Masashi Hosomi

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Gait abnormalities in the elderly, characterized by short steps and frozen gait, can be caused by several diseases, including idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (INPH), and Parkinson’s disease (PD). We analyzed the relationship between these two conditions and their association with gait abnormalities using laboratory test data and findings from(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the long-term effects of the 'transfer package' in constraint-induced movement therapy, which is an optional protocol to facilitate actual use of the trained affected arm in activities of daily living. DESIGN A pilot quasi-randomized controlled trial with a blinded single assessor with six-month follow-up. SETTING Hospitalized(More)
BACKGROUND Constraint-induced movement therapy (CI therapy) is a rehabilitation treatment that is effective for improving upper extremity function in patients with stroke hemiparesis. In standard protocols, the burdens are great on the patient, therapist, and in terms of health care costs, preventing the wider application of CI therapy. To address this, we(More)
BACKGROUND We sought to examine the effects of constraint-induced movement therapy on spasticity in patients with hemiparesis after stroke in 10 patients with chronic hemiparesis in their upper extremities. METHODS Patients underwent a modified version of constraint-induced movement therapy (5 hours daily for 10 weekdays over 2 consecutive weeks). Motor(More)
PURPOSE To test whether diffusion tensor imaging could evaluate potential motor capability of patients with chronic cerebral infarction. METHODS We used constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT) as a rehabilitation, which reveals potential motor capability. We also investigated the relationship between the outcome of CIMT and the ratio between fractional(More)
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