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OBJECT Cervical pedicle screw (PS) misplacement leads to injury of the spinal cord, nerve root, and vertebral artery. Recently, several investigators reported on the usefulness of a spinal navigation system that improves the accuracy of PS insertion. In this study, the authors assessed the accuracy of cervical pedicle, lateral mass, and odontoid screw(More)
Five day old female rats were administered either 500 micrograms clomiphene citrate or propylene glycol. Vaginal opening occurred significantly earlier in the clomiphene treated group as compared with the control group. Clomiphene treated rats showed permanent sterility associated with anovulatory vaginal cycles in which the stage of vaginal cornification(More)
The influence of mild exercise on skeletal muscle fibers was investigated histochemically to assess the effects of exercise on steroid myopathy and its efficacy for preventing this disease. Twenty male Wistar rats were divided into 4 groups of 5 each: group T, which received exercise alone; group S which received steroid alone; group ST which received both(More)
To study the pathology of muscle atrophy in rheumatoid arthritis (RA), we examined the vastus medialis in rheumatoid patients histologically. The relationship of the findings to their ambulatory ability and long-term steroid therapy was investigated. The muscles of the RA patients were also compared with those of patients with osteoarthritis (OA). Specimens(More)
STUDY DESIGN Case report and clinical discussion. OBJECTIVE To describe technical pitfall to treat 2 cervical cord injuries, including dislocations in patients with ankylosed spine due to diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) or ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA DISH and OPLL are disease(More)
BACKGROUND Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary thromboembolism are major complications in patients with acute spinal cord injury. The incidence of DVT in patients with a spinal cord injury has ranged from 5% to 26% in several countries; however, the incidence in Japan is unknown. METHODS We retrospectively assessed 52 patients with acute cervical(More)
Sixteen cases of simultaneous fracture-dislocations of both the distal interphalangeal (DIP) and proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joints in the same finger that were treated during the past 10 years were classified into three types: the swan-neck injury (dorsal fragment of the base of the distal phalanx at the DIP joint and palmar fragment of the base of the(More)
In some cases of degloving injury, as a result of multiple venous anastomoses formed on the peripheral and proximal sides, the detached flap skin did survive, though with patchy necrosis. On the basis of this experience, the skin and soft-tissue defects after removing skin cancer were closed with an anterolateral thigh true perforator flap, measuring 4 × 5(More)
Recovery of gonadotropin-secreting function of the pituitary has been studied in 4 puerperal women with episodes of eclampsia during the last pregnancy, delivery and/or the first 24 hours after delivery. On day 20 postpartum, hypertension, edema and proteinuria were improved in all the puerperal women. Serum FSH and LH responses to LH-RH on day 20(More)