Kenzo Takeshita

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STUDY DESIGN A retrospective study of the long-term results from double-door laminoplasty (Kurokawa's method) for patients with myelopathy caused by ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament and cervical spondylosis was performed. OBJECTIVE To know whether the short-term results from double-door laminoplasty were maintained over a 10-year period(More)
We have cloned a new Dlx gene (Dlx7) from human and mouse that may represent the mammalian orthologue of the newt gene NvHBox-5. The homeodomains of these genes are highly similar to all other vertebrate Dlx genes, and regions of similarity also exist between mammalian Dlx7 and a subset of vertebrate Dlx genes downstream of the homeodomain. The sequence(More)
PURPOSE To determine signal intensity characteristics of the gastric wall layers and to assess the accuracy of the evaluation of early gastric carcinomas in vitro by using resected specimens studied with high-spatial-resolution magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. MATERIALS AND METHODS Fifteen gastric specimens obtained from patients suspected of having early(More)
From 1969 through 1984, 304 case of early gastric cancer (EGC) were resected. Nodal status was studied in 272 cases in which lymph node dissection was performed. The lymph nodes were negative for metastasis in 90% of the cases. In 7%, metastasis was noted in the Group 1 lymph nodes alone and in 3%, as far as the Group 2 nodes. But in no case were the Group(More)
We studied a 13-year-old girl with unilateral extensive cortical dysplasia who had mild hemiparesis with mirror movement and no sensory deficit. Transcranial focal magnetic stimulation (TMS) to the unaffected hemisphere elicited bilateral motor evoked potentials (MEPs) of the abductor pollicis brevis muscle (APB) with similar latency and amplitude. The(More)
To evaluate the ability of high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) to detect longitudinal changes in structural abnormalities caused by smoking, HRCT and pulmonary function tests were used to examine nonsmokers, current smokers, and past smokers annually for 5 yr. Inspiratory HRCT was taken for the upper, middle, and lower lung fields, while expiratory(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS In gastric cancer, endoscopic treatment can be expected to provide an absolute cure only if the lesion is mucosal and not accompanied by metastatic lymph nodes. To further evaluate such possibly curable lesions, we retrospectively reviewed 208 cases of early gastric cancer surgically resected over the past 20 years. METHODOLOGY Our new(More)
OBJECTIVES Until the recent approval of methylphenidate (MPH), Japan had no approved treatment for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The need still exists for an effective, safe, nonstimulant treatment. This first placebo-controlled Japan study of an ADHD nonstimulant therapy assessed atomoxetine efficacy and safety to determine the optimal(More)
Twenty hemiplegic patients were studied with transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). Motor evoked potentials (MEPs) of the biceps brachii (BB) and the abductor pollicis brevis muscles (APB) were recorded on both sides simultaneously. TMS was carried out with an 8-shaped coil over different scalp positions in the intact hemisphere. Bilateral MEPs of BB were(More)