Sayuri Imai

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To prove the hypothesis that speech after glossectomy would be improved more by increasing the mobility of the remaining tongue rather than by increasing its volume, the speech intelligibility of 4 glossectomy patients was investigated before and after a secondary operation in which a split skin graft was used to mobilize the residual tongue. In each case,(More)
Linguapalatal contact patterns and the time course of changes in contacts during utterances of/asa, ata, a sa, aca/ were measured using electropalatography (EPG). The relations between these data and perceptual scores in 17 glossectomized patients after various surgical methods were examined. The linguapalatal contact patterns produced during perceptually(More)
PURPOSE Computerized static stabilometry is a clinical test in neurologic and muscular diseases to assess postural stability or body sway in a quantitative manner. The purpose of this study was to examine whether postural stability would change in the process of the prism adaptation test in patients with intermittent and constant exotropia. METHODS(More)
The role of visual feedback in the treatment of defective /s/ sounds in patients with cleft palate is described. Six patients with cleft palate who were similar in age, velopharyngeal function, and type of misarticulation were selected for this study. Treatment was provided using either visual feedback or no visual feedback. Visual feedback for tongue(More)
BACKGROUND Clinical efficacy has driven the use of larger electrodes (7F, length > or =4 mm) for radiofrequency ablation, which reduces electrogram resolution and causes variability in tissue contact depending on electrode orientation. With active cooling, ablation electrode size may be reduced. The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of(More)
The dynamic palatograph is an electrical apparatus that generates a visual display of constantly changing palatolingual contact as a function of time, using an artificial palatal plate with affixed electrodes. This paper describes a technique of speech therapy incorporating dynamic palatography for a cleft palate patient. The patient, a 6-year-old Japanese(More)
Lingual-palatal contact patterns and auditorily judged misarticulations, classed as palatalized misarticulation (PM), lateral misarticulation (LM), nasopharyngeal misarticulation (NM), and other distortions were compared in 53 Japanese cleft palate patients. Velopharyngeal function of these patients was considered within normal limits. Contact patterns were(More)
Rehabilitation of the oral cancer patient should aim to achieve not only morphological restoration but also post-operative functions. However, there are few reports describing quantitative evaluation of the latter. The authors have attempted quantitative evaluation of post-operative articulatory function after glossectomy, and report the evaluation of it by(More)
Post-surgical maxillary defects have recently been reconstructed by microvascularized free flaps. However, few reports have evaluated the resulting speech function. This study compared the speech intelligibility of four maxillectomy patients who underwent reconstruction by rectus abdominis myocutaneous flaps (RAMCF) with that of four non-reconstructed(More)
We measured regional cerebral blood flow before and after acetazolamide administration using a serial noninvasive method with 99mTc-ECD developed by Matsuda and Takeuchi et al., and compared the accuracy of measured values with those obtained by the conventional 123I-IMP ARG method. When the regional cerebral blood flow was measured for 80 brain regions in(More)
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