Kotarou Kadono

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Head position and mouth opening in the supine position may impair the ability to swallow. If this does occur, it would lead to retention of intra-oral fluids during dental treatment, which would lead to stimulation of the cough reflex. This study was conducted to investigate how head position and mouth opening affect swallowing ability. The water swallowing(More)
BACKGROUND No studies to date have attempted to evaluate frontotemporal lobar degeneration from the perspective of the vestibular system. OBJECTIVE The present study examined vestibular function in patients with frontotemporal dementia (FTD) clinical syndrome and evaluated whether vestibular disorders are involved in the clinical symptoms due to FTD. (More)
BACKGROUND Falls and fractures due to impaired balance in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) have an adverse effect on the clinical course of the disease. OBJECTIVE To evaluate balance impairment in AD from the viewpoint of vestibular functional impairment. METHODS The subjects were 12 patients with AD, 12 dementia-free elderly adults, and 12(More)
To detect precise anatomical configuration of the first ray in feet with hallux valgus, a two-dimensional coordinate system was devised for evaluation of a weight-bearing dorsoplantar radiograph. The radiographs, taken from 229 feet of 114 patients with symptomatic hallux valgus and 94 normal feet, were investigated. A comparative study showed the first(More)
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