Hidekata Watanabe

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We describe a 53-year-old Japanese woman with absence of the posterior arch of the atlas. Computed tomography revealed that the residual posterior fragment which was displaced to the right side does not correspond to a rare ossification center in the midline and that there was no clear mass of the posterior arch except for a small fragment. Moreover, the(More)
Voice therapy is often most effective for treating patients with vocal cord polyp, polypoid degeneration and singer's nodule. However, little is known about the total speaking times in 1 day, the ratio of speech per hour and the sound level during speech, in individual patients. If these parameters can be readily detected, it could be clarified as to how(More)
We studied the relationship between the Brunnstrom stages obtained after rehabilitations and Wallerian degenerations detected by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Forty-nine hemiplegic patients were retrospectively studied. The patients were grouped into a low stage group (30 patients) demonstrating Brunnstrom stages I approximately IV and a high stage(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to review the results of a cohort of patients based on our experience with a new technique for total lower eyelid reconstruction after a large defect caused by malignant tumor and trauma. A scapha cartilage graft with small skin on a vascularized propeller flap was used for 16 cases requiring lower eyelid reconstruction.(More)
The effects of 1) high-K low-Na, 2) caffeine, 3) diltiazem and 4) Ba on spontaneous fluctuating contractile activity were examined in isolated rat trabecular muscles. Intracellular contractile activity was recorded by means of light intensity fluctuation at a point on a magnified image of the muscle illuminated by laser light. Perfusion with a high-K (124(More)
Spastic dysphonia is a disorder of phonation which is characterized by a strained, creaking, and choked vocal attack, a tense and squeezed voice sound. Spastic dysphonia in a functional voice disorder can be classified into two types from the viewpoint of activities of the extrinsic and intrinsic laryngeal muscle groups. A functional voice disorder(More)
1 Introduction Recent advances of transcranial magnetic stimulation can provide new methods to elucidate the mechanism of higher brain function or cortical plasticity. For example, transcranial magnetic stimulation can produce transient disruption of the visual perception or modulation of cortical functions. Probably, the induced eddy current in the brain(More)
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