Shingo Maekawa

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We report the first case of pseudogout attack in the distal interphalangeal (DIP) joints during etidronate disodium therapy. A 64-year-old woman had intermittent administration of etidronate disodium (Didronel; Sumitomo, Osaka, Japan) alone because of osteoporosis. Each cycle consisted of a daily dose of 200 mg for 2 weeks, repeating every 12 weeks. Two(More)
BACKGROUND We have reported that the functional outcome in elderly with hip fracture is related to age at admission, dementia, and anemia. In this study, we examined the relationship between hemoglobin level at admission and walking ability, as well as survival outcome at discharge. MATERIALS AND METHODS We studied 394 patients aged 60 years or older(More)
Symptomatic spinal epidural lipomatosis is a rare disorder characterized by overgrowth of fat in the extradural space. Most patients have an underlying endocrine disorder, such as Cushing's syndrome, or have taken exogenous steroids chronically. Although less common, obesity alone is thought to be a cause of spinal epidural lipomatosis, representing <25% of(More)
The authors describe 2 cases of thoracic disc herniation, resulting in acute myelopathy without bladder dysfunction or progressive muscular weakness; the herniated disc apparently resorbed without surgical intervention. Thoracic disc herniations are less frequent than cervical or lumbar disc herniations and are usually associated with severe neurological(More)
PURPOSE To examine the walking ability and survival outcome of patients aged 90 years and older who sustained proximal femoral fractures, and to compare the findings with those of younger patients reported in previous studies. METHODS Between January 1997 and June 2004 inclusive, 56 patients (11 men and 45 women) aged 90 years and older (range, 90-103(More)
INTRODUCTION We conducted a study on elderly patients with hip fracture to examine whether it is possible to predict the ambulation status of these patients upon hospital discharge. MATERIAL AND METHODS One hundred and eighty six patients with femoral neck or trochanteric fracture, who were ambulant prior to fracture, were studied. Thirteen factors that(More)
BACKGROUND The outcome of treatment of hip fractures in different age groups in the elderly population is largely unknown. Hence, we stratified elderly patients with hip fracture into age groups and compared the prognosis in various age groups. MATERIALS AND METHODS Among 459 patients with hip fracture treated at our hospital from 1997, 430 patients aged(More)
PURPOSE To report results of twin hook fixation for proximal femoral fractures in comparison to those fixed with the conventional lag screw. METHODS Between August 2005 and July 2006, 2 men and 15 women aged 74 to 94 (mean, 85) years with proximal femoral fractures underwent open reduction and internal fixation using the twin hook system. The tip-apex(More)
BACKGROUND CONTEXT Objective measures including neurological findings, radiographic evaluation, and the Japanese Orthopaedic Association (JOA) score are commonly used for the evaluation of surgical outcomes. Because many surgeries are performed primarily to improve quality of life, a patient's subjective evaluations are also important for accurately(More)
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