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Sixty-four human larynges ranging in age between 70 and 104 years were investigated histologically. The results were incorporated into our previous data for younger age groups. Discussion was focused on the mucosa around the vocal fold edge. The following tendencies were observed with ageing: (1) the membranous vocal fold shortens in males; (2) the mucosa(More)
Measurements of changes in finger skin blood flow with laser Doppler perfusion imaging (LDPI) in response to cold provocation test (10 degrees C, 10 min) were performed in 12 men suffering from vibration induced white finger (VWF) and 13 exposed controls. The mean perfusion values in both groups reduced markedly as a result of immersion of the hand in cold(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the association between the morphologic classification of nailfold capillary microscopy and the clinical and demographic findings in workers exposed to hand-arm vibration. The subjects were 44 male forestry workers (average age; 51.9 ± 14.8 yr). The nailfold capillaries (NC) and the mean blood flow velocity were(More)
The objective of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of laser Doppler imaging (LDPI) of the skin blood flow for assessing peripheral vascular impairment in the hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS). The subjects were 46 male patients with HAVS, aged 50 to 69 yr, and 31 healthy male volunteers of similar age as controls. A cold provocation test was(More)
In acupuncture therapy, diagnosis, acupoints, and stimulation for patients with the same illness are often inconsistent among between Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioners. This is in part due to the paucity of evidence-based diagnostic methods in TCM. To solve this problem, establishment of validated diagnostic tool is inevitable. We first(More)
The five viscera score (FVS) is a diagnostic scale for traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). The purposes of current study are to elucidate the characteristics of FVS obtained from middle-aged to elderly individuals and to investigate the validity of FVS using biological medical data of middle-aged and elderly individuals. Structural equation modeling (SEM)(More)
The authors present the postoperative complications of skull base surgery based on a 10-year experience with 26 patients operated on via the supraorbital trans-basal or orbitozygomatic approach. The lesions included 19 malignant tumors and seven benign tumors. Postoperative cerebrospinal (CSF) leak occurred in one of the two patients in whom the dural(More)
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