Kazuya Saita

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It remains unclear how deep brain stimulation (DBS) modulates the global neuronal network involving cortical activity. We aimed to evaluate changes in cortical activity in six (two men; four women) patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) who underwent unilateral globus pallidus interna (GPI) DBS surgery using a multi-channel near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS)(More)
The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effectiveness of acute phase hybrid assistive limb (HAL) rehabilitation training for patients after stroke by measuring the difference in the severity of paralysis. Fifty-three acute stroke patients were enrolled in this prospective cohort study. HAL training was administered about twice per week, and(More)
We aimed to evaluate the feasibility of robot-assisted rehabilitation in an early postoperative setting to improve knee mobility following total knee arthroplasty (TKA). A total of 20 patients were alternatively assigned to robotassisted rehabilitation (n = 10; all women) or a control group (n = 10; 2 men and 8 women). The use of a single-joint hybrid(More)
We investigated the combination of robot-assisted rehabilitation (RT) using a single-joint hybrid assistive limb (HAL-SJ) and botulinum toxin A (BTX-A) as therapy for paretic arm with spasticity in post-stroke patients. Participants were seven patients (4 females, 3 males; mean (±SD) age: 60.6±8.4years) who had spastic hemiplegia following chronic stroke.(More)
This article investigated the feasibility of a tailor-made neurorehabilitation approach using multiple types of hybrid assistive limb (HAL) robots for acute stroke patients. We investigated the clinical outcomes of patients who underwent rehabilitation using the HAL robots. The Brunnstrom stage, Barthel index (BI), and functional independence measure (FIM)(More)
Post-stroke central pain (PSCP) is a debilitating, refractory disorder severely affecting one's quality of life (QOL). Various treatment modalities have been used to treat this disorder, including medications, surgical procedures, and non-invasive brain stimulation. Currently, there are mainly two surgical procedures for PSCP: motor cortex stimulation (MCS)(More)
INTRODUCTION We report the changes in cortical activity evaluated using functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) in 2 cases with cerebellar stroke. METHODS Using an fNIRS imaging system, changes in the oxygenated hemoglobin concentration (ΔOxy-Hb) from baseline were estimated. Design and verbal fluency tasks were conducted for evaluation of(More)
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