Nagahiro Takahashi

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The fabella is a sesamoid bone located in the proximal tendon of the gastrocnemius muscle. In rare cases, its presence may lead to a variety of clinical problems, including fabella syndrome and common fibular (CF) nerve palsy. The purpose of this study was to analyze the morphology of the fabella and CF nerve and discuss the influence of any existing(More)
Cevimeline is a muscarinic agonist that promotes saliva secretion and is used to treat Sjögren's syndrome (SS), an autoimmune disorder in which the exocrine glands that produce saliva are destroyed. Cevimeline is thought to affect the composition of saliva in part by regulating the localization of aquaporins (AQPs). In this study, we investigated the(More)
The qualitative correspondence between degree of motion discomfort and electrodermal activity was investigated. Skin potential level (SPL) and skin resistance level (SRL) in the arousal sweat area and the thermal sweat area were recorded. In order to induce motion discomfort, Coriolis stimulation and/or horizontal body rotation were provided by using a(More)
BACKGROUND Continuous irrigation and the vacuum-assisted closure system are effective methods for the treatment of infected wounds and intractable ulcers. The objective of this study was to simultaneously use both of the above methods as a new approach for obtaining more satisfactory, accelerated wound healing. METHODS After debridement of the wound,(More)
In adult cases of bilateral cleft lip nasal deformity, an esthetically satisfying result can not be obtained only by manipulation inside the nose with the nasal tip pointing upward. The nasal tip should be made in a more anterior direction for nasal esthetic improvement. Additional tissue beyond the nose is needed, and the forked flap is a useful method in(More)
The qualitative and quantitative correspondence between the degree of motion discomfort and the skin potential reflex (SPR) was examined in four subjects. Head movement was provided three times during body rotation at three different angular velocities (Coriolis stimulus) to induce motion discomfort, and at rest as a control. SPRs were caused in the arousal(More)
BACKGROUND The latissimus dorsi (LD) muscle flap has been widely used in facial reanimation surgery. However, there are no standards to what degree the muscle flap may be safely thinned because the three-dimensional positional relationship of thoracodorsal artery, vein, and nerve inside the LD muscle is poorly understood. METHODS From 18 formalin-fixed(More)
The purpose of this study was to overcome the disadvantages associated with the shortness of the vascular pedicle of subscapular system combined flaps when performing the maxillary reconstruction procedure. Combined flaps of the subscapular artery system were used for maxillary reconstruction. A latissimus dorsi myocutaneous flap, a scapular fasciocutaneous(More)
Congenital pharyngeal atresia is a very rare gastrointestinal anomaly, with only seven cases of complete pharyngeal atresia having been reported. Five of these cases were autopsy reports and success in surgery to enable oral ingestion was not reported even for the two surviving cases. This is a report of a 1.5-year-old boy with complete congenital(More)
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