To obtain symmetric appearance in facial palsy patients, it is important to retain any remaining potential of the compromised facial mimetic muscles. The purpose of the present study was to introduce surgical rehabilitation based on neural signal augmentation/neural supercharge concept for the treatment of reversible facial palsy patients. With construction… (More)
An alternative approach, using a combination of nerve crossover and cross-nerve grafting technique in a single-stage procedure, was developed for the reconstruction of reversible facial palsy. This combined technique provides some benefits such as early facial reanimation resulting from the single-stage procedure, less morbidity and sufficient innervation… (More)
BACKGROUND Double innervation of facial mimetic muscles by both facial and hypoglossal nerves after end-to-side neurorrhaphy has not been proven, although facial -hypoglossal end-to-side neurorrhaphy has been used in persistent incomplete facial palsy recently, and has achieved clinical evidences of recovery with rare synkinesis. We established a rat model… (More)
Vascular malformations of bone are complex lesions that can cause deformity and pain. A combined soft tissue and intraosseous venous malformation of the left thumb in a girl was treated with two sessions of ethanol sclerotherapy using a bone marrow aspiration needle under fluoroscopic guidance.
We propose a Question Answering (QA) method that answers actions for a how-question. We model an action as a verb phrase consisting of a main verb and its governing noun phrase. Existing QA methods resemble consulting dictionaries and encyclopedias, in which users satisfy their intellectual cravings. In contrast, our method is a step toward automation of a… (More)