Kensei Sowa

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STUDY DESIGN Seven patients with severe angular kyphotic deformity of the spine were treated by circumferential spinal wedge osteotomy using a single posterior approach. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the surgical outcomes for seven patients with severe angular kyphosis or kyphoscoliosis treated by spinal wedge osteotomy. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Excellent(More)
An anomaly of the left common carotid artery was observed in a Japanese male cadaver during an anatomy class at the Saitama Medical School in 1995. The superior thyroid, lingual and facial arteries arose from the common carotid artery, and the posterior auricular, maxillary and superficial temporal arteries arose from the common carotid artery by a common(More)
The effect of the beta-adrenoceptor agonist isoproterenol on the denervated orbicularis oculi muscle was studied. We cut the facial nerve on the right side of eight rats and injected isoproterenol (5 mg/kg) into four rats every day. The animals were sacrificed after three weeks, and small pieces of the orbicularis oculi muscle were removed. Muscle fibers(More)
The effectiveness of high-dose intravenous corticosteroid therapy for acute bouts of multiple sclerosis (MS) was evaluated in comparison with the conventional oral prednisolone therapy. Group I comprised 11 cases of MS treated with oral prednisolone, 30-60 mg daily, and group II comprised 16 cases treated with intravenous corticosteroids; 11 cases given(More)
The preventive and suppressive effects of methylprednisolone (MP) were investigated in 22 rabbits immunized with peripheral nerve myelin. Cellular reactivity to bovine P2 protein (P2) and anti-P2 antibody were also examined serially in these animals, using the lymphocyte proliferation test or enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Seven animals (preventive(More)
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