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)
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)
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)
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)
Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is one of the common vestibular disorders. Canalolithiasis is thought to be a likely lesion. A canalith repositioning procedure (CRP by Epley) generally yields good resolution of vertigo and nystagmus. The authors confirmed the efficacy of this procedure on typical BPPV of the posterior semicircular canal type. We(More)
Autoimmune inner ear disease (AIED) is a clinical syndrome of uncertain etiology. We present the neuro-otological findings of 2 cases of bilateral hearing loss, dizziness and the antibody profiles of the inner ears. Case 1 had bilateral progressive hearing loss, vestibular dysfunction and abnormal eye movement as the disease progressed. She had inner ear(More)
Psychophysical responses of the patients to electrical stimulation were examined in order to clarify long-term effects of the cochlear implant in 9 patients who had received a 22-channel cochlear implant. Measured items were the minimal threshold level (T-level), the maximum comfortable level (C-level), and the dynamic range between T- and C-level.(More)
Synovitis, acne, palmoplantar pustulosis (PPP), hyperostosis, and osteitis (SAPHO) are the characteristic features of SAPHO syndrome. A 53-year-old woman had been treated for PPP for 2 years. She complained of hearing loss in the right ear, and otitis externa was diagnosed. The pure-tone audiogram (PTA) indicated mild hearing loss in the right ear, and her(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)
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)