Hajime Yamanaka

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Risk factors associated with the occurrence of hip fracture in Japanese patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) were evaluated in a prospective, observational cohort study. Physical disability, advanced age, history of total knee replacement (TKR), and low body mass index (BMI) appear to be associated with the occurrence of hip fracture. This study seeks to(More)
A positive association between hyperuricemia and cardiovascular disease has been reported, but no study has evidenced yet the precise role of serum uric acid in the development of cardiovascular disease. In addition, no epidemiological studies have so far documented a decreased risk of cancer among people with hyperuricemia, even though the antioxidant(More)
BACKGROUND Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is a common form of treatment to relieve pain and improve function in cases of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Good clinical outcomes have been reported with a variety of TKA prostheses. The cementless Hi-Tech Knee II cruciate-retaining (CR)-type prosthesis, which has 6 fins at the anterior of the femoral component,(More)
Despite improvements in rheumatoid arthritis disease activity of in the past 10 years, the incidence of self-reported non-vertebral fractures did not decrease in our cohort of 9,987 patients. This study may indicate that osteoporosis treatment and non-vertebral fracture prevention remain important regardless of the rheumatoid arthritis disease activity.(More)
PURPOSE To review clinical results of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients with large bone defects of the tibial condyle. METHODS Records of 33 knees in 27 women and 3 men aged 44 to 80 (mean, 63.6) years who underwent primary TKA for RA with large tibial bone defects were reviewed. 16 knees had peripheral defects extending(More)
The present study was performed to evaluate the synovium in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) treated with anti-tumor necrosis factor α agents (anti-TNFα). Synovial tissue specimens were obtained during total knee arthroplasty (TKA) from 42 RA patients (12 men, 30 women). Twenty-one RA patients were given anti-TNFα agents (infliximab, n = 12;(More)
We report an 80-year-old woman with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who was found to have subchondral insufficiency fracture of the right femoral head after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Initially, plain radiographs showed no obvious changes, but magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed an irregular, discontinuous, low-intensity band on T1-weighted images of(More)
BACKGROUND CONTEXT A double-crush lesion is a condition in which the lumbar nerve is compressed both medially and laterally in the spinal canal, where diagnosis can be very difficult, and is a factor leading to poor surgical success rates. PURPOSE Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) was used to determine DTI parameter fractional anisotropy (FA) values and(More)
Diagnosis of lumbar foraminal stenosis remains difficult. Here, we report on a case in which bilateral lumbar foraminal stenosis was difficult to diagnose, and in which diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) was useful. The patient was a 52-year-old woman with low back pain and pain in both legs that was dominant on the right. Right lumbosacral nerve compression(More)