Kousou Matsuura

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OBJECT Few studies have been conducted to compare vertebroplasty and conservative treatment for osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures (OVCFs). To investigate the effects of calcium phosphate cement (CPC)-based vertebroplasty on relief of pain and augmentation of the fractured vertebral body (VB), the authors compared the results of CPC-assisted(More)
OBJECT Osteoporotic vertebral fractures occasionally lead to late-onset collapse, kyphosis, persistent back pain, and disability. The authors describe a series of patients in whom they performed percutaneous vertebroplasty by using calcium phosphate cement (CPC) to obtain early pain relief and improve the integrity of the osteoporotic vertebral body (VB).(More)
OBJECT The purpose of this study was to analyze the risk factors for leakage of calcium phosphate cement (CPC) after vertebroplasty for osteoporotic vertebral fractures and to determine whether the vertebral body (VB) leakage caused any changes in the therapeutic benefits. METHODS Between August 2000 and April 2002, the authors performed 65 CPC-assisted(More)
Although percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy (PDT) is fast becoming the method of choice for securing an airway in chronic ventilated patients in an intensive care unit (ICU). Subcutaneous emphysema is an unusual and sometimes lethal complication which may extend the length of stay in the ICU. We report a case of massive subcutaneous emphysema without(More)
BACKGROUND Intraoperative use of remifentanil requires much more analgesics postoperatively. Moreover, remifentanil causes intraoperative hypotension and bradycardia. METHODS The objectives are to compare intra- and post-operative drug cost between patients who received remifentanil (Group R, n = 72) and those who received fentanyl (Group F, n = 66)(More)
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