Kumiko Yukawa

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OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS This study aims to determine whether there are improved performances in cadaver temporal bone dissection after training using a VR simulator as a teaching aid compared with traditional training methods STUDY DESIGN Randomized control trial. METHODS Twenty participants with minimal temporal bone experience were recruited for this(More)
BACKGROUND Gender differences in the prevalence of various manifestations of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is not as great as previously believed. The aim of the present study was to clarify the clinical patient characteristics of Japanese women and men with OSAS. METHODS A cross-sectional case-match control study was performed on patients from(More)
OBJECTIVE A significant benefit of virtual reality (VR) simulation is the ability to provide self-direct learning for trainees. This study aims to determine whether there are any differences in performance of cadaver temporal bone dissections between novices who received traditional teaching methods and those who received unsupervised self-directed learning(More)
AIM To examine the usefulness of a three-dimensional model for surgical navigation of cholesteatoma. MATERIALS AND METHOD A three-dimensional model was prototyped using selective laser sintering. Based on detailed computed tomography data, powder layers were laser-fused and accumulated to create a three-dimensional structure. The computed tomography(More)
Recent progress in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has made it possible to obtain detailed images of the inner ear by delineating the lymphatic fluid within the labyrinth. We analyzed CT scans and MR images in 70 ears manifesting profound deafness owing to inner ear lesions and compared their detective ability for inner ear lesions. The following results(More)
A case of primary malignant fibrous histiocytoma (MFH) of the cecum was reported. Patient was a 52-year-old female, and complained of right lower abdominal pain. The barium enema and abdominal computed tomography demonstrated a localized mass involving the entire circumference of the cecum. Right hemicolectomy was performed and the resected specimen(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether the insertion depth of a cochlear implant array affects postoperative speech perception. DESIGN The subjects were 48 postlingually deaf adults who received either the Nucleus 22 or the Nucleus 24 cochlear implant with a straight array. A postoperative radiograph of the cochlear electrode was used to estimate insertion(More)
Paraffin has been used as a liquid prosthesis for medical purposes, and is still the base material in some ointments. However, it sometimes causes foreign-body reaction resulting in paraffinoma. We present a case of paraffinoma in a 64-year-old woman, which occurred in the eyelid after endoscopic sinus surgery for chronic sinusitis. During surgery, a small(More)
It has been reported that normal hearing is rare in patients with severe inner ear vestibular malformations [Kokai H, Oohashi M, Ishikawa K, Harada K, Hiratsuka H, Ogasawara M et al. Clinical review of inner ear malformation. J Otolaryngol Jpn 2003;106(10):1038-44; Schuknecht HF. Mondini dysplasia. A clinical pathological study. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol(More)
A study was carried out to determine which factors contributed to the vowel and consonant recognition ability of recipients of the 22-channel cochlear implant system. On the basis of the statistical analysis, no isolated factor showed a strong correlation with vowel recognition score. On the other hand, negative correlations were found between patients'(More)