Masafumi Oda

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OBJECTIVE The aim was to evaluate the utility of dynamic magnetic resonance (MR) sialographic images as a diagnostic tool for patients with xerostomia as chief complaint. METHODS Various parameters of dynamic MR sialographic images from 40 healthy volunteers were compared with those from 28 patients having dry mouth as chief complaint. Dynamic MR(More)
PURPOSE To elucidate the relationship between the anatomic position of the inferior alveolar nerve (IAN) at the mandibular second molar and the occurrence of neurosensory disturbances of the IAN after sagittal split ramus osteotomy (SSRO) in patients with mandibular prognathism. Also, the present study evaluated the difference in anatomic position of the(More)
Mash1 is expressed in subsets of neuronal precursors in both the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system. However, involvement of Mash1 in taste cell differentiation has not previously been demonstrated. In this study, we investigated the role of Mash1 in regulating taste bud differentiation using Mash1 KO mice to begin to understand the(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine the relationship between the anatomical position and the bone quality of the inferior alveolar nerve (IFAN) canal and long-term neurosensory disturbance (NSD) of the IFAN after a sagittal split ramus osteotomy (SSRO). MATERIAL AND METHODS CT images were taken of patients with mandibular prognathism. The location of the IFAN and the(More)
Infectious arthritis of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is rare, and previous reports have identified malocclusion resulting from condylar deformity and displacement of the condyle as one of the clinical characteristics of the disease. Here we report the case of a 33-year-old man with chronic infectious arthritis of the TMJ without malocclusion associated(More)
BACKGROUND Recent studies suggest that tonsilloliths are clinically related to halitosis and tonsillar abscess. Based on our empirical knowledge, tonsilloliths are relatively commonly encountered in daily clinical practice. It has been reported that the detection rate of tonsilloliths was under 24% in previous reports, although experience suggests(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of the present study was to elucidate the significance of cone bean computed tomography (CBCT) for patients hoping to undergo implant-supported restorations of the maxilla. Therefore, two studies were planned. One was to compare the prevalence of anatomic variations and lesions in the maxillary sinus on CBCT of patients hoping to(More)
Various kinds of diseases may be found in the oral and maxillofacial regions and various modalities may be applied for their diagnosis, including intra-oral radiography, panoramic radiography, ultrasonography, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and nuclear medicine methods such as positron emission tomography. Of these modalities, ultrasound(More)
A porphyrin-based nanopore was constructed through a bilayer lipid membrane (BLM). The macrocyclic porphyrin (the inner diameter = ca. 2.1 nm) having six carboxylic acid groups directed up and down was synthesized by self-assembly of three trisporphyrins, metathesis linking, and subsequent hydrolysis. The porphyrin was incorporated into soybean lecithin(More)
One of the major research focuses in the field of gene therapy is the development of clinically applicable, safe, and effective gene-delivery methods. Since the first case of human gene therapy was performed in 1990, a number of gene-delivery methods have been developed, evaluated for efficacy and safety, and modified for human application. To date,(More)