Kenji Masada

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We compared the clinical and radiological results of the modified Sauvé-Kapandji procedure for 41 of 86 operated rheumatoid wrists with (n=22) and without (n=19) stabilization of the proximal ulnar stump with a slip of half the extensor carpi ulnaris tendon. Gender, age, and follow-up period were similar in the two groups. We found no difference clinically(More)
BACKGROUND Nearly half of patients with heart failure have normal left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF), but their prognosis is no better than those with reduced LVEF. Although peak oxygen consumption (VO2 ) is an independent predictor of mortality in heart failure, it is unclear how cardiac function during exercise contributes to peak VO2 . Therefore,(More)
An unusual case of isolated fracture-dislocation of the sacrum is reported. A 19-year-old woman had a fracture-dislocation of S-1-2 combined with two longitudinal fractures of the sacrum, but no other pelvic fractures were identified. The possible mechanisms of fracture-dislocation of the sacrum are discussed. The fracture site was identified accurately on(More)
BACKGROUND We evaluated the diagnostic value of resting echocardiographic findings including total heart calcification (THC) score in combination with dobutamine stress echocardiography (DSE) for detection of myocardial ischemia. METHODS Altogether, 110 patients with suspected angina pectoris underwent resting echocardiography and DSE. On the basis of(More)
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