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We retrospectively compared the outcome of microvascular decompression (MVD) for hemifacial spasm (HFS) associated with the vertebral artery (VA) with that of MVD for HFS unrelated to the VA. Between April 2008 and April 2015, 22 patients with VA-associated HFS underwent MVD at our institution. The median follow-up period was 28 months (range, 12–90(More)
The purpose of this retrospective study was to describe and evaluate the long-term outcome of microvascular decompression (MVD) with the stitched sling retraction technique for treating trigeminal neuralgia (TN). Between January 2007 and December 2012, 50 patients with idiopathic TN underwent MVD using the stitched sling retraction technique at our(More)
This study was conducted among 252 inhabitants aged 16 years or older of small remote islands in Gotoh. The survey was conducted in a direct interview format based on a questionnaire. In the interview, the respondents were asked about the statuses of their Internet usage, purchase/use/storage of nonprescription drugs, acquisition of information regarding(More)
After the infection of foot-and-mouth disease outbreaks in Miyazaki, Japan, in 2010, cattle and swine were slaughtered and buried in a site of 100 ha, where weed control is difficult and costly since lands are unlevelled and prohibited to be plowed for 3 years. To consider the adaptability of napiergrass (Pennisetum purpureum Schumach.) to the animal burial(More)
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. OBJECTIVE Scoliosis and hydromyelia have frequently been observed in patients with spinal dysraphism. We investigated the applicability of curved planar reformation (CPR) for evaluating hydromyelia in patients with scoliosis associated with spinal dysraphism. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA It is quite difficult to(More)
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