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PURPOSE To investigate the dynamic stabilizing effect of the extensor carpi ulnaris (ECU) on the distal radioulnar joint (DRUJ) and the ulnocarpal joint in a simulated model of triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) injury. METHODS Using 8 fresh-frozen cadavers, we fixed the humerus and ulna at 90° of elbow flexion, and the radius and hand were allowed(More)
PURPOSE A tear of the triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) is the most frequent soft tissue injury associated with fractures of the distal radius, and repair of the deep ligamentous portion of the TFCC is considered when the tear contributes to instability of the distal radioulnar joint (DRUJ). The purpose of this prospective cohort study was to(More)
Using the whole-cell mode of the patch-clamp technique, we recorded action potentials, voltage-activated cationic currents, and inward currents in response to water-soluble and volatile odorants from receptor neurons in the lateral diverticulum (water nose) of the olfactory sensory epithelium of Xenopus laevis. The resting membrane potential was -46.5 +/-(More)
The clinical significance of evaluating autonomic nervous system functions in the early stages of olivopontocerebellar atrophy (OPCA) has been investigated in 13 OPCA out-patients (7 males and 6 females, mean age: 51.0 years). We have employed measurements of blood pressure, plasma norepinephrine (NE), CVR-R, low-frequency power/high-frequency power ratio(More)
PURPOSE To determine the reliability and efficacy of clenched-fist stress radiographs in patients with radioulnar ligament injury. METHODS We examined 30 patients with chronic radioulnar ligament injury. These patients underwent stress radiography, which included clenched-fist posteroanterior (PA) views in forearm pronation and computed tomography in(More)
PURPOSE The teardrop angle (TDA) is a newly characterized radiographic parameter that some authors propose as an indicator of articular incongruity of the lunate facet. The purposes of this study were to investigate intra-observer and interobserver reliability of the measurements of the TDA and to determine whether the TDA is a reliable indicator of(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Ferric citrate hydrate (JTT-751) is being developed as a treatment for hyperphosphatemia in chronic kidney disease patients, and shows serum phosphorus-reducing effects on hyperphosphatemia in hemodialysis patients. We examined whether JTT-751 could reduce phosphorus absorption in normal rats and prevent the progression of ectopic(More)
Spinocerebellar ataxia type 2 (SCA2) is an autosomal dominant neurodegenerative disorder characterized as an expanded CAG trinucleotide repeats in SCA2 gene resulting in abnormal polyglutamine sequence. We used positron emission tomography (PET) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to clarify metabolic and atrophic changes of the brain in two symptomatic(More)
Reverse redistribution (RRD) of 201Tl is often observed in patients with recent myocardial infarction. However, the difference in the extent of myocardial damage between regions with 3-h RRD and those with 24-h RRD remains unknown. Accordingly, we investigated RRD from the standpoint of myocardial oxidative metabolism. Carbon-11 (11C) acetate dynamic(More)