Kiyonobu Ikeda

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BACKGROUND In Japan, the healthcare expenditure has increased to 8.0% of the gross domestic products in 2001. Stroke care is costly. OBJECTIVE To examine hospital costs and clinical outcomes of ischemic stroke (IS) and intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) in Japanese stroke centers. DESIGN A prospective non-interventional multi-center study. SETTING Ten(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE In almost all acute stroke units in Japan, staffing level is lower on weekends and holidays and rehabilitative services are provided only on weekdays. We sought to investigate the effects of low-volume care early after stroke resulting from weekends and holidays on the outcome of stroke. METHODS Patients with completed stroke within(More)
OBJECTIVE Opening the temporal part of the choroidal fissure (CF) makes it possible to expose the crural cistern, the ambient cistern, and the medial temporal lobe. We examined the microsurgical anatomy and the surgical indications for use of the trans-CF approach. METHODS The microsurgical anatomy encountered in the trans-CF approach for lesions in and(More)
A 37-year-old female with toxemia of pregnancy suffered sudden headache and loss of consciousness on the day following a cesarean delivery. Computed tomography revealed subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). Vertebral angiography revealed a fusiform dilatation near the origin of the right superior cerebellar artery (SCA) with distal luminal narrowing. She underwent(More)
BACKGROUND Task-specific focal dystonia, such as writer's cramp and musician's cramp, is a type of dystonia that affects performance of particular tasks. Such movement disorders have been treated with stereotactic ventro-oral (Vo) thalamotomy with excellent outcomes. However, there has been no previous report of treatment of sport-related or athlete's(More)
Why a catheter can be correctly placed in the ventricle by inserting perpendicular to the frontal bone on the ventricular drainage? We performed a study on the accuracy of a path perpendicular to the skull surface into the anterior horn using computed tomography (CT), and a clinical study. Twenty patients were studied on CT images. Using the curved(More)
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