N. Otsuka

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Dopamine D1 receptors were solubilized from canine and bovine striatal membranes with the detergent digitonin. The receptors retained the pharmacological characteristics of membrane-bound D1 receptors, as assessed by the binding of the selective antagonist [3H]SCH 23390. The binding of [3H]SCH 23390 to solubilized receptor preparations was specific,(More)
BACKGROUND Questionnaires translated into languages other than English are often not validated to the same extent as the English versions. This study examined the concurrent and discriminant validity of selected domains related to physical function from Spanish language versions of the Child Health Questionnaire (CHQ), Pediatric Outcomes Data Collection(More)
BACKGROUND The Gillette Gait Index (GGI) is a summary measure incorporating 16 clinically important kinematic and temporal parameters. The purpose of this study was to compare GGI scores from computerized gait analysis versus qualitative visual assessments of overall gait to assess the validity of the GGI as a summary score for gait analysis. METHODS The(More)
Previous studies examining the influence of gait analysis on surgical decision-making have been limited by the lack of a control group. The aim of this study was to use data from a randomized controlled trial to determine the effects of gait analysis on surgical decision-making in children with cerebral palsy (CP). 178 ambulatory children with CP (110 male;(More)
Little data exists assessing the relationship between functional limitations in children with cerebral palsy (CP) and their participation in everyday activities. This prospective study evaluates the relationship between the Pediatric Outcomes Data Collection Instrument (PODCI), a functional health-related quality of life instrument for children and their(More)
PURPOSE Variations in bony morphology have been associated with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury risk. The primary aim of this study was to compare the tibial slope in the teenage pediatric population with open physes, with and without ACL injury. The secondary aims were to compare the notch width index (NWI) and determine the influence of gender and(More)
The purpose of the present study is to test interrater reliability of the Japanese version of the Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS) and to examine factors possibly affecting the reliability. The study group conducted the PANSS rating on 20 patients with DSM-IV schizophrenia. For the analysis of interrater reliability, intraclass correlation(More)
BACKGROUND Children who present with idiopathic slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) have an increased risk of developing bilateral disease. Predicting which patients will develop problems with bilateral hips is important for determining treatment algorithms. This is a retrospective observational study that evaluates the relationship and risk between(More)
PURPOSE Determine the relationship between the SFA and GMFCS in children with cerebral palsy (CP). METHODS Through correlation, regression, and ANOVA analysis, data from 103 children were examined. A regression model was used to compare SFA-predicted versus actual GMFCS levels. One-way ANOVA was utilized to determine differences between SFA subscale(More)