Hideshige Moriya

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We carried out MRI studies of 74 patients with end-plate and vertebral bone-marrow changes associated with degenerative lumbar disc disease. Abnormalities were classified into type A, with decreased signal intensities, and type B, with increased signal intensities on T1-weighted spin-echo images. Twenty-seven (73%) of the 37 patients with type-A changes had(More)
Ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament of the spine (OPLL) is a common form of human myelopathy caused by a compression of the spinal cord by ectopic ossification of spinal ligaments. To elucidate the genetic basis for OPLL, we have been studying the ttw (tiptoe walking; previously designated twy) mouse, a naturally occurring mutant which(More)
PURPOSE To determine the prevalence of abnormalities of the acetabular labrum in asymptomatic hips by means of magnetic resonance (MR) imaging and to correlate such abnormalities with age and the portion of the labrum. MATERIALS AND METHODS MR imaging was performed in 71 asymptomatic hips that were radially sectioned perpendicular to the acetabular labrum(More)
OBJECTIVE We compared the surgical outcome of anterior decompression with spinal fusion (ASF) with the surgical outcome of laminoplasty for patients with cervical myelopathy due to ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament. METHODS The study group comprised 19 ASF patients (A-group) and 40 laminoplasty patients (P-group) treated from 1993 to(More)
A family of five subtypes of muscarinic acetylcholine receptors (mAChR) has been identified based on their molecular structures and second signal transduction pathways. In the present study, we examined the antagonist binding profiles of 9 muscarinic antagonists (atropine, 4-DAMP, pirenzepine, oxybutynin, tiquizium, timepidium, propiverine, darifenacin and(More)
STUDY DESIGN A study to measure the shifts of the spinal cords and the effects of decompression laminoplasty in 65 patients with cervical lesions who underwent computed tomographic myelography before and after laminoplasty. OBJECTIVES To investigate limitations of the spinal cord posterior shift after laminoplasty and to clarify the optimal decompression(More)
The exact measurement of femoral head cover is essential for an assessment of reduction of congenital dislocation of the hip. We have compared standard anteroposterior radiographs with computerised tomograms and thereby classified the shape of the acetabular roof into four types. We found that the CE angle of Wiberg is a more reliable measure of head cover(More)
STUDY DESIGN A prospective trial of preoperative MRI study in patients with "idiopathic" scoliosis. OBJECTIVES To investigate the prevalence of neural axis malformations and the clinical relevance of MRI in the evaluation of patients with idiopathic scoliosis undergoing surgical intervention. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA With the development of MRI,(More)
From January 1986 to December 1991, 1,059 patients with scoliosis of 20 degrees or more were reviewed. By magnetic resonance imaging, 43 patients were found to have syringomyelia. Thirty-eight patients had Chiari type 1 malformation. Twenty-two of the patients were younger than 10 years. Scoliosis was the only presenting symptom in 32 patients. All patients(More)
Recent studies have demonstrated that intermittent administration of parathyroid hormone (PTH) enhances osteogenesis (hard callus formation) and increases mechanical strength in experimental fracture healing. Thus far, however, effects of PTH on chondrogenesis (soft callus formation) during fracture healing have not been fully elucidated. In the present(More)