Masayuki Tazawa

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We describe a patient with established systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in whom an intracerebral hemorrhage developed secondary to a ruptured aneurysm of the lenticulostriate artery (LSA). A 24-year-old woman with a four-year history of SLE was admitted to the department of internal medicine of Iwate Medical University for the treatment of lupus nephritis(More)
OBJECTIVE Trunk movement is important but still little understood after total knee arthroplasty. The alternation of trunk movement was analyzed for use in a postoperative rehabilitation program in the short-term after arthroplasty. MATERIALS AND METHODS The subjects were 25 patients with knee osteoarthritis (4 males, 21 females). The femorotibial angle(More)
The objective of this study was to reveal the predicting factors for muscle recovery in the lower extremity after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. One hundred and thirty-five (135) patients who underwent ACL reconstruction using hamstring autograft were evaluated. Exclusion criteria were bilateral ACL injury, chondral treatment and multiple(More)
Acute renal failure without oliguria developed in an 11-year boy after running exercise. With improvement of his renal function, marked hypouricemia became apparent (0.8-0.9 mg/dl). Increased excretion of uric acid into the urine, increased clearance ratio of uric acid against creatinine (CUA/CCr), normal concentration of plasma xanthine and hypoxanthine,(More)
BACKGROUND The efficacy of physical exercise as an augmentation to pharmacotherapy with antidepressants for depressive patients has been documented. However, to clarify the effectiveness of exercise in the treatment of depression, it is necessary to distinguish the effect of the exercise itself from the effect of group dynamics. Furthermore, an objective(More)
This study retrospectively investigated 192 teenage speed and figure skaters with prior injuries documented by an athletes' questionnaire, who underwent a physical examination to assess their muscle tightness and generalized joint laxity. In all athletes, the degree of muscle tightness and joint laxity were measured by a standardized physical examination. A(More)
AIM To examine whether the Frontal Assessment Battery is associated with the immediate effects of physical therapy on gait disturbance in patients with Parkinson's disease. METHODS A total of 18 patients with idiopathic Parkinson's disease (Hoehn and Yahr stage range 3-4) who were able to ambulate independently and who were not demented were included.(More)
Serum alpha1-antichymotrypsin (alpha1-ACT) of the patient with rheumatoid arthritis was studied by means of single radial immunodiffusion method. There was a significant elevation of the alpha1-ACT concentration in the patients with rheumatoid arthritis, and positive relationships were observed between the concentrations of alpha1-ACT and of other(More)
Thirty-two patients with clinical diagnosis of bronchial asthma were evaluated. Serum IgE levels, measured by the Phadebas IgE test, were clearly increased in the patients with asthmatic attack compared with those without asthmatic attack. When the patients were grouped according to the clinical grading of severity of asthmatic attack, the levels showed the(More)