Masayuki Takakuwa

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A randomized controlled trial was conducted to clarify the beneficial effect of whole body vibration (WBV) exercise plus squat training on body balance, muscle power, and walking ability in the elderly with knee osteoarthritis and/or spondylosis. Of 35 ambulatory patients (14 men and 21 women) who were recruited at our outpatient clinic, 28 (80.0%, 12 men(More)
We report a case of hydatid disease at the proximal end of the clavicle of a 47-year-old woman. In an open biopsy, laminated layers, characteristic of Echinococcus multilocularis larvae, were revealed by periodic acid-Schiff (PAS) staining. A marked foreign-body reaction was observed in the pathological findings. The patient was definitely diagnosed as(More)
Intramuscularly administered elcatonin (ECT) reduces pain via the central nervous system. A prospective study was performed to determine whether ECT has a beneficial effect on back pain and function in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis during bisphosphonate therapy. Sixty-one postmenopausal osteoporotic women with back pain (mean age: 73.7 years,(More)
A randomized controlled trial was conducted to compare the effect of a one-leg standing exercise and a chair-rising exercise on body balance in patients with locomotive disorders. Thirty ambulatory patients (mean age: 66.6 years) were randomly divided into two groups (n=15 in each group): a one-leg standing exercise group and a chair-rising exercise group.(More)
Nutrition may be critical for neurodevelopment and can affect the later development of schizophrenia. Recently, a marked reduction in breast-feeding was reported in infants that developed schizophrenia in later life (McCreadie, R.G., 1997. The Nithsdale Schizophrenia Surveys. 16. Breast-feeding and schizophrenia: preliminary results and hypothesis. Br. J.(More)
The purpose of this practice-based observational study was to clarify the acute effect of risedronate on proximal femur bone mineral density (BMD) and structural geometry in patients with an increased risk of fractures. One hundred sixty-four patients (7 men and 157 postmenopausal women; mean age, 69.2 years) with osteoporosis or osteopenia and clinical(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE We previously reported that risedronate improved the structural parameters of the proximal femur, as well as lumbar spine and proximal femoral bone mineral density (BMD), after 1 year of therapy by suppressing bone resorption in patients with an increased risk of fracture. Our practice-based observational study was subsequently(More)
The effect of risedronate (2.5 mg once daily) on femoral strength was evaluated using Advanced Hip Assessment (AHA) for the first time in Japan. In total, 104 patients with primary osteoporosis and available data on bone mineral density (BMD; lumbar spine/proximal femur), urinary NTx (cross-linked N-telopeptides of type I collagen) and AHA-based parameters(More)
Hip structure analysis (HSA) and advanced hip assessment (AHA) can be used to evaluate proximal femur geometry based on dual energy X-ray absorptiometry scans of the hip. The purpose of this review was to reveal the effects of 1-year risedronate therapy on proximal femur bone mineral density (BMD) and geometry in Japanese patients with an increased risk for(More)