Hiromichi Taneichi

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STUDY DESIGN Retrospective evaluation of complications in 180 consecutive patients with cervical disorders who had been treated by using pedicle screw fixation systems. OBJECTIVES To determine the risks associated with pedicle screw fixation in the cervical spine and to emphasize the importance of preoperative planning and surgical techniques in reducing(More)
OBJECTIVE To elucidate the clinical and radiologic features and analyze factors associated with neurologic outcomes of encephalopathy secondary to Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) O111. METHODS We reviewed medical records and neuroimaging in 22 patients with neurologic symptoms among 86 with STEC O111 infection. RESULTS Twenty-one (6 males(More)
Tau protein levels in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and serum are elevated in patients with various central nervous system diseases. We investigated whether serum tau protein levels are useful for predicting and assessing disease activity of acute encephalopathy (AE) in enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) O111-induced hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS; EHEC(More)
The evolution of intramedullary lesions following an acute spinal cord injury was monitored with sequential magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. Seven patients who had sustained cervical spinal cord injuries were followed up from the acute to the chronic phase of the cord injury. MR images were evaluated not only qualitatively but also quantitatively. All(More)
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