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To investigate the effects of total knee arthroplasty on joint proprioception, the absolute angular error of the knee in 38 consecutive patients before and after total knee arthroplasty for osteoarthritis and in 23 age-matched control subjects were examined. Varus and valgus laxity of the knee and muscle strengths of the thigh were measured using(More)
The purpose of this article is to disseminate the standard of antiemetic therapy for Japanese clinical oncologists. On the basis of the Appraisal of Guidelines for Research and Evaluation II instrument, which reflects evidence-based clinical practice guidelines, a working group of the Japanese Society of Clinical Oncology (JSCO) reviewed clinical practice(More)
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is characterized by massive synovial proliferation, angiogenesis, subintimal infiltration of inflammatory cells and the production of cytokines such as TNF-alpha and IL-6. Allograft inflammatory factor-1 (AIF-1) has been identified in chronic rejection of rat cardiac allografts as well as tissue inflammation in various autoimmune(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the effects of lateral wedged insoles on knee kinetics and kinematics during walking, according to radiographic severity of medial compartment knee osteoarthritis (OA). DESIGN A prospective case control study of patients with medial compartment OA of the knee. SETTING Gait analysis laboratory in a university hospital. (More)
OBJECTIVE In cancer patients, adjustment disorders, delirium and depression have been identified as common psychiatric disorders. Although a comparable result was reported in the National Cancer Center in Japan, the nature of patients in that hospital may differ from that in local hospitals. There is a possibility to expand the findings of psycho-oncology(More)
To investigate the relationship between morphological plasticity of the spinal cord and neurological outcome after surgery for compressive lesions, we correlated the transverse area of the cervical spinal cord measured by transaxial magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) obtained during the early postoperative period (1–6 months) with neurological function(More)
The purposes of this study were to investigate the prevalence of anticipatory nausea (AN), its associated factors, and its impact on quality of life (QOL) among ambulatory cancer patients receiving chemotherapy. Patients were randomly selected to participate in this study, and were asked to complete the Morrow Assessment of Nausea and Emesis scale, the(More)
The authors reviewed 85 patients who had undergone anterior decompression and cervical fusion for myeloradiculopathy due to ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament. There were 72 males and 13 females; the average follow up was for 8.3 years. Sixteen patients (group I) underwent one vertebra subtotal spondylectomy with fusion, 58 (group II) two(More)