Nobuyuki Suzuki

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Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors have clinically been widely used as anti-hypertensive agents. In the present study, we compared the effects of a centrally active ACE inhibitor, perindopril, with those of non-centrally active ACE inhibitors, imidapril and enalapril, on cognitive performance in amyloid beta(Abeta) (25-35)-injected mice, a(More)
The vertebral body fracture is the most frequent bone fragility fracture. In spite of this there is considerable uncertainty about the frequency, extent and severity of the acute pain and even more about the duration of pain, the magnitude of disability and how much daily life is disturbed in the post-fracture period. The aim of the present study was to(More)
The level of the acute osteoporotic vertebral fracture, fracture type and grade of fracture deformation were determined in 107 consecutive patients and related to pain, disability, activities of daily living (ADL) and quality of life (QoL) after 3 weeks, 3, 6 and 12 months. Two-thirds of the fractured patients were women and with a similar average age,(More)
Load and activity changes of the spine typically cause symptoms of nerve root compression in subjects with spinal stenosis. Protrusion of the intervertebral disc has been regarded as the main cause of the compression. The objective was to determine the changes in the size of the lumbar spinal canal and especially those caused by the ligamentum flavum and(More)
Transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 (TRPV1) is a Ca(2+)-permeable non-selective cation channel that transmits pain signals. TRPV1 is activated by multiple stimuli such as capsaicin, acid, and heat. During inflammation, TRPV1 is reported to be sensitized by protein kinase C (PKC) in dorsal root ganglia (DRG) neurons, which leads to reduction in the(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to investigate the morphological changes of bovine mandibular bone following Er,Cr:YSGG laser irradiation in different methods in vitro. BACKGROUND DATA Recently, an erbium, chromium/yttrium, scandium, garmet (Er,Cr:YSGG) laser device that emits a laser beam at the wavelength of 2.78 micro m was introduced. This(More)
STUDY DESIGN Case report. OBJECTIVE To report on a pregnant woman successfully treated with microendoscopic discectomy in the left lateral position under general anesthesia at 24-week gestation. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Treatment for lumbar disc herniation in pregnant women poses a particular challenge due to the complexity of the clinical situation.(More)
We have previously demonstrated that perindopril, an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor, ameliorated the cognitive deficits in Alzheimer's disease model animals, independently of its anti-hypertensive effect. In this study, we again investigated the effects of perindopril on cognitive function in a vascular dementia model animal, comparing it(More)
Prevalent vertebral compression fracture(s) have been reported as having a negative impact on pain, disability, and quality of life. But no study has evaluated the effect of previous fracture on the course of acute compression fractures. The aim of the present study was to compare the natural course of the acute compression fracture in patients with (n =(More)
We present a functional model of form pathway in visual cortex based on predictive coding scheme, in which the prediction is compared with feedforward signals filtered by two kinds of spatial resolution maps, broad and fine resolution map. We propose here the functional role of the prediction and of the two kinds of resolution maps in perception of object(More)