylactic cement injection into the vertebral body adjacent to fractured vertebra to prevent new fractures after percutaneous vertebroplasty (PV). MATERIALS AND METHODS Between February 2002 to August 2004, PV was performed for osteoporotic compression fractures in 89 consecutive patients. All(More)
OBJECT Recent studies have shown that posterior circulation aneurysms, specifically posterior communicating artery (PCoA) aneurysms, are more likely to rupture than other aneurysms. To date, few studies have investigated the factors contributing to PCoA aneurysm rupture. The authors aimed to identify morphological and clinical characteristics predisposing(More)
OBJECT Patients with ruptured anterior communicating artery (ACoA) aneurysms have historically been observed to have poor neuropsychological outcomes, and ACoA aneurysms have accounted for a higher proportion of ruptured than unruptured aneurysms. Authors of this study aimed to investigate the morphological and clinical characteristics predisposing to ACoA(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Three-dimensional time-of-flight MR angiography (3D TOF MRA) often discloses prominent posterior cerebral artery (PCA) laterality in the setting of M1-segment middle cerebral artery (MCA) occlusion. We sought to analyze the implications of prominent PCA laterality at 3D TOF MRA. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed 3D TOF MRA and(More)
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES Filling intravertebral clefts during percutaneous vertebroplasty (PVP) is considered to be important for optimal pain control. It is often difficult to detect clefts on non-contrast MR and some fractures show a solid pattern distribution of injected cement without a cleft sign on non-contrast MR. In this study, we evaluated(More)
Percutaneous injection of bone cement is a promising treatment for metastatic tumors. We present a case of hemorrhagic sacral metastases from hepatocellular carcinoma treated successfully by percutaneous sacroplasty with combined injections of bone cement and n-butyl cyanoacrylate resulting in pain relief.
The object of this study is to describe the sequential change of high signal of the striatum on T2-weighted MRI in sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD). Three cases of autopsy-proven sporadic CJD and a total of 18 serial MR images are included in this study. The degree of high signal of the striatum on T2-weighted MRI was evaluated by two(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The purpose of this study is to estimate the change in partial pressure of oxygen (Pao(2)) during percutaneous vertebroplasty and also to examine the factors related to the change in Pao(2). MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively reviewed preprocedural and postprocedural Pao(2) of 59 consecutive patients who underwent percutaneous(More)
The success of percutaneous vertebroplasty (PVP) depends greatly on preprocedural evaluation of the patients. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of preprocedural magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for the indications of PVP. A retrospective review of 122 osteoporotic compression fractures in 63 patients who underwent preprocedural(More)
OBJECTIVES A low ankle-brachial index (ABI) is associated with increased mortality and risk of myocardial infarction and stroke in the general population. Arterial stiffness can be assessed non-invasively by the measurement of brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (PWV), a simple and reproducible method. Because the importance of ABI and baPWV in the(More)