Ryusuke Imai

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CONCLUSIONS To establish a system of differential diagnosis for vertigo/dizziness at the Emergency Department (ED), careful history-taking of complications and examinations of nystagmus should be helpful and therefore prepared by ED staff. OBJECTIVES Vertigo/dizziness could come from various kinds of organs for equilibrium, sometimes resulting in an(More)
CONCLUSIONS Serum squamous cell carcinoma antigen (SCC-Ag) level was an independent prognostic factor for survival in patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC), and the prognostic value depended on the carcinoma site. OBJECTIVES To assess the value of SCC-Ag as a prognostic indicator in patients with HNSCC and to determine the effect of(More)
Bone homeostasis is maintained by a balance in activity between bone-resorbing osteoclasts and bone-forming osteoblasts. Shifting the balance toward bone resorption causes osteolytic bone diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and periodontitis. Osteoclast differentiation is regulated by receptor activator of nuclear factor κB ligand (RANKL), which, under(More)
Aim of this work is to establish evaluation criteria for identifying endolymphatic hydrops in the vestibule and cochlea using a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner. This is a retrospective diagnostic study. We evaluated 70 ears of 35 unilateral Ménière’s disease patients. We performed 3-T MRI 4 h after intravenous gadolinium injection. Otologists(More)
INTRODUCTION A pathological nystagmus is an objective sign that a patient feels vertigo. However, there have been few opportunities to observe and record pathological nystagmus during a paroxysmal vertigo attack. Furthermore, it can be difficult to obtain cooperation in pediatric patients. We present two cases of paroxysmal vertigo in children in whom we(More)
OBJECTIVES Some patients with sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL) are frustrated by residual tinnitus even after accomplishment of the treatment for SSNHL. In the present prospective study, we examined patients' backgrounds of sex, laterality and age together with changes in hearing level and the tinnitus score after the onset of SSHNL to determine(More)
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