Shigeo Yasuda

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A high cervical myelopathy due to atlas hypoplasia is described in a 56-year-old man; the condition caused marked segmental compression of the spinal cord. A remarkable neurological recovery followed decompressive laminectomy of the atlas and adjacent regions. The authors discuss the embryology and etiology of this anomaly.
Near infrared topography was used for functional imaging of the sensorimotor cortex of newborn infants during passive knee movement under sedated sleep. Contralateral knee movement caused a marked increase in oxyhemoglobin and total hemoglobin from the baseline values at almost all locations in the primary sensorimotor area of all neonates and a decrease in(More)
In June 1994, the world's first clinical center offering carbon ion radiotherapy opened at the National Institute of Radiological Science (NIRS), Japan. Among several types of ion species, carbon ions were chosen for cancer therapy because they were judged to have the most optimal properties in terms of superior physical and biological characteristics. As(More)
PURPOSE METH-1/hADAMTS-1 and METH-2/hADAMTS-8 are recently identified genes that inhibit angiogenesis, and the murine homologue, ADAMTS-1, shows metalloproteinase function. Because the significance of METH-1 and METH-2 has not been determined in solid tumors, we examined the mRNA expressions of these molecules in pancreatic cancer and hepatocellular(More)
Near-infrared topography with indocyanine green was used to measure regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) in the temporal lobes of infants. The mean rCBF in infants without neural abnormality was 14.5 +/- 3.1 ml/100 g/min, and the rCBFs in the fronto-temporal, temporal, and occipito-temporal regions were 15.1 +/- 3.9, 15.4 +/- 3.3, and 14.6 +/- 3.3 ml/100(More)
There are no reports of hydrocephalus following radiosurgery for a meningioma. We report on a case where gamma knife therapy for a 4 cm diameter right cerebellopontine meningioma accelerated hydrocephalus three months post treatment. Examination of the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) revealed a high protein level and thus, CSF malabsorption and CSF obstruction(More)
Amplitude-based gating aids treatment planning in scanned particle therapy because it gives better control of uncertainty with the gate window. We have installed an X-ray fluoroscopic imaging system in our treatment room for clinical use with an amplitude-based gating strategy. We evaluated the effects of this gating under realistic organ motion conditions(More)
A spinal cord injury leads to disturbances of sensory and motor signals due to the damage to white matter and myelinated fiber tracts. Moreover, the damage to gray matter causes segmental loss of interneurons of dorsal horn and motoneurons and restricts the therapeutic options. Neuroprotective strategies have the potential to improve the neurological(More)
Three cases of acute subdural hematoma without head injury, but associated with bleeding from cortical artery are described. Case 1: a 74-year-old male had sudden headache during a bronchial asthma attack followed by deterioration of consciousness. He was deeply comatose on admission, and CT scans revealed a huge subdural hematoma. Evacuation of the large(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study is to clarify the efficacy and toxicity of hyperfractionated radiation therapy (RT) for patients with nasopharyngeal cancer (NPC). METHODS Twenty-two patients with NPC treated at our hospital between April 1994 and December 2002 were the subjects of this study. They received hyperfractionated RT with a fraction size of(More)