Nahoko Matsuda

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OBJECTIVE Neurenteric cysts (NCs) typically arise as benign ventral intradural extramedullary developmental malformations of the spine which contain heterotopic epithelium resembling the intestinal or respiratory tracts. Intracerebral NCs are extremely rare, though the frequency of symptomatic reports and incidental findings is increasing, perhaps because(More)
Pyridoxine deficiency caused a decrease in the amount of aromatic L-amino acid decarboxylase (AADC) in PC12 cells to less than 5% of the control. The degree of the enzyme saturation with the coenzyme pyridoxal 5'-phosphate (PLP) was around 90% for both the control and the pyridoxine-deficient cells, contrary to earlier reports by others. Mathematical(More)
BACKGROUND Percutaneous vertebroplasty has become an option for the treatment of painful osteoporotic compression fractures in patients in whom conservative medical management has failed. AIM This paper assessed the effectiveness and safety of percutaneous vertebroplasty in patients with focal pain caused by compression vertebral body fractures. (More)
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