Akio Iida

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Using the whole-cell mode of the patch-clamp technique, we attempted to record inward currents in response to cAMP, inositol 1,4, 5-trisphosphate (IP(3)) and odorants from sensory neurons in the olfactory epithelium of the Xenopus laevis lateral diverticulum (water nose). Dialysis of 100 microM of IP(3) induced inward currents, while dialysis of 1 mM of(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)
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)
In the present study, we examined the concentration dependence of odor discrimination in turtle olfactory bulbar responses using the cross-adaptation technique. In the odorant pairs with diverse molecular structures, the degree of discrimination was unchanged or only slightly decreased with an increase in odorant concentrations, suggesting that odorants are(More)
BACKGROUND Various provocative maneuvers for diagnosing extensor carpi ulnaris (ECU) tendinitis have been reported; however, it remains unclear which maneuver is the most sensitive to detect ECU tendinitis. To clarify this, we investigated and compared the extratendinous pressure and ECU tendon strain in the sixth extensor compartment of the wrist during(More)
We investigated distal radioulnar joint (DRUJ) stability in different wrist positions and examined the relative contribution of each ligamentous component of the triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) to DRUJ stability. We used nine fresh-frozen cadavers. The humerus and ulna were fixed at 90° elbow flexion. The radiocarpal unit was translated relative to(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)
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 It is unclear how individual differences in the anatomy of the distal ulna affect kinematics and pathology of the distal radioulnar joint. This study evaluated how ulnar variance relates to ulnar foveal morphology and the pronosupination axis of the forearm. METHODS We performed 3-dimensional computed tomography studies in vivo on 28 forearms in(More)
A case of craniosynostosis with joint contractures, ear deformity, cleft palate, scoliosis, and many other features is presented. The patient's skull was round with craniosynostosis of the coronal suture. The fingers were slender and long; the finger joints were contracted. Trismus was also present. Contracture of the temporomandibular joint was suspected.(More)
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