Shinya Okuda

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OBJECT Previous studies of surgical complications associated with posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) are of limited value due to intrastudy variation in instrumentation and fusion techniques. The purpose of the present study was to examine rates of intraoperative and postoperative complications of PLIF using a large number of cases with uniform(More)
Adult T-cell leukemia (ATL) is a lymphoproliferative malignancy associated with human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1) infection. Recently, it has been shown that allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT) is an effective treatment for ATL, and that HTLV-1 Tax-specific CD8(+) cytotoxic T cells (CTL) contribute to the(More)
Pyroelectric sensors can detect changes of infrared rays. Usually , typical pyroelectric sensors are the digital output type, used for lighting switches and security systems. We can acquire, however, limited information from such digital on or off signals. We can also acquire a wealth of sensor data by using the analog type. Thus, this paper proposes a new(More)
OBJECT The authors investigated the background, risk factors, and treatment strategies for Charcot spinal disease (CSD) after spinal cord injury (SCI). METHODS The authors retrospectively examined the clinical and radiological findings in 9 patients with a total of 10 Charcot spine lesions that occurred after SCI. The mean age of the 9 patients was 54(More)
Adult T cell leukemia/lymphoma (ATL) is a highly aggressive malignancy of T cells caused by human T cell lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1). Recent clinical studies have suggested that allogeneic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) improves the clinical course of ATL by harnessing a graft-versus-ATL effect, and that donor-derived HTLV-1 Tax-specific CD8+(More)
Study Design Retrospective clinical study. Objective To investigate the age-related surgical outcomes of laminoplasty. Methods One hundred patients who underwent an en bloc laminoplasty for cervical spondylotic myelopathy from 2004 to 2008 and were followed for at least 1 year were included in this study. The clinical outcomes were assessed with the(More)
The purpose of this retrospective study was to demonstrate the surgical outcomes of anterior spinal fusion (ASF) and posterior subtraction osteotomy (PSO) for osteoporotic vertebral collapse (OVC). Forty patients who underwent surgery for OVC at the thoracolumbar junction with neurological deficits were included in this study. ASF was primarily chosen for(More)
and Barclays Global Investors for helpful comments. We also thank Matthew Spiegel (the editor) and anonymous referees for constructive suggestions. All errors are our own. A technical appendix is available on the journal's and the authors' web pages. Abstract When a firm exercises discretion to disclose or withhold information (strategic disclosure),(More)
A 49-year-old woman with a 20-year history of Sjögren's syndrome (SS) was incidentally found to have an abnormal chest X-ray along with dyspnea and desaturation. Chest CT findings showed multiple cystic shadows, ground glass opacity, and small nodule-like lymphocytic interstitial pneumonia (LIP), which have been previously reported. She was diagnosed by(More)
OBJECT The management of isthmic spondylolisthesis remains controversial, especially with respect to reduction. There have been no reports regarding appropriate slip reduction. The purpose of this study was to investigate the following issues: (1) surgical outcomes of posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) with total facetectomy for low-dysplastic isthmic(More)