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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)
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)
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)
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective observational study. PURPOSE To examine fractional anisotropy (FA) values and apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) values of damaged nerves to discriminate between lumbar intraspinal stenosis (IS) and foraminal stenosis (FS) using diffusion tensor imaging (DTI). OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE It is important in the selection of(More)
OBJECTIVE It is important to develop an easy means of diagnosing lumbar foraminal stenosis (LFS) in a general practice setting. We investigated the use of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association Back Pain Evaluation Questionnaire (JOABPEQ) to diagnose LFS in symptomatic patients. METHODS Subjects included 13 cases (mean age, 72 years) with LFS, and 30 cases(More)
BACKGROUND Age-related sarcopenia may cause physical dysfunction. We investigated the involvement of sarcopenia in dropped head syndrome (DHS). METHODS Our study subjects were ten elderly women with idiopathic DHS (mean age 75.1 years, range 55-89). Twenty age- and sex-matched volunteers (mean age 73.0, range 58-83) served as controls. We used a(More)